Why unvaccinated young Angelenos are putting even vaccinated people at risk

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People ages 18-29 are being hit the hardest by the most recent coronavirus surge. Why aren’t younger people getting vaccinated? Photo by Shutterstock.

Roughly 53% of LA County residents are fully vaccinated, but cases and hospitalizations are rising. As the Delta variant spreads, people ages 18-29 are being hit hardest. Virologist and immunologist Paula Cannon attributes this spike to unvaccinated individuals, and pediatrician Dr. Leila Bozorgnia says it’s much more of a wildcard to get a COVID-19 infection than a COVID-19 vaccination.