Other community groups are also heading the pop-up route, and not waiting for counties or medical systems. In the Napa Valley, the St. Helena Hospital Foundation switched from operating a mobile coronavirus testing van last week to running a vaccination clinic at Napa Valley College. In four days, 2,006 people, referred by their doctors or via an online posting to Nextdoor, received vaccinations, said Joe Schoendorf, a volunteer with the foundation who helped organize the event. … [Read more...] about Two Bay Area community clinics cut through red tape to speed vaccines for seniors
Bay area state
The trouble is, the technology comes too late for thousands of people who infected others without knowing it. Hundreds, if not thousands, of deaths could have been prevented had the federal government acted earlier and approved use of the technology, which has been around for a long time, said Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, a professor of medicine and infectious diseases at UCSF. … [Read more...] about Rapid home coronavirus testing kits are finally coming to the Bay Area. Why did it take so long?
It’s unclear what the spotlight on the Capitol siege will yield. Russell, the Marin County psychotherapist, said it will be important in the coming days, weeks and months for public officials to speak out and contradict Trump’s lies, starting with a declaration that Biden won fair and square. That will help open the door a crack, she said. … [Read more...] about Experts see cultlike behavior in Trump’s most extreme followers. Breaking them free may not be easy
Vaccine rollouts in California vary by county. Counties move through the phases and tiers at different times. San Francisco, for example, is vaccinating people 65 and older, but it is not vaccinating food and agriculture workers or other essential-worker groups, even though they are in the same tier under the state system. … [Read more...] about The gig economy wants its coronavirus shots
Now, he’s looking to the cherry blossom trees as a symbol of hope for the future. Although Osaki doesn’t yet know how much it will cost to tear up the sidewalk and remove the damaged trunks, using the money from the GoFundMe campaign and other contributions, he hopes to have new trees planted by spring so they can bloom along with the rest of the neighborhood’s cherry blossoms. … [Read more...] about Vandalized cherry blossom trees in S.F. Japantown receive $30,000 in crowdfunding