The Human Cost of Public Events during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence from the March 2020 Elections in France

Simone Bertoli, Lucas Guichard, Francesca Marchetta

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The COVID-19 virus is thought to be mostly spread by respiratory droplets
or by hand contacts with a contaminated surface. Once carrying the virus on their hands, people usually pick up infection by touching facial mucous membranes such as eyes, nose and mouth. Therefore, the risks associated with the pandemic are increasing with the number of people gathered at the same location. We make use of a unique experiment – the first round of the March 2020 municipal elections in
France – to evaluate the human cost of a large public event that was held when the pandemic gained momentum in Europe...
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Place of PublicationEsch-sur-Alzette
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2020

Publication series

NamePolicy Brief
ISSN (Electronic)2716-7437


  • COVID-19 Pandemic
  • human cost
  • public events
  • election

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