Thursday, April 2, 2020

Where did the fevers go?

This website tracks real time fevers using thermometers connected to the internet.  A first glance at their map suggests to me that:

  • fevers spiked two week ago.
  • The timing of the spike is similar across the country,
  • but magnitude greater in those regions with more COVID-19 deaths.
  • The time difference in the peak across counties is at most a few days.

Does this mean that the rest of the country is not significantly lagging NYC?  Or that COVID-19 fevers are a small fraction of all fevers?

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