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COVID-19 AMA: National Vaccination Campaign, Variants And Vaccinating Animals

A passenger wearing a protective face covering to combat the spread of the coronavirus, checks her phone while travelling on a bus along Oxford Street in central London on July 5, 2021. - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday unveils plans to lift most of the latest health restrictions from 19 July, including the mandatory wearing of face coverings in some forms of public transport and shops. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)
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A passenger wearing a protective face covering to combat the spread of the coronavirus, checks her phone while travelling on a bus along Oxford Street in central London on July 5, 2021.

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Professor Kristen Choi of UCLA.

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Professor Kristen Choi of UCLA. 

Topics today include:

  • Biden to announce new efforts on vaccination campaign as Delta variant spreads

  • Hospitalization rates getting worse for black residents of L.A. County 

  • Which parts of the U.S. could be breeding grounds for variants?

  • New Israeli data about effectiveness of Pfizer against Delta variant

  • England to lift mask restrictions

  • Cases on rise in immigration detention centers in the U.S. 

  • Bay area zoo is vaccinating big cats and some other animals 

Guest:

Kristen R. Choi, professor of nursing and public health at UCLA; registered nurse practicing at Gateways Hospital, based in Echo Park

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