California colleges and universities are feeling the full impact of the latest COVID-19 outbreak.
Over the past two months, a new hypertransmissible variant, BA5, has hit the Golden State hard. The state’s seven-day average case rate rose from around 5,000 in late April to over 20,000 last week, according to state and local data aggregated by The New York Times.
Los Angeles County has felt the brunt of the surge; the average daily case rate there increased almost tenfold...
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