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How effective is social distancing? Evidence from the US

In his Covid Economics paper [Issue 59, Paper 4], Difang Huang (Monash University) uses data from the United States to show that social distancing lowered the average daily infection cases by 12%, and provides evidence that the effects are heterogeneous in an individual's income, race, education, and political belief. Here he discusses these findings with CEPR's Tim Phillips.