Data mining underscores social distancing’s value

A traffic advisory on Interstate 5 emphasizes the “Stay Home” message. (WSDOT Webcam)

By Alan Boyle and Lisa Stiffler

Masses of location data gathered in China show that intensive testing, tracking and restrictions on mobility are effective strategies for fighting a coronavirus outbreak. They also show that the strategies need time to work.

And although it’s still early, similar evidence suggests that the strategies are working in Seattle as well.

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By Alan Boyle

Mastermind of Cosmic Log, contributor to GeekWire and Universe Today, author of "The Case for Pluto: How a Little Planet Made a Big Difference," past president of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing.

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