Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, global director of ICAP at Columbia University, is quoted in a July 1 New York Times article on whether mass protests in response to the police killing of George Floyd might have sparked a second wave of COVID-19:

The lockdown enacted in March worked. By the end of May, when the protests began, the virus was not as prevalent in New York as it had been when the lockdown began.


“It seems we in New York City did achieve a substantial decrease in the number of cases so that made the odds of encountering a case of Covid-19 in these protests quite low,” said Wafaa El-Sadr, an epidemiology professor at Columbia University.

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