Unmasked Police Are a Risk to Protesters — and Each Other

Why aren’t police wearing masks at protests?

Members of the New York City Police Department look on from the Midtown North Precinct as protesters march on June 7, 2020, in New York. Photo: Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images

In New York City, the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic and site of ongoing protests against racism and police brutality, many police have not been wearing masks. This weekend, New York Police Department officers stood along demonstration routes with exposed faces as passing protesters…

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Yasmin Tayag

Yasmin Tayag

Editor, Medium Coronavirus Blog. Senior editor at Future Human by OneZero. Previously: science at Inverse, genetics at NYU.

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