Anita McGahan co-authors this report from PLOS ONE investigates the efficacy of control policies for COVID-19 in around 40 jurisdictions, which include countries and states in the United States. The purpose is to provide policymakers and the general public with an estimate of the relative effectiveness of various COVID-control strategies. The report finds that a set of widely implemented core policies reduces the spread of virus but not by enough to contain the pandemic except in a few highly compliant jurisdictions. The core policies include the cancellation of public events, restriction of gatherings to fewer than 100 people, recommendation to stay at home, recommended restrictions on internal movement, implementation of a partial international travel ban, and coordination of information campaigns.

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