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Epidemiologist Dr. Wael Al-Delaimy Answers Questions About COVID-19

In a recent online interview, epidemiologist Dr. Wael Al-Delaimy answered questions from our La Jolla Community Center members about COVID-19, providing his insight as a service to help educate the community as well. In reviewing the “curve” of new COVID-19 cases in San Diego County with data provided by the Union Tribune, Al-Delaimy said that “we are not there in terms of controlling COVID-19 and therefore not ready to resume normal business and social activities.” Al-Delaimy who is professor of Global Health at the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at UCSD and the Associate Director of UCSD’s Institute for Public Health said he was hopeful in mid-April when reviewing the number of cases that were starting to decline, but unfortunately during the last few weeks, the San Diego curve (although with some ups and downs) has continued to rise, with a peak new daily cases of 233 on May 7th compared to a low of 43 on April 12. Please visit the home page for the full video interview. In addition, an in-depth article about the interview and his remarks was published in the La Jolla Light on May 28, 2020. Please see the full article listed at the bottom of this page.

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