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U.S. Lockdown One Week Earlier Would Have Saved 36,000 Lives, Study Finds

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The United States could have saved 36,000 lives had it instituted widespread anti-coronavirus measures around March 7, a week earlier than most states and cities did, a study from Columbia University found.
2 years ago·Washington, United States

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Earlier lockdown 'could have saved 36,000 lives'

A Columbia University study estimates 36,000 fewer deaths if US lockdown began one week earlier.

2 years ago·United Kingdom
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News18 IndiaNews18 India

US Could Have Avoided 36,000 Deaths if Social Distancing Had Been Imposed a Week Earlier: Research

The report said that the results show that as states reopen, outbreaks can easily get out of control unless officials closely monitor infections and immediately clamp down on new flare-ups.

2 years ago·India
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The GuardianThe Guardian

Social distancing a week earlier could have saved 36,000 US lives, study finds

Columbia models imply US was too slow to react to coronavirus Early action ‘incredibly critical in reducing number of deaths’Had the US begun social distancing just one week earlier, the country would have prevented 36,000 deaths through early May, according to researchers at Columbia University. Related: Coronavirus live news: Spain reports lowest Covid-19 daily death toll in over two monthsContinue reading...

2 years ago·London, United Kingdom
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CTV NewsCTV News

Researchers say 36,000 lives in U.S. could have been saved with earlier social distancing

More than 35,000 lives would have been saved in the U.S. if social distancing measures had begun just a week earlier than they actually did in mid-March, according to a new estimate by researchers at Columbia University.

2 years ago·Toronto, Canada
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The IndependentThe Independent

36,000 lives in US could have been saved with earlier action, model shows

Cost of waiting to take action reflects unforgiving dynamics of outbreak that swept through American cities in early March

2 years ago·London, United Kingdom
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CBS LocalCBS Local

Columbia University Researchers Say 36,000 Lives Could've Been Saved If Social Distancing Started Sooner

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New research shows thousands of COVID-19 deaths may have been preventable if the United States had acted faster with social distancing policies.The first cases of coronavirus in the U.S. were reported in early January, but the government didn’t urge people to avoid large groups until mid-March.Now researchers at Columbia University say they believe approximately 36,000 lives could have been saved if social distancing star…

2 years ago·United States
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