Survey Result Details
We are undoubtedly social creatures impacted by our surroundings. The two surveys conducted over December and January found that nearly all readers would get the vaccine – which comes as no surprise.
But it was very surprising to find that many of our readers responded that they would be more influenced by the responses and reactions of their peers to the vaccine than by the national data on vaccine safety.
Either we believe the data will change as more people take the vaccine, or we tend to value the opinions of our peers more than the data from clinical studies.
It will be interesting to see how much the data does change in the coming months, as more population level variability affect the efficacy of the vaccines.
Perhaps many readers astutely noted that the vaccine’s effectiveness would change over time. Or perhaps many readers are simply more intuitive by nature.
Association between COVID-19 outcomes and mask mandates, adherence, and attitudes
Using an event study design, authors estimate the treatment effect of the introduction of mask mandates (shown on the vertical red line) on Z-scored population-normalized COVID-19 daily new confirmed cases, daily new hospitalization admissions proportion, and deaths across all 50 states and D.C. over the time period between February 1 and September 27, 2020.
Source: Dhaval Adjodah, Karthik Dinakar, Matteo Chinazzi, Samuel P. Fraiberger, Alex Pentland, Samantha Bates, Kyle Staller, Alex Vespignani, Deepak L. Bhatt. Association between COVID-19 Outcomes and Mask Mandates, Adherence, and Attitudes.