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Experts warn of another coronavirus surge as Southern California cases decline

Press Enterprise, March 19, 2021

March 19, 2021

Experts warn of another coronavirus surge as Southern California cases decline

“We shouldn’t be doing an end-zone dance,” said Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist [and associate professor] at UC Irvine’s Program in Public Health. … However, Noymer said it is crucial to follow details in the guidelines, such as limiting the number of people to 10% of capacity in gyms and 25% in restaurants. …  Noymer recommends people not dine indoors or work out in a gym unless they have been fully vaccinated. Unless one has been vaccinated, Noymer said, “I wouldn’t go anywhere near a gym right now” because of the labored breathing involved in exercising.