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Voice of OC continues to connect residents and public health experts on the latest pressing issues around coronavirus.

Hosting public town halls gives residents of all backgrounds a chance to ask pressing questions of the most senior epidemiologists and public health experts around the county — both before and live during broadcast. 

The upcoming public town hall will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9 on our Facebook page or on our website.

We encourage readers to submit questions live, but you can also send in questions ahead of time by emailing admin@voiceofoc.org.

Voice of OC Publisher & Editor-in-Chief Norberto Santana, Jr. and Reporter Spencer Custodio will host the discussion. Guests include:

  • Dr. Regina Chinsio-Kwong, pediatrician and deputy OC health officer.
  • Sanghyuk Shin, a UC Irvine epidemiologist, who is a public health expert and associate professor at the school of nursing.
  • Vladimir Minin, a UCI biostatician, who has been tracking local COVID-19 trends.
  • Dana Rose Garfin, assistant professor at UCI School of Nursing and department of Health Society and Behavior, who is studying the psychological effects of the pandemic.
  • Alison Holman, a UCI professor in the school of nursing who also studies psychological effects.
  • Mark Bixby, an Orange County resident and retired software developer who’s been putting data into visual formats and reverse engineering public COVID dashboards to get a better understanding of underlying data.

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