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OC school board to sue Newsom over mask rule for students

Spectrum News 1 (City News Service), Aug. 4, 2021

August 4, 2021

OC school board to sue Newsom over mask rule for students

Dr. Dan Cooper of UC Irvine’s Institute for Immunology, who has been active in the university’s COVID-19 pandemic research, disputed the board’s statement that children are not at risk from the coronavirus. “That’s a falsehood, that’s incorrect,” the pediatrician told City News Service. “We’ve learned that children are at risk of COVID. Yes, it’s a milder disease, but to say they’re not at risk is a crime. It’s a lie.” … Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and UC Irvine [associate] professor of population health and disease prevention, said it is not true that children are not a vector for COVID-19.