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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent The Food and Drug Administration has granted permission for a second COVID-19 booster shot – a fourth for those already receiving the additional dose. The authorization is for individuals 50 and older, which health officials said would provide extra protection for the most vulnerable population if ...
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    by Gov. Gavin Newsom Special to California Black Media Partners Since the early days of the pandemic, California has led the nation’s fight against COVID-19 through robust vaccination efforts rooted in science and data. This has helped slow the spread of the virus and save countless lives, especially in our most vulnerable communities – someone’s ...
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    COMMENTARY By Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH Special to California Black Media Partners Our state experienced the most devastating point of the pandemic last winter. More than 21,000 Californians were hospitalized with COVID-19 in the last week of December, and we lost 18,518 mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers to this deadly virus in January. The ...
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    On Oct. 27, Gov. Gavin Newsom held a press conference after receiving a Moderna booster shot to augment the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine he took in April. The governor said he deliberately opted for a different vaccine as a booster to emphasize the Centers of Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance that ...
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    The Home of Neighborly Service lived up to its name recently hosting an event providing clothing, toys and other services for children and families in the community. The Community Family Funday was an event that was needed during these difficult times, and was welcomed by all those in attendance. The Family Funday served approximately 275 ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Not knowing what to believe or what to ignore kept Amber Spencer wrestling against the idea of the vaccine for a long time. She wasn’t exactly an anti-vaxxer, but she heard all the stories and saw all of the news, and hated putting anything in her body that wasn’t natural. The ethnicity ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Eyes still roll at the persistent prodding to get the jab, but maybe not so much lately as the nation watches ICU hospital beds fill past capacity, spilling over into tents and hospital parking garages. The impact of the Delta variant is hitting communities of color harder, faster and younger than the ...
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    By Dianne Anderson By now, most Americans may be noticing the COVID-19 vaccine works better than imagined against the highly contagious Delta variant, which is probably why some of the staunchest anti-vaxxers are rethinking the fourth wave of the surge. Half of America, about 180 million are now fully vaccinated, but the question remains where ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Since May, the COVID Delta variant has become the most common strain, escalating from 5% to 35% of cases in California, and fully 99% of all those that are dying right now nationwide are unvaccinated. Those sheer numbers of preventable deaths are driving groups like the National Council of Negro Women to ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Local Black medical experts came together last week desperate to get the COVID-19 vaccine into the arms of the community, now more than ever as the fast-moving Delta variant gains ground. The doctors talked about how the vaccine protects against COVID-19 deaths, even against the dangerous more contagious mutation. But so much ...