UK Study: Synchronized Lockdowns May Save the World from COVID-19

Coronavirus made a complete mess out of 2020, especially in the U.S., Latin America, and lately, India.

The novel virus spreads with the speed of light and destroys entire economies, health systems, and communities, even in world leader countries like the United States.

The continuous spread and spiking in new infections and death rates comes from uncoordinated lockdown measures in the countries and between the states.

According to experts who tirelessly follow and research the spread of COVID-19 around the world, governments need to follow a newly-created restriction model that turned out to be effective in Europe.

Since the most affected countries in Europe coordinated their lockdowns and closed the borders, the number of new infections started dropping while their economies are on the rise again.

Nick Ruktanonchai, an infectious disease epidemiologist at the University of Southampton, UK, developed models based on 1,200 simulations that prove that coronavirus rates drop by 90% in places with a coordinated 3-week lockdown.

When lockdowns were not synchronized between the communities of one state/country, the spread was lowered by only 5%.

According to the authors of the study, this model might not work in complex societies like the U.S., but they firmly believe that synchronized lockdowns are the key to success when fighting against COVID-19.

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