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Orange County reopens tuesday as herd immunity, vaccination gap concerns persist

Voice of OC, June 14, 2021

June 14, 2021

Orange County reopens tuesday as herd immunity, vaccination gap concerns persist

“We’ve identified the Delta variant in California already in Los Angeles and San Diego,” said UC Irvine epidemiologist, [Assistant Professor], Sanghyuk Shin in a Thursday phone interview. “This variant can kind of take root and transmit in vulnerable communities.” He said herd immunity is a moving target because of more transmittable mutations like the Delta variant, which means the threshold could be higher than 70%.