Chicago Fed: How does social distancing affect the spread of Covid-19 in the United States?

Abstract: In recent weeks the country has begun to ease restrictions put in place to counter the Covid-19 pandemic. Consequently, it is important for policymakers and the public to understand the extent to which increasing levels of mobility among the population may lead to a rise in the spread of the disease.

Keywords: covid-19; mobility; reproduction number; coronavirus; public health;

JEL Classification: I10; I18;

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Part of Series: Chicago Fed Letter

Publication Date: 2020-06-16

Issue: 442

Pages: 5