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Laguna Woods Village beats the odds in COVID-19 pandemic

The Orange County Register, March 19, 2022

March 19, 2022

Laguna Woods Village beats the odds in COVID-19 pandemic

As of February [2021], 98% of the village was fully vaccinated, something Andrew Noymer, [associate professor of public health], an epidemiologist and demographer at UC Irvine, said likely explains the good results the community has had in fighting back against COVID-19. “When this started I was certainly concerned, they have a large concentration of older people,” Noymer said. “I give Laguna Woods Village high marks, we know the biggest risk is the age factor. Laguna Woods is doing better than the county.”