Visualizing the Virus: See the spread of COVID-19 (from a safe distance)

Using data on the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. from the Centers for Disease Control and ideas from calculus, we propose a way to visualize the spread of COVID-19 that emphasizes when new cases begin to drop off. This will allow us to more quickly observe when containment efforts are working and better answer the question on everyone's mind: when will it end? This presentation was delivered and recorded on April 24, 2020. View the recording here:



Work Title Visualizing the Virus: See the spread of COVID-19 (from a safe distance)
Open Access
  1. Haley Nicole Devers
  2. Mason Ray Barner
  3. Anna Genda
  4. John Derek Halbrendt
  5. Kylah Nicole Kelly
  6. Eythan Sebastian Moreira-Caso
  7. Elizabeth Parsons
  8. Samuel Garrett Wagner
  9. Andrew C Walker
  1. Penn State Mont Alto Academic Festival 2020
License CC BY-NC 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial)
Work Type Presentation
Publication Date April 24, 2020
Deposited April 20, 2020




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