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Costa Mesa’s Fairview Developmental Center Ready for coronavirus patient overflow

Voice of OC, Dec. 9, 2020

December 9, 2020

Costa Mesa’s Fairview Developmental Center Ready for coronavirus patient overflow

“Even if right now the measures are in place are adhered to strictly and people are not gathering, masking 100%, staying outdoors when they get together with people — even if we do those best practices, I don’t think we’re going to see a decline coming for at least another few weeks,” UC Irvine epidemiologist Sanghyuk Shin said. He said the virus is spreading at an exponential rate in Orange County because the reproductive rate has reached two before Thanksgiving. “So one person who’s becoming ill with COVID-19, then two additional people will get sick,” Shin said. “That’s pretty alarming.”