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LA County’s coronavirus hospitalizations dip to lowest level of pandemic

With case numbers falling and vaccinations rising, Los Angeles County’s average number of people hospitalized due to COVID-19 has fallen to its lowest point since the onset of the pandemic, health officials said today. According to the Department of Public Health, the county’s five-day average daily number of people hospitalized due to COVID was 389 as of Friday. County health and elected officials have been touting vaccinations as the key to keeping hospital beds empty, noting that inoculated r...
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Fewer people want coronavirus vaccines than are available now in LA County

For the first time this week Los Angeles County had more vaccines than people who wanted to get them, according to the Department of Public Health, marking a critical juncture for the county’s vaccine efforts as it reaches toward a goal of 80% of the eligible population vaccinated. “That means 25% less people were vaccinated than the week before,” said Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer on Tuesday, May 4. For those who want to get vaccinated, appointments should be more available and there ar...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Fda, Pfizer, Pasadena, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Centers for Disease Control


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...
Tags: Health, News, Medicine, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Vaccinations, Lausd, Good, Orange County, Blacks, Southern California


LA County reports no new coronavirus deaths again, although reporting lags contribute

Although the numbers are likely due to weekend reporting lags, Los Angeles County announced zero COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row on Monday, May 3, as the public health director expressed confidence the county will move up to the least-restrictive tier of the economic-reopening blueprint this week. COVID-19 case and death numbers are traditionally low on Sundays and Mondays as a result of delays in reporting from the weekend, but the back-to-back days of zero deaths still offered a gl...
Tags: Health, News, Education, La, Government, Environment, Sport, Walgreens, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Cvs, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, Knott, LA County


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...
Tags: Health, News, California, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Biden, Seniors, County, Southern California, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Medicaid Services, Department of Public Health


LA County’s indoor arcades, playgrounds can open as more coronavirus restrictions are lifted

Los Angeles County again eased its COVID-19 health restrictions on Friday, April 30, allowing indoor playgrounds and arcades to reopen at limited capacity, while lifting restrictions on operating hours for bars, breweries and wineries. Indoor arcades and playgrounds — such as laser tag businesses, ball pits or “bounce” centers — will be restricted to 25% capacity, along with other mandated safety modifications. Bars, which are currently allowed to operate outdoors only, had been restricted to op...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, India, US, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Disneyland, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ferrer


More dangerous COVID-19 variants spread as vaccines remains scarce abroad

You can go to the movies in a real theater. You can get vaccinated — and buy a gallon of milk — at the supermarket. Elsa has welcomed guests back to Disneyland, California has the lowest COVID-19 case rate in the continental United States and locals might be forgiven if a springtime Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah animates their steps. Why not? In the United States, more than 43% of adults have received at least one vaccine dose, Europe is opening its arms to fully vaccinated visitors and the pandemic seems t...
Tags: Health, Europe, Elsa, News, Mexico, China, India, Sport, Joe Biden, Public Health, Canada, Soccer, United States, South Africa, Brazil, Kenya


LA County officials push plummeting coronavirus rate at nursing homes as reason to get vaccinated

Again pointing to plummeting COVID-19 case numbers among skilled nursing facility residents and staff — who were among the hardest hit in the early days of the pandemic and then were the first to get vaccinated — Los Angeles County health officials said on Wednesday, April 28, that the facilities are a case study on the effectiveness of the inoculations. “Where we see high rates of vaccination, we are seeing transmission of COVID-19 plummet,” county Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said in ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Congress, California, Government, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Biden, Disneyland, Southern California


If coronavirus stats hold firm for a week, LA County can move to less-restrictive yellow tier

Los Angeles County’s daily rate of new COVID-19 cases fell low enough — barely — on Tuesday, April 27, to qualify for a move to the least restrictive yellow tier of the state’s economic-reopening blueprint, but the county must meet the threshold for another week before it can actually advance. For now, the county remains in the orange tier of the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, which governs restrictions on businesses and other activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to statist...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Pfizer, Pasadena, Southern California, Los Angeles County


Tens of thousands in LA County are overdue for second COVID-19 shot

While Los Angeles County continues to show progress in its COVID-19 vaccination efforts, figures released on Monday, April 26 showed that nearly 278,000 people in the county may be overdue for their second dose, possibly due to concerns about side effects or a belief that one shot is enough. As of last week, more than 4.4 million people in the county have received at least one vaccine dose, and nearly 2.6 million had received a second dose, according to Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer. But...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Cdc, La, Government, Environment, Paul Simon, Los Angeles, Sport, Afghanistan, Public Health, Soccer, Food And Drug Administration, Community


More coronavirus vaccinations available without appointments; LA County numbers still improving

Los Angeles County reported 443 new cases of COVID-19 and 16 additional deaths on Saturday, April 24, as health officials prepared to resume administration of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines after a pause due to concerns over rare instances of blood clots. The number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals dropped from 453 to 444, according to state figures, while the number of those patients in intensive care fell from 106 to 101. Saturday’s numbers brought the county’s totals to 1,231,...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Cdc, Government, Environment, Paul Simon, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Food And Drug Administration, Community, Simon, Carter


CDC panel says Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 shot can be used again

A vial of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen's) Covid-19 vaccine. Eduardo Sanz/Europa Press via Getty Images A panel of experts just voted to resume use of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been on pause for over a week, as the CDC collected more data on the prevalence of rare blood clots. The clots are near one in a million, but they're popping up most often in women in their 30s. See more stories on Insider's business page. Public health experts are recommendi...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Public Health, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Johnson, Johnson Johnson, Janssen, Moderna, Sarah Long


Sick and tired: Former UCLA professor chases the history of fatigue through the centuries

It’s defined as a lack of energy, but carries heavy emotional baggage in go-go, can-do America: If you’re fatigued, you’re weak. Lethargic. Idle. “Sloth” is condemned by the church as one of the seven deadly sins. Emily Abel (Courtesy UCLA) Today, as millions of people with “long COVID” report brain fog and exhaustion that linger months after “recovering” from illness, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor emerita Emily Abel chases the history of fatigue through the centuries in h...
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Sick and tired: UCLA professor chases the history of fatigue through the centuries

It’s defined as a lack of energy, but carries heavy emotional baggage in go-go, can-do America: If you’re fatigued, you’re weak. Lethargic. Idle. “Sloth” is condemned by the church as one of the seven deadly sins. Emily Abel (Courtesy UCLA) Today, as millions of people with “long COVID” report brain fog and exhaustion that linger months after “recovering” from illness, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor emerita Emily Abel chases the history of fatigue through the centuries in h...
Tags: Health, Books, News, Medicine, La, America, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Virginia Woolf, Ucla, Epstein Barr, LA County, Abel, North Hollywood, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health


What to Know About the Research Into Athletes' Hearts and Covid-19

Recent findings, including a new study out this week, should reassure people about fears that even mild covid-19 could damage the heart in young and fit people. Despite earlier research that found reason for concern, athletes don’t seem to be at high risk for heart issues related to the viral illness after all.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Sports, Public Health, Ncaa, National Football League, National Basketball Association, Major League Soccer, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League, Sports Medicine, Occupational Safety and Health, Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Diseases, Clinical Medicine, Covid 19


With coronavirus rates falling, LA County firmly in orange tier, with yellow on the horizon

Los Angeles County remained firmly in the orange tier, on Tuesday, April 20, the state’s designation for “minimal” vulnerability to the coronavirus. The state’s latest metrics were encouraging news for the county, riding the momentum of growing immunity. The county’s adjusted case rate fell to 2.7 daily cases per 100,000, according to the state’s metrics. The region’s positivity rate fell to 1.2%. Related links LA County officials growing more confident COVID could be beaten L.A. County Su...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, LA County, Barbara Ferrer, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


Comment deadline extended for Aliso Canyon disaster health study

A deadline to submit comments for a draft of a long-awaited study that will seek to understand the health impacts of the 2015 Aliso Canyon disaster has been extended to April 30. The original deadline of April 16 has been changed as the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has been collecting feedback from residents who experienced the impacts of the mammoth gas leak to map out goals and priorities for the future Aliso Canyon Disaster Health study. The Community Advisory Group provided...
Tags: Health, News, Government, Environment, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Local News, Aliso Canyon, Porter Ranch, Socalgas, San Fernando Valley, CAG, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Galanti


L.A. County reports 466 new coronavirus cases, just 3 deaths

Los Angeles County reported 466 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths on Sunday, April 18, along with a drop in hospitalizations related to the virus. Officials noted that the low number of deaths reflects a lag in weekend reporting. The number of COVID patients in county hospitals dropped from 486 Saturday to 470. There were 106 people in intensive care, down from 112 on Saturday. The latest numbers come one day after officials reported the county’s daily test positivity rate of 0.9...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, La, Government, Environment, Paul Simon, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, New Jersey, Community, Michigan, Gavin Newsom, Simon


Coronavirus: LA County’s daily test positivity rate of 0.9% is lowest since pandemic’s start

Los Angeles County reported 527 new cases of COVID-19 and 29 additional deaths on Saturday, April 17, while the county’s daily test positivity rate of 0.9% is the lowest it’s been since the beginning of the pandemic. According to state figures — which are typically one day ahead of county figures — the number of COVID patients hospitalized in Los Angeles County dropped from 498 Friday to 486. That’s down from 512 on Thursday and 518 on Wednesday. There were 112 people in intensive care, down fro...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Environment, Paul Simon, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, New Jersey, Community, Michigan, Lausd, Simon, Los Angeles County, Johnson Johnson


Coronavirus: LA County aims to vaccinate 80% of residents by end of June

Los Angeles County is on track to attain its goal of vaccinating 80% of residents 16 and older against the coronavirus by the end of June, Paul Simon, chief science officer for the county’s public health department said Friday, April 16. Allocations of the vaccines are slowly inching upward to meet the demand. County vaccination sites administered 670,000 doses from April 4 to April 11, Simon said, reflecting a pace of 100,000 shots given each day. Of the 5 million residents 16 to 49 years old w...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Paul Simon, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Pfizer, Pasadena, Metro, Simon, State


Coronavirus: LA County on track for regional herd immunity

Los Angeles County is on track to vaccinating 80% of residents 16 and older against the coronavirus by the end of June, Paul Simon, chief science officer for the county’s public health department said Friday, April 16. Allocations of the vaccines are slowly inching upward to meet the demand. County vaccination sites administered 670,000 doses from April 4 to April 11, Simon said, reflecting a pace of 100,000 shots given each day. Of the 5 million residents 16 to 49 years old who became eligible ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Paul Simon, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Pfizer, Pasadena, Metro, Simon, State


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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‘Vax Day’ launches in LA County, with 3.5 million more local residents seeking their shots

Four months after coronavirus vaccinations began in California, eligibility expanded Thursday, April 15, to everyone in the state age 16 and over, signaling that future supplies can be counted on over coming weeks get shots into the arms of everyone in the state who wants one. Anyone living or working in L.A. County 16 and older can schedule vaccination appointments on the MyTurn website. Residents 16 and 17 can only receive the Pfizer vaccine, according to county officials, and should sign up a...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Community, Pfizer, Disneyland, Pasadena, Gavin Newsom


Residents 16 and older will be able to get coronavirus vaccines at LA city sites starting Tuesday

Residents aged 16 and over will be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as early as Tuesday, April 13, at city-run sites in Los Angeles, officials said on Sunday, May 11. “Opening vaccine eligibility to all Angelenos who are 16 and older is a major milestone in our efforts to get more shots into more arms and defeat COVID-19 once and for all,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “We urge patience as we continue to ramp up our operations, obtain more doses, and enter this new phase of our campaign to en...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, La, Government, Paul Simon, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Fema, Community, Pfizer, Johnson, Eric Garcetti


COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy begins to fade, but stubborn resistance remains among evangelicals

He has been pushed off Facebook and banned from Twitter, but Larry Cook battles on at StopMandatoryVaccination.com, where the Los Angeles man tries to explain why COVID-19 vaccines are evil and why President Donald Trump — who he insists will return to power — got one anyway. Kaiser Family Foundation Some evangelical Christians tie the vaccines to Satan, the Mark of the Beast and an impending apocalypse. And in sunny Surf City, Huntington Beach Mayor Pro Tem Tito Ortiz refuses to wear a mas...
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LA County Reports 813 new coronavirus cases; more MIS-C found in children

Los Angeles County reported 813 new cases of COVID-19 and 37 additional deaths on Saturday, April 10, along with an additional 11 cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). The number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals dropped from 508 to 492, according to state figures, which are generally a day ahead of numbers provided by the county. The number of COVID patients in intensive care ticked up from 123 to 125. Saturday’s numbers brought the county’s totals to 1,225,2...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Paul Simon, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Pfizer, Simon, Los Angeles County, Johnson Johnson, LA County, Barbara Ferrer


South African, Brazilian coronavirus variants discovered in LA County as caseload declines plateau

The rate of decline of coronavirus cases in Los Angeles over the last month or so has slowed, Los Angeles County public health officials said Wednesday, April 7. Experts remained cautiously optimistic that the region was on track for newly minted goals of lifting heavy restrictions on the economy by June 15. Underlying the caution was the discovery in the county of the coronavirus mutant strains — known as the South African and Brazilian variants. Public Health Chief Barbara Ferrer said one case...
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Fueled by surplus Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Cal State LA site has ‘immediate appointments’ available

With relatively few vaccine appointments slots being filled, state and federal officials are putting out the call to any eligible person to sign up for “immediate appointments” to get vaccinated against COVID-19 at the mammoth Cal State LA site. The call comes just days before the Federal Emergency Management Agency and California’s Office of Emergency Services cease control of the site, which next week will transition to the city of L.A. to operate. “We’re light on appointments for the next sev...
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Only 1 coronavirus death reported in LA County for first time since October

In the latest example of the pandemic appearing to ease its grip on Los Angeles County, public health officials reported only one new death from the coronavirus Monday, April 5. L.A. County hit this milestone for the first time since October 19, 2020. The second-lowest daily death count this year was two on March 15. The new death lifted the county’s overall death toll to 23,276. Another 366 cases were reported by the county, raising the cumulative total from throughout the pandemic to 1,222,447...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Riverside County, Los Angeles County, LA County, Barbara Ferrer, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB


Improving coronavirus stats continue as LA County rolls into Orange Tier

Los Angels County will ease its coronavirus restrictions at one minute after midnight, joining Orange County in enacting looser regulations now that both are in the orange tier of the state’s monitoring system. That means movie theaters, restaurants, churches, museums, zoos and aquariums can go from 25% to 50% of capacity, while gyms will be increased from 10% to 25%. Card rooms and family entertainment centers can resume indoor operations at 25% of capacity. The county will still enforce certai...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Paul Simon, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Davis, Long Beach, Community, Catholic, Navajo Nation, Pasadena, Orange County



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