Why lockdowns can halt the spread of COVID-19

The models, real and hypothetical, show lockdowns work in halting the spread of disease. Image: REUTERS/Alberto Lingria

Samantha Sault

Writer, Washington DC and Geneva


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Projected COVID-19-related deaths in the UK and US without any interventions Image: Imperial College London
The impact of various social distancing or lockdown measures on ICU bed requirements Image: Imperial College London

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Following the lockdown, new COVID-19 cases in China slowed. Image: BBC
Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bergamo and Lodi, Italy Image: Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science, University of Oxford & Nuffield College, UK

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