COVID-19 Pandemic



Tens of thousands of Hindus gather by the Ganges River, many of them ignoring social distancing as the coronavirus spreads in India with record speed.

Bhutan’s COVID-19 vaccination drive was fast from the start — and is nearly finished just 16 days after it began.

Now that eligibility is expanding to all California adults, we’ve put together a list of the different ways you can try to make an appointment to get a COVID vaccine in Los Angeles County.

Questions about COVID-19 vaccines’ safety have led to hesitancy for some Americans. Experts say there is almost zero cause for concern.

The California Department of Public Health says residents can go through their doctor’s office to begin booking their shots or through the state’s My Turn scheduling site.

Are vaccines safe? How do I get my second dose? Do I have to wear a mask? We’ve answered hundreds of newsletter readers’ questions. Here’s an archive.

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In Depth

When California shut down in March 2020, it halted businesses and required people to stay home. What unfolded was a confusing path to opening and closing.

Since at least 1935, worshipers have gathered at this spot off Cima Road, six miles south of Interstate 15, to celebrate the Christian holiday in front of the humble cross at Sunrise Rock.

With eligibility expanding, here’s a collection of L.A. Times reporting on ways to get an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine.

County officials say moving to a less restrictive category in California’s reopening blueprint is a hard-fought gain in the battle against COVID-19.


One-third of COVID-19 survivors were diagnosed with a psychiatric or neurological condition within six months of being infected with the coronavirus.

Two COVID-19 vaccines are likely to be protective against a rapidly spreading variant of the SARS-Cov-2 virus that arose in California, a study finds.

After the EU cites a ‘possible link’ between the AstraZeneca vaccine and rare blood clots, British authorities say some adults should get a different shot.

The heavy concentration of new coronavirus cases in just five states is putting pressure on the government to consider adjusting vaccine distribution.

New U.S. research shows most kids with a serious inflammatory illness called MIS-C linked to the coronavirus were symptom-free or had mild infections.

A top official at Europe’s drugs regulator says there’s a link between AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine and a handful of cases of blood clots.

Vermont gave Black adults and people from other minority communities priority status for COVID-19 vaccinations. It joined Montana, which did so in January.

The Easter Sunday holiday is going be a big test of whether California can avoid another COVID-19 spike, experts say.


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Guides & Advice:

Lose it? Laminate it? Post it on Instagram? Some dos and don’ts for your vaccination card, the most exciting piece of paper you’ll get this year.

See what people had to say when asked whether they’d take a COVID-19 vaccine, and how experts are thinking about vaccination.

We traveled around the L.A. region to ask people whether or not they would take the vaccine, and if not, why. Then we posed their questions to two experts. Here’s what they said.


Excited but trepidatious, we are on the cusp of a future that seems impossible to imagine.

The LAUSD superintendent has done an admirable job serving the district’s most vulnerable students during the pandemic.

Republicans are fine legislating the ‘private health choices’ of women seeking an abortion, so what explains their opposition to vaccine passports?


The latest totals, where new cases are concentrated, testing numbers, demographcics, nursing homes and California state and county data in context compared to other states.

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Many Americans have turned to prayer to cope with COVID-era stress. But medical authorities caution that it’s no substitute for good medical care.


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