When Can I Visit My Grandma Again?

Here’s what experts say

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“We all should recognize that we are living in a risky environment and there are degrees of risk,” says William Schaffner, MD, a professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. “We need to do what we can to manage the risk, because we will acknowledge that Grandma is at risk.”




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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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