Study: Health Systems, Govt Responses Linked to Virus Tolls

The study published in Nature Medicine modeled "excess mortality" in 19 European countries, New Zealand, and Australia to compare the effectiveness of counter-measures.

  • Published 14 October 2020
A man wearing a face mask walks past an entrance to Belfast City Hospital, Northern Ireland, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. Northern Ireland introducing the tightest COVID-19 restrictions in the United Kingdom on Wednesday, closing schools for two weeks and pubs and restaurants for a month. “This is not the time for trite political points," First Minister Arlene Foster told lawmakers at the regional assembly in Belfast. “This is the time for solutions." (Brian Lawless/PA via AP)
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