EurekAlert: New COVID-19 tool warns relaxing rules may increase deaths

EurekAlert: New COVID-19 tool warns relaxing rules may increase deaths. “A new tool designed to help state and local officials estimate the effects of social distancing and other public health interventions used to combat the COVID-19 pandemic has been released by the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation. The free tool combines information from both epidemiological and economic models to estimate the effects of five different disease-fighting portfolios on public health metrics such as disease transmission and economic consequences such as gross state income.”