The fact that a huge metropolitan area like New York was hard-hit so early means that as that region’s numbers decline, it obscures what’s happening in the rest of the country. “If you include New York, it looks like a plateau moving down,” Andrew Noymer, an associate professor of public health at the University of California, Irvine, told The New York Times. “If you exclude New York, it’s a plateau slowly moving up.”
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WebMD, May 7, 2020
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