Curb your assumptions about COVID noncompliance

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Curb your assumptions about COVID noncompliance

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A range of people wearing, and not wearing masks, overlaid on a composite of words including 'restrictions,' 'covid19', and 'males'
Who follows COVID restrictions? While there are differences between the compliers and the non-compliers, there's also diversity within the groups. Credit: Getty Images (composite)

A just-published study aimed to capture the nuance and complexity of why people don’t comply – or do – with COVID social restrictions. It demonstrated that people’s motivations are many and varied and that the overall picture is rather messy – one of the reasons it proved hard to get media to appreciate the details.

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