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Orange County grand jury criticizes pandemic response

Spectrum News 1 (City News Service), May 12, 2021

May 12, 2021

Orange County grand jury criticizes pandemic response

Orange County continued its promising COVID-19 trends Wednesday as the Orange County Grand Jury issued a report critical of the county’s response to the pandemic. … Andrew Noymer, a UC Irvine [associate] professor of population health and disease prevention, said, “I just find the report vague. It’s a 19-page report with a cover page, table of contents, bibliography. The actual report is less than 10 pages and a lot of that is taken up by graphs of the budget of the relevant agencies over time. It’s just not very detail-oriented. But it asks some reasonable questions.”