Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times

Rong-Gong Lin II

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Rong-Gong:

Black residents have highest COVID hospitalizations in L.A.

On a weekly basis, for every 100,000 unvaccinated Black residents, more than 15 are hospitalized with COVID-19, higher than for both Latino and white residents. → Read More

L.A. County begins COVID booster shots for teachers, healthcare workers

Los Angeles County is now offering COVID-19 vaccine boosters, health officials said Friday, marking a significant new step in the effort to armor the population against the still-potent pandemic. → Read More

L.A. County escapes post-Labor Day COVID surge, but more vaccinations are needed

County health officials hail an ongoing reduction in weekly coronavirus cases, which have fallen to their lowest level since mid-July. → Read More

Average age of Californians dying of COVID-19 getting younger

State health officials said the decrease in the average age of those dying from COVID-19 is likely related to lower vaccination rates among younger adults. → Read More

California plans dramatic push on COVID-19 booster shots, vaccinations

A day after the FDA authorizes offering booster shots of Pfizer's COVID vaccine, California unveils a plan to ramp up inoculation rates. → Read More

Inland Empire COVID-19 hospitalizations far worse than L.A. Here’s why

A Los Angeles Times analysis found that Inland Empire counties had higher hospitalization rates this summer than any other county in Southern California. → Read More

L.A. County records big drop in COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Los Angeles County has dropped below 1,000 for the first time in two months, underscoring the region's slow but steady progress in turning the tide of the latest coronavirus surge. → Read More

How California turned the tide, achieved lowest coronavirus transmission rate in U.S.

While California has not reinstituted sweeping restrictions, the state and many local health departments have taken steps to tackle the Delta variant. → Read More

National demand makes monoclonal antibodies hard to get in California

Health officials in California are warning of shortages for the medical treatment, which can keep COVID-19 patients from falling critically ill. → Read More

California has the lowest coronavirus rate in the U.S.

The state has been among the national leaders in lowest case rates for the last week, as the number of new coronavirus infections continues to drop. → Read More

COVID-19 vaccination rates lag in younger Black and Latino residents in L.A. County

Vaccination rates among L.A. County Black residents up to age 49 remain below 50%, and among Latino residents in the same age group, below 60%. → Read More

Critically ill COVID-19 patients waiting days for ICU beds in Central California

One Fresno area hospital had nine critically ill patients who weren't able to get into the intensive care unit for more than three days. → Read More

COVID vaccinations or negative test to be required at Dodger, SoFi stadium events

L.A. County will implement vaccine-or-testing requirements for large outdoor sporting events and theme parks as well as proof of vaccination at indoor bars, wineries, breweries and nightclubs. → Read More

COVID-19 cases are falling. So why is L.A. imposing vaccine rules at bars, theme parks?

The steps are prudent, aimed at preventing — or at least lessening — an expected fall or winter wave of the coronavirus, officials say. → Read More

L.A. County wants to end COVID-19 surges. That means getting more people vaccinated

The pace of COVID-19 vaccinations in Los Angeles County is so slow that there's a risk of a "cycle of repeated surges every few months," Los Angeles County's public health director warns. → Read More

Universal Studios, Six Flags visitors may have to show COVID-19 vaccine proof or test

Under a new L.A. County health order set to be issued this week, such verification will be necessary for attendees of large theme parks and outdoor “mega events” — those with 10,000-plus attendees — starting Oct. 7. → Read More

Declining child coronavirus cases indicate generally safe school reopenings in L.A. County

The low rates will allow school district to adopt relaxed quarantine policies so students can stay in class. → Read More

L.A. County sees big drops in coronavirus cases, hospitalizations

About a month ago, L.A. County was averaging more than 3,400 new coronavirus infections a day. As of Tuesday, it was averaging fewer than 1,800 a day. → Read More

1 in 3 COVID-19 patients suffer from long COVID, a CDC study of Long Beach residents finds

These long COVID patients reported at least one symptom of COVID-19 two months after first testing positive for the coronavirus, the CDC study says. → Read More

You will have to show vaccine proof at L.A. nightclubs and bars. How it will work

The L.A. County mandate will require patrons and employees to have at least one vaccine dose by Oct. 7 and be fully vaccinated by Nov. 4. → Read More