Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, global director of ICAP, was quoted in a September 10 article in the Gothamist which discusses a recent CDC study which found that adults who contracted COVID-19 were about twice as likely to say they had eaten at a restaurant in the 14 days before getting sick, confirming other evidence that has suggested a possible link between dining and virus transmission. Dr. El-Sadr commented on the findings, saying:

“It is not surprising that dining at a restaurant was found to be associated with a positive test. This is likely due to the fact that eating and drinking, two activities intrinsic to visiting a restaurant, require removal of face coverings. This finding should give pause to the current urge to pursue indoor restaurant dining.”

Read the full article in the Gothamist 

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