Why COVID boosters could provide lasting immunity and become like flu shots

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Spectators take a COVID-19 test before the NFL game between the Los Angeles Chargers and the New England Patriots at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Oct 31, 2021. Photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports.

As the winter season approaches, LA County might be spared from another major COVID-19 spike. That’s due to rising vaccination rates and the lasting power of booster shots, says Paula Cannon, professor of microbiology and immunology at USC’s Keck School of Medicine. 

On the first Saturday each month in Ladera Heights, a group of volunteers picks up trash along the stretch of La Cienega Boulevard by Slauson Ave. “Several residents and myself, we don't want to look at this anymore. If they're [city authorities] not going to do it, unfortunately, we're going to get out there and we're going to do it ourselves,” says Ran Craycraft, founder of the 28-month-old group. 

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