Study: Social distancing reduced virus spread by 50 percent in Georgia

As the statewide shelter-in-place order ended, a new Georgia Institute of Technology study projects how many lives have been saved due to strict social distancing measures and projects the fatality rate going forward. The study estimates that the state has reduced transmission rates by 50%. But it offers a grim analysis if the state opens too quickly, projecting tens of thousands of deaths if Georgians return to “business as usual.”

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