Researchers from the Philadelphia Children’s Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania appear to follow the highways as the Covid-19 outbreak spreads Tuesday.
The CHOP-based Policy Lab project team monitors cases with active outbreaks in 384 US states.
What their models see is that, presumably, people don’t stay at home as places open. The disease spreads as more people interact with others. And the cases seem to go northward along the major traffic corridors – like highways I-95 On the east coast and I-85 In the south and I-5 and BEN 10 In the West – the team said.
“We look at this data every week and we noticed the trend on the motorways. We do not look at traffic with this model, but we thought it was interesting. “ Policy Lab spokesperson Lauren Walens said.
What slowed the spread of the disease is as it was from the start: staying at home, wearing a mask, washing hands. “Personal vigilance,” Walens said.
“It is impossible for us to know if everyone is wearing a mask,” said Walens. “There are all these variables. The temperature is one of them, but there is little difference between the weather of Atlanta and Jacksonville, so the weather can’t explain the difference in the two cities. We think this is partly mobility. “
The group’s next model update will be released on Wednesday.
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