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Daniel Tisch, from the School of Medicine, says social distancing is the best tool in our toolbelt

Social distancing dramatically changed Ohio’s coronavirus outlook. Could the U.S. have done even better? Daniel Tisch, associate professor and the director of the Master of Public Health Program at the School of Medicine, discussed how masks and other protective gear carry risks and cautioned that masks could give people a false sense of security against COVID-19: “People overestimate our ability to control infections,” said Tisch. “The problem is we don’t have any other tools right now. … Social distancing is our tool.”