People tend to isolate and practice social distancing when they feel an imminent threat, as states that have seen fewer confirmed cases haven’t slowed down as much. Yet, the cases we see today reflect transmission that has happened in the past.
“I like it when people are thinking I’m overreacting because that means we’re doing it just right.”Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Stuart A. Thompson and Yaryna Serkez, How Has Your State Reacted to Social Distancing?, The New York Times, March 23, 2020