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The Dean's Corner is a monthly message series by Dr. Ron Brookmeyer, dean of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Dean Brookmeyer shares insight on topical public health issues, Fielding School news, and more. To receive The Dean's Corner via email each month, please subscribe to our monthly newsletter Fielding Notes.
One year on, we continue to fight the pandemic on multiple fronts. Addressing new COVID-19 variants, surges in cases, unequal access to care, and the challenges of delivering vaccines into people’s arms. But there is some good news.
The good news is that COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have fallen precipitously in the last several weeks. And the vaccination rollout is accelerating — nationally about 14% of the population has received one vaccine dose and 7% are fully vaccinated. While these trends are very encouraging we must be ever vigilant.