According to public health experts, as long as people come into contact with each other the more the epidemic will drag on. There have been rising hospitalizations in the Carolinas, Texas, Arizona, and Alabama according to STAT News. The initial reason of the stay in place shut out was to decrease transmission as much as possible. Decreasing transmission would buy the health care system time to come up with technologies and plans and not to be overloaded by patients. However according to local health departments, the time they were given just was not enough. Different states have been seeing different outcomes in surges. Researchers will continue to analyze transmission rates and how mass gatherings such as protests will start to show an increase in the following weeks.