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LA Marathon: 1½ years after ‘no reason to cancel’ debate, is it safe to run on Sunday?LA Marathon: 1½ years after ‘no reason to cancel’ debate, is it safe to run on Sunday?

Press Telegram, Nov. 6, 2021 corona

November 6, 2021

LA Marathon: 1½ years after ‘no reason to cancel’ debate, is it safe to run on Sunday?

“I’m not opposed to them doing this,” said Andrew Noymer, [associate] professor of public health at UC Irvine. “I don’t think it will become a superspreader event. It’s outdoors. And it’s not that different that Lollapalooza. And that seems to have gone off without a problem.” Without more evidence of risk — say like an emerging variant like delta earlier in the summer — the organizers seem to have put in enough safety measures for a safe event, Noymer said.