SF Gate: Did shutting down outdoor dining contribute to California’s COVID-19 surge?

SF Gate: Did shutting down outdoor dining contribute to California’s COVID-19 surge?. “There has been no such linkage between outdoor dining and COVID-19 transmission, but California banned the activity in most of the state in early December, despite being one of the few states with a winter climate that would support it. Despite the ban, California has had one of the worst winter COVID-19 surges in the country, which begs the following question: Is it possible that shutting down outdoor dining made the state’s surge even worse? Dr. Monica Gandhi, an infectious disease expert at UCSF, believes it’s highly likely.”

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