Here Are A Few Ways To Reduce Your Coronavirus Risk While Protesting
As people protest police violence and mourn George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other Black lives, health experts expect to see a spike in COVID-19 cases in the coming weeks.
Of course, there’s much more work to be done to address and dismantle the systemic racism in the country, and protesting is part of that, pandemic or not. It is also a specific kind of health risk: The coronavirus already disproportionately affects the Black community. Police are using tear gas, which causes people to cough (at the very least). People may be in close contact with others who are not wearing masks. Protesters are also being put in jail, where COVID-19 is spreading rapidly.
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[Source: Huffington Post]