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Accountability: China Could Have Reduced the Coronavirus Infection Count by Two Thirds If It Took Action One Week Earlier

A study by the University of Southampton examining non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in China shows that the pandemic outbreak could have been significantly reduced if the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had taken coordinated, and targeted measures earlier.

Based on its own model, the research found that if China intervened one week, two weeks, or three weeks earlier, the number of infection cases could have been reduced by 66 percent, 86 percent, or 95 percent respectively. This would have also significantly limited the geographical spread of the disease and the wide spread to the world.

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Source: University of Southampton, March 11, 2020