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The Los Angeles Times interviewed Dr. Robert Kim-Farley, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor-in-residence of epidemiology and community health sciences, on the possibility that California’s efforts to slow infections may yield positive results in the next month.
Coronavirus cases surging. Hospitals filling up. Reopening of schools postponed. Battles over wearing masks in public intensifying.
July has brought a month of grim COVID-19 headlines for California, with a state once seen as a model of prevention enduring a new surge in cases as the economy rapidly reopened.
But will July end with more bad news or some tentative signs that the efforts to slow infections by closing down some businesses and institutions might be paying off?