Safeguarding health, improving the economy, and promoting wellness will require decisions about how to mobilize and allocate assets across the state. With the goal of providing information to aid these decisions, this brief describes the timeline of COVID-19 progression at the municipality-level across New Jersey.
Rutgers-Camden’s early research, led by Piccoli, was cited by Gov. Phil Murphy in the earliest days of the pandemic, and even now as multiple vaccines roll out across the state, the modeling Piccoli and his team have been doing may provide an outline of what we should expect over the next three to five months. Findings are released through the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs at Rutgers-Camden.
“The data suggests that the disease is spreading in South Jersey. And right now it’s spreading faster in South Jersey than it was in North Jersey,” Sarah Allred, a professor at Rutgers-Camden, said.
On Politics In Focus, a local expert explains findings of his research focusing on “flattening the curve” or slowing the rate of infection of the coronavirus in New Jersey and what it could indicate for neighboring states and the Delaware Valley. Darren Spielman who is the Executive Director of Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs speaks with Jennifer about his latest findings and their significance.
Dr. Sarah Allred says social distancing is having an effect and appears to be slowly flattening the curve. Allred and her team just launched a new daily tracker that focuses on COVID 19 deaths by county in the state.
WRI plots the progress of COVID-19 across counties in New Jersey. The plots, inspired by those at the New York Times, show deaths (y-axis) on a logarithmic scale over time (x-axis). A logarithmic scale shows different growth rates as lines of different steepness.