Black Lives Matter Protests Haven’t Resulted in Spike in Coronavirus Cases: Study

Black Lives Matter demonstrations around the country haven’t led to a widespread increase in coronavirus cases, says a study published this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

The study utilized data from more than 300 of the country’s largest cities and found no evidence that the number of coronavirus cases grew in the weeks after the protests began, CNN reported Wednesday.

In fact, the study pointed out that social distancing actually increased after the protests, as people trying to avoid the demonstrations, CNN reported.

“Our findings suggest that any direct decrease in social distancing among the subset of the population participating in the protests is more than offset by increasing social distancing behavior among others who may choose to shelter-at-home and circumvent public places while the protests are underway,” the report said.

The ongoing demonstrations were spurred by the May 25 death of George Floyd, a Black man killed in Minneapolis while in police custody.

Show More

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Back to top button

My News Matters to me - Washington Informer Donations

Be a Part of The Washington Informer Legacy

A donation of your choice empowers our journalists to continue the work to better inform, educate and empower you through technology and resources that you use.

Click Here Today to Support Black Press and be a part of the Legacy!

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker