From the Key Takeaways: " Widespread COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] lockdown measures were instituted largely to prevent hospitals from being overrun by infected patients.  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.  Policymakers should shift to responsible re-opening with traditional public health interventions in hot spots, with special protections in nursing homes."
Backgrounder No. 3496
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