A nation in flux...
According to Vox, researchers from the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville studied the effects of the social distancing, shelter at home and closures of school and businesses during the period from March 1 to April 27 to determine which was the most affective in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Not surprisingly, the shelter at home had the biggest impact.
Americans responded pretty well for the two months of lock-downs but it is impossible to ask people to continue this unprecedented response indefinitely to slow the spread of the disease.
Had the initial response of the United States, now leading the world in numbers of cases and deaths from COVID-19, been planned and implemented back in December and January, more lives might have been saved, livelihoods preserved and the economy taking less of a hit.
We might be in a different place.
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