The fight against COVID-19 and the battle for social equality through Black Lives Matter protests present a stark contrast: one requires distance and isolation, while the other calls for unity in numbers.

The opposition has led many to believe that overall coronavirus cases would soar following the onset of protests, but a new study lays those beliefs to rest — for now.

More than three weeks after the events broke out, researchers did not find the protests reignited COVID-19 case growth. Meanwhile, they found increases in social distancing when stay-at-home orders were lifting and businesses reopening.

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