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    BySunita Sohrabji “Test and treat, and you can beat COVID!” As Californians brace for a winter surge of COVID infections, that’s the message of Dr. Rita Nguyen, speaking at an online news conference on behalf of the California Department of Public Health’s COVID 19 Treatments Task Force. Her message was echoed by four frontline medical ...
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    By Dianne Anderson As predicted, outbreaks of the bigger badder cousin of Covid-19 show a surge in new cases nationally, and almost all now filling up hospital wards are unvaccinated. Now called the “pandemic of the unvaccinated,” the CDC reports cases topped a 70% increase nationwide with deaths up 26% last week, and counting. Los ...
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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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    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 ...