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Stricter COVID-19 Precautions Could Have Saved 240,000 Lives So Far, Economist Says

An early, stricter, more consistent approach to mask mandates, social distancing and testing protocols could have saved hundreds of thousands of lives that have been lost to COVID-19, a new research study concludes. The death toll from COVID-19 could have been less than 300,000, estimated Andrew Atkeson, an economics professor at the University of California, […]

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A rise in nationalism could lead to an even deadlier pandemic, professor warns

A customer has their temperature checked by a security guard before entering an Apple Inc. store in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, June 18, 2020. Michael Short | Bloomberg | Getty Images If the coronavirus crisis leads to more inward-looking government policies, protectionism and nationalism, humanity could face an “even bigger” and “more deadly” […]