Huntington Beach becomes center for coronavirus trutherism in Southern California

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People visit Huntington Beach pier as the U.S. passes more than 4 million coronavirus infections, July 23, 2020. Photo by Mike Blake/REUTERS.

Huntington Beach is a hotspot for people who are skeptical of coronavirus and masks. In a YouTube video, two young men in Huntington Beach try giving away free masks, but their attempt doesn't go well.  

More than 30 city employees in Huntington Beach have contracted COVID-19, and the region has the fourth highest case total in Orange County and the third highest death total. However, compared with other cities in OC, Huntington’s per-100,000 rate isn't nearly as bad.