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Covid-19 narrative should focus on support, not punishment

17 December 2020

A supportive approach based around offering more public holidays next Christmas would be more effective at gaining public support for Covid-19 restrictions than emphasising punishments for rule-breaking this year, says Professor Susan Michie (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences).

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