Disease Experts Weigh in on the Crowded Partying on Florida Beaches

Updated March 18, 2020

Timothy F. Murphy, MD, senior associate dean for clinical and translational research, was quoted in stories on the risks Florida’s crowded beaches have in potentially spreading COVID-19. “This is how it is going to spread,” said Murphy, an infectious disease expert who is SUNY Distinguished Professor of medicine and director of UB’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute. “In order for social distancing to work, everyone has got to do it. It’s not going to work unless everyone buys into it.”