New model highlights continued COVID-19 risks

A new model posted by the University of Georgia’s Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases shows that the pandemic is not slowing down in the United States.

Unlike other COVID-19 mathematical models, the CEID’s model ties together three social distancing scenarios and hard-to-measure interventions like hand washing and wearing a face covering to project relative transmission strength, infections, cases and deaths six weeks into the future in all 50 states.

The model shows that decreased mobility and the use of intervention methods, such as wearing a face covering, is keeping the pandemic from markedly increasing in most of the country.

Read more about this model here.