Outbreak graphics show how social distancing makes a difference

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News is developing quickly during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a week’s worth of news seemingly happening in an hour and a month’s worth in 24.

As the days of social distancing and sheltering in place pile up, it’s natural to get restless.

But here are a couple of outbreak graphics shared by major media outlets over the past 10 days you might have missed. They display clearly how control measures — none, some and severe — could slow the outbreak.

However, as outlined above, voluntary measures tend to break down, especially when not everyone is even concerned about an outbreak in the first place.

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