Adults with positive SARS-CoV-2 test results were approximately twice as likely to have reported dining at a restaurant than were those with negative SARS-CoV-2 test results.

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If you’re making non-essential trips to places where you’re in contact with other people, especially indoors, you’re going to increase your risk of contracting the disease. This makes sense. EDIT: I seem to be getting numerous replies saying the same thing about how essential trips increase risk, which is of course true, but if those trips are truly essential they need to be done. If, on top of the trips you *need* to do, you make additional non-essential trips, you increase your own risk relative to what it was if you were just doing what is necessary. Obviously the virus doesn’t care why you’re making a trip, but few people have things set up to where they can survive in complete isolation, so they can reduce their own relative risk by not making contact beyond what they have to. I didn’t think this needed to be explained so thoroughly, but apparently there are some comprehension issues.


Correlation: People who refuse to dine out are being much more careful with everything. Not surprising.


I would like to see more details in the questioning. For example, dining indoors or outdoors (or visiting another outdoor venue like a brewery). And what was the positivity near these areas where people considered dining out? All to say, in my locale the positivity is a lot lower than the rest of the state and I only go to open air places and peace out if it starts to get crowded. Are some of these people making the same justifications as me or are they simply throwing caution to the wind because they don’t see the implications?


The point isn’t that they caught it from restaurants. It’s that people who are more likely to go to restaurants during a pandemic are also more likely to engage in other risky behaviors and catch the virus


Correlation or causation? 🙃