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COVID-19 AMA: State Masking Guidelines Conflict With LA County Recommendation; Delta Variant Accounts For 26% Of U.S. COVID Cases And More

Masked and unmasked people make their way through Grand Central Market in Los Angeles, California on June 29, 2021 as World Health Organization (WHO) urges fully vaccinated people to continue wearing masks with the rapid spread of the Delta variant. - Officials are issuing new mask guidance as Covid-19 cases are spiking in parts of the US, especially in areas with low vaccination rates due to the more contagious Delta variant. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)
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Masked and unmasked people make their way through Grand Central Market in Los Angeles, California on June 29, 2021.

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Kimberly Shriner of Huntington Hospital in Pasadena.

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Kimberly Shriner of Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. 

Topics today include:

  • California mask guidance conflicts with LA County recommendation

  • Delta variant now accounts for 26% of COVID-19 cases in the U.S.

  • Weekly coronavirus cases among children drop to lowest rate since May 2020

  • COVID-19 caused a significant life expectancy decline in Brazil

  • Harvard and MIT make face masks that could detect COVID-19

  • Moderna says vaccine is effective against Delta and other variants

Guest:

Kimberly Shriner, M.D., infectious disease specialist at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena

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