In the NewsWashington PostJune 8, 2020

Shutdowns prevented 60 million coronavirus infections in the U.S., study finds

Shutdown orders prevented about 60 million novel coronavirus infections in the United States and 285 million in China, according to a research study from UC Berkeley that examined how stay-at-home orders and other restrictions limited the spread of the contagion. The research was led by Sol Hsiang, co-director of the Climate Impact Lab, and included other researchers from the Climate Impact Lab team.