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Today: Even though firefighters in California were some of the first to be offered the COVID-19 vaccine, many have refused to take it. KPCC Science Reporter Jacob Margolis explores how big of an issue vaccine hesitancy is for firefighters.
Then, we look at some of Little Tokyo’s long-standing restaurants and shops that make the neighborhood so special. KPCC reporter Josie Huang checked in with a few of those businesses to see how they have been surviving the pandemic.