Church and Coronavirus Is a Dangerous Combination

Data shows religious services are risky for Covid-19 spread. Yet places of worship are opening and the CDC is removing warnings.

Disinfectors in L’Aquila, Italy, on May 20, 2020, during a sanitizing of a church. Credit: NurPhoto / Getty Images

The debate around how to handle places of worship in the pandemic is becoming fraught. President Donald Trump recently said that churches are essential and that…

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Health and science journalist. Former editor of Medium’s Covid-19 Blog and deputy editor at Elemental. TIME Magazine writer before that

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