HealthDay Reports: How 4 US Cities Helped Slow Coronavirus Spread
A new study looks at how four cities — New York City, New Orleans, San Francisco and Seattle — worked to slow the spread of COVID-19 in their major metropolitan areas.
TUESDAY, April 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Stay-at-home orders and other social distancing measures have kept people from going out in four key U.S. cities, likely blunting the spread of COVID-19, federal health officials report.
The number of people leaving their homes fell gradually but persistently as officials closed schools, restaurants and bars in New York City, New Orleans, San Francisco and Seattle, according to a study published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"The CDC report shows that when successive mitigation steps were put into place, individuals tended to heed them," said Dr. Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, in Baltimore.