The COVID-19 COMPAS Program presents "Lockdowns, Masks, and Social Distancing: The Politics of Public Health"
An effective public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic includes mandatory limits on public gatherings, mask-wearing, and social distancing. To what extent should the content of these measures be shaped by what we know, or think we know, about the social and political consequences of trying to enforce them? What can explain the widespread skepticism and non-compliance that these recommendations have met with in the United States?
Denise Jamieson (Gynecology & Obstetrics, Emory University; former team leader for the CDC)
Thomas Wood (Political Science, Ohio State University)
Moderator: Emma Saunders-Hastings (Political Science, Ohio State University)