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Editorial: Businesses may be reopening, but COVID-19 is still a danger

Houston Chronicle, May 11, 2020 (Editorial)

May 11, 2020

Editorial: Businesses may be reopening, but COVID-19 is still a danger

Andrew Noymer, a public health professor at the University of California, Irvine, stressed that any reopening plan should be a step-by-step process. “Each step is like potentially lighting a fuse. That fuse can take up to 10 days to burn before it explodes. We are hoping it won’t explode,” Noymer told the editorial board. “But if you light a fuse on Monday and light another fuse on Tuesday, you potentially have two back-to-back explosions because you haven’t waited long enough to see if Monday fuse will be a dud.”