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New York City's spring lockdown cut coronavirus transmission 70%: study
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New York City's spring lockdown cut coronavirus transmission 70%: study

The Big Apple began closing schools on March 15 and imposed stay-at-home orders a week later.

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In a study conducted by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, scientists found that consistency with mask-wearing would have curbed the spread even further.

By using data on cases, deaths, and mobility to estimate transmission, the team developed a model to simulate the spread of COVID-19 in the city of more than 8.3 million, validating estimates based on accuracy predicting cases and deaths eight weeks beyond the study period.