Is there any evidence that closing bars at 10pm will stem the spread of coronavirus? | Robert West

Without clear statistics to support the policy, it appears to have been plucked out of thin air, like so many others

It seems that every aspect of Covid-19 will be contested. Students of the history of public health politics will be having a strong sense of deja vu: the field is littered with heated debates that in essence are about numbers.

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