7/31/2020

Quoted in Sun Sentinel

As Marlins deal with COVID-19 outbreak,
are catchers more susceptible to
catching or spreading coronavirus?

By Wells Dusenbury

“What you’ve got there is a hitter and an umpire, each of them
doing different things,” said microbiologist Dr. Dean Hart, who
spent who spent 25 years as an Associate Research Scientist
and Assistant Professor at the Columbia University College of
Physicians and Surgeons.

7/30/2020

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7/28/2020

Quoted in USA Today About Going Back to School

Trump threatens to withhold funding to schools
if they don’t reopen this fall

By Michael Collins and David Jackson

Dean Hart, a New York City-based expert in microbiology and the transmission of viruses and diseases,
said children could all too easily become “silent spreaders” of COVID-19, and that would “almost certainly
lead to more death of the older and vulnerable.”

“We are seeing spikes across the country that in certain areas would mean the reopening of schools
would spread at a faster pace due to shared classrooms, dormitories, desks and surfaces,” Hart said.

7/7/2020

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7/7/2020

7/7/2020

Quoted in Washington Times

Trump says he’ll ‘pressure’ states
to reopen schools in the fall

By David Sherfinski and Dave Boyer

President Trump on Tuesday declared that K-12 schools
should move full steam ahead toward reopening in the fall
despite concerns from local leaders and education groups
about exposing students and teachers to the coronavirus…

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7/7/2020