Gov. Wolf Expects Pennsylvania’s Curve To Peak In “Maybe A Week”

Governor Tom Wolf

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf believes the coronavirus curve in Pennsylvania will plateau a few days after we see New York’s curve reach its peak.

“I think New York City, they’re looking at the next three or four days. Here, maybe a week,” Gov. Wolf said, during an interview with KDKA Radio on Tuesday. “If we don’t maintain social distancing, the peak is going to come later, and it’s going to be higher.”

The short-term goal is to buy time to prevent an overflow in Pennsylvania’s healthcare system.  

Looking ahead, there is no clear indication as to when things will be “normal” again. The public will not be confident to go out and consume until there is a vaccine, or antibody testing becomes available.

“Until we get to that point, the confidence is going to be sort of conditional, and people are going to be a little bit worried when they go out,” Wolf explains.

You can listen to the full conversation with Gov. Wolf below.

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