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Behaviour: Still the best (and only) tool we have to manage COVID19

When thinking about another outbreak of COVID-19 in New Zealand spread through community transmission of the coronavirus, it’s more a question of when rather than if. And at this point, we would do well to remember that aside from better technologies to detect the virus, the only tools we have are all based on behaviour.

Why people don’t wash their hands, or F*(! you, I won’t do what you tell me

If we prompt and form habits collectively, I think we’d be far more likely to embed these habits into our daily habits, and then we don’t need to think about them. We’d just do them. For ourselves, and by extension, for each other.