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Why Covid took off in California, again

The New York Times, Aug. 4, 2021

August 4, 2021

Why Covid took off in California, again

Between reinstated mask mandates and spiking coronavirus case numbers, this summer is starting to feel a little too much like 2020. … Andrew Noymer, an [epidemiologist and associate professor of population health and disease prevention] at the University of California, Irvine, employed a very California analogy to explain it to me: “Delta is a lightning strike and loosening restrictions is the wind” — and they have joined forces to create a threat like a dangerous wildfire.