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Compulsory face mask policies do not affect community mobility patterns

Dunaiski, Maurice, Kovacs, Roxanne J. and Tukiainen, Janne (2020) Compulsory face mask policies do not affect community mobility patterns. LSE COVID-19 Blog (17 Jun 2020). Blog Entry.

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Face masks are now compulsory on public transport in the UK, but there are fears that wearing them encourages people to feel invincible and move around more. Maurice Dunaiski (LSE), Roxanne Kovacs (LSHTM) and Janne Tukiainen (University of Turku and VATT Institute for Economic Research) look at the effect of compulsory face mask policies in Germany, and find they decrease mobility in the very short term, with no detectable longer-term effects.

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Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2020 23:22
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2024 16:48

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