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First COVID-19 Shot Recipient in U.S. Now a Vaccine Activist
December 30, 2021
Since being hailed as the first person in the United States to get a COVID-19 vaccine, New York nurse Sandra Lindsay has become a prominent face in the country's biggest-ever vaccination campaign. ... read more »
LA County Daily COVID Cases Soar Above 16,000; Hospitalizations Climb
December 30, 2021
Los Angeles County reported a staggering 16,510 new COVID-19 cases in its latest data, one of the highest daily totals of the pandemic and up nearly 75% from Tuesday, while the hospitalization number soared again, prompting a call for residents to rethink their holiday gathering plans. ... read more »
LL Cool J Tests Positive for COVID-19, Cancels New Year’s Eve Performance
December 30, 2021
After testing positive for COVID-19, hip-hop singer LL Cool J has canceled his performance in ``Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2022,'' according to a report posted on the ABC 7 website. ... read more »
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COVID-19 Surge Prompts Cancelation of Chicago Kwanzaa Event
December 30, 2021
Chicago's surging cases of the highly transmissible COVID-19 omicron variant has prompted City Colleges of Chicago to cancel a Kwanzaa celebration planned for this week at Malcom X College. ... read more »
Fauci: US should consider vaccine mandate for US air travel
December 28, 2021
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said Monday the nation should consider a vaccination mandate for domestic air travel, signaling a potential embrace of an idea the Biden administration has previously eschewed, as COVID-19 cases spike. ... read more »
Los Angeles County’s COVID-19 Hospitalizations Top 1,000 as Cases Surge
December 28, 2021
For the first time since late September, the number of people in Los Angeles County hospitals with COVID-19 surpassed the 1,000 mark today, echoing a sharp upward trend in infections and a dramatic increase in the rate of people testing positive for the virus. ... read more »
Los Angeles County’s COVID-19 Hospitalizations Surpass 900
December 27, 2021
Los Angeles County reported 8,891 new cases of COVID-19 and seven additional deaths associated with the virus in its latest data in numbers that likely reflect reporting delays over the holiday and the weekend. ... read more »
US to lift omicron-Linked Travel Ban on Southern Africa
December 27, 2021
The U.S. will lift travel restrictions on eight southern African countries that it imposed to try to blunt the spread of the COVID omicron variant, the White House announced Friday. ... read more »
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LA County Expands COVID Testing Amid Explosive Surge in Cases
December 27, 2021
The average daily rate at which people are testing positive for the coronavirus has risen to 15% as of Friday, more than triple the rate from a week ago and nearly topping 10,000 new cases. ... read more »
Two UC Irvine Men’s Basketball Games Called Off Due To COVID-19 Protocols
December 27, 2021
UC Irvine's men's basketball games against Cal State Northridge and UC Santa Barbara will not be played at this time due to COVID-19 protocols, the university announced today. ... read more »
Los Angeles County’s COVID-19 Hospitalizations Continue Climbing
December 27, 2021
The number of COVID-19-positive patients in Los Angeles County hospitals continued an unnerving climb today as the virus' Omicron variant continued to fuel rising infection numbers in the Southland and beyond.    According to state figures, there were 966 COVID-positive patients in L.A. hospitals as of Monday, up sharply from 904 on Sunday. Two-hundred of those patients were being treated in intensive care, up from 188 a day earlier. ... read more »
Holiday Flights Canceled at LAX, Other Airports Due to COVID-19 Issues
December 27, 2021
More flights were canceled at Southland airports and around the world today, as a wave of cancellations over the holiday weekend driven by the coronavirus pandemic continued to inconvenience travelers. ... read more »
L.A. Sees Significant COVID Increase in Communities of Color
December 23, 2021
Community leaders are encouraging adults and children alike to remain vigilant in their steps to avoid contracting the COVID-19 virus.  ... read more »
LAX Holding Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic For Holiday Travelers
December 21, 2021
People traveling during the holiday season can get free COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters shots at LAX on two consecutive Wednesdays -- tomorrow and Dec. 29. ... read more »
Pomona College Mandates COVID Vaccine Boosters
December 21, 2021
Students, faculty and staff at Pomona College will be required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot to return to campus for the upcoming semester, the school announced today. ... read more »
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