The pandemic is still happening, even if restaurants are starting to re-open. A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that people diagnosed with COVID-19 are approximately “twice as likely” to have dined out at restaurants within the 14 days before they began to present symptoms. The report, released Thursday (September 10th), notes that in-person dining at restaurants—“where mask use and social distancing are difficult to maintain”—offers a greater risk of exposure than places like gyms or shopping centers. However the study did have some limitations, for example it did not account for whether or not the participants dined indoors or outdoors, or how those who reported visiting bars and coffee shops got their beverages. Here’s the complete story from Fox News.
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