COVID-19 Pandemic



With testing a requirement as schools reopen for in-person classes, 72 staff members and 105 students were found to have the virus.

Public health officials worry that their budgets will be slashed when the pandemic recedes and they’ll once again be unprepared for a health crisis.

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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Still, California ranks 32nd among all states in the proportion of its population that’s considered fully vaccinated, according to the CDC.

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In Depth

After more than a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, close physical contact has become anything but routine. Here are some stories of first post-vaccine hugs.

You’ve gotten your first COVID-19 vaccination appointment. Try out these scenarios to see if you know how to live post-vaccine.

COVID-19 canceled in-person author readings. Now the world is reopening. We ask five L.A. poets for their takes on what lies ahead.

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.


U.S. health advisors told the government that they need more evidence to decide whether a handful of unusual blood clots were linked to the shot — and if so, how big the potential risk is.

Reports of blood clots among those who got Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine may make some recipients anxious. Here’s how to handle those feelings.

Two COVID-19 vaccines have now been linked to a risk of developing blood clots. Scientists don’t know whether the vaccines are to blame.


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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.


Why the Supreme Court erred on both biblical and constitutional grounds when it struck down California’s rule on indoor religious meetings.

A doctor and a public health student each say more context is needed to understand the decision to temporarily suspend vaccination with the Johnson & Johnson shot.

The rare side effect among younger women who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID shot doesn’t mean we should halt its use indefinitely.

The 1st Amendment suggests the founders also wanted freedom from religion, which is important during a pandemic, says a reader.


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.

More on Pandemic

While China pushes a complacent population toward vaccination, a health official’s suggestion to mix vaccines broaches sensitive political territory.

With everyone 16 and older now eligible to get vaccinated, Riverside County health officials expect herd immunity to COVID-19 in eight to 10 weeks.


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