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Orange County’s Coronavirus hospitalizations are trending younger

Voice of OC, Aug. 31, 2021

August 31, 2021

Orange County’s Coronavirus hospitalizations are trending younger

“What’s happening is that we’ve done an excellent job of vaccinating seniors and even if they get a breakthrough case, they tend to not die,” said UC Irvine epidemiologist [and associate professor of population health and disease prevention] Andrew Noymer in a Monday phone interview. Noymer, a public health expert, said the cases in younger people stem from lower vaccination rates coupled with the more contagious Delta variant.