Population preferences for inclusive COVID-19 policy responses

Currently, countries across the world are applying policies designed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, such as lockdowns, international travel restrictions, subsectoral closures, and adjustments in public transportation. Although these restrictions can be effective in controlling the epidemiological dynamics, they also need to be assessed in terms of their acceptability by populations. The preferences of populations should matter, particularly after months of efforts, and the new requirements of lockdowns in several European countries despite these efforts.

Blayac T., Dubois D., Duchêne S., Nguyen-Van P., Ventelou B., Willinger M. (2021) Population preferences for inclusive COVID-19 policy responses, The Lancet Public Health, vol. 6(1), e9.