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Mon May 25, 2020, 05:54 AM

Study: Texas leads the country at coronavirus spread

The coronavirus may still be spreading at epidemic rates in 24 states, particularly in the South and Midwest, according to new research that highlights the risk of a second wave of infections in places that reopen too quickly or without sufficient precautions.

Researchers at Imperial College London created a model that incorporates cellphone data showing that people sharply reduced their movements after stay-at-home orders were broadly imposed in March. With restrictions now easing and mobility increasing with the approach of Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer, the researchers developed an estimate of viral spread as of May 17.

It is a snapshot of a transitional moment in the pandemic and captures the patchwork nature across the country of covid-19, the disease caused by the virus. Some states have had little viral spread or "crushed the curve" to a great degree and have some wiggle room to reopen their economies without generating a new epidemic-level surge in cases. Others are nowhere near containing the virus.

The model, which has not been peer reviewed, shows that in the majority of states, a second wave looms if people abandon efforts to mitigate the viral spread.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/article/Study-estimates-24-states-still-have-uncontrolled-15290756.php

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Mon May 25, 2020, 06:08 AM

1. That's no surprise!

With trump pulling Abbott's strings allowing things to reopen while an active pandemic is raging , and while they hide the real numbers , and refuse to test adequately. The numbers will explode from what they've done, while they incite people , and refuse aid forcing them back to a unsafe working conditions very soon for trump. As long as Abbott and trump are in office this will only get much worse in Texas.

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Mon May 25, 2020, 08:24 AM

2. I live in central Texas

While coming out of a home depot (I am a contractor) I met by a trumphumper who said, among several really stupid "did you actually think about what you just said" comments, that he was over 70 years old and stood a better chance of getting hit by lightening than contracting Covid19. I simply asked "have we had almost 100,000 people struck by lightening this year?" He just walked away. So yes, Texas will lead the way.

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