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    Even with increased vaccine supply, vaccination of willing Californians will take several months  State supporting trusted providers and counties for non-traditional outreach in hard-to-reach communities With supply of vaccines expected to significantly increase in the coming weeks, the state is expanding vaccine eligibility to more Californians. Starting April 1, individuals aged 50+ will be eligible ...
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    The following is a statement made by Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes regarding passage of the $7.6 Billion COVID Relief Early Budget Package:  “The California Legislature voted on the passage of a $7.6 Billion COVID Relief Package that will provide critical financial support to Californian’s in need and small businesses. Through the leadership of ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Black History Month is a lot like looking through the mirror of time with the fatal Trump mob eruption reminiscent of reconstruction, that while shocking, was not surprising, and to a large extent, predictable. At least since the early 2000s, Keith Willis said the Black community repeatedly sounded the alarm on the ...
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    With COVID-19 raging across the country, African Americans — disproportionately infected with the virus – are being urged to enroll in health insurance through California’s Obamacare exchange, Covered California. While tens of thousands of African Americans have benefited from insurance through Covered California at one time or another since 2013, nearly 65,000 uninsured Africans Americans ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Nat’l Correspondent Medical and scientific experts have sounded the alarm, wanting people to understand that COVID is not the flu or a common cold, and recovery may not be permanent. According to a new study, 20 percent of recovering coronavirus patients develop some form of mental illness within ...
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    By Dianne Anderson With the fridge within arm’s reach for many who have been stuck at home stress eating during the pandemic, piling on the pounds got a lot easier this year. Now, the holidays offer another excuse to munch on sugar and carbs, but the stakes are higher lately than usual. Over one-third of ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Juwan Dotson is the perfect picture of health, but then again, looks can be deceiving. Until a few months ago, the 26-year-old didn’t know he had leukemia. Since then, Dotson has been through rounds of chemotherapy, which he said was very harsh at first because he was unable to exercise those first ...
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    Changes Require Strict COVID-19 Safety Guidelines The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services will issue an updated Health Order allowing for private gatherings consisting of no more than three households in accordance with protocols to control the spread of COVID-19. The changes are effective at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16, and are in ...
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    By Dianne Anderson By now, given the extreme health crisis facing African Americans, and job loss that has thrown so many off healthcare, Narda Smith feels that her phone should be ringing nonstop to get Covered California. The deadline looms just one week away, and she is ready and waiting for the community to take ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Some people are complaining they’ve gained 19 pounds since COVID-19, and extra round is the new normal. Admittedly, Edwin Johnson says he has gained a few of the 110 pounds he lost back in 2016, but he is keeping it under control with walking, exercise, and sticking to his routine healthy diet. ...