Dr. Edward Jones Lopez

MD, MS, assistant professor of medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California; investigator of the AstraZeneca vaccine trial in the U.S.

Infectious disease specialist and epidemiologist at USC.

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The delta variant of COVID-19 was first identified in India and is now surging in the U.K., Israel, and South Africa. In California, the delta variant accounts for nearly 15% of cases.

‘There's always new strains, that's what bugs do’: USC doctor on Delta variant spreading fast

The delta variant of COVID-19 was first identified in India and is now surging in the U.K., Israel, and South Africa. In California, the delta variant accounts for nearly 15% of cases.

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Health officials on Thursday said they’re starting to see a big slowdown in the number of people signing up to get their coronavirus vaccination shots.

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Health officials on Thursday said they’re starting to see a big slowdown in the number of people signing up to get their coronavirus vaccination shots.

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This week, European Union countries including France, Germany, and Italy announced it would stop using AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine.

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