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A doctor’s prescription for a safe and sane weekend

Steve Pergam, M.D.
Steve Pergam, an infectious disease expert at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, answers questions during a Facebook live chat. (Fred Hutch via Facebook)

Need to get out of the house this weekend? Steve Pergam, an epidemiologist at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the University of Washington and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, acknowledges that maintaining social distancing can leave you feeling “a little discombobulated” – but there are ways to get together safely with friends.

Pergam talked about the COVID-19 pandemic and answered questions about coping with it today during a Facebook live chat, conducted from his home study.

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By Alan Boyle

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