Naya Rivera and Preventable Death in the Time of Pandemic Coronavirus


The world, but particularly Americans, are living the large-scale consequences of mass noncompliance with prevention guidelines as Florida leads global COVID-19 caseloads. The same qualities apparent in those unwilling to wear masks or take other social distancing precautions are seen in those who partake in behaviors like driving under the influence or unsafe sex — health illiteracy. Naya Rivera’s death at Lake Piru was no different.

This piece was initially published on Medium on July 15, 2020. For the complete article, please visit:

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