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Gawande: More vaccinations, masking key to fighting COVID

Rolling out vaccines as quickly as possible and doubling down on COVID-19 precautions such as wearing masks will be the most effective tools to fight the virus in the months to come, according to Harvard Chan School’s Atul Gawande.

In interviews with a variety of media outlets, Gawande, professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, surgeon, and co-founder of Ariadne Labs, spoke about his efforts to help distribute vaccines, his recent New Yorker article about a North Dakota city’s struggle over public health precautions to contain the virus, and the dangers posed by highly transmissible variants.