During the first year of the pandemic, the United States didn’t develop a nationwide response. Each state had to develop its own regulations. New York state had one of the earliest severe outbreaks in the country, and its response came much later than the other countries in this model. Try changing the timeline to see what might have changed if the responses had been implemented earlier or later, or if different protections had been put in place.
* The numbers below represent the number of infections, recoveries and fatalities per 100,000 people.
Expand each month below to see COVID-19's impact.