Covid19: Unless one gets everyone to act, policies may be ineffective or even backfire

@article{Muscillo2020Covid19UO,
  title={Covid19: Unless one gets everyone to act, policies may be ineffective or even backfire},
  author={Alessio Muscillo and Paolo Pin and Tiziano Razzolini},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2020},
  volume={15}
}
The diffusion of Covid-19 has called governments and public health authorities to interventions aiming at limiting new infections and containing the expected number of critical cases and deaths. Most of these measures rely on the compliance of people, who are asked to reduce their social contacts to a minimum. In this note we argue that individuals’ adherence to prescriptions and reduction of social activity may not be efficacious if not implemented robustly on all social groups, especially on… 

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