New pharmacy vaccine sites slated for next week, largely away from hardest hit communities

The virus has now killed 3,199 people out of 234,708 confirmed cases. UC Irvine epidemiologist Andrew Noymer said he’s predicting Orange County hits 4,000 deaths before March. … Noymer said he worries about the new coronavirus variants found recently in Southern California, some of which could spread easier. “So I’m very heartened by the declines we’ve seen, and long may it continue. But what could come around and upset the applecart could be one or more of these new strains taking hold.”