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Families face delays in burying dead as state urges OC officials to distribute more coronavirus vaccines

Voice of OC, Jan. 6, 2021

January 6, 2021

Families face delays in burying dead as state urges OC officials to distribute more coronavirus vaccines

And a new strain of coronavirus that spreads easier has also surfaced in Southern California. It’s something that worries UC Irvine epidemiologist Andrew Noymer. “It’s giving me sleepless nights,” Noymer said. “It makes the herd immunity threshold higher and cases even more widespread. It probably makes casual masking less effective.”