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An Analysis: Protests and the Coronavirus

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The coronavirus pandemic has impacted every corner of the world, including Israel. As a pandemic took root in nearly every developed country, most epidemiologists have been clear and what they say needs to be done to fight the virus. In addition to aggressive testing and contact racing, most public health officials have stated that there should be no in-person religious services, no visiting sick relatives in the hospital, no students in classrooms, and no large gatherings. Initially, Israel did very well. In fact, some of the government officials even declared victory. Then, everything shifted when the country reopened too quickly. Now, Israel has the leading number of cases per capita in the world. People are starting to protest for a variety of reasons.

Therefore, many people are wondering if these protests are safe. Do protests spread the coronavirus? In general, protests against lockdown measures have been frowned upon. At the same time, social justice movements, particularly targeting racial Injustice and police brutality, have largely been praised. What do experts have to say about these demonstrations? How........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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