Individual decisions to stay put in homes, except for necessary outings for food and medical supplies, likely helped slow the spread of coronavirus before state or local stay-at-home orders were implemented by government officials, according to a new study
If you were one of Americans who decided to self-isolate before you were required to by state or local mandate, good for you. According to a new study, you saved lives.
You saved lives.Boost your mental and physical health during the pandemic by volunteering virtuallyThat's the finding of a study published Monday in the journal"The Lancet: Infectious Diseases," which used mobile phone data to track how people behaved between January 1 and April 20, a time before widespread calls by state and local officials to stay at home.The study found that individual decisions to stay put in homes, except for necessary outings for food and medical supplies, likely helped slow the spread of coronavirus before state or local stay-at-home orders were implemented by government officials.Fast spread slowed by individual behaviorRead MoreWithin four months of Covid-19 first being reported in the US, the disease had spread to every state and to more than 90% of all counties.The study found that social distancing measures and the slowdown of coronavirus were primarily driven by changes in individual behavior and local regulations, noting that state and federal regulations were implemented either too late or not at all.In all 25 counties evaluated in the study, individuals moved around less six to 29 days before statewide stay-at-home orders were implemented. 'Maskne': Why your face is breaking out under your mask and how to stop itIn 21 counties, cell phone data found mobility slowed on an individual level even before local stay-at-home orders were in place, according to study author Lauren Gardner, an associate professor in the department of civil and systems engineering at the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering.Is using cell phone data a good way to track behavior?They are a"pretty good indicator of travel patterns because phones are often carried around by the person in question," Flavio Toxvaerd, a lecturer in economics at the Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge, said in an email."In any case, the results chime with those found using other data, such as transaction data from credit cards," said Toxvaerd, who was not involved in the study.From late January to mid-April, the study found people reduced their daily movements by varying amounts: In New York City, people reduced their normal activity by 35%; while people in Houston's Harris County reduced their activity by 63% of what was typical. The study found it took about nine to 12 days, on average, for the effects to begin showing in infection rates, which is somewhat consistent with the 5 to 14 day incubation period of the virus.Get CNN Health's weekly newsletter Sign up here to get The Results Are In with Dr. Sanjay Gupta every Tuesday from the CNN Health team.
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gregggonsalves I’ve been home since March. In the past week or so both my parents have tested positive 4 COVID-19. My dads now hospitalized & my moms ok. It’s agonizing I can’t be with them but I’m still home. Very simple. People at high risks should isolat and stay away from any type of risk. Uhhhhh no shit?
Glad I could assist in saving my fellow Americans! Now we have citizens that would rather walk thru fire than wear a 😷. Wear a damn 😷 people Best thing all you fear mongers can do is stay home forever it makes traffic lighter when idiots aren’t on the road Since first week of March Psychic clash between citizens & govt directives is a default state. Idea that govt is forced to penalise people who endanger their lives by rash driving or consuming banned drugs or etc etc, the irony is visible why people need enforced administration. COVID SocialDistancing
RichOnOWN You are welcome! Every introvert in America... More protests to come. Stay tuned Great news!! CNN found cure to COVID! (1) Don’t use your brain, (2) Ignore all clinical studies & undisputed facts, (3) Declare everyone who supports law & order to be racists,(4) Threaten, burn and destroy anything that threatens your narritave. Guaranteed you won’t get COVID.
Vietnam war dodger Crafty, cunning yet a Clueless Covfefe needs a miracle to win and miracles are hard to come by: Joe Biden holds a whopping 14% lead! Shed red Go blue Anyway, four more months to go before the fat lady would sing on November the 4th. you’re welcome america Wanna know what’s funny? More Republicans stayed home during that time than anybody. Until the mainstream media botched the crisis and costed our country over 100,000 deaths
People who stayed home before lockdown likely helped slow spread of COVID-19: ResearchersA new study has found that people who were proactive and stayed home even before lockdown orders were implemented in the United States may have helped slow the spread of the novel coronavirus back in March and April. Since March 4th. You’re welcome. Yes, people acting on their own behalf is correct. Govt FORCING people to act, is WRONG Sadly the media, is no longer but the propaganda arm of the democrat party Thanks.
'We won't be social distancing' at Mount Rushmore celebration with Trump, says SD Gov. Noem Health experts fear the celebration, which 7,500 people are expected to attend – along with a lack of mitigation efforts – could lead to a spike in infections. Hot governor. But I thought mass outdoor gatherings weren’t a problem. Oh wait, is that only if you’re operating on the lefts agenda?
The Eat-At-Home Trend Is Here to Stay, Analyst Says. 7 Stocks That Benefit.With plenty of reasons to stay at home, Americans will continue to cook more for themselves, argues Piper Jaffray. New trends popping up everyday now Beef Stock Chicken Stock Vegetable Stock.....
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Black Lives Matter protests did not cause an uptick in covid-19 casesThe amount of time Americans spent at home actually increased, on average, in weeks that saw protests spread across the country FakeNews The type of BS logic acceptable only to FakeNews 🤣 Protecting the BAME's again?
This Redditor Totally Reshaped Their Overplucked Eyebrows in Self-IsolationStay-at-home orders meant no one witnessed the awkward in-between phase.