Orange County’s COVID-19 hospitalizations climb above 500

Dr. Dan Cooper, [professor of pediatrics] and associate vice chancellor for clinical and translational science at UC Irvine, told City News Service on Wednesday that K-12 schools should remain open despite the highly infectious strain of omicron gaining a foothold over the already highly contagious Delta variant. … And although children can be a “reservoir” of COVID-19 and help spread it, Cooper said whether they go to school or not, they will continue to be vectors. … Cooper continued to preach the wisdom of getting children vaccinated.