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COVID is still killing hundreds a day, even as society begins to move on

Los Angeles Times, Sept. 18, 2022

September 18, 2022

COVID is still killing hundreds a day, even as society begins to move on

As COVID has persisted as a health threat, “it gets harder and harder for COVID to pick off the most vulnerable, because a lot of the most vulnerable have already perished,” said Andrew Noymer, associate professor of population health and disease prevention at UC Irvine. But as the virus endures, a new cohort of people are developing hypertension, asthma and other conditions, and “it can get its talons into a new generation.”