On Tuesday, a data collection company took smartphone location data and used it to publish the world's first Social Distancing Scoreboard. This is the first, admittedly rough, attempt to virtually estimate how well states and counties in the US are complying with the official guidelines to stay at home.... NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
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Europe eyes smartphone location data to stem virus spread  ABC NEWS · 1 week
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Trump defends extending virus guidelines as spread continues  ABC NEWS · 1 day
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Trump hoping to see US economy reopened by Easter amid virus  ABC NEWS · 7 days
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Trump says he hopes US will be reopened by Easter amid virus  ABC NEWS · 7 days
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Ending Wuhan's social distancing too soon may spur 'second wave' of COVID-19 in midsummer  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
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Governments across the globe need to impose strict measures to implement lockdowns and quarantine procedures to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. The United Kingdom has imposed social distancing guidance, but some... more
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If you are one of the thousands of lucky workers who have been able to make the transition to working from home, amid the ever-tightening social distancing restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic,... more
Social distancing could stop coronavirus in just 13 weeks  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
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