Epidemic prevalence information on social networks can mediate emergent collective outcomes in voluntary vaccine schemes
In the course of an epidemic outbreak individuals may opt to vaccinate because of the associated higher risk perception. Modeling individual decision-making in the presence of an evolving epidemic using games, Sharma et al. show that spatial heterogeneity in the vaccine-uptake behavior emerges with the spread of disease on social networks.
Image credit: Sharma et al, pcbi.1006977.