Published: Sept. 17, 2021

Sociology Professor Jennifer Reich continues to be a media go-to on many aspects of the ongoing coverage of COVID. Reich said when it comes to being granted a religious exemption some people will be more successful than others. "The rules around non-medical exemptions for religion have really focused on what those faith beliefs are and how we balance your constitutional right to freedom of religion against our community goals to protect individuals," Reich said.

On the topic of off-label treatments, Reich said that people’s desperation to save loved ones is understandable, and that a purported miracle drug sounds better than accepting that following the science is often messy and slow. But she emphasizes that that slow process is what provides the best path to finding new answers to complicated questions. 

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