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School of Medicine’s Robert Salata speaks on the risks associated with frequent grocery store visits

Is It Ethically Okay to Get Food Delivered Right Now?

The Atlantic: Robert Salata, professor of medicine, epidemiology and international health, spoke about the risk involved in the frequency of grocery store visits: “I think if you’re careful, in the long run it’s not going to make that much of a difference,” said Salata, adding that the health considerations of having food delivered during social distancing is of little risk if both parties are not part of an at-risk group—and suggested that too much focus on the danger of such a transaction would nullify other concerns, such as wanting to support a local restaurant or contribute to delivery workers’ income.