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Coronavirus Covid-19: Brexit vote determines adherence to lock-down

Introduction

This article will try to answer the question if a regions Brexit vote determines adherence to lock-down. In very simple terms this means if a region has voted for Brexit with a higher percentage does  show more mobility.

Many scientific studies have looked at Brexit.  Reasons listed are:
Sovereignty
Immigration
Age of voters
Education level
Order vs openness
The “left behind”
Britons felt less integrated into the EU
Identity and Change
English national identity
Anti-establishment populism

Since all this research classifies the “classic Brexit voter” as an old, low educated, xenophobic, anti-establishment, English nationalist populist, it would be interesting if these people show a different behaviour to younger, higher educated, inclusive, establishment friendly non English nationalist reasonable voters. Please see the ecological fallacy and Robinson’s paradox.
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Coronavirus Covid-19: Mobility and Cases, why shopping is more dangerous than going to work.

Introduction to Mobility and Covid-19

This article sets out to analyse Mobility and Covid-19 case numbers, or in more detail, the effect of changes in mobility between different sub-regions of the UK on these  sub-regions’ Covid-19 case loads.

The Coronavirus pandemic has led to many countries introducing lock-downs and restrictions on movements of citizens to reduce interactions between people, so that the SARS-COV-2 virus can not spread. In the United Kingdom this lock-down started on March 23, 2020. This led to a decline in mobility in many regions. Measuring movements on a large scale like this is impossible for single individuals or small companies.
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