INFOGRAPHICS – A study based on travel data collected by Google shows that Europeans stayed at home less between February and April despite the restriction measures.
It seems that the containment measures since the second wave are less respected than during the first. It is in any case a hypothesis in the air of the time which circulates in several European countries. In the United Kingdom, for example, in recent months there has been a sharp increase in the penalties imposed on violators. So is it just an impression? To get a more precise idea of the good or bad monitoring of constraints by citizens, a study carried out by Sotiris Georganas of the City University of London analyzed the data collected by Google on travel.
Since the start of the pandemic, Google has been collecting data from smartphones in our possession and using its software, such as Android and Google Maps (if the location history setting is enabled). By using them, it is possible to compare our movements during the different periods of restriction. This method remains obviously limited, not providing any
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