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Evidence and experts to help you understand today’s public health news—and what it means for tomorrow.

Dec 1, 2020

Prior to Thanksgiving, the city of Philadelphia announced new COVID-19 restrictions to last for six weeks until January 1—some of the strictest recommendations the country has seen since the spring. Health commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley talks with Stephanie Desmon about these targeted restrictions the city hopes will prevent the current surge from overwhelming hospitals or killing large numbers of people, what contact tracing data are saying about how and where most people are getting infected, and why there’s more pushback now even though cases are exponentially higher than they were in the spring.