Infectious Disease Doctors Warn Against Re-Opening Too Quickly

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Dr. Anthony Fauci told Congress yesterday that states need to plan for an uptick in COVID-19 cases once stay-at-home orders are lifted.

This view is shared by Boston’s top infectious disease doctors, who outlined their concerns in a Boston Globe opinion piece: “Don't Reopen Massachusetts Too Quickly.”

Any plans to reopen, they warn, must also include plans to shut right back down again, should a second wave of infection occur.

Dr. Helen Boucher, a co-author on the piece, is chief of the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center. She joined WBUR's Morning Edition to discuss their calls for caution.

This segment aired on May 13, 2020.

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