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Rutgers: Dean Authors Op-ed Comparing HIV/AIDS and COVID-19 Response

While the COVID-19 and human immunodeficieny (HIV) pandemics are radically different biological phenomena, our reactions and responses to them share far too many similarities, according to a new op-ed from Rutgers School of Public Health Dean, Dr. Perry N. Halkitis.

Dr. Halkitis argues that what connects these viruses, and likely those that will emerge, is a mishandled response by our federal government, lack of preparedness by our society, and the complications created by people whose reactions are informed more by their emotions rather than by rational decision making.

Read “America’s response to COVID-19 seems frighteningly familiar to some of us”.

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