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Controlling COVID-19: Labor structure is more important than lockdown policy

  title={Controlling COVID-19: Labor structure is more important than lockdown policy},
  author={Samuel Heroy and Isabella Loaiza and Alex 'Sandy' Pentland and Neave O’Clery},
  journal={arXiv: Physics and Society},
Countries and cities around the world have resorted to unprecedented mobility restrictions to combat COVID 19-transmission. Here we exploit a natural experiment whereby Colombian cities implemented varied lockdown policies based on ID number and gender to analyse the impact of these policies on urban mobility. Using mobile phone data, we find that the severity of local lockdown rules, measured in the number of days citizens are allowed to go out, does not correlate with mobility reduction… 

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