The biggest challenge, Parish said, was not finding people certified to give vaccinations or volunteers to help direct traffic and handle logistics, but obtaining the vaccines. She credited the Contra Costa County health department with coming through with 500 vaccines and the promise of 500 more when those vaccinated over the weekend need their second doses in three weeks. … [Read more...] about Two Bay Area community clinics cut through red tape to speed vaccines for seniors
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“We’re starting to see four- or five-, six-, seven-day delays, which frankly makes these high-quality PCR laboratory tests complete garbage, completely useless,” Michael Mina, an assistant professor of epidemiology at Harvard who has long pushed for speedier and more frequent testing, said during a recent news briefing. “If you’re waiting for five days to get a test result back, it’s not even worth getting the test.” … [Read more...] about Rapid home coronavirus testing kits are finally coming to the Bay Area. Why did it take so long?
California health officials said Sunday that providers statewide have administered an estimated 40% of the coronavirus vaccine doses they have received — a slight uptick in performance and a welcome glimmer of hope as the state struggles to recuperate from a bumpy rollout of the lifesaving shots. … [Read more...] about California coronavirus cases, hospitalizations level out, vaccination rate picks up a bit
About 21,000 homes and businesses in the southern Sierra Nevada and Central Coast could lose power Monday as Pacific Gas and Electric Co. tries to avoid fires in perilously dry weather, a move that would be a first for a power cut this far into the winter. … [Read more...] about Unusual winter fire risk may prompt unique winter power cut to 21,000 California customers
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