JMIR Public Health Surveill 2021 Apr 21. Epub 2021 Apr 21.
Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, US.
Background: The United States of America (US) has the highest global number of COVID-19 cases and deaths, which may be due in part to delays and inconsistencies in implementing public health and social measures (PHSMs).
Objective: In this descriptive analysis, we analyzed the epidemiological evidence for PHSM impact on COVID-19 transmission in the US compared to that in ten other countries of varying income levels, population sizes, and geographies.
Methods: We compared PHSM implementation timing and stringency against COVID-19 daily case counts in the US to that in Canada, China, Ethiopia, Japan, Kazakhstan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe from January 1 to November 25, 2020. Read More