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.”