GRAPHICS: Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to ‘flatten the curve’

Washington – After the first case of covid-19, the disease caused by the new strain of coronavirus, was announced in the United States, reports of further infections trickled in slowly. Two months later, that trickle has turned into a steady current.

This so-called exponential curve has experts worried. If the number of cases were to continue to double every three days, there would be about a hundred million cases in the United States by May.

The Washington Post

Follow the latest news and updates on the novel coronavirus here.

Subscribe to IOL’s newsletters here.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

media reference%3Ad7a85e3fdfa74bd5b21bce54f33247ab - GRAPHICS: Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to 'flatten the curve'
media reference%3Ad911d65439f34e79acacc27a86002271 - GRAPHICS: Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to 'flatten the curve'
1584458784394 - GRAPHICS: Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to 'flatten the curve'
media reference%3A02114fca70f24efea6e5bc859d0bbdb0 - GRAPHICS: Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to 'flatten the curve'

Leave a Reply