Questions & Answers – Modeling social distancing – 04/29/2020

Patrick Wade from the Champaign County COVID-19 Joint Information Center talks with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professors Sergei Maslov and Nigel Goldenfeld. They predict that the number of deaths due to COVID-19 might have been 20 times higher in Illinois if a stay-at-home order was never implemented.

Pat Wade talks with Professors Nigel Goldenfeld & Sergei Maslov from UIUC’s Grainger College of Engineering. Both Nigel & Serge are members of Governor Priztker’s modelling team.

“If social distancing was never implemented, the results would be much, much worse than they are right now.”University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professors Sergei Maslov and Nigel Goldenfeld predict that the number of deaths due to COVID-19 might have been 20 times higher in Illinois if a stay-at-home order was never implemented.Social distancing works. Staying at home saves lives.Anyone seeking resources can speak with a trained specialist by calling 211 or visiting http://uwayhelps.org/211.For more information on resources available locally, visit http://ChampaignCountyCOVID19.org.

Posted by Champaign-Urbana Public Health District on Wednesday, April 29, 2020