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    By Dianne Anderson Each day, Margo Malone goes into her frontline job in hazmat gear with a full face shield, mask, goggles, double gloved, and armed with cans of Lysol. “I have become a Lysol junkie,” she said. When COVID first hit, the bodies were coming in already masked, and double bagged, but lately, probably ...
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    Covered California announced that it has begun the New Year with a record number of people who have signed up for coverage amid a severe spike in COVID-19 cases across the state. A record 1.6 million Californians had either renewed their coverage or selected a plan during open enrollment for health insurance coverage starting Jan. ...
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    By Quinci LeGardye California Black Media Two weeks into January, California has not distributed as many COVID-19 vaccines as previously estimated. Gov. Gavin Newsom first acknowledged on Jan. 4 that the state’s vaccine rollout was “not good enough.” As of Jan. 8, less than a third of the over 2 million doses of vaccines that ...
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    “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and inhuman.” — Martin Luther King Jr.   Three African American health leaders — advocates for expanded health care who are on the frontlines of the battle against COVID-19 raging across California — took a moment to reflect on the state of ...
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    By Debra Furr-Holden Dr. Anthony Fauci and other national health leaders have said that African Americans need to take the COVID-19 vaccine to protect their health. What Fauci and others have not stated is that if African Americans don’t take the vaccine, the nation as whole will never get to herd immunity. The concept of herd immunity, ...
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    With the first open-enrollment deadline approaching this week, Covered California urged consumers to sign up now so they can have their health care coverage be effective on Jan. 1. “Covered California is a critical safety net to help people get quality health care coverage during the surging pandemic and ongoing recession,” said Peter V. Lee, executive ...
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    by Dianne Anderson Not a lot of overthinking was involved in deciding whether SBCUSD students would return to school this semester, or ride out the distance learning model till the end of the school year. For school board member Danny Tillman, it was a no brainer. He did the math and looked at the colors. ...
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    Extension recognizes workers’ dedication during the holidays As a show of our appreciation for our Stater Bros. Family Members and their dedication to providing solutions for the shopping needs of Southern California families this holiday season, Stater Bros. Markets is pleased to announce a two-week extension of the $2/hr. incentive for every hour worked.  The ...
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    The holidays bring many gifts to those all over the world and today Veterans at VA Loma Linda received a special life-saving gift. The first Moderna COVID-19 vaccines were administered to Veterans in the medical center’s Community Living Center (CLC). Steven Welch was the first Veteran to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at VA Loma ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Canceling Christmas is not an option this year for local nonprofits trying to get food to families, toys to the kids, even as families brace for their unemployment benefits to run dry the day after the holiday. Kisha Collier with Community Health Action Network in Victorville, said she has been reaching out ...