“COVID-19 Cruise Ship Survivors: Ending Lockdown is ‘Crazy'”
Thursday, April 23, 2020, By Lily Datz
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David Larsen, an Associate Professor of Public Health in Falk College, was quoted in the Daily Beast for the article “COVID-19 Cruise Ship Survivors: Ending Lockdown Is ‘Crazy’” In the article, Larsen, who specializes in global health and infectious diseases, that there is high risk in states opening back up too early. “There is great benefit to living in a state with a concrete plan and system to diagnose every case, trace and test every contact, and isolate every infection,” he said. Without firm reopening plans in place, Professor Larsen would “would not feel comfortable easing off social distancing” in the U.S..