Montana among the first? – Computer modelers estimate how much longer coronavirus shutdowns should last
Based on the current projections from UW’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, four states — Montana, Vermont, West Virginia and Hawaii — could loosen their restrictions as early as the week of May 4. Other states, ranging from Massachusetts and North Dakota to Arizona, may have to wait until the week of June 8 or later.
“Everyone talks about flattening the curve,” said Dr. Joia Mukherjee, the chief medical officer of Partners in Health. “But we want to also shrink the curve, like, shrink the total number of people that get sick.”