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How social distancing now will likely save lives later

Clip: 03/16/2020 | 5m 33s Video has closed captioning.

Amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, epidemiologists warn that without sufficient protective measures, the number of severe virus cases will spike sharply, which would overwhelm the health system. The practice of social distancing is intended to slow the rise of cases to a manageable rate -- or to "flatten the curve." Dr. Asaf Bitton of Brigham and Women’s Hospital joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.

Aired: 03/16/20

Rating: NR

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