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Table 1 Table of parameters used for the construction of the network

From: Network model and analysis of the spread of Covid-19 with social distancing

Parameter Value
n (network size—number of nodes) 10,000
Employment-to-population ratio 70%
Employees in the essential services 20%
λ (exponent of the scale-free degree distribution) 3
Average degree of essential services network 25
Population-to-essential worker edge probability 0.2
Average degree of additional social interactions 1.3
  1. Most of these parameters are an estimation from various sources to reflect the US population pre-pandemic. The network size of 10,000, while clearly more representative of a small town than of a country, allows computationally efficient simulation and rich outcomes of the disease spread. The parameters can be changed in the code (see “Methods” section)