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US emergency sick leave act reduced COVID-19 cases, study findsThe emergency sick leave provision of the Mar 18 bipartisan Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) appears to have reduced the spread of the virus.

A Health Affairs study yesterday found that states where workers could get up to 2 weeks of paid sick leave showed 417 fewer confirmed cases per day, or an average of 1 prevented case per day per 1,300 workers.The lack of universal access to paid sick leave in the United States makes it an outlier among nations in Europe and the Americas.

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