Assessing mandatory stay‐at‐home and business closure effects on the spread of COVID‐19

@article{Bendavid2021AssessingMS,
  title={Assessing mandatory stay‐at‐home and business closure effects on the spread of COVID‐19},
  author={Eran Bendavid and Christopher Oh and Jay Bhattacharya and John P. A. Ioannidis},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Investigation},
  year={2021},
  volume={51}
}
The most restrictive nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) for controlling the spread of COVID‐19 are mandatory stay‐at‐home and business closures. Given the consequences of these policies, it is important to assess their effects. We evaluate the effects on epidemic case growth of more restrictive NPIs (mrNPIs), above and beyond those of less‐restrictive NPIs (lrNPIs). 
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