Expert Asks 6 Questions That Affect Health

Updated July 23, 2020

As the country begins to open in phases and people start to venture outside again, each person must make decisions that could affect their health every day. Thomas A. Russo, MD, professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, discusses what he takes into consideration as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. “When you’re dealing with people and you’re not sure whether they could be infected or not — new individuals, not people in your house — outdoors always trumps indoors,” he says. “Using masks is always better than not using masks,” he notes.