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Americans Got the Memo on Social Distancing, Poll Shows

News Picture: Americans Got the Memo on Social Distancing, Poll ShowsBy Robin Foster
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, April 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Americans have gotten the message on the importance of social distancing in stemming the coronavirus pandemic, a new poll shows.

Conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, the survey found that 94% of Americans say they are staying away from large groups, up from 68% six weeks ago. Eighty-six percent now say they are avoiding other people as much as possible.

Currently, half of Americans say they are extremely or very worried that they or a family member will be infected by the virus.

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Multi-Level Distancing Is Best Against COVID-19: Study

March 24, 2020 — A blend of quarantine, faculty closures, and work-from-home actions is the most efficient way to stop the unfold of COVID-19, according to a new research in The Lancet Infectious Ailments.

Cities and states across the U.S. are employing each of those methods, but they differ. By Wednesday morning, 17 states will be underneath “stay-at-home” orders, which tackle all three: The orders call for all nonessential firms to shut down, all colleges to close, and all inhabitants to remain at home as much as doable. An supplemental 7 states have constraints that really don’t need every

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