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Red vs. Blue. vs. COVID? It’s not a simple question

The Orange County Register, Nov. 15, 2021

November 15, 2021

Red vs. Blue. vs. COVID? It’s not a simple question

Scientists and epidemiologists working on COVID-19 track the virus or health data, not politics. And experts from organizations as diverse as the World Health Organization and UC Irvine don’t mention party registration when talking about the non-health issues that drive coronavirus. Instead, they list such factors as type of employment, access to health care and housing density.