University of Iowa experts warned this week that premature easing of social distancing rules could spark a coronavirus surge, adding that encouraging the public to wear plastic face shields could substantially reduce the danger.
“The relaxation of interventions to contain COVID-19 too early is expected to lead to a large increase in daily infections. Absent any additional measures to keep the outbreak from spreading, such an approach is still expected to yield more infections and hence deaths than more intensive interventions,” the health researchers wrote in a report they sent to the Iowa Department of Public Health on Tuesday.
Gov. Kim Reynolds’ office released the report Wednesday.
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