See how different decisions affect the death toll and the economy.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have been working on ways to model the spread of the novel coronavirus—and its effects on the economy. They’ve used temperature data to predict hotspots, cough simulations to model the virus’s aerosol spread, and location data to model the risk of exposure. The issue, though, is that there are so many factors at play: whether people are working from home or not, how they’re shopping, and if they’re wearing masks all have an impact on not just the public health of a city, but its businesses, as well. And no two cities are the same.
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