Community Updates

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    June 16, Updates

    Dangerous variant ‘rapidly increasing’ in US, expert says The Delta variant, first reported in India, currently accounts for nearly 10% of coronavirus cases in the U.S., according to the CDC. EU agrees to start lifting travel restrictions on Americans EU members agreed Wednesday to add the U.S. to the list of countries from which restrictions on nonessential […]

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    June 15, Updates

    White House will host a July 4 celebration to mark ‘independence from the virus’ The White House will host a celebration for thousands of essential workers and military families on July 4 on the South Lawn to mark the U.S.’s “independence from the virus,” according to a White House official. US donates batch of Johnson & […]

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    June 14, Updates

    How will theme parks verify vaccine status? There is no requirement for amusement parks to check for proof of vaccination or collect results from a COVID-19 test after the state reopens Tuesday. Novavax says its vaccine shows 90.4% efficacy Despite the impressive results, the COVID vaccine’s future in the United States is uncertain and it might be needed […]

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    June 11, Updates

    Orange County to memorialize those who perished from COVID A public memorial will be held today for the roughly 5,100 Orange County residents killed by COVID-19. California businesses baffled by various reopening rules Gov. Gavin Newsom’s health agency has said vaccinated people won’t need to wear face coverings in many public places. State regulators — following […]

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    June 10, Updates

    California’s reopening rules explained With the state set to reopen its economy on Tuesday, wearing a mask will become optional in many public settings. Study affirms vaccine effectiveness against variants The data for all three vaccines is “very solid,” an immunologist said. O.C.’s case numbers continue encouraging trends On Wednesday, Orange County reported 26 new COVID-19 infections […]

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    June 9, Updates

    J&J working to extend shelf-life of its vaccine Speaking during the Wall Street Journal Tech Health event on Wednesday, Johnson & Johnson Chairman and CEO Alex Gorsky said the company is working to ensure its vaccines can be used and deployed effectively. Gorsky’s comments follow a statement the company released yesterday, saying it is working […]

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    June 8, Updates

    Orange County’s COVID-19 numbers continue downward trend Orange County’s encouraging COVID-19 trends continue, with just 19 new infections reported Monday and the number of patients in intensive care dropping below 10. California has low level of community spread California is one of only two states considered to have low levels of community coronavirus transmission. The CDC categorizes low transmission […]

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    June 7, Updates

    COVID state of emergency won’t end June 15, Newsom says California’s COVID-19 state of emergency order will remain in place beyond June 15, despite plans to reopen the state’s economy on that date, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday. How does COVID end in US? With an ‘acceptable’ death rate In a “good” flu season, nearly 100 […]

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    June 4, Updates

    New increases in teen hospitalization rates reinforce importance of COVID vaccination A recent increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations among people ages 12 to 17 reinforces the importance of practicing prevention measures against the coronavirus and vaccination, according to a study released today in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Cal OSHA approves revisions to COVID-19 Emergency […]

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    June 3, Updates

    White House launches the COVID-19 College Challenge – UCI is an early participant! Yesterday, the White House and the U.S. Department of Education launched the COVID-19 College Challenge by inviting colleges and universities across the country to join in efforts to end the pandemic by signing up. The initiative is part of the Administration’s national vaccination “Month […]

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