News & Spotlights

Article: Santa Ana, Anaheim residents getting hit with coronavirus at far higher rates than other OC cities - featuring Prof. Andrew Noymer (Voice of OC)
June 22, 2020 - Public Health News Spotlight

“These are people with jobs that cannot socially distance. Because if your job is welding pieces of metal together or working as a cashier…you’re not spending your day in your pajamas in Zoom meetings,” said Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist at the University of California, Irvine.

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Article: Summer camp during coronavirus will look a little different - featuring Prof. Andrew Noymer (The Washington Post)
June 22, 2020 - Public Health News Spotlight

Andrew Noymer, an associate professor of population health and disease prevention at the University of California, Irvine, said that expecting the unexpected, including abrupt shutdowns, is going to be a big part of camp this year. “The preamble should be that things can change at any time, and parents should be flexible,” he said.

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Article: Amid threats and political pushback, public health officials are leaving their posts - featuring Prof. Andrew Noymer (The Washington Post)
June 22, 2020 - Public Health News Spotlight

This month in California, Nichole Quick, Orange County’s chief health officer, stepped down after she faced threats and protests at her home for requiring face coverings in many businesses as cases rose. The mandate, issued May 23, was softened to a recommendation a week later. Andrew Noymer, a professor of public health at the University of California, Irvine who is part of a county task force, said it was not the first time Quick had been undermined.

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Article: What’s next: The future of summer vacation - featuring Prof. and Chair of Epidemiology Karen Edwards, (UCI News)
June 16, 2020 - Public Health News Spotlight

“Road trips that include outdoor activities are a good bet,” says Karen Edwards, professor and chair of epidemiology at UCI and an enthusiastic traveler, “but remember to follow social distancing and good hygiene practices no matter what you do.”

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Article: Bending the COVID-19 curve proves temporary for many states - featuring Prof. Andrew Noymer (The Hill)
June 16, 2020 - Public Health News Spotlight

Coronavirus recommendations are ignored as the case numbers rise. “They’re either just over it, or they’ve come to believe it’s a phony pandemic because their own personal grandmother hasn’t been affected yet,” Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist at the University of California at Irvine, told the Post. “People just think this is a nothingburger. So they think the risk is exaggerated.”

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Article: The Health 202: The hydroxychloroquine hype is over - featuring Prof. Andrew Noymer (The Washington Post)
June 16, 2020 - Public Health News Spotlight

Hospitalizations of covid-19 patients have reached new highs in 10 states, yet there’s widespread quarantine fatigue. … “They’re either just over it, or they’ve come to believe it’s a phony pandemic because their own personal grandmother hasn’t been affected yet,” Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist at the University of California, Irvine, told The Post. “People just think this is a nothingburger. So they think the risk is exaggerated.”

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Article: MLB is crumbling. Blame the owners - featuring Prof. Andrew Noymer (Sports Illustrated)
June 16, 2020 - Public Health News Spotlight

On the morning of Thursday, March 26, The Atlantic published a story entitled “The Four Possible Timelines for Life Returning to Normal.” In the two most likely scenarios it laid out—four to 12 months, and 12 to 18 months (or more)—the piece cautioned against events that drew large crowds. Andrew Noymer, a public-health professor at UC Irvine, summed it up thus: “No Lollapalooza, no Major League Baseball, no crowded beaches.”

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