“Everything is too late, unfortunately,” said Chin-Hong, adding that even he is confused about where to go to be tested and concerned about how long it takes. “We should have had testing long ago. Lack of testing is one of the main reasons why we are here, with the surge and lack of hospital beds.” … [Read more...] about Rapid home coronavirus testing kits are finally coming to the Bay Area. Why did it take so long?
The variant, B.1.1.7, had previously been found in California’s San Diego and San Bernardino counties, as well as 14 other U.S. states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is not believed to make people sicker or increase their risk of death but appears to spread more easily, raising fears it could hamper efforts to bring the pandemic under control if it displaces other strains and becomes dominant in the region. … [Read more...] about UK Coronavirus Strain Found in L.A. County; 700 Daily Deaths in California
State and local officials continue to work on plans to reach people in the future groups, which all will be much larger than the group in Phase 1A. Teachers and other government employees, like many first responders, likely will be notified through their employers. Details likely will differ by county, but Levine has said that community groups and local government departments probably will be the ones reaching out to eligible Pennsylvanians. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Vaccine In Pennsylvania: Everything You Need To Know
But the advocacy for ride-hail drivers, meal couriers and gig workers has been complicated by the fact that their jobs don’t always fit into neat frameworks. Despite lobbying and public relations efforts by gig companies, government agencies setting the priorities for vaccine distribution haven’t provided clarity on when on-demand workers will get the shots. … [Read more...] about The gig economy wants its coronavirus shots
“Boy, have we noticed that. I think the West Virginia model is really one that we would love for a lot more states to adopt,” said John Beckner, a pharmacist who works at the Alexandria, Virginia-based National Community Pharmacists Association, which advocates for pharmacies across the country. … [Read more...] about ‘Little old West Virginia’ sets pace on vaccine rollout