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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
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