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Follow the World Health Organization's instructions to reduce your risk of infection:

1/ Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

2/ When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue - throw issue away immediately and wash hands.

3/ Avoid close contact with anyone that has fever and cough.

Derek Thompson+ Your Authors @DKThomp Writer at @TheAtlantic. Host of podcast CRAZY/GENIUS. Author of book HIT MAKERS. Talker on NPR's @hereandnow and @CBSNews. derek[at]theatlantic[dot]com May. 25, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

The largest outbreak in South Korea came from a church.
The largest outbreak in France came from a church.
The latest outbreak in Germany came from a church.
The latest CDC investigation traces a rural Arkansas outbreak—from a church.

 https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/how-will-we-ever-be-safe-inside/611953/ 

CDC: High COVID-19 Attack Rate Among Attendees at Events at a Church — Arkansas, March 2020

 https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6920e2.htm?s_cid=mm6920e2_w 

Upshot: 38% of attendees at rural Arkansas church in March developed COVID, including half of those over 65

I'm not very religious, and I want to be sensitive to ppl who are suffering from disconnection to their congregation and priest/rabbi/imam.

But crowding into close unventilated spaces and chanting together is just disastrously risky right no. Is outdoor prayer an option?


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