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Thousands of dollars being spent on fireworks for July 4th in OC

Orange County Register, April 24, 2021

April 24, 2021

Thousands of dollars being spent on fireworks for July 4th in OC

However, Newsom’s plan for June seems premature to Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and [associate] professor of public health at UC Irvine. The coronavirus is in a lull and vaccinations are widespread, so lifting coronavirus closures and capacity limits in mid-June could be justified, Noymer said. “But that being said, I’m a little surprised that they’ve announced it two months in advance, because I don’t know what the pandemic is going to be doing in two months and it seems a little hasty to announce so far in advance,” he said. It’s even harder to predict what the status of the pandemic will be by Independence Day, Noymer said, recalling how coronavirus cases surged last July.