The swifter introduction of measures to contain the coronavirus could have saved thousands of American lives, according to a new study. Photo: Reuters The swifter introduction of measures to contain the coronavirus could have saved thousands of American lives, according to a new study. Photo: Reuters
The swifter introduction of measures to contain the coronavirus could have saved thousands of American lives, according to a new study. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: US death toll would have been halved had it acted 4 days sooner, study says

  • Growth rate for new infections, fatalities slowed dramatically after introduction of self-isolation measures and wearing of face masks, American researchers say
  • Had Washington acted even a month after Beijing shut down Wuhan, human cost would have been a fraction of what it is today, they say

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The swifter introduction of measures to contain the coronavirus could have saved thousands of American lives, according to a new study. Photo: Reuters The swifter introduction of measures to contain the coronavirus could have saved thousands of American lives, according to a new study. Photo: Reuters
The swifter introduction of measures to contain the coronavirus could have saved thousands of American lives, according to a new study. Photo: Reuters
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