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Medicine’s Elie Saade weighs in on protesting during a pandemic

How dangerous is it to protest during a pandemic?
Rolling StoneElie Saade, assistant professor of medicine, discussed how protesting during a pandemic presents additional challenges, noting that if a person is wearing a mask and is exposed to tear gas, the tear gas could get on the mask and cause skin irritation. He added that, if this happens, some may not be able to tolerate the additional discomfort caused by the mask, and may remove it, giving the virus more opportunities to spread.