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Benjamin van Rooij

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How to lock down an open society

The governments of open societies now find themselves in the precarious position of having to decide what their citizens can and cannot do. In order for governments to promote public health effectively, they must ensure their citizens abide by the orders, without turning their open...
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How to keep up social distancing after lockdown

Discussing a behavioural survey in the UK in early April which assessed why people were or were not complying with Covid-19 lockdown measures, this article argues that effective mitigation relies on intrinsic motivation and people’s individual decisions to comply with social distancing measures.