Infectious-Disease Experts Think Washington State’s Slow Reopening Will Mean Fewer Cases

Posted on AllSides May 14th, 2020
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On Wednesday, the total number of COVID-19 cases stood at 1,382,304, with deaths at 78,343. The U.S. is continuing its phased reopening, but states are rolling back restrictions at different rates — and their residents are out and about to widely varying degrees.

To investigate the consequences of different approaches, we return to a survey of infectious disease experts organized by Thomas McAndrew and Nicholas Reich, both biostatisticians from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. For many questions, respondents are asked to provide their best estimate, as well as a best-case...

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