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Professor Efthimios Parasidis quoted in 10TV feature discussing COVID-19 curfews

November 24, 2020 | Media News

Professor Efthimios Parasidis, an expert in the area of health law, was recently quoted in a piece by 10TV discussing whether or not mandated curfews help limit the spread of COVID-19.

“I think it’s wishful thinking that a curfew might help reduce the spread,” Parasidis said. “I would be shocked if the data over the next two weeks shows any type of impact has been made by a curfew.”

“I’m not sure that a curfew sends a serious message that there is a dire need to limit in-person interactions in places like gyms, restaurants and bars,” he added. “Restricting in-person dining might make that a more serious message. We have our priorities backwards. We’re closing schools. We’re putting strain on children, on families, while at the same time allowing bars and restaurants to stay open when it’s clear that that’s the place where the primary spread is happening.”