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People pull up in their vehicles for Covid-19 vaccines in the parking lot of The Forum in Inglewood, California on January 19, 2021. | FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images
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L.A. County Expands COVID Vaccines to Residents 65 And Older

L.A. County began scheduling COVID-19 vaccination appointments for those aged 65 and older today, but limited supplies and uncertainty about future allocations has left the inoculation effort shrouded in doubt.
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Gorillas at Safari Park Test Positive for Virus That Causes COVID-19

Several gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, zoo officials announced today.
A health care worker vaccinates a person with a scar on their arm. | iStock via Getty Images
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LAFD Receives Enough COVID-19 Vaccines for Nearly All Firefighters, Paramedics

The Los Angeles Fire Department received 3,200 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, allowing it to administer first doses to “virtually everybody” at the department, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today as some firefighters received their vaccines.
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Metrolink Announces New Air Filters as Part of COVID-19 Efforts

Metrolink today announced the addition of new, state-of-the-art antimicrobial air filters on all its train cars to ensure cleaner air for its passengers.
Nurse Michael Lowman gets the first dose of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from nurse practitioner Christie Aiello at Providence St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, CA, on Dec. 16, 2020. | Jeff Gritchen/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty
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Orange County Gets First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine

A Providence St. Joseph Hospital nurse was the first person in Orange County today to be vaccinated for COVID-19, shortly followed by other health care workers.
A healthcare worker vaccinates an elderly person. | iStock via Getty Images
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Los Angeles City Attorney Warns Residents of COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

City Attorney Mike Feuer today warned Los Angeles residents to beware of COVID-19 vaccine scams.
People wait outside the Emergency room of the Garfield Medical Center in Monterey Park, California on December 1, 2020. | FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images
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Hospitals Bursting at Seams With COVID-19 Patients as Surge Continues

Los Angeles County's dramatic surge in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continued gobbling up the availability of intensive-care unit beds Tuesday, with the number of patients across the county predicted to exceed 5,000 by week's end.
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Latinas Bear Disproportionate Burden During COVID-19, SANDAG Data Finds

Latinas are bearing a disproportionately high burden from the COVID-19 pandemic in San Diego County, a local nonprofit and Latina elected officials said Tuesday as they shared data from the San Diego Association of Governments.
Governor Gavin Newsom looks on, far right, as ICU nurse Helen Cordova receives the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center in Los Angeles, California on December 14, 2020. | JAE HONG/POOL/AFP via Getty Images
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COVID-19 Vaccinations Begin in Southland, but Virus Fight Goes On

With her co-workers cheering her on, an intensive-care unit nurse at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles today received one of the first doses in the state of a long-awaited vaccine to prevent COVID-19.
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Licensed ICU Bed Capacity in Riverside County Drops to 0%, Officials Say

Riverside County health officials today reported 6,741 newly diagnosed coronavirus cases and 13 virus-related deaths since Friday, as the number of available licensed intensive care unit beds countywide dwindled to zero.
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