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Coronavirus updates: Fresno County school defies state closure order? Will ‘strike teams’ work?

The Fresno Bee, Aug. 13, 2020

August 13, 2020

Coronavirus updates: Fresno County school defies state closure order? Will ‘strike teams’ work?

But can the strike teams really contain the virus’ spread? One infectious-disease expert says the additional boots on the ground will surely help – but ultimately it’s up to Valley residents to take the necessary precautions. “The commandos themselves don’t really fight the virus,” said Andrew Noymer, an expert on population health and disease prevention at UC Irvine. What’s needed is “action on the part of everyone to mask, and physically distant,” he said.