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What’s next as COVID-19 vaccination drive comes under new management?

In Long Beach, port workers qualify for the front of the coronavirus vaccine line. Statewide, Gov. Gavin Newsom wants 10% of vaccines guaranteed for educators going forward. But some counties began vaccinating teachers a month ago. Some counties embrace the state’s conclusion that medical marijuana workers are health care workers and qualify for early shots; others do not. There’s a system operated by the state to make vaccine appointments, but myriad other appointment systems are used by counti...
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LA County discovers 806 additional deaths missing in first record of winter surge

Los Angeles County health officials said Wednesday, Feb. 24, they had discovered 806 additional deaths that were not yet accounted for after looking back through death records following the recent surge. The deaths that were missed until now came from the large number of fatalities that occurred in December and January as a result of the surge in infections, officials said. During those two months, more than 7,000 deaths occurred as a result of the coronavirus in L.A. County where a total of mor...
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Coronavirus: These maps help show how the vaccine rollout is going in every U.S. state

The Path to Immunity Historical trends show there are different challenges to getting shots in arms, depending on where people live. On Feb. 24,  Surgo Ventures unveiled a data tool: The U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage Index to track major barriers in getting people vaccinated. The index was created to assist federal, state and county decisionmakers in identifying which communities face challenges to vaccine coverage and why, based on the community-level barriers affecting COVID-19 vaccine uptake...
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LA County unveils plan to vaccinate teachers, other essential workers, starting March 1

Teachers in Los Angeles County can begin receiving the coronavirus vaccine on Monday, March 1 — but just how many doses will be available for educators will depend on supply, which is still just an estimate. Among the slightly more than 200,000 vaccine doses that officials expect, 25% to 29% will go toward teachers and administrators, with 9% of those doses going to private school teachers and staff. First priority for doses goes to those with second-dose appointments. The remainder will be divi...
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LA County surpasses 20,000 coronavirus deaths

A day after the nation surpassed the jolting milestone of 500,000 lives lost to the pandemic, Los Angeles County surpassed its own grim milestone on Tuesday, Feb. 23 — 20,000 COVID-19-related deaths. The county reported another 157 deaths on Tuesday. For the family and friends of the 20,057 people claimed by the outbreak — fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers and grandparents … nurses, doctors, teachers, law officers, grocery workers and so many more — that number is very real and very painful. R...
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With more federal coronavirus relief likely, LA County scrutinizes impact of CARES dollars

Gearing up for more federal coronavirus relief money, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Feb. 23, called for a detailed report on the impact of CARES Act dollars the county received last year. A key element of the 2020 CARES Act was the Coronavirus Relief Fund, through which the county received $1.057 billion. Coupled with state funding, county coronavirus aid totaled $1.22 billion, which helped pay for such efforts as virus testing, food distribution, personal protective eq...
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LA County officials have harsh words for coronavirus vaccine inequity – and line-jumping cheaters

Just one week away from expanding eligibility for the coronavirus vaccine by up to 1.8 million people, Los Angeles County officials are worried the online system required by the state to book appointments will continue to pose challenges in communities hit hardest by the pandemic. Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Hilda Solis said on Tuesday, Feb. 23, that she was “not surprised,” but nonetheless “disgusted” by certain people using any means necessary to obtain vaccine doses. “I can tell you I was...
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New secretary of defense to visit Cal State LA vaccine site

LOS ANGELES — Just days after being sworn into office, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will travel to Southern California this week, visiting the COVID-19 vaccination site being jointly run by the federal government and state at Cal State Los Angeles. According to the Defense Department, Austin will stop by the site “where active-duty military personnel are supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s community vaccination center.” An exact timeline hasn’t been announced, but Aust...
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Los Angeles reopens city-run vaccination sites after weather delays

Los Angeles reopened its largescale city-run COVID-19 vaccination sites on Tuesday, Feb. 23, after shutting them down since Friday due to bad weather across the country that delayed shipment of vaccine doses. Sites reopened at Dodger Stadium, Hansen Dam, San Fernando Park, Lincoln Park, Pierce College and Crenshaw Christian Center on Tuesday, renewing efforts to finish vaccinating those 65 years of age and older along with health care workers. Teachers and other essential workers are expected to...
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States to get 70% more coronavirus vaccine, says White House

WASHINGTON — States will receive about 14.5 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine this week, marking a nearly 70% increase in distribution of doses over the last month, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday. Limited supply of the two approved COVID-19 vaccines has hampered the pace of vaccinations — and that was before extreme winter weather delayed the delivery of about 6 million doses this past week. The number of doses states will receive will increase from the 8.6 million a w...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Long Beach, Lausd, Biden, LA County, Newsom, Jeff Zients, Jen Psaki, National News, Psaki

LA County’s daily case count falls below 1,000 for first time since October

For the first time since late October, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported fewer than 1,000 new coronavirus cases on Monday, Feb. 22, finding good news after a long and devastating winter surge. The county’s seven-day rolling average shows, instead of of 15,000 cases a day as of Jan. 8, Los Angeles is now seeing about 1,600 cases a day. That’s a 90% decline, according to a Monday news release. On the other side of the coronavirus landscape, however, county officials conti...
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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...
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‘Partial herd immunity’ emerging, but some challenge the value of that status

It was nearly a year ago when Gov. Gavin Newsom, not long into a statewide lockdown, referenced the elephant in the COVID-19 room: herd immunity. The concept was frightening to many; with no vaccine in sight, they feared the only way it could be attained was for the virus to have infected enough people to have run out of hosts. Estimates of the looming toll at the time were chilling: as many as 840,000 Californians dead and 1.4 million seriously ill. National, state and local officials, meanwhil...
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Gov. Newsom touts Long Beach as model for coronavirus vaccinations

Gov. Gavin Newsom urged health officials across the state to prioritize vaccinating educators against the coronavirus so they can quicken when schools can reopen for in-person learning, touting Long Beach on Monday morning, Feb. 22, with being a model for the rest of California. The governor visited the Long Beach Convention Center to tout that city’s ability to vaccinate teachers and set a target for getting students back on campus. Long Beach Unified School District, which operates separately ...
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LAUSD announces app to coordinate COVID-19 factors in step toward reopening

The Los Angeles Unified School District on Monday, Feb. 22, announced the launch of “Daily Pass,” the first comprehensive system in the nation that coordinates health checks, COVID-19 tests and vaccinations in one online tool. The district called Daily Pass “a critical component of Los Angeles Unified’s ‘Safe Steps to Safe Schools’ reopening plan. “The Daily Pass sets the highest standard possible for school safety,” said LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner. “MERV-13 upgraded air filters in ever...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Microsoft, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Lausd, Southern California, Microsoft Corp, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles Unified, Austin Beutner

Newsom touts new Southern California vaccine pop-ups as counties transition to Blue Shield network

Gov. Gavin Newsom visited two federally funded pop-up coronavirus vaccination sites in Southern California on Sunday, Feb. 21, part of a statewide tour of such spots aimed at immunizing the state’s hardest-hit communities. The visit coincided with the launch of the transition to a new centralized system — which will include Riverside County in its first wave — to manage the state’s thus-far bumpy rollout of the badly needed vaccine. Newsom, flanked by several local elected leaders, said the mobi...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Associated Press, Pfizer, Blue Shield, Orange County, Riverside County

Why some senior living communities are struggling to get COVID-19 vaccines for their residents

Residents at the Bridgecreek Holiday Retirement Community in West Covina, Tom Rathman, left, Matthew Richardson, and Gene Trinaystich, right, wait to get their COVID-19 inoculations from a vaccination team coordinated by the L.A. County Department of Public Health on Sunday, February 21, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Peggy Weickert gets her COVID-19 inoculation from a vaccination team coordinated by the L.A. County Department of Public Healtat the Bridgecreek Hol...
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Why some independent senior communities are struggling to get COVID-19 vaccines for their residents

Residents at the Bridgecreek Holiday Retirement Community in West Covina, Tom Rathman, left, Matthew Richardson, and Gene Trinaystich, right, wait to get their COVID-19 inoculations from a vaccination team coordinated by the L.A. County Department of Public Health on Sunday, February 21, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Peggy Weickert gets her COVID-19 inoculation from a vaccination team coordinated by the L.A. County Department of Public Healtat the Bridgecreek Hol...
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L.A. County reports 93 deaths, 1,435 new coronavirus cases Sunday

Just before Gov. Gavin Newsom was set to arrive to tour mobile vaccination sites in Los Angeles, county public health officials reported 1,465 new cases of COVID-19 and 93 additional deaths on Sunday, Feb. 21, with officials noting that the relatively lower number of cases and deaths may reflect reporting delays over the weekend. Sunday’s numbers bring the county’s totals to 1,180,485 infections and 19,885 deaths since the pandemic began. The number of coronavirus cases in county hospital droppe...
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New vaccine delivery system launches in parts of California

By JANIE HAR, AMY TAXIN and KATHLEEN RONAYNE |  The Associated Press California’s new system of delivering, tracking and scheduling coronavirus vaccines is being rolled out in select counties, a first step in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to smooth out what has been a confusing and disjointed rollout hampered by limited national supply. Newsom announced last month that his administration had tapped insurer Blue Shield to design and manage a centralized system to get doses out quickly and equitably. H...
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When will there be enough vaccine?

With shortages hitting vaccination sites from San Francisco to San Diego, news that Johnson and Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine could win emergency authorization this week comes as a relief to health officials worried about the spread of dangerous new variants, and raises hopes there could be enough doses this spring to vaccinate anyone who wants a shot. But is that a realistic timeline? Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and other health experts...
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LA County’s vaccine mission keeps getting more complex

Los Angeles County’s mission to vaccinate roughly 8 million adults continues to get whole lot more complicated — and few of the solutions are worked out. Meanwhile, L.A. County could surpass 20,000 deaths over the weekend. On Friday, the county reported 150 new deaths and 2,459 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 19,662 deaths and positive cases to 1,176,772. Currently hospitalized with COVID-19 were 2,498 people, another significant decline. Bracing for the mammoth vac...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Kaiser Permanente, Government, Paul Simon, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, San Diego, Community, Blue Shield, Disneyland

Senior Living: Family caregivers, routinely left off vaccine lists, worry what would happen ‘if I get sick’

Robin Davidson entered the lobby of Houston Methodist Hospital, where her 89-year-old father, Joe, was being treated for a flare-up of congestive heart failure. Before her stretched a line of people waiting to get COVID-19 vaccines. “It was agonizing to know that I couldn’t get in that line,” said Davidson, 50, who is devoted to her father and usually cares for him full time. “If I get sick, what would happen to him?” Tens of thousands of middle-aged sons and daughters caring for older relatives...
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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...
Tags: Health, News, California, Kaiser Permanente, La, Los Angeles, Sport, UPS, Public Health, Soccer, Hawaii, Kaiser, Disneyland, Orange County, Riverside County, East Coast

Weather delays coronavirus vaccines at LA city-run sites and others across Southern California

Multiple mass coronavirus vaccination sites will be closed Friday, Feb. 19, forcing thousands of vaccine-seekers to reschedule appointments after winter storms disrupted the arrival of doses. The statistical trends for Los Angeles County, however, continued to move in right direction on Thursday, with new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations inching downward again. Severe weather that left millions of people without power was being blamed for delays in shipments and deliveries of coronavirus vacc...
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LAUSD officials call for vaccines to be prioritized for school employees

Prioritizing school employees for vaccines was the theme of the day on Wednesday, Feb. 17, as Los Angeles Unified School District officials and representatives from some of their labor employee groups gathered at the Roybal Learning Center near downtown LA to mark the opening of the district’s first vaccination center. District officials also used the occasion to announce plans to run a second, much larger vaccination center at SoFi Stadium, in partnership with the Los Angeles Rams, Hollywood Pa...
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Public defenders plead for COVID-19 vaccination priority as criminal trials begin to resume

As courthouses across Southern California begin to resume jury trials to tackle a backlog of criminal cases, public defenders are pushing state and county health officials to move them up the priority list for coronavirus vaccines. Since December, public defenders in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Clara and San Luis Obispo counties, among others, have banded together and sent letters to Mark Ghaly, secretary of the state Health and Human Services Agency, pleading to  be included o...
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Coronavirus likely here to stay as more UK variant found in LA County

Getting vaccinated for COVID-19 could become as routine as getting a flu shot especially considering the various mutations of the virus currently circulating, according to Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer, during a midday briefing Wednesday, Feb. 17. “I don’t think it’s out of the question that COVID-19 in one form or another may be with us for a while to come and vaccinations will be a very effective tool to keep us from having another virus circulate in our communities,...
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LAUSD to open 10K-shots-per-day COVID-19 vaccine site at SoFi Stadium

INGLEWOOD — L.A. Unified announced a collaboration Wednesday with the Los Angeles Rams, Hollywood Park and the city of Inglewood to operate a large-scale vaccination site on the grounds of SoFi Stadium that could serve teachers and school staff in L.A. County. In an announcement Wednesday morning, the district said it plans to work closely with the county on this program and seek approval to begin operating “as soon as possible.” The site would have the capacity to vaccinate up to 10,000 people ...
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Coronavirus: Schools line up to reopen as LA County lays out the path

With coronavirus case rates in Los Angeles County now below a level deemed acceptable by the state to open grade schools, students at close to 300 elementary school were poised to get back to class and hundreds more schools could open in a matter of weeks. Average daily case rates in L.A. County reached 20 per 100,000 people as of Tuesday, officially falling below the state’s threshold of 25 cases per 100,000 to open schools grades Pre-Kindergarten to 6th Grade. For those schools that do reopen,...
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