By Ryan Kartje, Los Angeles Times: After a difficult year disrupted by stringent restrictions and ever-changing protocols, the promise of a college football season largely unburdened by the pandemic was a powerful incentive as USC urged its football players to get the COVID-19 vaccine this summer.
The message during USC’s vaccination drive was clear: Getting the vaccine was the first step in clearing a path back to normality on campus and in college athletics.
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The vaccination rates for USC and UCLA are among college football's highest. Yet their players are held to some of the strictest guidelines for vaccinated college athletes.
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