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In New York, mixed reactions as pandemic restrictions lift

Jun 16, 2021
Many offices are still closed and mask guidance is inconsistent, but parks in midtown Manhattan are packed at lunchtime.
New York City is bustling again as people are free to socialize and go back to places they've missed.
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Will it work to fine people who refuse to wear a mask?

Sep 16, 2020
To encourage a certain behavior, policymakers can choose carrots or sticks. There's evidence that the sticks are more effective.
Masks are required on a high school campus in Westfield, Indiana, in August.
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