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More People are dying in the field after 9-1-1 calls than previous years; Will New Santa Ana vaccine site help bridge OC’s racial disparities?

Voice of OC, Feb. 17, 2021

February 17, 2021

More People are dying in the field after 9-1-1 calls than previous years; Will New Santa Ana vaccine site help bridge OC’s racial disparities?

And a study that Santa Ana officials paid for with federal funding and conducted with the University of California, Irvine largely affirmed what many locals have long suspected: Santa Ana — and its Latino residents — had higher rates of Covid-19 prevalence than the rest of the county overall. The study was conducted across the city’s mobile testing sites, and city officials presenting the findings at the City Council’s Tuesday meeting say the results will be used for vaccine outreach and education targeted at those hesitant to get the vaccine.