About 83% of coronavirus deaths in the US could have been avoided if lockdowns were imposed on March 1, researchers estimate

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About 83% of US coronavirus deaths could have been avoided if nationwide lockdowns were imposed just two weeks earlier, on March 1, researchers at Columbia University found. The research has yet to be peer-reviewed. If lockdowns were imposed on March 8 — a week earlier than when the Trump administration imposed federal social distancing guidelines — the disease modelers at the university estimated that 36,000 fewer people would have died from COVID-19. However, on March 9, President Donald Trump continued to downplay the severity of the virus and consistently touted his ban on travel from China, but the

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