The Los Angeles Times interviewed Dr. Robert Kim-Farley about polling showing Californians are taking precautions against spreading COVID-19.
February 11, 2022Los Angeles Times
Super Bowl LVI is arriving as a nationwide coronavirus surge wanes, yet Californians are feeling more cautious about game-day protocols than much of the rest of the country. Some fear the massive sporting event in Inglewood could spark a new outbreak and set back the region’s progress against the pandemic.
“I hope it’s not a ‘Super-spreader Bowl,’” Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn said during a news conference this week. “Because that would be very upsetting to all the work that we’ve done, all the sacrifices that people have made — that one game on a Sunday afternoon in L.A. County could in any way negatively impact our progress.”
Many Californians are taking measures to keep that from happening: 52% of Golden State residents who plan to watch the Rams-Bengals showdown say they’ll do so alone or with fewer people than normal because of COVID-19 concerns, compared to 41% of people nationwide, according to a new L.A. Times/SurveyMonkey poll.
"COVID is here. We have to continue to live with it."
CNN Newsroom interviewed Dr. Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and the Gordon-Levin Endowed Chair in Infectious Diseases and Public Health, about continuing to live with and prevent the spread of COVID-19 and its subsequent variants.