# The COVID-19 pandemic¶

This notebook uses the NYT github repository to analyze the progression of COVID-19 throughout the US states. The analyses contained herein are not meant to be used as primary literature on their own, and may have mistakes. I make no claims as to the accuracy of my calculations.

The questions I am interested in asking regarding this pandemic are fairly straightforward:

* What is the case fatality rate through time?
* What do the case / death curves look through time?
* Are the curves flattening?



I have used the 2019 population census projections to normalize data by population, and I also used the census bureau areas to compute population density.

To compute per-day difference, I was originally using a savgol_filter as implemented by scipy. As of April 26, 2020, I am using a Gaussian Kernel smoother with a 2 standard deviation bandwidth.