In a new report, after scouring timelines researchers at Northeastern University estimated that the virus had spread widely in major cities as early as March 1 and a preliminary study of 3,000 New Yorkers found that 13.9 percent tested positive for coronavirus antibodies, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.
“You know, what we found from the modeling is that the epidemic arrived in some of the hot spots on the West Coast and East Coast probably as early as January, mid-January, or even in some cases earlier. And then, the epidemic spread invisibly through the population locally,” Vespignani explained. “So, that’s the major lessons we have because we don’t want that to happen again.”
“At that time, you know, no country had the capacity to do larger-scale testing and that was indeed happening in Europe as well. But now, for returning to a normal life, we need to avoid having those invisible spreading chains throughout the country,” he warned.
There are almost 870,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States and the death toll is expected to surpass 50,000 people on Friday.
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