Clinical trial for COVID-19 vaccine kicks off at L.A., Pasadena Kaiser facilities

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Rob Hyde pets his dog Arthur in Elysian Park. (Photo by Afonso Salcedo)

A recent NBC investigation revealed that 15% of high-touch surfaces in L.A. County contain the virus.

Two Kaiser facilities — one in L.A., the other in Pasadena — started clinical trials yesterday for a COVID-19 vaccine sponsored by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech. — NBC Los Angeles

The second round of coronavirus outbreaks in California has doubled the state’s weekly death rate and shifted the geographic impact of the virus to suburban and agricultural areas. However, there’s hope that the widespread shutdowns in late June and early July are slowing the transmission rate. — L.A. TimesL.A. Times

A swab test of 75 high-touch surfaces across L.A. County stores and public spaces revealed that 15% were contaminated with the virus that causes COVID-19. — NBC Los Angeles

According to data from L.A. County health officials, one in eight Angelenos has been infected with COVID-19. Most were asymptomatic