County Executive requests all protesters who didn't wear masks to self-quarantine

By NewsRadio 1120 KMOX

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page is calling on all protesters who did not wear masks or practice social distancing to self-quarantine for 14 days. 

SLU Care general internist at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital, Dr. Fred Buckhold says the possibility of transmission is clear.  He says the medical community believes the points put forth by protesters of systemic violence and injustice is in itself a public health issue and that needs to be weighed against the public health issue of COVID. 

Generally, he says the medical community is supporting the right to protest and feels that advocacy is really important. Dr. Buckhold says he is encouraged to see so many protestors wearing masks. 

Dr. Buckhold also addresses a new finding from the National Institutes of Health that suggests COVID probably is not a seasonal virus.  And he talks about the quest for a vaccine and whether we need to get an antibody test at this time.

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