UCI doctor prescribes continued precautions for COVID-19

Dr. Jose Mayorga, executive director of the UC Irvine Family Health Centers, told City News Service that the rising death toll statistics should give anyone who thinks the pandemic is over some pause. “It’s still a pandemic,” Mayorga said. … He also encouraged the continued usage of face coverings for students and implored parents to get their children inoculated. …   The Omicron variant was a game-changer for children as it made the virus more contagious and has led to more serious health impacts on them, Mayorga pointed out.