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COVID Responses That Worked

The Atlantic (May 16) – In an article that asks “What went right?” in reviewing public health decisions during the pandemic, authors speak with Rebecca Lee Smith, an epidemiologist at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Act quickly on the data. After cases started rising faster than predicted when students returned in fall of 2020, the university instituted a “stay at home” order, and cases went down—and remained down.