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Epidemic spreading in multiplex networks influenced by opinion exchanges on vaccination

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Simplified scheme of opinions and epidemics dynamics.

Left figures illustrate the opinion dynamics, when two nodes have opinion states with different sign, one of them approaches its state to the opinion of the other with a probability q (a), whereas if the sign is the same the node reinforces its opinion with probability p (b). Right figure illustrate the contagion dynamics, a susceptible individual S (green) is infected (red) with probability β and after a time tr he recovers (blue). A S becomes vaccinated V (gray) when he acquires a state of opinion 2, but then he can become I with a probability (1 − ω)β, changing his opinion to −2.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0186492.g001