The Latest on California's Coronavirus Surge and Vaccine Rollout

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Dr. Nita Patel, Director of Antibody discovery and Vaccine development, lifts a vial with a potential coronavirus, COVID-19, vaccine at Novavax labs in Gaithersburg, Maryland on March 20, 2020. (ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

Following the winter holidays, California could see a coronavirus surge on top of a surge. Projections vary wildly. It all depends on whether we heed the travel warnings and stay-at-home orders. The state passed 2 million cases on Wednesday. Now hospitals and their employees are bracing for the worst. Meanwhile, we place our hopes in the vaccines. We’ll start by hearing from a registered nurse and researcher who participated in one of the vaccine trials. 


Dr. Kristen Choi, registered nurse and health services researcher, UCLA's School of Nursing

Dr. Timothy Brewer, professor of epidemiology, UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health

Lisa Krieger, science reporter, Bay Area News Group