Simulating an Epidemic

This video does a great job of explaining through video how an epidemic spreads, how that spread can be mitigated, and the relative effectiveness of those techniques. The narrator clearly states the limitations of this modeling exercise, as well as the fact that professionals in the field of epidemiology use far more sophisticated techniques for their real world work. For anyone weighing a response to this outbreak who is not trained in the field, this video will provide a nice foundation from which to analyze and discuss options.