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10 States Waging an Aggressive War Against Coronavirus

And 10 that may need to step it up
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 17, 2020 12:25 PM CDT

(Newser) – As "social distancing" and "flattening the curve" become part of our coronavirus vernacular, certain states are taking extra-aggressive measures to ensure its residents stay healthy. WalletHub wanted to see which states have done the most in terms of limiting exposure to the virus, looking at nearly 36 metrics in three main categories: prevention and containment (i.e., tested cases and deaths from the illness, as well as closures of schools, restaurants, and other venues); risk factors and infrastructure, including the poverty rate, life expectancy, and flu and pneumonia death rate; and the economic impact, including whether the state has enacted budget legislation to deal with the virus. Read on for the states that are acting assertively to slow the virus down:

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