Research shows that full quarantine in the United States helped prevent 60 million coronavirus infections.
Also, a lockdown in the United States and Europe has helped prevent about 3 million deaths. Quarantine measures “significantly and significantly slowed down” the spread of coronavirus, the team at the University of California at Berkeley said.
The study used an “econometric” model to assess how severe restrictions on contacts and visits to public places influenced the course of the pandemic in different countries. According to the authors, the total number of patients in the world without a lockdown would have reached half a billion.
The results are published in the journal Nature.