Woman choosing a new book in the bookstore during COVID-19 pandemic
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Medicine’s Stephen Sroka pens piece about mask guidance

Stephen Sroka, adjunct assistant professor of medicine, penned an op-ed for New York Daily News weighing in on masking recommendations to reduce COVID-19 risks.

In the piece, titled “Masks, condoms and common sense: How to get through to the resistant,” Sroka drew on his experience working with Anthony Fauci to combat the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s. He reflected on the controversy that arose from scientists’ suggestions to use condoms to help prevent transmission, similar to how masks are being used to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

As new data becomes available, Sroka explained, recommendations change, but the intent remains consistent: Strategies are presented to limit the spread.

Read Sroka’s piece.