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Coronavirus recommendations ignored as case numbers rise

The Washington Post, June 15, 2020

June 15, 2020

Coronavirus recommendations ignored as case numbers rise

“They’re either just over it, or they’ve come to believe it’s a phony pandemic because their own personal grandmother hasn’t been affected yet,” said Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist at the University of California, Irvine, in Orange County. Elected officials last week forced the county health department to scale back a mask-wearing order. “People just think this is a nothingburger. So they think the risk is exaggerated.”