By Emily Jo Wharry Contributing Writer
LA County expects to receive its first 84,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as early as next week. High-exposure health care workers will be prioritized, and two doses of the vaccine are required for it to be effective. Britain has also begun administering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which was also recently approved by the Canadian government. — LAist, USA TODAY
— L.A. Daily News (@ladailynews) December 9, 2020
Yesterday, California broke its record for highest number of deaths in a single day. South Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley are experiencing the sharpest increase of new cases in L.A. County. — L.A. Times, Patch
The number of L.A. health care workers testing positive for the virus has doubled over the last two weeks, totaling 1,745 — the highest number ever reported. — LAist
L.A. County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer fought back tears Wednesday as she reported that over 8,000 residents have died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. https://t.co/Uauc1YsekC pic.twitter.com/tBB4AZf0sl
— KCAL News (@kcalnews) December 9, 2020
More than half of the children in L.A. County juvenile halls are currently quarantined for COVID-19 exposure. — WitnessLA
One L.A. city council member is questioning whether a ban on outdoor dining will reduce the virus’ transmission. — Spectrum News
How are there more AMC theaters in Burbank than stimulus checks that we’ve received during eight months of a pandemic?!
— Americana At Brand Memes (@americanamemes) December 9, 2020
A family in the South LA neighborhood of West Adams out for a walk while wearing face masks. Photo by Ande Richards.