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COVID-19 AMA: LA County’s New COVID-19 Cases Have Doubled, Vaccinated People Who Got Infected Carry Less Virus, CDC Researchers Say And More

Facemasks remain worn as firefighter paramedic Jorge Miranda, holding syringe, speaks with Eduardo Vasquez, who has lived homeless on the streets of Los Angeles since 1992, before administering the one-shot Johnson and Johnson' Janssen Covid-19 vaccine as part of outreach to the homeless by members of the Los Angeles Fire Department's Covid Outreach unit on June 14, 2021 in Los Angeles - With more than 40 million vaccine doses administered, California is one of the last state's to fully reopen its economy, though businesses have been open at reduced capacity for months. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)
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Facemasks remain worn as firefighter paramedic Jorge Miranda, holding syringe, speaks with Eduardo Vasquez, who has lived homeless on the streets of Los Angeles since 1992, before administering the one-shot Johnson and Johnson' Janssen Covid-19 vaccine as part of outreach to the homeless by members of the Los Angeles Fire Department's Covid Outreach unit on June 14, 2021 in Los Angeles.

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with UCSF’s Dr. Peter Chin-Hong.

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with UCSF’s Dr. Peter Chin-Hong. 

Topics today include:

  • Two weeks after reopening, LA County’s new COVID-19 cases have doubled

  • CDC: Infected vaccinated people carry less COVID-19 virus

  • Delta variant is now detected in all 50 states

  • J&J: “At present, there is no evidence to suggest need for a booster dose to be administered”

  • Novavax claims vaccine’s overall efficacy is 89.7%

  • Another respiratory virus is spreading in the U.S.

  • Curevac’s final trial show shot is far less effective than other vaccines

  • Can we now live with the coronavirus?

  • Israel scrambles to curb rising COVID-19 infection rates

  • Is it time to rethink “one-size-fits-all” approach for masking?

Guest:

Peter Chin-Hong, M.D., infectious disease specialist and professor of medicine at the UCSF Medical Center; he tweets

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