By Daniel Burke
The coronavirus pandemic has brought out the best and worst aspects of religion.
Faith has inspired countless acts of generosity and goodwill while helping believers get through an extraordinarily scary and difficult time.
But some believers, from Christians to Hasidic Jews, have flouted social-distancing guidelines, insisting that God will protect their congregation. And as in previous pandemics, some have gone looking for scapegoats to explain why God would allow such immense suffering.
Jeff Levin, an epidemiologist and observant Jew who comes from a long line of esteemed rabbis, has studied — and lived at — the intersection of medicine and religion for decades.
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