Protests Rise Amid Tensions Over Easing COVID-19 Restrictions

Updated May 12, 2020

Several television news outlets quoted Thomas A. Russo, MD, professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, in a story on states enacting a phased approach to lifting social distancing guidelines. Russo warns that a rush to reopen could endanger lives. “We’re in this together, and we need to operate as a whole for everyone, protecting everyone else,” he said.