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Parents, students rally to resume youth sports competitions

Orange County Register, Jan. 15, 2021

January 15, 2021

Parents, students rally to resume youth sports competitions

UC Irvine epidemiologist Andrew Noymer said he believes organized high schools sports should be sidelined “a little while longer” because teens in the 14-19 age-group may be spreading the virus with no symptoms. … “I’m not worried that the kids are going to get sick (from sports). I’m worried that the kids are going to become asymptomatic spreaders, and that affects everyone in the community.”