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Fast decisions in Bay Area helped slow virus spread

the Association of Bay Area Health Officers
New York University’s School of Global Public Health.“In New York
Marin County Public Health
a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
the San Francisco Department of Public Health
the University of California Berkeley

Scott Morrow
Sara Cody
Erica Pan
Gavin Newsom
Robyn Gershon
Andrew Cuomo
Matt Willis
Susan Philip
Lee Riley
Jocelyn Gecker


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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — On the morning of March 15, as Italy became the epicenter of the global coronavirus pandemic, a half dozen high-ranking California health officials held an emergency conference call to discuss efforts to contain the spread of the virus in the San Francisco Bay Area.The tight-knit group of Bay Area doctors organized the call to discuss a consistent policy on public gatherings for the region’s 7 million people, which then had fewer than 280 cases and just three deaths. Across the bay in Alameda County, Dr. Erica Pan reported that cases were rising in areas bordering Santa Clara County.A day later, the San Francisco Bay Area became the first place in the nation to order residents to stay home. It’s also the makeup of the Bay Area, officials say, including people with connections around the country and world.San Francisco residents generally are willing to comply with such things “when shown the science, when shown the data about what can be accomplished,” said Dr. Susan Philip, director of disease prevention and control at the San Francisco Department of Public Health.In the month since, Bay Area residents have largely continued to heed the mandate, quickly understanding the concept of “flattening the curve” to slow the rate of infection and avoid overwhelming hospitals.“The timing of instituting the stay-at-home order is very, very critical in blunting the epidemic,” said Lee Riley, a professor of epidemiology and infectious diseases at the University of California Berkeley.

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