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"Remembering ‘Hope’: First Californian Vaccinated Against COVID Reflects on a Year Gone by"

The Los Angeles Times interviewed Dr. Timothy Brewer, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology, about the history of the pandemic in 2021

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Helen Cordova has celebrated two COVID-19 vaccinations in her family this month.

Her mother got a booster on her 66th birthday, then headed to a boisterous family dinner at Chili’s, something that wasn’t possible last winter when both indoor and outdoor dining were banned.

A few days later, Cordova’s newly eligible 5-year-old niece got her first dose after being promised a lollipop.