Waning immunity and COVID-19 boosters modeled in digital town

Virus being injected by needles

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, mathematical modeling has played an important role in assisting policy decision making. Institute Professor Maurizio Porfiri and his international team of researchers, including ones at NYU Tandon, have been working diligently to develop accurate, open-source modeling platforms to help shape and inform on an unprecedented situation. "Tracking waning immunity and understanding how to deal with it is key to keeping the economy open and regaining our pre-COVID lifestyles, mitigating the risk of surging of future epidemic waves," commented Porfiri, adding that their "advice is to stay vigilant, … it is very important to continue updating the models and run prediction scenarios to monitor the situation."