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Delta variant drives uptick in OC COVID-19 cases

Spectrum News 1, July 20, 2021

July 20, 2021

Delta variant drives uptick in OC COVID-19 cases

Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and UC Irvine [associate] professor of population health and disease prevention, previously said that lifting the mask mandate for the vaccinated made sense to serve as an incentive for residents to get inoculated. But on Monday he said the new, more contagious Delta varient “is changing things rapidly.”