Experts expected the widespread “Black Lives Matter” protests to spark new chains of COVID-19 infection. But a new analysis shows that the cities with the largest protests have not had spikes in transmission. That may be because people who did not attend protests increased their social distancing during those weeks, BuzzFeed News reported

That said, the available data may not capture the true number of infected protesters, and large crowds do present significant risks for viral spread, BuzzFeed noted. 

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