Those who registered were given appointments scheduled every half-hour between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. They were checked in and lined up and directed in their cars to eight vaccination stations, where they rolled their windows down and sleeves up and were given their shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Then, the small convoy of cars headed to an area where they rested and were watched for 30 minutes to make sure there weren’t any allergic reactions. … [Read more...] about Two Bay Area community clinics cut through red tape to speed vaccines for seniors
Bay area tech recruiters
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?
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
“We are an essential service,” said Chase Copridge, a Bay Area gig worker who delivers groceries through Instacart, food through DoorDash, and other items through Amazon Flex. “People out there who are too sick to leave the house, we are the only means that they have of getting the resources they need,” he added. … [Read more...] about The gig economy wants its coronavirus shots
PG&E said it does not expect to turn off power in the Bay Area thanks to recent rains, high humidity and the lack of red-flag warnings of high fire danger in the region. But the winds arriving Monday could still fell electrical wires and cause localized outages across the company’s service area. … [Read more...] about Unusual winter fire risk may prompt unique winter power cut to 21,000 California customers