New data suggests social distancing is working in slowing down Coronavirus infections

Kinsa Health, a company which has been using internet-connected thermometers to track down Influenza, has launched a map on March 22 to track fevers and other symptoms related to the Coronavirus.

Since, the data collected has clearly shown that ‘Social Distancing’ is indeed working. The map has shown that states across the nation has reported a drop in the number of fevers, or at the very least, they have been holding steady.

Only two locations are exception to this good news. A part of New Orleans, which officials believe is probably due to large gatherings during Mardi Gras, and parts of New Mexico and Colorado where the Governer had only issued a stay-at-home order the day prior.

As of Monday morning, more than 75% of the country was showing a deep blue on the map, which indicates that the number of people reporting a high fever was sharply declining. Preventive medicine expert Dr. William Schaffner said he was very impressed by this. “It looks like a way to prove that social distancing works,” he said.

The President of the United States, who was looking at the possibility of sending Americans back to work by Easter, decided to extend the stay-at-home order until April 30.

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