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Keep that mask on: will Germans become more like East Asians?

  • We study planned changes in protective routines after the COVID-19 pandemic: in a survey in Germany among >650 respondents, we find that the majority plans to use face masks in certain situations even after the end of the pandemic. We observe that this willingness is strongly related to the perception that there is something to be learned from East Asians’ handling of pandemics, even when controlling for perceived protection by wearing masks. Given strong empirical evidence that face masks help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases and given the considerable estimated health and economic costs of such diseases even pre-Corona, this would be a very positive side effect of the current crisis.

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Author:Xenia Matschke, Marc Oliver Rieger
URN:urn:nbn:de:hbz:385-1-18639
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-022-01057-z
Parent Title (English):Humanities and Social Sciences Communications volume
Publisher:Springer Nature
Place of publication:London
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Date of completion:2022/02/03
Date of publication:2022/02/03
Publishing institution:Universität Trier
Contributing corporation:The publication was funded by the Open Access Fund of Universität Trier and the German Research Foundation (DFG)
Release Date:2022/05/04
Tag:Economics; Psychology; Science, technology and society; Sociology
GND Keyword:COVID-19; China; Deutschland; Mund-Nasen-Schutz; Pandemie; Umfrage
Volume (for the year ...):2022
Issue / no.:Band 9, Heft 44 (2022)
Number of pages:6
Institutes:Fachbereich 4 / Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 33 Wirtschaft / 330 Wirtschaft
Licence (German):License LogoCC BY: Creative-Commons-Lizenz 4.0 International

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