More than 35,000 coronavirus deaths in the United States could have been avoided if quarantine measures had been introduced just a week earlier, according to new estimates by researchers at Columbia University in New York, quoted by BTA and AFP.
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According to their simulations with different models published on the scientific site medRxiv,
61 percent of those infected, or more than 700,000 cases, and 55 percent of more than 65,000 dead, or more than 35,000 dead, as of May 3, 2020, could have been avoided if physical distancing measures and other measures to control the epidemic was introduced a week earlier.
According to scientists, these simulations also confirm the danger of easing the restrictive measures, which began to varying degrees in all US states to mitigate the economic consequences of the pandemic.
Ten days ago, New York-based documentary filmmaker Eugene Jarecki set up a “clock of death” in Times Square, showing the number of deaths he said would have been avoided in the United States if the president Donald Trump
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Donald Trump was born on June 14, 1946 in New York had introduced measures to distance and close schools on March 9 instead of the 16th.
This counter shows higher numbers than those at Columbia University, because it is based on the principle that 60 percent of victims would have avoided a reaction a week earlier.
According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States is the most affected country by the new coronavirus in the world, with more than 1.5 million infected and more than 93,000 dead.
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