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How soon can the United States expect “shelter in place” orders to be enacted in the largest American cities, given the ferociousness of the coronavirus?

Thought experiment…

Imagine that everyone in Seattle (a hot bed of infection) dutifully shelters in place for a few months and community transmission completely stops. Everyone in the Seattle who is infected dies or recovers and all the contaminated surfaces magically become virus-free.

Meanwhile, corona virus runs rampant in the small towns nearby.

When the shelter in place order is lifted, the virus will be reintroduced and we’ll be right back where we started.