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Time to reopen? A conversation with Stanford epidemiologist Dr. Steven Goodman.

People wait in line in Prospect Park to receive free face masks in Brooklyn, New York on May 3, 2020. Photo:
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Are they crazy?

That’s my visceral reaction as I watch the evening news and see crowds of people mingling freely in places that are easing their Covid-19 restrictions. I feel as if I’m watching a horror movie and I already know the ending: Protesters shaking their fists, pastors claiming that God will protect them — these will be the first casualties of the inevitable next wave of infections and deaths.

Am I too paranoid? Is it time to resume normal life? These are questions many are understandably struggling with and few can responsibly answer. I happen to have an epidemiologist…

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