A version of this story appeared in the April 27 edition of CNN’s Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction newsletter. Sign up here to receive the need-to-know headlines every weekday. (CNN)Seeking relief from a heat wave, thousands of people crowded beaches in Southern California this weekend, despite a state-wide stay-at-home order implemented last month. While beaches in Los Angeles and San Diego Counties remained closed, those in Ventura and Orange Counties were packed with people trying and, at times struggling, to adhere to a patchwork of guidelines and restrictions.It’s a sign that officials may find it impossible to keep Americans’ behavior in check as the summer approaches and good weather tempts people back outdoors — Governor Gavin Newsom’s plea to Californians ahead of the sunny weekend to stay at home went unheeded. “You have the power to literally save lives,” he wrote on Twitter, urging Californians to help flatten the curve. Dr. Deborah Birx, one of the White House coronavirus task force’s top health officials, warned that social distancing would continue throughout the summer. Birx’s warning comes as she struggles to maintain a delicate balancing act between science and a slew of disinformation from President Donald Trump, Stephen Collinson and Maeve Reston


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