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From: Flexible imitation suppresses epidemics through better vaccination

Fig. 3

Low initial conformism is good, moderate initial conformism is best, and high initial conformism is bad. We show the outbreak size, averaged over the last 50 vaccination cycles, as a function of the infection rate. The three curves correspond to three different levels of initial conformism. Low initial conformism yields good results in terms of the outbreak size, especially at large infection rates (\(c=0.1\)). The results are even better for moderate initial conformism, although the improvement is modest (\(c=0.5\)). If initial conformism is high, however, the outbreak size monotonically increases with the infection rate, and the disease may spread through much of the population (\(c=0.9\)). Here, the memory length is relatively long at \(m=8\)

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