3:24 p.m. New study links blood type to COVID-19 risk: A forthcoming study from genetics company 23andMe shows that a person’s genetic code could be connected to how likely they are to catch COVID-19 — and how severely it hits them, the health news publication Stat reports. The study, not yet peer reviewed, is an important confirmation of earlier work on the subject. People with O blood seemed to test positive less often than expected when compared to other blood groups, the study indicates. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: Bay Area case counts plummet from summer highs
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The North Complex Fire roared through the small mountain town early last week, leaving death and destruction behind. The 12 fatalities confirmed Saturday, two identified from Berry Creek, were the result of a confluence of factors, according to locals. Strong winds pushed the fire straight toward the town, leaving little chance for warning. A planned shut-off by Pacific Gas and Electric Co. left some residents without TV or internet in an area where cell phone service is spotty. … [Read more...] about Bay Briefing: Finally, ‘some hope’ that smoky air will start to clear
Canal Alliance also ran a testing site in the area for six weeks. The group worked with Marin County to hire five bilingual contract tracers trained by UCSF, who will focus on tracking infections in this community. The organization is also offering cash assistance and hotel rooms to infected residents who need to isolate, among other resources. … [Read more...] about Latinos make up 75% of coronavirus cases in largely white Marin County. Will new equity efforts help?
California WildfiresBy Michael Cabanatuan, Alejandro Serrano and J.D. MorrisPG&E power shut-offs: Here’s what you need to know … [Read more...] about Where to go if you need help during the PG&E power shut-offs