Don’t hesitate with CPR because of COVID-19. A new study in Circulation last month, reviewed the rates of COVID-19 infections in out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and the implications for bystander CPR. In an article published in the Washington Post, experts urged the public not to avoid CPR because of coronavirus fears.

You’re talking about people who need help, and who need people willing to jump in and help them. The risk isn’t zero, but it’s low. You’re many times more likely to save someone’s life by intervening than you are to get infected.

- Michael Sayre

Professor of emergency medicine at the University of Washington and medical director of the Seattle fire department