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…

--

--

--

A blog from Medium for Covid-19 news, advice, and commentary.

Recommended from Medium

Harnessing the Power of Data to Combat COVID-19

Last Year Covid took 28 Million lives from 31 countries

Last Year Covid took 28 Million lives from 31 countries

Omicron Cautious

Covid-19 Taught Us What Our Parents Couldn’t

Is the key to winning the fight against Covid19 laying in the sewer?

The New Normal: Tricolored India

The Latest: What it’s like to get a Covid-19 vaccine

Here’s What Lays Ahead for Covid-19 Vaccines

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Alexandra Sifferlin

Alexandra Sifferlin

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

More from Medium

Soul Retrieval : Further Reflections

To Be a Woman

Abandoned Lifeboat

Little green men to Crimea from Russia