Infectious disease specialist Dr. Paul Carson, MD and philosopher Anthony Flood, PhD, both from North Dakota State University, talk about the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lessons we’ve learned from the medical and social response to the crisis, and they lay out the arguments they make about necessary and unnecessary precautions in their new paper “COVID-19 Policymaking in a Country Divided: A Path Toward Unity Through Catholic Social Teaching.”

CDC Excess Deaths Data: www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covi…9/excess_deaths.htm

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation: www.healthdata.org/

Video showing how droplets spread in air after a sneeze: edhub.ama-assn.org/jn-learning/vid…player/18357411

Japanese study of microdroplets after a sneeze or cough: www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2azcn7MqOU

University of Nebraska demo of masking effects on micro-droplets: www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbAzUUtqbiU

Image of bacterial growth on a petri dish from masked and unmasked activities like sneezing, coughing, talking, and singing: twitter.com/richdavisphd/status…60212979712/photo/1

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