### Mathematical modeling of the COVID-19 pandemic: an outsider's perspective

- Series
- School of Mathematics Colloquium
- Time
- Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 11:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
- Location
- https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87011170680?pwd=ektPOWtkN1U0TW5ETFcrVDNTL1V1QT09
- Speaker
- Wesley Pegden – Carnegie Mellon University – wes@math.cmu.edu

In this talk we will discuss epidemic modeling in the context of COVID-19. We will review the basics of classical epidemic models, and present joint work with Maria Chikina on the use of age-targeted strategies in the context of a COVID-19-like epidemic. We will also discuss the broader roles epidemic modeling has played over the past year, and the limitations it as presented as a primary lens through which to understand the pandemic.