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Which ethnic groups are most eager to get vaccinated in Southern California counties?

While California has much to crow about when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccination campaign —  30 million doses have been administered and 18.4 million people have received at least one shot — the vast majority of its Black and Latino residents remain unvaccinated. Those also happen to be the groups most heavily impacted by the pandemic. Across the region as well as statewide, Asian Americans were the most eager of the major groups to get vaccinated. White residents were more willing to get jabbe...
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LA County’s nursing home complaint backlog won’t end soon

A rise in complaints and the coronavirus pandemic are delaying resolution of a backlog of complaints involving nursing homes and other health care facilities in L.A. County, officials say. About a quarter of “significantly backlogged complaints” that involve these facilities and are about three years old are expected to still be pending in October, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Public Health made the revelation in a formal response to a final report that raised...
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L.A. County’s nursing home oversight division under scrutiny 

Resident advocates have long called for reform of the Los Angeles County public health division largely in charge of regulating and overseeing local nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. Now a recent interim report by the county’s Office of Inspector General about improving oversight and accountability in nursing homes and a final report from the county Auditor-Controller assessing the Department of Public Health’s Health Facilities Inspection Division (HFID)  have raised questions ...
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Many Southern California churches to ease back into normalcy despite court ruling

Several Southern California churches and faith leaders said Wednesday, April 14, they will take their time to ease back into normalcy even after the state lifted its limits on indoor worship services on Monday following U.S. Supreme Court rulings that struck down COVID-19 public health mandates. The California Department of Public Health’s guidelines still “strongly discourage” indoor gatherings and recommend limiting building occupancy to 50% in counties in the orange tier, which applies to all...
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Retired Nurses Join Frontlines As Sacramento Pharmacies Push For Trained Vaccinators

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A 'double mutant' coronavirus variant found in India was spotted in California - but there's no evidence it's 'doubly scary'

A man wears a mask in Los Angeles on June 18, 2020. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images A new coronavirus variant has been detected in India and northern California. It has a combination of mutations that may help it spread more quickly or evade vaccines. But there's no evidence yet that the variant is "doubly scary" or "doubly transmissible," an expert said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Another worrisome coronavirus variant has made its global de...
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Audit Finds California’s Contact Tracing Failed To Meet Goals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Despite promises from Gov. Gavin Newsom to build an “army” of contact tracers to contain the coronavirus pandemic, a new audit says California mustered less than half of the number promised. But even if the staffing goals were met, it would not have been enough. The intended number of contact tracers was based on an assumption that California would average 5,000 new coronavirus infections a day. But the nation’s most populated state averaged 25,000 per day from la...
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California To Loosen More COVID-19 Restrictions On Indoor Concerts, Theater Performances

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Southern California’s public health leadership turned over during coronavirus pandemic

California counties have gone through a lot of generals in their war against the coronavirus. Since the pandemic started in earnest in March 2020, 18 local public health officials across California have left their posts, along with two senior leaders of the California Department of Public Health and the head of the state’s Health Care Services department, according to the Health Officers Association of California. In Riverside County, Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser was relieved of his ...
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‘Could Have Done A Much Better Job’: Newsom Admits Mistakes Around First Pandemic Reopening In AP Interview

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom acknowledged mistakes in communicating with the public last year before the first loosening of coronavirus restrictions led to an early summer spike in cases, a harsh lesson “that we reflect upon all the time” as the nation’s most populous state again embarks on a broad reopening. The Democratic governor also said he expects to soon expand the list of people eligible for vaccinations and asserted he was right to call the organizers of ...
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After year of coronavirus, long-term care homes finally see the light – though risks remain

Holocaust survivor Edith Frankie became one of the Los Angeles Jewish Home’s first residents to be vaccinated for COVID-19 on Dec. 30, 2020. (Photo courtesy Los Angeles Jewish Home)   For much of last year, the Los Angeles Jewish Home had relatively few COVID-19 cases, evading the pandemic’s hefty toll on long-term care residents in Southern California. But an unprecedented, post-Thanksgiving Day surge in Los Angeles sparked a deadly rise of cases in the facility that lasted into January, sai...
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CDC guidelines for fully vaccinated could set stage for easing of some local rules

After almost a year of quarantining, the children of Marina Bunce got to hug their grandparents for the first time in what seemed like forever. It was a long embrace — about two minutes. After all, they had a lot of postponed hugging to make up for. “It was very special,” the Redondo Beach native said about the moment, which she caught on camera. “I captured this look on my daughter’s face of just pure relief. It was really magical.” For so many grandparents and their families, being separated p...
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LA County reports 22 deaths, 1,313 new coronavirus cases as major shipment of vaccines rolls in

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials reported 22 new deaths and 1,313 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, March 7. The lower-than-usual numbers may be reflective of scaled-back weekend record keeping, but marked significant decline from an uptick in mid-week numbers that raised concern for officials after weeks of statistical downturns. The new numbers brought the county’s totals to 1,203,152 cases and 22,029 deaths since the pandemic began. Nearly 5.9 mission county residents h...
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California Counties Increasingly Ask To Opt Out Of Blue Shield’s Vaccine Program

LOS ANGELES (AP/CBS13) — California counties are increasingly asking to opt out of the state’s centralized vaccination program run by Blue Shield, further complicating Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to smooth out what has been a confusing and disjointed rollout of coronavirus vaccines. None of the state’s 58 counties have signed contracts with the insurance giant even as the state moved ahead with plans to bring 10 counties in the inland sections of central and Southern California under Blue Shield ov...
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Valencia’s new COVID-19 lab pushes back after report of ‘significant deficiencies’

A Valencia COVID-19 testing lab that was found to have “significant deficiencies” during a  recent state inspection says it has corrected the problems and believes the facility is not in danger of closure. The $25 million Valencia Branch Laboratory at 28545 Livingston Ave. was unveiled in late October and began processing tests Nov. 1. The 134,000-square-foot facility was converted for its new use by the Massachusetts-based diagnostics company PerkinElmer, which operates the lab under a $1.7 bil...
Tags: Health, Business, Science, Technology, Massachusetts, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Cbs, Lausd, Disneyland, Valencia, Health And Human Services, Santa Clarita, LFS, LA County

Younger students in Santa Clarita-area districts returning to campus

Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Frandson shows Cecilia Johnson, 5, how to use hand sanitizer in her Valencia Valley Elementary School classroom in Santa Clarita as students return for in person learning on Monday, February 22, 2021 since the pandemic began. First and second graders return on Wednesday for hybrid learning. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Kindergartners return to Valencia Valley Elementary School in Santa Clarita for the first time since the pandemic began o...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Blue Shield, Valencia, Southern California, Melody, Saugus, Santa Clarita

Watchdog calls for LA County nursing home crisis plan in light of ‘serious’ deficiencies, gaps 

A Los Angeles County watchdog is calling for the Public Health Department to create a nursing home crisis and response plan in light of major safety problems that surfaced during the coronavirus pandemic. Two Pasadena nursing home evacuations last year revealed “serious operational deficiencies” in these facilities that threatened the safety of residents and gaps in state and county procedures for triggering an “effective, timely and coordinated response,” according to the second interim nursing...
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Kaiser Permanente asks for patience as coronavirus vaccine supplies lag

Kaiser Permanente, the state’s largest health-care provider, seeks patience from Southern California members frustrated by limited COVID-19 vaccination appointments as it copes with vaccine shortages and shipments delayed by severe, cold weather across the United States. While many Kaiser members in the region say they have been able to get vaccination appointments through the system, others, including those over age 75 with high-risk health conditions, say they have had more success securing sl...
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Lawsuit blames man’s COVID-19 death on commingling residents at Culver City care center

A woman has filed a lawsuit alleging her 88-year-old father died from COVID-19 last year after staff at a Culver City assisted-care facility allowed residents to commingle and failed to enforce social distancing. Jessica Hopman’s complaint against Sunrise Villa Culver City, seeking unspecified damages on behalf of Gerald Hopman, was transferred last week from state to federal court because the claims made fall under a federal emergency preparedness act. “Defendants’ failure to protect Mr. Hopman...
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Age May Be Priority Above All For California COVID Vaccinations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP/CBS13) — Advocates for farmworkers, teachers, grocery store clerks and other essential workers are worried they will have to wait until this summer to be vaccinated against the coronavirus as California considers giving priority to older residents. State officials said the move makes sense given older people have a much higher rate of hospitalization and death from COVID-19, and with the state experiencing struggles with vaccine distribution, vaccinating all over the age of 65 ...
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FAQ: Here’s what you need to know now about getting a coronavirus vaccine in LA County

With all the developments arising this week in Los Angeles County, there’s a pretty good chance you are confused about whether you are eligible to get a coronavirus vaccine, how you sign up and where you should go to get your shot. We’ll try to answer your questions. 1. I am 65 years old and I live in Los Angeles County. Can I get a vaccine? Appointments will be available for L.A. County residents 65 years old and older starting Tuesday afternoon at The first appointment...
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Southern California health providers scramble to isolate Moderna vaccine tied to bad reactions

Hundreds of health providers all over the state, including some in Southern California, have received doses from a specific lot of Moderna vaccine tied to about six serious reactions in San Diego last week. On the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, hospitals were scanning their records to determine if they had received doses from the batch tied to those reactions, and, if so, how many doses were already in people’s arms and how many had to be pulled from inventory until more is understood about wha...
Tags: Health, News, California, Cdc, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Healthcare, San Diego, Kaiser, Pasadena, Riverside County, Martin Luther King Jr, Southern California

L.A. County strives to step up vaccines, but seniors told they’ll have to wait until February

Public health officials worked to clarify Los Angeles County’s coronavirus timetable on Thursday, Jan. 14, as many seniors found themselves confused over when exactly they could sign up for a vaccine — and why they must wait, likely for another month, for those  shots — after Gov. Gavin Newsom said on Wednesday they could get them immediately. Another 287 people, meanwhile, lost their lives to the outbreak, officials announced. Despite the governor’s announcement on widening vaccine delivery, th...
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Garcetti’s plea to U.S. leaders: Coronavirus-rocked L.A. needs more resources

Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday, Jan. 7, urged U.S. leaders to throw a lifeline to coronavirus-rocked Los Angeles in the form of additional vaccines, more trained medical professionals and other resources. Just after the mayor’s plea, L.A. County public health officials announced more grim statistics: 218 new deaths — the third straight day over 200 — and 19,719 more cases, lifting the county’s totals to 11,545 and 871,404, respectively, since the outbreak began. Brooke Barker, 22, a mental ...
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When can I get the COVID-19 vaccine? And other questions

After dealing with health concerns, restricted activities and a longing to return to normal for more than nine months, the arrival of not one but two COVID-19 vaccines is great news, right? Yes, but it’s also the start of a likely months-long process, and it comes with a whole new set of questions, some of which we don’t know the answer to yet. Read on for some of those questions, and the best answers we could find – and we’ll be updating this list as we learn more, so check back later for more ...
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Doctors and nurses in California released a harrowing video begging people not to gather for the holidays, saying it will 'cripple our hospital system'

A patient lies on a stretcher in the hallway of an overloaded ER in a hospital in Apple Valley, California, on December 23, 2020. Mario Tama/Getty Images Frontline workers in California filmed a video urging people to stay home and not gather over the upcoming holidays. In the video, doctors said that a lack of social distancing could "cripple" the hospital system and result in more deaths. Nurses also discussed the devastating impact of the latest surge in the state's COVID-19 cases on th...
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Southern California’s ICU capacity falls to 0%, an alarming sign amid deepening coronavirus surge

Southern California’s intensive-care unit bed capacity fell to 0% on Thursday, Dec. 17, an alarming nadir for the region’s healthcare system — though one that had seem like an inevitability for more than a week as the worsening coronavirus surge sapped available ICU beds daily. Thursday’s decline from 0.5% the day before was the 10th consecutive day available ICU bed capacity dropped. The metric, which state officials update daily, has become the critical marker in the fight against the coronavi...
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New laws aim to better protect nursing home residents, essential workers from infectious outbreaks

When the coronavirus pandemic struck, some health care workers resorted to wearing trash bags over their clothes and bandanas around their faces in a desperate effort to protect themselves. And as the unfamiliar virus ravaged nursing homes, it became clear these facilities needed all the infection control guidance they could get. The pandemic has spawned a couple of new California laws that aim to better prepare the state and health care facilities, including nursing homes, for future infectious...
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Newsom taps new senior staff amid COVID-19 backlash

By Kathleen Ronayne | The Associated Press California Gov. Gavin Newsom is adding seasoned political operatives after recent departures to his inner circle as he enters the second half of his term amid a difficult stretch of the pandemic and as he tries to overcome recent political stumbles. Newsom on Friday named Dee Dee Myers, a former Warner Bros. executive and White House press secretary, as director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. She joins Jim DeBoo, a Califo...
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Coronavirus: Southern California’s available ICU beds drop to 7.7%

Southern California’s intensive-care unit availability dropped to 7.7%, according to a Thursday, Dec. 11, update from the California Department of Public Health — down from Wednesday’s 9% mark. The number has continued to fall consistently after the number triggered strict stay-at-home restrictions from state officials last weekend, as the resurgent outbreak worsens in Southern California’s “Region 5” footprint. Meanwhile, another California region is subject to the stay-at-home order as ICU spa...
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