Do ‘Tight’ Cultures Fare Better In The Pandemic Than ‘Loose’ Cultures?

Top left: An officer asks people to observe lockdown rules in Brighton, England. Bottom left: A protester at a lockdown demonstration in Brussels, Belgium last month. Top right: Malaysian health officers screen passengers with a thermal scanner at Kuala Lumpur Airport in January 2020. Bottom right: Employees eat their lunch in Wuhan, China, in March 2020.

That’s the question posted by a study in The Lancet Planetary Health. In case you’re wondering, the United States is characterized as “loose.” And Singapore is “tight.”

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