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Los Angeles County could reach herd immunity by end of July, health officials say

A medical assistant administers a COVID-19 vaccine dose to a woman at a clinic in Los Angeles on March 25, 2021. Mario Tama/Getty Images Los Angeles County could reach herd immunity by mid to late July, public health officials said. At the current rate of vaccination, roughly 80% of adult and adolescent county residents could have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Though there isn't a specific percentage of the county population needed to reach herd immunity, officials have esti...
Tags: Science, White House, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Anthony Fauci, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, LA County, Fauci, Barbara Ferrer, Mario Tama Getty, Herd Immunity, Coronavirus


Los Angeles County reported zero COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row

A Covid-19 warning sign in Los Angeles, California. Aydin Palabiyikoglu/Getty Images Los Angeles county reported no new COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row on Monday. The last time the county reported no new deaths twice in a row was in March 2020. COVID-19 cases and deaths in LA county have slowly been decreasing as vaccine efforts ramp up. See more stories on Insider's business page. Los Angeles County reported no new COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row, county health...
Tags: Science, California, Los Angeles, Trends, New York Times, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Los Angeles County, LA County, Barbara Ferrer, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias, COVID-19, COVID


Los Angeles County reported zero COVID-19 deaths for the 2nd day in a row

A COVID-19 warning sign in Los Angeles. Aydin Palabiyikoglu/Getty Images Los Angeles County reported no new COVID-19 deaths Monday for the second day in a row. It's the county's first time going two days without reporting a coronavirus death since March 2020. COVID-19 cases and deaths in the county have slowly been decreasing as vaccine efforts ramp up. See more stories on Insider's business page. Los Angeles County reported no new COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row, c...
Tags: Science, California, Los Angeles, Trends, New York Times, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Los Angeles County, Barbara Ferrer, BioNtech, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias, COVID-19, COVID


L.A. Records No New Covid Deaths for First Time in Over a Year as Life Gets More Normal

Los Angeles County recorded no new deaths from covid-19 on Sunday, the first time that’s happened since L.A. County identified its first coronavirus death on March 10, 2020. And while experts warn there’s a possibility of undercounting that typically happens on weekends, it’s still a great sign that Southern…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Narendra Modi, Medical Research, Vaccination, Vaccine, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Los Angeles County, Barbara Ferrer, Medical Specialties, Variants Of Sars Cov 2, Health Medical Pharma, Covid 19 Vaccination In Bulgaria, Covid 19 Vaccination In Israel


Increased tourniquet use has saved lives in Los Angeles County

Tourniquet use has been consistently increasing in Los Angeles County since 2015 and is significantly associated with improved patient survival.
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Testing for COVID-19 has declined. Experts worry it's too soon for the US to let its guard down.

WESTMINSTER, CA - OCTOBER 16: Physicians assistant Tom Bui administers a COVID-19 test at Temple Dieu Ngu in Westminster, CA, on Friday, October 16, 2020. The Orange County Health Care Agency has contracted with the OC Asian American Pacific Island COVID-19 Taskforce to increase testing in these disproportionately affected communities. Together, they are launching the API Testing Strike Team with testing locations county-wide offering testing three times a week through December 31, 2020. Photo...
Tags: Science, US, Trends, Georgia, Ap, United States, United Kingdom, Associated Press, Delaware, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, South Carolina, Pacific Island, Los Angeles County, Jonathan Quick, Rockefeller Foundation, University of Colorado Boulder


Trauma admissions during COVID-19 pandemic in LA county

Researchers examined changes in trauma admissions throughout Los Angeles County during the COVID-19 pandemic in California.
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California residents 16 or older with pre-existing conditions can get a COVID-19 vaccine starting next month

Getty/David Greedy California will expand vaccine eligibility starting next month.  Those between 16 and 64 years old with pre-existing conditions can be vaccinated starting March 15. The eligibility expansion comes as LA County closes vaccination sites due to a shortage of doses. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. California residents between the ages of 16 and 64 who are at high risk for severe COVID-19 complications could get vaccinated starting next month, state h...
Tags: Politics, Science, California, Paul Simon, Los Angeles, Trends, Joe Biden, Vaccine, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Times, Trump, Los Angeles County, LA County, Garcetti, Dodger Stadium, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Read


An LA councilman wants to sue the nation's 2nd-largest school district to reopen for in-person instruction

Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino delivers the annual State of the District address in San Pedro on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images An LA councilman wants to sue the school district to reopen, the Los Angeles Times reported.  The Los Angeles Unified School District, the 2nd largest in the country has been closed since March. There have several other calls to reopen schools for in-person learning.  Visit the Business s...
Tags: Politics, Science, Cdc, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, The Times, Los Angeles Times, Cnbc, Southern California, San Pedro, Los Angeles County, SPAC, KABC, Los Angeles Unified School District


Researchers say a new coronavirus variant found in California may have contributed to Los Angeles' case surge

Nurse Michelle Goldson in the ICU at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in Los Angeles, California on December 17, 2020. Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images More than 1 million people in LA county have gotten COVID-19. Two-thirds of those cases were reported in the last two months. According to a recent study, LA's coronavirus surge coincides with the emergence of a new variant called CAL.20C. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. More than 1 million people...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, California, La, US, Los Angeles, Trends, South Africa, Anthony Fauci, Pacific Ocean, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Los Angeles County


California reveals data used to lift stay-at-home order

SACRAMENTO — California’s health department on Monday released to the public previously secret projections for future hospital intensive care unit capacity throughout the state, the key metric for lifting the coronavirus stay-at-home order. However, state officials did not explain how regional per capita virus cases and transmission rates that also were released might influence how much ICU space will be available in four weeks. Last week, state health officials told The Associated Press they we...
Tags: Health, Science, News, California, California News, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Associated Press, Lausd, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California, State


The US is seeing the consequences of the coronavirus' relatively unchecked spread. 3 people who supported that strategy now say they never did.

Hospital workers process COVID-19 specimens in the lab at UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts on November 11, 2020. Erin Clark/The Boston Globe via Getty Images The US's horrifying winter coronavirus surge offers a peek at the consequences of a no-lockdown, mass-infection approach. Some public figures — including Elon Musk and Scott Atlas — have advocated for protecting vulnerable people while encouraging everyone else to resume life as normal. Now they're either silent, de...
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L.A. Suspends Air Quality Rules to Cremate Backlog of Covid-19 Victims

Los Angeles County has temporarily suspended air quality rules in order to allow covid-19 victims to be cremated, according to an executive order passed by the South Coast Air Quality Management District over the weekend. The rules will be suspended for 10 days as the region works through a “backlog” of people who…Read more...
Tags: Science, Los Angeles County, South Coast Air Quality Management District


UCI study first to link disparities and 'pharmacy deserts' in California

In the United States, Black, Latino and low-income communities have historically lacked nearby access to pharmacy services. To provide the first record of these 'pharmacy deserts' in Los Angeles County, a University of California, Irvine study identified communities where the nearest pharmacy was at least one mile away.
Tags: Science, California, United States, Los Angeles County, UCI, University of California Irvine


California dentists can now administer coronavirus vaccines amid the state's massive surge in cases

Engineers and volunteers stand outside a mobile field hospital at UCI Medical Center, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, in Orange, Calif. California's overwhelmed hospitals are setting up makeshift extra beds for coronavirus patients, and a handful of facilities in hard-hit Los Angeles County are drawing up emergency plans in case they have to limit how many people receive life-saving care. Photo/Jae C. Hong On Monday, the Department of Consumer Affairs in California issued a waiver that allows d...
Tags: Science, News, California, Disney, US, Trends, Hospital, Healthcare, Dentists, Associated Press, Vaccine, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, Southern California, Department Of Consumer Affairs, Los Angeles County


LA County orders ambulance crews to 'conserve oxygen' as it deals with a 905% increase in COVID-19 cases

A COVID-19 patient at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles, November 19, 2020. Jae C. Hong/AP Los Angeles County's Emergency Medical Services said that in order to "conserve oxygen" during the COVID-19 crisis, ambulatory services should only administer supplemental oxygen to patients with low oxygen levels. Since November 1, the county recorded a 905% increase in its weekly average of positive cases. Health officials say that number is "likely to...
Tags: Health, Science, News, California, Los Angeles, Trends, EMS, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Minnesota Department of Health, LA County, US Army Corps of Engineers, Emergency Medical Services, Mission Hills, Barbara Ferrer, David Choi


Los Angeles County orders ambulance crews to 'conserve oxygen' as it deals with a 905% increase in COVID-19 cases

A COVID-19 patient at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles on November 19. Jae C. Hong/AP Los Angeles County's Emergency Medical Services said Monday that to "conserve oxygen" during the COVID-19 crisis, ambulatory services should administer supplemental oxygen only to patients with especially low oxygen levels. Since November 1, the county recorded a 905% increase in its weekly average of positive cases. Health officials say that number is "like...
Tags: Science, News, Los Angeles, Trends, EMS, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Minnesota Department of Health, US Army Corps of Engineers, Emergency Medical Services, Mission Hills, Barbara Ferrer, David Choi, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Coronavirus


Watch out LA: Feds calculate riskiest, safest places in US

By Seth Borenstein Spending her life in Los Angeles, Morgan Andersen knows natural disasters all too well. In college, an earthquake shook her home hard. Her grandfather was affected by recent wildfires in neighboring Orange County. “It’s just that constant reminder, ‘Oh yeah, we live somewhere where there’s natural disasters and they can strike at any time,’” said the 29-year-old marketing executive. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has calculated the risk for every county in America for...
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California has surpassed 25,000 COVID-19 related deaths

Michelle Goldson, RN is working with a covid positive patient inside the ICU at Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital on Thursday, Dec. 17, 020 in Los Angeles, CA. Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images California surpassed 25,000 COVID-19 deaths on Thursday.  The state also recorded 3 more cases of the more transmissible coronavirus variant found in the UK.  COVID-19 cases are surging in the state and are only expected to continue to rise.  Visit Business Insider's homepag...
Tags: UK, New York, Texas, Science, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Ap, Healthcare, San Diego, Silicon Valley, San Diego County, Eric Garcetti, Southern California, Los Angeles County, San Joaquin Valley


Already overworked and strained Los Angeles County ICU doctors brace themselves for another anticipated surge in COVID-19 patients

Michelle Goldson, RN works inside the ICU at Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital on December 17, 2020 in Los Angeles. Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Doctors in Los Angeles County are bracing themselves for a likely rise in an already surging number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Physicians told Business Insider that their hospitals are running through multiple contingency plans to figure out how to best treat patients, maintain supplies, and keep healthcare...
Tags: Science, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, Trends, Healthcare, Chambers, Business Insider, Operations, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Navarro, Mission Hills, St Jude Medical Center, New York Times the Los Angeles Times, Mario Tama Getty, FULLERTON Calif


As COVID-19 cases surge in Los Angeles, hospitals are running out of oxygen

Co-director of the intensive care unit at CommonSpirit's Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Zafia Anklesaria attends to a COVID-19 patient in the hospital where she works, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Los Angeles, California on May 18, 2020. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters Some Los Angeles hospitals are struggling with shortages of oxygen to treat COVID-19 patients, the Los Angeles Times reported.  COVID patients typically require ten times as much ...
Tags: Science, Los Angeles, Trends, New York Times, Healthcare, The Times, Times, Chambers, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles California, LA Times, LA County, Lucy Nicholson Reuters, Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles County USC Medical Center


A Los Angeles hospital is so overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases it's been forced to treat some patients in the gift shop

Michelle Goldson, RN is working with a covid positive patient inside the ICU at Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital on Thursday, Dec. 17, 020 in Los Angeles, CA. Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Some patients at one Los Angeles hospital are now being treated in the gift shop and chapel as COVID-19 cases surge and capacity is limited.  COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County continue to break records and many intensive-care units have reached 0% capacity in the past sev...
Tags: UK, Science, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Cnn, New York Times, Healthcare, The Times, Times, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Brooke Baldwin, South Los Angeles, LA County, South LA


As COVID-19 infections surge out of control in Los Angeles County, officials are now investigating the potential spread of a new, more contagious strain

Michelle Goldson, RN works inside the ICU at Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital on December 17, 2020 in Los Angeles. Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Los Angeles County is now testing for a new and more transmissible strain of the coronavirus, the Los Angeles Times reported.  The county has seen a massive surge in cases in recent weeks.  The new strain was first discovered in the UK. Experts said there hasn't been any indication that the new strain could cause more s...
Tags: UK, Science, News, La, US, Los Angeles, Trends, United Kingdom, Pbs, Times, Anthony Fauci, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Times, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Los Angeles County, LA County


The Thanksgiving surge in coronavirus deaths is here. It's 'horrifically awful,' a hospital chaplain said.

Dr. Joseph Varon hugs and comforts a patient in the COVID-19 ICU during Thanksgiving at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Go Nakamura/Getty Images More than 47,000 people in the US have died from COVID-19 since Thanksgiving. The virus has become the country's leading cause of death. It's just the beginning of the effects of Thanksgiving travel and gatherings, one epidemiologist said. The rate of death probably won't slow anytime soon. At some hospitals, staff can't keep...
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2 former CDC officials say the Trump administration 'sidelined' science and hobbled the agency's COVID-19 response

Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Two former senior officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they experienced political interference and micromanagement from the Trump administration during the pandemic. Former CDC chief of staff Kyle McGowan and deputy chief of staff Amanda Campbell told The New York Times that constant meddling from the White House ultimately stifled the agency's COVID-19 response. "Everyone wants to describe the day that the ...
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Los Angeles County public health director gets visibly upset while giving dire update on the county's COVID-19 trajectory

A couple wearing facemasks to prevent the spread of coronavirus watch the sunset from Elysian Park in Los Angeles, California, on November 14, 2020. APU GOMES/AFP via Getty Images Los Angeles County officials delivered an update on COVID-19 and the region's stay at home order on Wednesday. Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles County's Public health director delivered a grim update, announcing 9,243 new cases and 3,299 patients currently hospitalized. While addressing the 75 new deaths, and the ...
Tags: Politics, Science, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Public Health, Cbs, Southern California, Afp, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles California, Ferrer, Barbara Ferrer, Elysian Park, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Los Angeles County - the largest county in the country - reports 35% spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations since November

People arrive at a Covid-19 testing center despite the Stay-At-Home regulation underway in Los Angeles, California on December 8, 2020. - More than 8,000 new Covid-19 cases and another record for hospitalization was reported for Los Angeles County on December 8, 2020. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images Over 3,100 people are now hospitalized with COVID-19 in Los Angeles County, public health officials said Tuesday. The number of people hospitalized has risen by nearly 1,000 in just over...
Tags: Science, News, California, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Associated Press, Charles Davis, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles California, Frederic J Brown, Barbara Ferrer, Los Angele County, Coronavirus


Pasadena and Beverly Hills are pushing back against LA County's COVID-19 order by breaking with restrictions or talking about forming their own health department

The recent LA County order bans in-person dining through December 20. Restaurants can remain open for delivery and takeout. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images Pasadena and Beverly Hills are among some cities located within Los Angeles County that are pushing back on the latest COVID-19 restrictions as they relate to in-person dining. The City of Pasadena, which has its own public health department, broke from the county order and will continue to allow outdoor dining, but plans to focu...
Tags: Politics, Science, Los Angeles, Trends, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles County, Whittier, LA County, Frederic J Brown, Lisa Derderian, Derderian, LA County Department of Public Health, Coronavirus


'Cancel everything': Los Angeles' mayor urges residents to stay at home in a new order that mirrors the county's

A sign reminds motorists of the Los Angeles County stay-at-home regulation in place for the next three weeks on December 1, 2020. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti urged the city's residents to "cancel everything" on Wednesday night. However, the new stay-at-home order issued Wednesday does not add any new restrictions to Los Angeles County's order issued last week, local television station KABC reported. The tougher language comes amid a surge in COVID...
Tags: Politics, Science, Los Angeles, Trends, Charles Davis, Eric Garcetti, Don, Los Angeles County, KABC, Garcetti, Frederic J Brown, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Getty Images Los Angeles, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


'Cancel everything': Los Angeles' mayor urges residents to stay a home in a new order that mirrors the county's

A sign reminds motorists of the Los Angeles County stay-at-home regulation in place for the next three weeks on December 1, 2020. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti urged the city's residents to "cancel everything" on Wednesday night. However, the new stay-at-home order issued Wednesday does not add any new restrictions to Los Angeles County's order issued last week, local television station KABC reported. The tougher language comes amid a surge in COVID...
Tags: Politics, Science, Los Angeles, Trends, Charles Davis, Eric Garcetti, Don, Los Angeles County, KABC, Garcetti, Frederic J Brown, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Getty Images Los Angeles, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID



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