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At some California hospitals, nearly half of workers remain unvaccinated

The Orange County Register, Aug. 1, 2021

August 1, 2021

At some California hospitals, nearly half of workers remain unvaccinated

Data was missing for many California hospitals, and some officials disputed the numbers reported for them. But enough large hospitals confirmed the numbers to support an overarching conclusion: Hospital workers are people, too, and a great many of them remain unvaccinated, despite their labor in health care facilities treating patients in fragile conditions. “I’m not entirely surprised — but I am disappointed,” said Andrew Noymer, [public health associate professor and] an epidemiologist and demographer at UCI Irvine who studies infectious diseases.