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Impact Of Protests On Coronavirus

Protesters on the sidewalk of the Ohio Statehouse face Columbus Police officers, who stood in the middle of High Street, on June 1, 2020.
Paige Pfleger
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WOSU

Public health experts warn that nationwide protests against police brutality likely will spark a resurgence of COVID-19.

Close-quarter demonstrations, the shouting of slogans, and coughing from tear gas all play a role in the expected spread.

Many of those same experts also note, however, that the public-health crisis of institutional racism long predates the pandemic.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, the chief quality and patient safety officer for the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center takes your COVID-19 questions.

Guests:

  • Dr. Iahn Gonsenhauser, chief quality and patient safety Officer, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

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