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Chicago Fed: How does social distancing affect the spread of Covid-19 in the United States?

Bhashkar Mazumder () and Avinash Moorthy

Chicago Fed Letter, 2020, issue 442, 5

Abstract: In recent weeks the country has begun to ease restrictions put in place to counter the Covid-19 pandemic. Consequently, it is important for policymakers and the public to understand the extent to which increasing levels of mobility among the population may lead to a rise in the spread of the disease.

Keywords: covid-19; mobility; reproduction number; coronavirus; public health (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I10 I18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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