Houston, Texas – The implementation of social distancing policies is correlated with a significant reduction in the transmission of coronavirus, researchers say the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
The analysis highlights that community mobility, both in the United States and globally, provides evidence that social distancing is a useful tool to prevent further spread of coronavirus.
The study, published in PLOS ONE, estimates that social distancing policies enacted at the national level and in 46 countries prevented approximately 1.57 million cases of COVID-19 over a period of two weeks.
This represents a 65% reduction in new cases, research indicates.
“At MD Anderson, we are focused on caring for cancer patients, who are highly vulnerable to coronavirus “, said the lead author of the research, Raghu Kalluri, who is a professor and president of Cancer Biology.
For this reason, they consider it important to carry out an analysis of the security measures that could benefit cancer patients and society in general.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center at Houston is focused on the care, research, education, and prevention of cancer patients.