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The Jewish Faucis: Orthodox doctors battle COVID and disinformation in Orthodox communities

 

November 13, 2020

"There were a lot of nuanced questions that were well beyond the cultural resonance of guidelines from the CDC and local DOH," said Dr. Avi Rosenberg, a renal pathologist at Johns Hopkins University. Rosenberg advised a number of camps and schools on how to reopen safely during the pandemic.

(JTA) - The doctor burst into public view in the pandemic's early days, vaulting from behind the scenes to the front lines of a crisis bringing his community to its knees. Community members hung on his every word and changed their behavior because of him. 

Seven months later, he still has his adherents, but he also knows that weighing in about ways to curb the spread of COVID-19 comes with a cost - from being dismissed at best to facing violent threats from people who are tired of restrictions as the pandemic wears on. He's still speaking out, but increasingly to a smaller group of people...



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