Epidemics begin in one of three model independent ways.

  • Exponential 
  • Power 
  • Linear 

Consider the first 100 days:

COVID-19 grew exponentially in New York City and Mississippi until Stay-in-Place orders were declared - despite the vast differences in population density.

NYC has tamed an exponential epidemic (for now).

Mississippi's epidemic continues to persist - growing linearly in case numbers and quadratically in deaths.

Explore the striking similarities and important differences between NYC and Mississippi data in the COVID-19 menu to the right.