New study shows social distancing prevented 1.5 million COVID-19 cases in 46 countries

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Social distancing can effectively prevent millions of COVID-19 cases, a new study found.

Researchers at UT's MD Anderson came to this conclusion by analyzing the spread of coronavirus before and after governments in 46 countries enacted social distancing rules.

They found that these polices to curb physical closeness prevented more than 1.5 million cases over a two week period in those countries.

As COVID-19 cases continue to increase in the...