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COVID-19 AMA: How Soon LA County Could Move To Orange Tier, Rising Concerns About California Virus Variant And More

A "We Are Open" sign is seen on the side of a restaurant as indoor dining reopens in Los Angeles, on March 15, 2021. - Los Angeles and southern California is allowed to partially reopen indoor dining and movie theaters Governor Gavin Newsom announced last week, as the region hit key health criteria.
Slammed by a brutal Covid-19 pandemic winter spike, California has seen a rapid decline in infection rates in recent weeks as a vaccination rollout has delivered at least one dose to nearly a fifth of residents. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)
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A "We Are Open" sign is seen on the side of a restaurant as indoor dining reopens in Los Angeles, on March 15, 2021.

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Shruti Gohil of UCI Health and UCI’s School of Medicine.

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Shruti Gohil of UCI Health and UCI’s School of Medicine.

Topics today include:

  • As L.A. eyes orange coronavirus tier, is another wave of reopenings around the corner?

  • New California COVID-19 strain may reduce vaccine effectiveness

  • Coronavirus strains from CA, U.K. dominate U.S.

  • Is 3 feet enough? CDC looking at relaxing school distancing guidelines

  • Nevada opening vaccination to everyone over 16, Ohio opening to everyone over 16 on March 29

  • Long haul COVID-19 in kids

  • Danish researchers say elderly more likely to suffer repeat coronavirus infections

  • Trust in AstraZeneca vaccine is shaken in Europe

  • Some COVID long haulers say symptoms subside following vaccine

Guest:

Shruti Gohil, M.D., professor of medicine and associate medical director for epidemiology and infection prevention at UC Irvine’s School of Medicine

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