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OC sees increased COVID vaccination rates, but danger still lingers

Voice of OC, Aug. 26, 2021

August 26, 2021

OC sees increased COVID vaccination rates, but danger still lingers

At a news conference convened by [Orange County Supervisor Katrina] Foley earlier this month, UC Irvine public health expert and epidemiologist, [as well as associate professor of population health and disease prevention], Andrew Noymer, said breakthrough infections need to be discussed more. “I think it’s really unfortunate that breakthrough cases have been downplayed as much as they have been. Because everyone knows that there are breakthrough cases happening and instead of pretending they’re not, we should just be candid and say breakthrough cases happen and they’re overwhelmingly much milder than an infection in a non-vaccinated person”.