Every state has slowed down at least somewhat over the past month-and-a-half. But there’s a big difference in how MUCH the people in each state have been staying home and going, well, nowhere.
A new study figured out which states have slowed down the most and least during the pandemic. The results are based on the decreases in visits to stores, parks, pharmacies, bus and train stations, workplaces, and other people’s homes.
The 10 states that have slowed down the most are: Hawaii . . . New York . . . New Jersey . . . Vermont . . . Nevada . . . Florida . . . California . . . Montana . . . Michigan . . . and Massachusetts.
And the 10 states that have slowed down the least are: Nebraska . . . Kansas . . . Arkansas . . . Kentucky . . . Iowa . . . Alabama . . . Ohio . . . Indiana . . . Tennessee . . . and West Virginia.
There’s a pretty obvious connection between this list and the rate the virus is spreading from state-to-state . . . basically, the less a state has slowed down, the higher its infection rate is right now.
(Here’s the full list of states by the rate they’ve slowed down.)