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What cellphone mobility data can teach us about why lockdown might not be working, and what to expect from the holidays

Dec 14, 2020, 08:29 AM by The Toronto Star
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Cellphone mobility data suggests the message for Canadians to stop being so casual with social contacts is ignoring a critical driver of new infections.


This past week, the province’s top public health official had bad news and a strong warning.
COVID-19 cases are continuing to rise despite weeks of restrictions. To control the second wave, Ontarians must stop being so casual with social contacts — especially with December holidays upon us.

But cellphone mobility data suggests this message — one Ontario’s top officials and politicians have stuck to for months — is ignoring a critical driver of new infections.

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