First U.S. COVID deaths earlier — and in different places — than previously thought

the far-flung nature of the deaths — in the West, Midwest and South — might suggest that restrictions on travel and social interactions should have been used in more places much earlier — and that such rapid response could be a more critical tool in the next pandemic. In January, when the United States announced it would begin limiting travel from China and other international hotspots, the virus may already have been speeding across state borders. Source: First U.S. COVID deaths earlier — and in different places — than previously thought