Free Speech And Public Health, During A Pandemic: What's The Balance?

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With thousands attending protests against police brutality in Massachusetts and beyond, will we see a spike in coronavirus cases? We talk about how these last few weeks may impact reopening and minority communities.

We hear from Dr. Joseph Betancourt, vice president and chief equity and inclusion officer of Massachusetts General Hospital; and Dr. Cassandra Pierre, infectious disease physician and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine. She is also the Medical Director of Public Health Programs and the Associate Hospital Epidemiologist at Boston Medical Center.

This segment aired on June 4, 2020.

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