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Roughly two out of five COVID-19 deaths in Iowa were preventable, former UI Public Health dean postulates

The Iowa Department of Public Health reported another 117 deaths from COVID-19 in its weekly update on Wednesday, increasing the state’s pandemic death toll to 6,965. The number of deaths from the virus reported by IDPH has increased in every weekly update in October. “It is instructive to compare Iowa and Minnesota, which have nearly […]

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Requiring Iowans to wear face masks in public could greatly decrease COVID-19 infections and deaths, according to new UI research

The likely number of cases of COVID-19 and deaths due to the virus could be decreased by thousands in the next few months if Iowans were required to wear personal protective equipment in public, even if social distancing is relaxed, a modeling tool created by University of Iowa faculty and graduate students shows. The online […]

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