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San Fernando Valley restaurants prepare for their ‘lifeline,’ outdoor dining, to return Friday

Jennifer Febre’s MacLeod Ale Brewing Co. has a strong fan base, but even with devoted customers, her Van Nuys business has been struggling to stay afloat since the pandemic swept across the city. With her staff reduced to a skeleton crew and operations reduced to takeout, even her “hardcore fans” started disappearing since stay-at-home orders went into effect in November. “It has been incredibly slow,” she said, noting that her brewery was able to operate as a restaurant because it has a kitchen...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, La, Government, Restaurants, Los Angeles, Sport, Delta Airlines, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Local News, Southern California, Los Angeles County


Health care worker dies after second dose of COVID vaccine, investigations underway

Tim Zook’s last post on Facebook brimmed with optimism. “Never been so excited to get a shot before,” he wrote on Jan. 5, above a photo of the Band-Aid on his arm and his COVID-19 vaccination card. “I am now fully vaccinated after receiving my 2nd Pfizer dose.” Zook, 60, was an X-ray technologist at South Coast Global Medical Center in Santa Ana. A couple of hours later, he had an upset stomach and trouble breathing. By 3:30 p.m. it was so bad his colleagues at work walked him to the emergency r...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Florida, News, California, Cdc, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, United States, Healthcare, John F Kennedy, Fda, Lincoln, Pfizer


Chinatown Service Center starts mobile COVID testing service

The Chinatown Service Center is launching a mobile COVID-19 testing unit to serve communities in the West San Gabriel Valley and the Chinatown area near downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, Jan. 27. The mobile unit will travel to senior facilities, schools and offices and focus on Chinese-American and Latino communities that are disproportionately impacted by those who are becoming infected with coronavirus. A $200,000 Neighborhood Builders grant from Bank of America is providing support for the m...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Government, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Bank Of America, Sport, Soccer, Community, Biden, Arcadia, Chinatown, Southern California, Claremont


Vaccine ramp-up squeezes covid testing and tracing

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, under growing pressure to jump-start a faltering covid-19 vaccine rollout, jetted to Los Angeles on Jan. 15 to unveil a massive new vaccination site at Dodger Stadium that is expected eventually to inoculate 12,000 people a day.
Tags: Health, California, Los Angeles, Gavin Newsom, Dodger Stadium


How we’re helping get vaccines to more people

The pandemic has taken a devastating toll on communities worldwide. While there is much uncertainty still ahead, the development of multiple safe vaccines in such a short time gives us reason for hope. Now the work begins to ensure that everyone can benefit from this triumph of scientific achievement, and quickly.During the pandemic, Google has helped people get the information they need to keep their families safe and healthy. We’ve supported small businesses and partnered with Apple to build e...
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‘On the cusp of great things’: Dozens of other COVID vaccines working their way to public

Move over, Pfizer and Moderna. You won’t be the only games in town too much longer. COVID-19 has existed for barely more than a year, but 64 vaccines are in clinical development and another 173 in preclinical development worldwide nonetheless, according to the World Health Organization. Dozens of hopefuls are in clinical trials in the U.S., including several by California researchers. But the two inching closest to the finish line here — by Oxford-AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson — could win em...
Tags: Health, Usa, Science, News, Maryland, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Britain, Soccer, United Kingdom, Healthcare, Oxford, San Diego, Belgium, Astrazeneca


California Supreme Court won’t compel LAUSD to offer in-person services to high-needs students

The California Supreme Court has denied a petition seeking to force the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide instruction and other services in person to students who have been most harmed by distance learning. The petition was filed last month on behalf of two Los Angeles-based children’s advocacy groups, the Alliance for Children’s Rights and the Learning Rights Law Center. In it, the petitioners argued that students with disabilities, English learners and others who struggle with onl...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Courts, Lausd, Biden, California Supreme Court, Los Angeles Times, District, Austin Beutner, Newsom


Can employers mandate the COVID-19 vaccine?

Want to keep your job in 2021? That may depend on whether you’re willing to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Employment attorneys Peter Brown and Alex Volberding Liebert of the Los Angeles-based law firm Liebert Cassidy Whitmore say an employer can legally mandate the vaccine under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. But there are exceptions. “Employees with disabilities who can demonstrate that they cannot take the vaccine and employees with sincere...
Tags: Health, Business, Law, Labor, California, Cdc, La, Religion, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Vaccinations, Ada, Brown, San Fernando Valley


U.S. coronavirus deaths top 400,000 as Trump leaves office

As President Donald Trump entered the final year of his term last January, the U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Not to worry, Trump insisted, his administration had the virus “totally under control.” Now, in his final hours in office, after a year of presidential denials of reality and responsibility, the pandemic’s U.S. death toll has eclipsed 400,000. And the loss of lives is accelerating. WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 05: U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up upon retu...
Tags: Health, News, Minnesota, California, Cdc, Washington, White House, New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Arizona, Columbia University, Michigan


New coronavirus strain found in more than one-third of COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles

A new strain of the coronavirus has been found in more than one-third of COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles and may be contributing to the acceleration of the recent surge of cases across Southern California, according to new research from Cedars-Sinai.
Tags: Health, Los Angeles, Southern California, COVID


A new COVID-19 challenge: Mutations rise along with cases

The race against the virus that causes COVID-19 has taken a new turn: Mutations are rapidly popping up, and the longer it takes to vaccinate people, the more likely it is that a variant that can elude current tests, treatments and vaccines could emerge. The coronavirus is becoming more genetically diverse, and health officials say the high rate of new cases is the main reason. Each new infection gives the virus a chance to mutate as it makes copies of itself, threatening to undo the progress mad...
Tags: Health, England, Science, News, Nbc, Cdc, China, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Britain, Soccer, United States, South Africa, Harvard University, United Kingdom


LAX offers 30-minute COVID-19 tests for $80

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles International Airport is now offering COVID-19 test results in as little as 30 minutes with the addition of rapid antigen tests at the airport’s on-site laboratory, officials said Tuesday. The lab opened in late December, offering rapid Polymerase Chain Reaction nasal swab tests with results available in 3 to 5 hours for tests collected at the lab across from Terminal 6, and results in less than 24 hour for samples collected at the Terminal 2 and Tom Bradley Internation...
Tags: Health, Business, News, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Healthcare, Biden, Disneyland, Trump, Lax, Los Angeles International Airport, Tom Bradley


5 vaccination mega-centers open in L.A. County today – but are there enough doses to stock them?

Fueled by an increasingly uncertain supply of much-coveted coronavirus vaccines, Los Angeles County aimed to roll out five new large-scale vaccination centers, all at high-profile settings around the region, on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The array of new vaccination centers will be in addition to the giant parking-lot clinic at Dodger Stadium — perhaps the largest vaccination site in the nation — and 75 smaller sites the county is already operating. Though all the sites are quite recognizable to Southlan...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Washington, Government, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, San Diego, Community, San Diego County, Eric Garcetti, Valencia


New local coronavirus strain may be contributing to surge, Cedars-Sinai says

More than one-third of COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles may have been caused by a new, locally-distinct strain of the coronavirus, researchers from Cedars-Sinai said on Monday, Jan. 18. They believe it may have contributed to the virus’ devastating resurgence in recent weeks, but don’t yet know for sure. Researchers designated the strain CAL.20C, a Monday evening news release said. Their “findings did not indicate whether the strain is more deadly than current forms of the coronavirus.” Los Angeles...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Britain, Soccer, United States, Community, Oceania, Southern California, San Bernardino, Los Angeles County, LA County


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


Children are the next frontier for COVID vaccine clinical trials

Twelve-year-olds are tween-agers, staring down puberty and middle school, surprisingly mature one minute and tortured by angst the next. Some also are scientific pioneers, volunteering for clinical trials to test COVID vaccines in children. Slowly and gingerly, researchers are testing COVID-19 vaccines in younger and younger kids — even as millions of doses are pushed into the arms of their parents — with an eye toward FDA approval in the next year or two. Stephanie Chao, director of pharmacy...
Tags: Health, News, Medicine, California, Cdc, Stanford, China, India, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Healthcare, Vaccinations, Fda, Berkeley


Children the next frontier for COVID vaccine clinical trials

Twelve-year-olds are tween-agers, staring down puberty and middle school, surprisingly mature one minute and tortured by angst the next. Some also are scientific pioneers, volunteering for clinical trials to test COVID vaccines in children. Slowly and gingerly, researchers are testing COVID-19 vaccines in younger and younger kids — even as millions of doses are pushed into the arms of their parents — with an eye toward FDA approval in the next year or two. Stephanie Chao, director of pharmacy...
Tags: Health, News, Medicine, California, Cdc, Stanford, China, India, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Healthcare, Vaccinations, Fda, Berkeley


First case of COVID-19 UK variant confirmed in Los Angeles County

Public Health officials on Saturday, Jan. 16 confirmed the faster-spreading UK variant of COVID-19 has reached Los Angeles. An infected person, only described as “male,” recently “spent time” in Los Angeles County before traveling to Oregon, where he is currently isolated. The variant was confirmed by Quest Laboratories in Washington state. No other information on where the man was in the LA area was immediately available. Although it is the first confirmed case of the variant in Los Angeles Cou...
Tags: Health, Business, UK, News, Education, California, Cdc, Washington, Oregon, La, Government, Paul Simon, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Public Health


Grief during the pandemic 

With this third surge and our ICUs at zero capacity in Los Angeles, I spent  New Year’s Eve alone at my apartment, recovering from a wards rotation I had completed the night before. No revelry or celebration for me this year.  For months, this virus has been wreaking havoc on our lives and slowly,   then […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Coronavirus vaccine shipments unpredictable, says LA County’s chief science officer

Los Angeles County health officials said on Friday, Jan. 15, their vaccination efforts have been stymied by a short supply of doses and an unpredictable shipment schedule that’s making it tough to plan. Within the state’s most populous county, about 219,000 healthcare workers have received their first vaccine doses while about 60,000 have had their second dose, according to Dr. Paul Simon, chief science officer for the county Department of Public Health. Simon anticipates 200,000 more healthcare...
Tags: Health, Business, England, News, California, Washington Post, Cdc, Government, Paul Simon, Los Angeles, Sport, Britain, Soccer, Long Beach, Michigan, Eric Garcetti


With hundreds of healthcare workers in line, Dodger Stadium becomes massive vaccination site

Dodger Stadium transformed into a massive vaccination center on Friday, Jan. 15, amid concerns that shortfalls in anticipated supplies are slowing the rollout of the vaccine. Lines of cars showed up early Friday morning along the Academy Road entrance, where members of CORE and L.A. City Fire Department  personnel directed eager healthcare workers — from pharmacists to nurses — into the stadium, where they would wait in another long line to be inoculated. Among them was Kanwar Ali, a pharmacist,...
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LA city firefighter union agrees to delay raises, joining civilian workers in bid to avoid layoffs

A 4.5% pay raise scheduled for Los Angeles city firefighters would be delayed by 18 months, under a tentative labor agreement reached with the city in order to avoid potential layoffs or other cuts due to an anticipated $675 million shortfall in the city budget. The leadership of the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, which represents more than 3,200 city firefighters, has agreed to defer the raise that was scheduled to begin this summer, for 18 months. This comes after the leadership of t...
Tags: Health, Business, News, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, City Council, Council, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Martinez, Escobar, Los Angeles Police Department


COVID deaths in U.S. hit another one-day high at over 4,300

Coronavirus deaths in the U.S. hit another one-day high at over 4,300 with the country’s attention focused largely on the fallout from the deadly uprising at the Capitol. The nation’s overall death toll from COVID-19 has eclipsed 380,000, according to Johns Hopkins University, and is closing in fast on the number of Americans killed in World War II, or about 407,000. Confirmed infections have topped 22.8 million. With the country simultaneously facing a political crisis and on edge over threats ...
Tags: Health, News, California, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Johns Hopkins, Trump, Rialto, Gilligan, Johns Hopkins University, Tommy John, Dawn Wells, National News


LA city employees agree to delay pay raises – to stave off layoffs and furloughs

Los Angeles city officials and unions representing more than 18,000 city employees have struck a deal on Tuesday, Jan. 12, that would delay pay increases scheduled this year, to avoid layoffs and furloughs for the next five months. The city faces a $675 million shortfall, amid a recession brought on by closures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. In response, city leaders weighed deep cuts, including hundreds of layoffs. Tuesday’s agreement calls for postponing a pair of 2% raises sc...
Tags: Health, Business, Budget, News, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, SEIU, Southern California, 288, Los Angeles Police Department, LA County, UCLA School of Dentistry


L.A city employees agree to delay pay raises – to stave off layoffs and furloughs

Los Angeles city officials and unions representing more than 18,000 city employees have struck a deal on Tuesday, Jan. 12, that would delay a pay increases scheduled this year, to avoid layoffs and furloughs for the next five months. The city faces a $675 million shortfall, amid a recession brought on by closures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. In response, city leaders weighed deep cuts, including hundreds of layoffs. Tuesday’s agreement calls for postponing a pair of 2% raises ...
Tags: Health, Business, Budget, News, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lausd, SEIU, Los Angeles Police Department, LA County, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze


Councilman Kevin De Leon calls for 25,000 units for LA’s homeless by 2025

Los Angeles City Councilman Kevin De Leon unveiled a plan on Tuesday, Jan. 12, aimed at creating 25,000 dwelling units by 2025 for people experiencing homelessness, saying that local officials need to follow a “North Star” when addressing the city’s housing  crisis. De Leon, who first took office last October, said the current pace of housing people experiencing homelessness has not met the needs of the “crisis that’s unfolding on our city streets every single day.” “It’s not acceptable,” he sai...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Housing, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, City Council, Eric Garcetti, City Hall, Affordable Housing


Australia news live: second Queenslander has UK Covid strain; McCormack defends Craig Kelly's right to post misinformation

Husband of a hotel quarantine cleaner who contracted new Covid-19 strain tests positive; acting PM says ‘facts are sometimes contentious’ when asked about MP’s Covid posts. Follow all the latest news and updates, live Covid hotspots NSW; Qld hotspots; Victoria hotspotsState by state restrictions explainedFollow the global liveblog 9.27pm GMT Triple doughnuts for Victoria today. Huzzah! Yesterday there were 0 new locally acquired cases reported, and 0 new cases in hotel quarantine. Thanks to ...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Australia news, Queensland, Delta, New South Wales, Sydney, Australian police and policing, Victoria, Western Australia, United, Singapore Airlines, McCormack


Healthvana’s digital COVID-19 vaccination records are about communication, not passports for the immune

As the vaccination campaign to counter COVID-19 gets underway (albeit with a rocky start), a number of companies are attempting to support its rollout in a variety of ways. Healthvana, a health tech startup that began with a specific focus on providing patient information digitally for individuals living with HIV, is helping Los Angeles County roll out mobile vaccination records for COVID-19 using Apple’s Wallet technology. A cursory appraisal of the implementation of this tech might lead one to...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Android, Startups, TC, Instagram, Virginia, Hiv, Los Angeles, Tech, Windows 95, Vaccination, Biotech, Biotechnology, Life Sciences


The Latest: Africa tops 3 million confirmed virus cases

By The Associated Press JOHANNESBURG — Africa passed the milestone of 3 million confirmed cases COVID-19 Sunday, including more than 72,000 deaths, according to the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. South Africa accounts for more than 30% of the continent’s total with more than 1.2 million reported cases, including 32,824 deaths. The high proportion of cases in South Africa could be because the country carries out more tests than many other African countries. South Africa is bat...
Tags: Health, Business, Japan, UK, England, London, California, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Africa, Israel, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, European Union


L.A. County surpasses 900,000 coronavirus cases and 12,000 deaths

Eclipsing two sad milestones on the same day, Los Angeles County surpassed 900,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and 12,000 deaths, public health officials reported Saturday, Jan. 9. The county posted 221 new deaths and 16,982 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. As the post-holiday surge appeared to be at full strength, health officials confirmed that the county had lost more 1,000 lives to COVID-19 in the past four days and posted more than 100,000 new cases in the last week. With overtaxed local ...
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