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Orange County’s coronavirus recovery depends on vaccines and public health measures

Voice of OC, March 24, 2021

March 24, 2021

Orange County’s coronavirus recovery depends on vaccines and public health measures

Dr. Shruti Gohil, an infectious disease doctor who treats intensive care unit patients at the UC Irvine Medical Center … said public health measures, like wearing masks, need to still be followed as vaccinations increase and more businesses reopen. … UC Irvine epidemiologist and public health expert, [associate professor] Andrew Noymer, said there will be another surge, but it’s impossible to forecast how bad it could be. … Dr. Jose Mayorga, executive director of the UCI Health Family Health Centers, said the center in West Anaheim has been vaccinating frontline grocery workers and seniors all last week. … UC Irvine epidemiologist and public health expert Sanghyuk Shin, [assistant professor of nursing], said the clinics have proven themselves to be a vital part of the overall community health and the work needs to continue beyond the pandemic.