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Path Forward: Massive coronavirus vaccine effort faces enormous challenges in California

It’s an audacious, unprecedented task straight out of “Mission Impossible”: Inoculate some 40 million people in a matter of months with a coronavirus vaccine. A person injected as part of the first human trials in the UK to test a potential coronavirus vaccine by AstraZeneca  in April.(Oxford University Pool via AP, File) California is on the cusp of a mass campaign that faces colossal complexities, even beyond the nuts-and-bolts logistics of having enough cold storage for the Pfizer and Mo...
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Health Officials Plead For Californians To Avoid Thanksgiving Gatherings

SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) — With California desperately battling an out-of-control coronavirus surge, the state’s health secretary is urging families to avoid gathering for Thanksgiving. “It’s as important to say no even when it comes to the closest people in our family,” Dr. Mark Ghaly said as counties continued to see record COVID-19 infection caseloads and hospitalizations. Ghaly, whose mother won’t be at his family’s dinner table this year, said it wasn’t too late to cancel or change plans to li...
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Los Angeles Dept of Public Health admits no science link between outdoor dining, COVID-19 spike

Department of Public Health official Dr. Muntu Davis cited a CDC study targeting 11 different outpatient healthcare facilities in 10...
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LA County coronavirus death numbers spike, state’s infection outlook not improving

Los Angeles County reported its highest number of new coronavirus-related deaths in more than two months on Tuesday, Nov. 24, the same day California’s head health official said the trends of this second surge do not appear to be improving statewide — with L.A. County seeing the worst of it. The county reported 51 more people have died from coronavirus-related causes, bringing the death toll to 7,497. The county also reported 3,692 new cases on Tuesday; 374,134 people have tested positive for th...
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LA County supervisors tackle future of dining today amid relentless coronavirus surge

A showdown over the status of in-person dining in Los Angeles County was widely anticipated at the Tuesday, Nov. 24, Board of Supervisors meeting. The meeting was underway Tuesday, with discussion of the county’s deepening coronavirus crisis expected by mid-day. On Sunday, the county surpassed public health officials’ recently set benchmarks for triggering tougher anti-coronavirus business restrictions. The new rules, set to launch Wednesday at 10 p.m., will restrict dining at restaurants, brewe...
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Travelers to Los Angeles will have to sign quarantine form starting Wednesday

By ERIC HEINZ, City News Service LOS ANGELES >> Travelers coming through Los Angeles International and Van Nuys airports and Union Station beginning Wednesday will be required to sign a form acknowledging California’s recommended 14-day self-quarantine in response to rising coronavirus rates. The form will be available at travel.lacity.org, Mayor Eric Garcetti said during a coronavirus briefing Monday. Garcetti urged people to not travel over the Thanksgiving holiday, not even to go across town ...
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Supervisor Barger, others want to keep outdoor dining open in LA County

County Supervisor Kathryn Barger said she opposes Sunday’s health order, which will suspend outdoor dining at restaurants for at least three weeks, starting Wednesday, Nov. 25, amid the county’s worst coronavirus spike yet. Supervisor Kathryn Barger (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) In a Monday, Nov. 23, news release, Barger pointed to the devastating impact this closure could have on the city’s battered restaurant industry and referred to data that, she said, indicates e...
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Most states aren't ready to distribute the leading COVID-19 vaccine

A pharmacist gives a patient a shot during a clinical trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19, in Seattle, March 16, 2020. AP Photo/Ted S. Warren Pfizer announced Monday that its vaccine for the coronavirus has shown promise in early trial results. But health officials haven't figured out how to get the doses to critical populations living far from cities, according to a review of distribution plans obtained through open records laws in every state. Visit Business Insider's homepage for ...
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LAUSD to provide daytime supervision to students when schools reopen

When students in Los Angeles Unified eventually return to school on a hybrid schedule, they’ll be able to spend the day in a supervised environment even when they’re not in class so that parents can return to work, Superintendent Austin Beutner told the school board on Tuesday, Nov. 10. “We will take care of your child all day — all day in a classroom, all day with other supervised support that allows children to be with their classmates and continue to learn in a school environment even if it’s...
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L.A. County moves to create worker-driven coronavirus compliance councils

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday, Nov. 10, to create worker-run public health councils in an attempt to stem the spread of the coronavirus in work environments. “This is an all-hands-on-deck moment and I’m proud that L.A. County is launching this first-in-the-nation program,” said Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, who authored the motion. “As COVID-19 caseloads rise again, it is imperative that every employer and employee do their utmost to fully implement public health protocols...
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Most States Aren’t Ready to Distribute the Leading COVID-19 Vaccine

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. As the first coronavirus vaccine takes a major stride toward approval, state governments’ distribution plans show many are not ready to deliver the shots. The challenge is especially steep in rural areas, many of which are contending with a surge of infections, meaning that access to the first batch of COVID...
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LA County may tap schools as COVID vaccine sites

By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO | City News Service LOS ANGELES — As the possibility of a vaccine for COVID-19 takes shape, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to look at using schools as a key resource in rolling out vaccinations. Supervisor Janice Hahn recommended that the Department of Public Health work with school districts to evaluate the feasibility of setting up mass vaccination sites at local schools. “We’re going to be faced with one of the largest vaccination efforts eve...
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LA County reports 2,000-plus new coronavirus cases for fourth straight day

Recording its fourth straight day of more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases, Los Angeles County health officials continued to battle an outbreak that has returned to levels not seen since the pandemic’s summer peak, on Sunday, Nov. 8. Officials announced 2,238 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the county’s total to 322,207 confirmed cases since the pandemic began. Two new coronavirus-linked deaths were also reported, pushing the county’s death toll to 7,172. The Sunday totals were particularly jolting...
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L.A. County surge continues: 2,108 more coronavirus cases reported

COVID-19 continued surging in Los Angeles County on Friday, Nov. 6, with the daily case number escalating above 2,100 for the first time since mid-August, giving the county a three-day total that tops 6,000. The county’s public health director again expressed confidence that the county can reverse the trend if residents stick to infection-control measures and stop gathering in groups. “We have experienced increasing cases in L.A. County before and have demonstrated that we can get back to slowin...
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More schools in L.A. County granted TK-2 reopening waivers

Forty-five more schools in Los Angeles County have received permission to welcome students in transitional kindergarten through the second grade back to campus, bringing the total number of schools granted reopening waivers under a county program to 74. Eleven of the 45 latest schools to receive waivers are public schools, with the rest representing private schools. To date, the county’s health department has approved 74 TK-2 school reopening waivers. Almost three-quarters of those waivers — 53 ...
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L.A. County reports 2,065 new coronavirus cases, highest total since late July

Los Angeles County reported 2,065 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, Nov. 5, the highest number of positive results in a single day since mid-August that were not the result of a reporting backlog. The deaths of another 25 people were also reported as a result of complications related to the coronavirus. More than 7,100 people have died so far in L.A. County and more than 315,000 have tested positive since the pandemic began. The county was now averaging more than 1,400 new cases per day over th...
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L.A. County reports 1,326 new coronavirus cases as numbers continue to rise

Los Angeles County reported 1,326 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 additional deaths on Saturday, Oct. 31, as public health officials continued to warn residents not to gather with others outside their household to celebrate Halloween. “Decisions we each make tonight could haunt us and the county for many weeks,’ Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said. “It’s not just about who might get infected on Halloween as a result of an ill-advised party, but also about the people that will come in contact...
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County medical officer: Coronavirus linked to various long-term health issues

Warning that COVID-19 has been linked to a host of potentially long-term health effects, Los Angeles County’s chief medical officer said today people shouldn’t be fooled into thinking the illness is a “simple disease” with minimal impacts on the bulk of its victims. “Any and all notions that COVID-19 is a relatively simple disease in which a small percentage of persons suffer severe consequences and the rest quickly recover must be dismissed,” Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser told reporters during an on...
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Las Virgenes Unified to welcome TK-2 students back to campus

Las Virgenes Unified has become the first public school district in Los Angeles County to be granted waivers for some of its youngest learners to return to school. All nine of its elementary schools plan to welcome students in transitional kindergarten through the second grade back to campus for half-day sessions starting Nov. 9, the district announced this week. Twenty-nine schools in the county now have permission to bring its youngest learners back under a waiver program that the county Board...
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L.A. County to remain in most restrictive coronavirus tier a bit longer

An additional 25 schools in Los Angeles County have been approved to open for Pre-Kindergarten to second grade classes, demonstrating the slow pace of reopening in a county still struggling to meet the state’s requirements. Up to 30 grade schools per week will be granted waivers in the county, which includes more than 1,000 elementary schools, because the rates of coronavirus cases reported each day are still too high. In the most recent data released by the state on Tuesday, Oct. 27, L.A. Count...
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Five years after Aliso Canyon gas leak, public health is at the heart of the tug-of-war

ALISO CANYON: FIVE YEARS OF TUMULT Part one: The leak spurred quite literally dozens of suits involving thousands of plaintiffs. Part two: An infographic offers a glimpse of the leak, the effort to cap it and energy consumption in California. Part three, today: Public health is at the heart of the tug-of-war. Part four, coming Monday, Oct. 26: Development returns to Porter Ranch, but anxiety endures. It was the single largest natural gas leak in U.S. history. The 109,000 metric tons of metha...
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The public health director for Illinois broke down in tears while announcing a new state record for COVID-19 infections

Dr. Ngozi Ezike, Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, cries during the daily news briefing in Chicago on October 23, 2020. WMBD News/YouTube The Director of the Department of Public Health in Illinois broke down in tears while announcing a new state record for coronavirus infections on Friday.   Dr. Ngozi Ezike was brought a box of tissues, took a moment to compose herself, apologized, and continued.  As of Sunday morning, there have been at least 376,034 cases and 9,765 d...
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A massive legal fight still hangs over the Aliso Canyon gas leak, five years later

FIRST IN A SERIES  | ALISO CANYON: FIVE YEARS OF TUMULT Part one, today, Oct. 23: The leak spurred quite literally dozens of suits involving thousands of plaintiffs.Part two, coming Saturday, Oct. 24: An infographic offers a glimpse of the leak, the effort to cap it and energy consumption in California. The Aliso Canyon storage facility leak, which released an estimated 109,000 metric tons of natural gas into the air in and around the northwest San Fernando Valley, has led to a level of litiga...
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LA County reports another 2,773 COVID cases, 23 deaths

LOS ANGELES >> As it continues to resolve a backlog of testing results caused by technical problems in its reporting systems, Los Angeles County announced 2,773 new COVID-19 cases Friday, along with 23 more deaths. The county had reported unusually low daily case numbers earlier this week due to the unspecified technical problems. The issues began to resolve Thursday, when the county announced 3,600 new cases, the largest number since a surge that occurred after the Fourth of July holiday. Count...
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LA County, city advancing plans for coronavirus rapid testing program

Two months after Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a coordinated effort to establish wide-scale use of rapid, at-home COVID-19 tests, local health officials are poised to announce details of a pilot program next week that will employ an FDA-approved test and assess the feasibility of its widespread use. “There’s a lot of work that goes into developing plans and implementing these sorts of studies, and we are very excited about the partnership with the city of L.A. and USC that we have ma...
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LA County reports 713 new coronavirus cases, but tech issues keep the numbers low

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 39 new coronavirus-related deaths and 713 new cases on Tuesday, Oct. 20. Officials blamed the reduced number of cases, and their late arrival Tuesday, on technical problems with data-reporting systems. The numbers lifted the county’s totals since the pandemic began to 290,009 positive cases and 6,912 deaths. Officials said 2,913,000 individuals have now been tested, with 9% testing positive. The number of people hospitalized with the vi...
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L.A. County urges flu shots to reduce hospital demand during coronavirus pandemic

Los Angeles County health officials again recommended flu shots for all on Friday, Oct. 16, in hopes of avoiding a surge of hospital demand due to influenza and COVID-19. And with another weekend starting, they urged residents not to misuse new health guidelines allowing small gatherings. The county Department of Public Health amended its coronavirus health order this week, bringing it in line with state guidance and allowing gatherings of up to three households for private get-togethers. The ch...
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Senior Living: Pandemic erects barriers for prized bloc of voters in nursing homes, senior facilities

The convergence of the coronavirus pandemic and election season has complicated this year’s voting for residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other long-term care centers. Many seniors who need help to get or fill out their ballots may be stymied by shifting rules about family visits. Voting procedures — whether in person or by mail — are under increased scrutiny, adding to the confusion. Facilities that used to host voting precincts likely won’t do so this year because of co...
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Gov. Newsom eases coronavirus restrictions on gatherings

One day after an estimated 100,000 people marched through Mid-City in support of Armenia and hundreds more gathered downtown to celebrate the Lakers’ NBA Finals victory, the focus was on large gatherings at the state and local levels on Monday, Oct. 12. Gov. Gavin Newsom eased coronavirus restrictions to allow up to three households to socialize outdoors, an expansion of rules aimed at people tempted to have even larger gatherings around Halloween, Thanksgiving and end-of-year holidays. Three ho...
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Looking To Travel In The US? Here Are The Travel Restrictions By State

(CBS13/CNN) — With the Covid-19 pandemic in near-constant fluctuation in the United States, the 50 states are having to adapt rapidly with their rules and regulations. If you’re planning a family vacation or simply wish to travel from California to another state, it is important to be updated on the latest statewide regulations. While some US states — like California — have no statewide restrictions on travel, all their sites have important Covid-19 safety information, including possible face ma...
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