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

  • 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.

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