Good evening. I’m Amina Khan, a science reporter here at the L.A. Times, and I’ll be filling you in on all the essential coronavirus news as we continue to make our way through the pandemic. It’s Thursday, Oct. 22. Here’s what’s happening within California and beyond.
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“COVID, COVID, pandemic, COVID, COVID, COVID.”
That’s the only thing the media want to talk about, President Trump groused at a rally this week in Prescott, Ariz. “People are tired of COVID,” he said.
The disease has sickened about 8.4 million Americans — including the president himself — and killed about 223,000 of them. And the pandemic is far