Italy Under Complete Lockdown, Scientist Says US Can Expect The Same...Here's How Long He Say We've Got

If you haven't already heard, Italy has gone on full lockdown. There is no travel allowed into or out of the country and people are told to stay home.

The coronavirus has taken a large turn for the worse and the number of cases and deaths has increased to nearly 9,200 cases and 500 deaths.

According to The Daily Wire,

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced on Monday that the government has locked down the entire country in an attempt to deal with the outbreak of the coronavirus, which originated in China.

“Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said the measures, which come into effect on Tuesday, were necessary to defend the most fragile members of the community,” the BBC reported. “He added that the best thing for the citizens of Italy was to stay at home. Italy’s coronavirus death toll jumped on Monday by 97 to 463. It is the worst-hit country after China.”

Conte said that everyone should stay “at home” and that the country decided that the expanded measures needed to be done “immediately.”

But now one scientist is claiming that exactly what we are currently seeing in Italy will soon be coming here to the U.S. and we'll be on full lockdown, too.

Here is a chart that the scientist is using to predict this.

He's predicting that based on this data, we can expect the same spreading of the virus and lockdown to go into effect in the next two weeks.

On Monday night, computer scientist Mark Handley, Professor of Networked Systems and part-time Roboticist at UCL in London, tweeted a graph showing how growth figures in other infected countries compare to Italy's.

'Everyone else will be Italy in 9-14 days time,' Handley tweeted along with the data.

According to his data, the US is on par with Italy's growth for the number of days since the first infection.

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