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Face-touching behaviors before, during COVID-19 pandemic

JAMA Network Open

What The Study Did: Videos recorded in public transportation stations, streets and parks among the general population in China, Japan, South Korea, Western Europe and in the United States were used to analyze mask-wearing and face-touching behavior in public areas before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Authors: Xing Li, M.D., of the Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, is the corresponding author.

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