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OC school reopening debate continues as potential second coronavirus wave looms

Voice of OC, Nov. 2, 2020

November 2, 2020

OC school reopening debate continues as potential second coronavirus wave looms

A second wave of coronavirus case spikes and hospitalizations could hit Orange County soon as the debate to reopen classrooms continues at schools throughout the county. “The worst was in early July here in Orange County. We’re already seeing second waves in Massachusetts and other places. We’re going to be seeing something quite similar, in fact,” said UC Irvine epidemiologist and public health expert Andrew Noymer in a Monday phone interview. … Factors like classroom reopenings and changing weather can affect how bad the second wave can be, Noymer said.