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Study Confirms Social Distancing Measures Highly Effective in Reducing COVID19 Cases

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New world-leading research by The University of Western Australia has confirmed that social distancing measures such as working from home, self-isolation, and community contact reduction are highly effective in reducing the number of cases of COVID-19.

Researchers used computer modelling to evaluate a range of social distancing measures to determine for the first time which strategies were most effective in reducing the peak daily infection rate and the resulting pressure on the health care system.

The study, published today in MedRxiv, found that the two most effective social distancing measures were self-isolation ...