A June 9 article in The Guardian quotes Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, director of ICAP at Columbia University, on the potential risks of U.S. states opening up while the COVID-19 pandemic is still active.

“The worrisome thing for me is that there’s a lot of fatigue in the population overall,” said Wafaa El-Sadr, professor of epidemiology at Columbia University.


“People feel they have done distancing and they are thirsting to get outside and connect with each other. If this surge requires us taking a step back, how do we convince people to do that? I feel we’ve made five steps forward and now maybe one step back.”

Read more on the Guardian website

Dr. El-Sadr’s quote was picked up in outlets including Express.co.uk and local Fox affiliate Fox 40 Jackson

Read the latest ICAP updates on COVID-19 here


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