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Orange County sees drop in COVID-19 hospitalizations

Spectrum News 1 (City News Service), Sept. 23, 2021

September 23, 2021

Orange County sees drop in COVID-19 hospitalizations

 Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and UC Irvine [associate] professor of population health and disease prevention, said he hopes hospitalization rates decrease as the number of residents get vaccinated. … Dr. Jose Mayorga, executive director of the UCI Health Family Health Centers [and HS assistant clinical professor], said the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control experts reviewing Pfizer’s proposal for booster shots approved them for people 65 and older because that is the demographic they had the most data on.