Protecting the Public’s Health During Protests Against Systemic Racism

Protests are important—they are a key medium for illuminating injustices that have long been ignored. Today, protests are being used as critical platforms for advocating against the structures that allow police brutality to persist and to go unpunished. However, as infectious disease epidemiologists, we recognize that protests can multiply the opportunities for COVID-19 transmission. We also know that African Americans already experience significant health inequities, including more heart disease, maternal…

Aggregated mobility data could help fight COVID-19

Aggregated mobility data could help fight COVID-19 Caroline O. Buckee, Satchit Balsari, Jennifer Chan, Mercè Crosas, Francesca Dominici, Urs Gasser, Yonatan H. Grad, Bryan Grenfell, M. Elizabeth Halloran, Moritz U. G. Kraemer, Marc Lipsitch, C. Jessica E. Metcalf, Lauren Ancel Meyers, T. Alex Perkins, Mauricio Santillana, Samuel V. Scarpino, Cecile Viboud, Amy Wesolowski, Andrew Schroeder https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2020/03/20/science.abb8021