Strict public health measures associated with lower Covid-19 cases and deaths

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Jane Khomi

Putting stringent public health measures in place corresponds with a lower number of Covid-19 cases and deaths related to the virus, according to a new study.

The research published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine looked at the United States health agency reports and the Covid-19 Government Response Stringency Index developed by Oxford University between 11 March 2020 and 26 March 2021.

The researchers looked at nine strict public health measures and used them as indicators for scoring the impact of the spread of Covid-19.

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