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As Orange County classrooms reopen, questions about coronavirus spread surface

Voice of OC, Sept. 25, 2020

September 25, 2020

As Orange County classrooms reopen, questions about coronavirus spread surface

Dr. Dan Cooper, a top professor of pediatrics at UC Irvine, said while OC’s case rates are improving, it doesn’t mean all schools should automatically reopen — especially in areas where the case rates are high. He’s also concerned about the lack of a data collection center that could gather information on everything from outbreaks and contact tracing to specifics on how the virus is spreading in schools and who’s catching it. “The problem is there really should be a systematic data collection effort,” Cooper said in a Thursday phone interview.