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California prison officials blasted for coronavirus outbreak; transfer of inmates from Chino criticized

By DON THOMPSON SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers harshly criticized state corrections officials’ “failure of leadership” Wednesday, saying they botched their handling of the coronavirus pandemic by inadvertently transferring infected inmates to a virus-free prison, triggering the state’s worst prison outbreak. A third of the 3,500 inmates at San Quentin State Prison near San Francisco have tested positive since officials transferred 121 inmates from the heavily impacted California Institution f...
Tags: Health, News, Prison, California, Senate, Uncategorized, Sacramento, San Francisco, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Central Valley, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, San Francisco Bay Area, Chino


California reimposes coronavirus restrictions for more than 28 million residents

More than 28 million Californians live in counties where restaurant dining rooms, bars and other indoor facilities are being told to stay shut or close as the number of coronavirus cases continue to worry state officials.
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Coronavirus death toll in California jumps, exceeds 100 for first time since early June

After weeks of declining mortality, the daily death toll from COVID-19 in California exceeded 100 on Tuesday for the sixth time of the pandemic, while new cases continued to rise at a pace not seen before this week. There were 107 fatalities from the virus reported around the state Tuesday, according to data compiled by this news organization, the state’s deadliest day since June 10 and only the second day of June with more than 100 deaths. There were also about as many new cases as Monday, whic...
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Gov. Newsom Expected To Announce Reopening Rollback As Coronavirus Surges

SACRAMENTO (AP) – Gov. Gavin Newsom is hinting that he will tighten coronavirus restrictions for California’s nearly 40 million residents as a COVID-19 surge has counties rushing to close down bars and beaches ahead of the Fourth of July weekend. Newsom planned Wednesday to announce he will “tighten things up” only weeks after loosening his March 19 stay-at-home order and reopening most businesses. The state requires people to wear masks when they can’t maintain physical distance but public heal...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, News, California, Mexico, California News, Fresno, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Riverside County, Ventura County, San Francisco Bay, Central Valley, Gavin Newsom


California and Florida are charting different coronavirus paths as cases spike

Officials in California and Florida -- two states where coronavirus cases are jumping -- are taking different approaches toward reopening amid spikes in infections.
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LA doctor charged with 4 counts of sexual battery

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles doctor pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of sexually assaulting several women on separate occasions dating back to 2016. Anshul Gandhi, 34, is facing four felony counts of sexual battery and faces a possible maximum sentence of seven years in state prison if convicted as charged, according to Deputy District Attorney Melissa Lyons of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Sex Crimes Division. Gandhi was ordered to appear in court Sept. 18, when a date is expect...
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California family lost a father to coronavirus and 28 family members got infected, son says

Southern California resident Richard Garay tested positive for coronavirus in early June, around the same time his father also got sick, he said.
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UCLA team launches survey to gather public opinion on allocating resources during COVID-19

As California prepares for a potential surge of COVID-19, there is a pressing need to determine how critical care resources should be allocated, especially if there is an extreme shortage of those resources.
Tags: Health, California, Ucla, COVID


How $20 billion health care behemoth Blue Shield of California sees startups

In the two years since Jeff Semenchuk took the reins in the newly created position of chief innovation officer for Blue Shield of California, the nonprofit health insurer with $20 billion in revenues has stepped up its investments in startup companies. As one of California’s largest insurance providers with more than four million members, Blue Shield plays an outsized role in technology adoption among physicians, hospital networks and patients. With that in mind, and with the acceleration of ent...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, California, America, Tech, Fundraising, Healthcare, Venture Capital, Health Insurance, Blue Shield, Healthtech, Yaro, Blue Shield of California, Extra Crunch, Semenchuk


How the coronavirus is devastating Southern California’s Pacific Islanders

Pacific Islanders in Southern California are dying at a higher rate from the coronavirus than any other racial group in the region and statewide, an issue advocates say is getting swept under the radar because the population is small and tends to be lumped with other ethnic groups. While coronavirus case numbers overall are lower for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, the death rates are disproportionately higher when the entire population is taken into account, according to the California ...
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California prisons are COVID hotbeds despite billions spent on inmate health

From Corcoran and Avenal state prisons in the arid Central Valley to historical San Quentin on the San Francisco Bay, California prisons have emerged as raging COVID-19 hot spots, even as the state annually spends more on inmate health care than other big states spend on their entire prison systems.
Tags: Health, California, Central Valley, San Quentin, Corcoran, Avenal, San Francisco Bay California


‘I refuse to bow to anybody’: Rural California defies Gov. Newsom’s order to wear masks

SACRAMENTO — Perched behind the counter of his cramped memorabilia shop in downtown Placerville, co-owner Lorenzo Smith isn’t about to tell his customers they have to put on a mask. It’s a matter of principle, he isn’t convinced it’s necessary, and he doesn’t particularly care that Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered Californians to wear them. “Most people up here do not like the governor,” said Smith, whose shop is called Hangtown Originals. “The deal is, you have no right to tell me I have to wear a...
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Beyond coronavirus, what’s causing nearly 10% spike in deaths in LA County?

Deaths from all causes have spiked nearly 10 percent this year over what would normally be expected, according to a detailed analysis of provisional mortality data through mid-May by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. That equates to 2,528 more lives lost than in years past — but just two-thirds of that spike can be officially attributed to COVID-19. Confirmed coronavirus deaths in the county were about 1,800 as of mid-May. So what accounts for those hundreds of extra deaths? “O...
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Safe restaurant practices as crisis therapy: lessons from a bartender

With a leftover airline credit to spend, I recently decided to take a quick trip down to southern California and make one of my routine treks along Interstate 5 from San Diego to Orange County. I wanted to see how the area was dealing with the pandemic and enjoy some sun. No trip would be […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, California, San Diego, Infectious Disease, Orange County, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Trump administration urges end to Affordable Care Act as pandemic surges

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON  — As coronavirus cases rise in more than half of the states, the Trump administration is urging the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act. The administration’s high court filing Thursday came the same day the government reported that close to half a million people who lost their health insurance amid the economic shutdown to slow the spread of COVID-19 have gotten coverage through HealthCare.gov. The administration’s legal brief...
Tags: Health, Business, New York, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Obama, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Sport, Cms


Audit: U.S. sent $1.4 billion in virus relief payments to dead people

By MARCY GORDON WASHINGTON — Nearly 1.1 million coronavirus relief payments totaling some $1.4 billion went to dead people, a government watchdog reported Thursday. More than 130 million so-called economic impact payments were sent to taxpayers as part of the $2.4 trillion coronavirus relief package enacted in March. The Government Accountability Office, Congress’ auditing arm, cited the number of erroneous payments to deceased taxpayers in its report on the government programs. While the govern...
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Watch: Fauci, other health officials weigh California’s COVID response

Samantha Young, California Healthline's California politics correspondent, helped moderate a discussion hosted by the Sacramento Press Club about California's response to the coronavirus crisis.
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U.S. virus cases continue to rise at near-record rate

By JENNIFER PELTZ and ELAINE KURTENBACH NEW YORK — The number of new coronavirus cases per day in the U.S. stood near an all-time high Thursday, hovering close to the peak reached in late April during some of the darkest and deadliest days of the crisis. While greatly expanded testing probably accounts for some of the increase, experts say other measures indicate the virus is making a comeback. Daily deaths, hospitalizations and the percentage of tests that are coming back positive for the virus...
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U.S. virus cases near an all-time high as governors backtrack

By JENNIFER PELTZ and ELAINE KURTENBACH NEW YORK — The number of new coronavirus cases per day in the U.S. stood near an all-time high Thursday at more than 34,000, hovering close to the peak reached in late April during some of the darkest and deadliest days of the crisis. While greatly expanded testing probably accounts for some of the increase, experts say other measures indicate the virus is making a comeback. Daily deaths, hospitalizations and the percentage of tests that are coming back po...
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Coronavirus: 5 bad signs California is heading the wrong direction

As more people venture out and expand their social circles, the coronavirus pandemic is sending some alarming signals to California about the effects of reopening. “Right now it’s looking like things are going in the wrong direction,” said John Swartzberg, an infectious disease expert and professor emeritus at UC Berkeley. Here are five signs why, experts say. 1. Soaring case counts This is the big one. On Monday and Tuesday, the number of confirmed new coronavirus cases in California soared to ...
Tags: Health, Florida, Politics, Texas, News, California, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Connecticut, Santa Clara, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, Southern California


Coronavirus: Another grim milestone for California as concerning metrics continue to rise

After a third straight day of new cases exceeding anything seen before this week, California is now home to the country’s top coronavirus hotspot — by total cases, at least. Los Angeles County, population 10 million, reported another 1,228 positive tests Wednesday, pushing it past Cook County, Ill., for the most in the nation, according to Johns Hopkins University. The 89,490 confirmed cases in LA County make up nearly half of California’s 195,424 total cases, which rose Wednesday by 4,648, acco...
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California is breaking coronavirus records. Gatherings in homes may fuel spread

California, the most populous US state and the first to implement a statewide lockdown to combat the coronavirus outbreak, is setting daily records this week for new cases as officials urge caution and dangle enforcement threats to try to curb the spikes.
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As COVID cases spike, California shifts its strategy

Coronavirus infections are rising so fast in Fresno County that California public health officials have identified it as one of nearly a dozen counties entering dangerous territory as economies reopen.
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California reports more than 7,000 new coronavirus cases in a day, breaking its daily record again

California, the country's most populous state and the first to implement a state-wide lockdown to combat the coronavirus outbreak, is setting daily records for new cases this week.
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Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) issued a public warning a...

Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) issued a public warning as new coronavirus cases in California reached a record high.
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Black Lives Matter Protests Have Not Led To Coronavirus Spike, Research Says

(CNN) — Despite warnings from public health officials, new research suggests Black Lives Matter protests across the country have not led to a jump in coronavirus cases. A new study, published this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research, used data on protests from more than 300 of the largest US cities, and found no evidence that coronavirus cases grew in the weeks following the beginning of the protests. In fact, researchers determined that social distancing behaviors actually went up...
Tags: Health, Asia, Europe, Florida, Texas, News, California, US, California News, Cnn, Protests, National Bureau of Economic Research, Black Lives Matter, Gavin Newsom, Greg Abbott, Florida Department of Health


Some states break virus records as U.S. caseload grows anew

By NOMAAN MERCHANT, NICK PERRY and KEN MORITSUGU HOUSTON — Coronavirus hospitalizations and caseloads hit new highs in over a half-dozen states as signs of the virus’ resurgence mounted, with newly confirmed infections nationwide back near their peak level of two months ago. After trending downward for six weeks, the U.S. caseload has been growing again for over a week, particularly in the South and West. Some 34,700 new cases were reported nationwide Tuesday, according to the count kept by John...
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California lawmakers block health care cuts

Gov. Gavin Newsom and Democratic state lawmakers agreed Monday on a state budget plan that would avoid the deep cuts to essential health care services that the governor had initially proposed.
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Surging coronavirus cases in U.S. raise fear that progress is slipping

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Coronavirus cases in Florida surpassed 100,000 on Monday, part of an alarming surge across the South and West as states reopen for business and many Americans resist wearing masks or keeping their distance from others. The disturbing signs in the Sunshine State as well as places like Arizona, Alabama, Texas and South Carolina — along with countries such as Brazil, India and Pakistan — are raising fears that the progress won after months of lockdowns is slipping away. “It i...
Tags: Health, Business, Florida, News, Maryland, California, China, India, Sport, West, Soccer, United States, Pakistan, Arizona, Dubai, Who


Coronavirus hoy en la Argentina y el mundo: minuto a minuto y las novedades del 21 de junio

La cantidad de muertos alrededor del mundo a causa de la pandemiade coronavirus, que se originó a fines del año pasado en Wuhan, China, supera las 463.600 personas y los contagiados ya son más de 8.750.000.Estados Unidos lidera el ranking de naciones con mayor cantidad de casos (alrededor de 2.300.000) y registra 121.000 víctimas fatales. El segundo país en cuanto a infectados es Brasil, con más de 1.000.000 casos, y lo sigue Rusia, con 577.000.Europa comienza a dejar atrás el confinamiento para...
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