Western researchers use phone data to trace Ontarians' movement during COVID lockdowns

Western researchers use phone data to trace Ontarians' movement during COVID lockdowns

Western researchers use phone data to trace Ontarians' movement during COVID lockdowns Studies shed light on how Ontarians traveled and who was able to stay home A pair of studies from Western University in London are shedding light on how Ontarians travelled in the province during last year's lockdown restrictions and who was able to stay home safely. The first, recently published with researchers from Athabasca University in the journal Health & Place, showed that Ontarians from high-restriction areas, like Toronto and Peel Region, largely stayed put during the lockdown. "We found that there really wasn't evidence that supported that people —more than expected or more than usual — moved from those higher lockdown regions to non-lockdown regions," said Jed Long, an assistant professor with the department of Geography and …
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