How we decide the risks we’re willing to take as coronavirus shutdowns are lifted

SAN JOSE, Calif. — As an infectious disease expert, Dr. George Rutherford knows all about the horrors of COVID-19.But there’s one risk that the University of California, San Francisco professor, wearing a mask, is willing to take: hugging his 2-year-old granddaughter.For two months, we’ve been diligent about staying home. But, as Bay Area residents start to venture out with parts of the state gradually loosening lockdown restrictions, how do we navigate this new landscape of peril and promise? We can’t stay isolated and fearful forever.The new normal looks like this: Social lives carefully bui…

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