Republican officials join recall effort against Gov. Newsom for coronavirus restrictions

UC Irvine epidemiologist Sanghyuk Shin said the order should’ve been issued sooner and malls and department stores should’ve been shut down because the virus is so prevalent in the community. “Absolutely. To be honest, I think some of the specific guidelines — it’s hard to know where the justification is coming from. I haven’t seen any data that suggests that smaller businesses are at higher risk of having transmission events compared to these larger stores.”