A look back at Orange County’s 2020 response to the coronavirus pandemic

UC Irvine economics Ami Glazer said the economy will still suffer as many people don’t want to go out because the virus is so widespread. “People are afraid to go out and until the infection declines that would continue,” Glazer said. “The best evidence is China, where infections appear to have disappeared and they’re close to where they were before the epidemic started so if we close to eliminate infections the way China has we should also be doing well.”