Nearly three-quarters of Americans support another 2 weeks of social distancing, even though most of the country has reopened
- A new Insider poll found that nearly three-quarters of Americans would support at least two more weeks of social distancing, even as the US continues to reopen.
- The US introduced federal social distancing guidelines in mid-March in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
- New research from the University of California, Berkeley found the lockdowns proved to be effective, preventing as many as 60 million coronavirus infections in the country.
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As the US steadily continues to reopen, nearly three-quarters of Americans would support at least two more weeks of social distancing, according to a new Insider poll.
Among the 1,102 poll respondents, only 12% opposed additional weeks of social distancing.
States across the US imposed unprecedented stay-at-home orders throughout March amid the coronavirus pandemic in a bid to contain the spread of the virus. In a not yet peer-reviewed model, researchers at Columbia University found that if the lockdowns were introduced just two weeks earlier, 83% of US coronavirus deaths could have been avoided.
The lockdowns, however, did stem the spread of the coronavirus, new research from the University of California, Berkeley found.
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[Source: Business Insider]