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Policymakers Should Adapt COVID-19 Responses to the Evidence   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Key Takeaways: "[1] Widespread COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] lockdown measures were instituted largely to prevent hospitals from being overrun by infected patients. [2] With the pandemic spread unevenly across the country, new data suggest that broad lockdowns are not needed in most places, and insufficient in hot spots. [3] Policymakers should shift to responsible re-opening with traditional public health interventions in hot spots, with special protections in nursing homes."

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Backgrounder No. 3496
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2020-05-23
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