Research published in the journal Frontiers in Public Health has measured the relationship between restrictions in different settings - such as leisure and catering - taken in Spain between September 2020 and May 2021, with covid-19 transmission. The authors conclude that, overall, increased restrictions decreased disease transmission.
This paper analyses how the degree of restrictions in different provinces of Spain is associated with a reduction in covid-19 transmission from the second wave to May 2021.
They find, which is consistent with the literature, that restrictions in hospitality and other indoor settings reduced covid-19 transmission. However, restrictions in mobility and retail did not have a significant effect. This is consistent with the accumulated knowledge on the pandemic in Spain.
Despite the limitations highlighted by the authors (mainly because making indices that homogenise measures against covid-19 is extremely difficult), it represents an advance in the knowledge of the pandemic, which can help us to face future moments.
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