WSJ: States Struggling with COVID Surges

Dr. Mark Dworkin, professor of epidemiology, was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about rising COVID-19 cases around the country.  He noted that tools to address a respiratory infectious disease outbreak are well-known, but widespread uses of these approaches varies by location.

“We know what slows spread. Spreading out, correctly worn masking and contact tracing are a big part of control. While many people do spread out and mask correctly, many don’t. And it’s my understanding that contact tracing has not kept up with the volume of cases.”

Dr. Mark Dworkin  |  Professor of Epidemiology