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California Supreme Court rejects Orange County Board of Education’s mask lawsuit

KABC-7 (City News Service), Aug. 19, 2021

August 19, 2021

California Supreme Court rejects Orange County Board of Education’s mask lawsuit

Dr. Dan Cooper, [professor], 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.” Cooper noted that “even with the Alpha variant there were plenty of kids who got quite sick and we don’t even know the long-term consequences.”