JAMA Health Forum
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What The Study Did: In this simulation modeling study researchers project COVID-19 deaths from March through December 2022 in each of the 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico assuming different dates of lifting mask mandates and nonpharmacologic interventions.
Authors: Benjamin P. Linas, M.D., M.P.H., of the Boston Medical Center, is the corresponding author.
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