Researchers from the Philadelphia Children’s Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania said on Tuesday that the “Covid 19” pandemic appears to be following highways while it is spreading.
The CHOP-based Policy Lab project team tracks cases across 384 U.S. provinces with active outbreaks.
What their model sees is that, as expected, when places are opened up, people do not stay in their homes. As more people interact with others, the disease spreads. Cases seem to move from south to north along major traffic lanes – such as highways I-95 On the east coast and I-85 In the south and I-5 And I’m 10 In the West – the team said.
“We look at this data every week and notice the trend along the highways. We don’t look at traffic with this template, but we thought it was interesting. “ Policy Lab spokeswoman Lauren Walens said.
What appears to slow the spread of the disease is the same it was from the start: staying home, wearing a mask, and washing hands. Walens said, “Personal vigilance is the key.
“It is impossible for us to know if everyone wears a mask or not,” added Walens. “There are all these variables. The temperature is one of them, but there is a slight difference between the weather in Atlanta and Jacksonville, so the weather cannot explain the difference in the two cities. We think it is part of the commute.”
The group’s next form update will be released on Wednesday.