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Recent Protests Don’t Seem to Be Causing Outbreaks

Scientists are cautiously optimistic about preliminary findings

Protesters gather in front of the Brooklyn Library and Grand Army Plaza on June 5, 2020 in Brooklyn, New York. Photo: Angela Weiss/Getty Images

Covid-19 testing among protesters suggest the massive demonstrations against racism and police brutality across the United States are not causing significant new outbreaks of the disease, according to preliminary data from three cities. If the positive trend continues…

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Robert Roy Britt

Robert Roy Britt

Health & science writer. Independent journalist covering physical health & mental wellness. My new book, “Make Sleep Your Superpower,” is coming Nov. 1.