That’s exactly right. I guess the debate could also be on incentive design. How do you convince people who do not have a habit of wearing mask to wear a mask? Eventually, the rough consensus on that in Taiwan is this message, very simple. “You wear a mask to protect yourself from your own unwashed hands.” This is really good as a meme, because it travels, appeals to self-interest as a social signal to remind other people to use soap to wash their hands, because without which, the mask doesn’t work, anyway, and so on.

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