Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Pandemic Politics: Timing State-Level Social Distancing Responses to COVID-19 -- by political science professors and a health metrics researcher from the University of Washington says "Our findings are unambiguous: political variables are the strongest predictor of the early adoption of social distancing policies. All else equal, states with Republican governors and Republican electorates delayed each social distancing measure by an average of 2.70 days ... a far larger effect than any other factor.
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