“Yes, it works. We saw in China the number of cases come down. New cases in South Korea, where they did aggressive testing… we’re seeing their cases go down,” LaPook said, adding that social distancing measures also helped save lives during the deadly. Cities that quickly imposed strict closures and quarantines during the 1918 crisis had lower death tolls than cities that didn’t.
So, the cancellation of school, work, concerts and other large gatherings might seem annoying, but could ultimately relieve a lot of stress on our health care system and save lives.