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In the early global fight against COVID-19, quick mask mandates were most effective

An, Brian Y., Porcher, Simon, Tang, Shui-Yan and Kim, Eunji Emily (2021) In the early global fight against COVID-19, quick mask mandates were most effective. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (18 Nov 2021). Blog Entry.

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Before the development of an effective vaccine, policymakers had to use other approaches such as mask mandates and stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of COVID-19. In new research covering 164 countries, Brian An, Simon Porcher, Shui-Yan Tang, and Eunji Emily Kim examine the effectiveness of these measures aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19, finding that mask mandates, if adopted early, were the most effective. They also find that countries with less individualistic cultures, and those with better healthcare capacity prior to the pandemic, were more likely to adopt early mask mandates.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2022 10:00
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:30

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