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[VIDEO – with Khalilah Gates, MD] A new CDC report finds it takes less than 15 minutes of close contact with people confirmed to have the virus over a 24-hour period to become infected.

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“You can imagine that those interfere with an individual’s ability to get back to their life and get back to work,” said Mercedes Carnethon, an epidemiologist and vice chair of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “The prolonged nature of these symptoms are gonna lead to prolonged determinants in an individual’s quality of life.”


Dr. Robert Murphy, a professor of medicine and infectious disease at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, said lifting even more restrictions would be disastrous right now. “Everybody is tired of it,” Murphy said of the pandemic. “And so you have that pressure to just open up, and that’s just going to make everything worse. And from an epidemiological standpoint, I can’t support that. And I can’t recommend that. It’s a big mistake. Every time you do that, you pay with a life. You’re going to kill somebody.”

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“It’s not just places like Alaska or Idaho where winter comes early,” said Dr. Sadiya Khan, an epidemiologist at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “It could even be places like Chicago where gatherings move indoors as the weather gets colder. It doesn’t have to be super cold. It just has to be cold enough you don’t want to be outside.” While Europe is now being battered by the second wave of pandemic infections, “we never got out of the first wave,” Khan said.