CEID Director John Drake Notes the Importance of Individual Precautions as States Lift Restrictions

CEID Director John Drake is quoted in a story by Jacob Pramuk with CNBC, discussing key precautions individuals can take, such as social distancing, wearing face coverings, and disinfecting services, and how these precautions can impact COVID-19 transmission as states lift restrictions.

Read the article here: Georgia tries to balance pressure to reopen economy with threat of coronavirus resurgence

Featured in the article is a study by the Coronavirus Working Group that estimated Georgia’s social distancing measures implemented in March reduced Covid-19 cases by 81% and could have saved nearly 3,000 lives. This study found that relaxation of restrictions could lead to as many as 38,000 more cases and 1,500 additional deaths by June 7.