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Nearly half of unvaccinated Americans say they'll definitely not get a vaccine, new poll finds

A child receives a COVID-19 vaccine on May 13 in Houston. Getty Images/Brandon Bell More than half of all Americans have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Of those who haven't, nearly half said they would definitely not get a vaccine, a new poll found. Fewer than a quarter of unvaccinated Americans said they're probably or definitely getting a shot. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US has vaccinated more than half of all Americans against COVID...
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‘Delta’ COVID-19 variant stokes growing worries in LA County as vaccine rates slide

LOS ANGELES — Young Black and Latino residents in Los Angeles County continue to lag behind the rest of the population in COVID-19 vaccination rates, a gap the public health director said on Thursday, June 17, could put the group more at risk as the state’s economy reopens, workplaces get more crowded and public gatherings increase. Creating further concern is the slow but steady rise in the local number of COVID-19 cases involving the so-called “Delta” variant of the virus. The variant is blame...
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LA County urges continued vigilance after lifting of most coronavirus rules

Los Angeles County officials urged continued vigilance on Wednesday, June 16, following the lifting of most COVID-19 health restrictions, with about one-third of the county’s eligible population still not vaccinated against the virus. “As physical distancing requirements, capacity limits, and masking mandates are now relaxed, ensuring the safety of those who are not yet vaccinated is essential,” county Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said in a statement. “Workplaces need to offer sensible ...
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Photos: After seemingly endless days of fires and pandemic, beloved Mount Wilson Observatory reopens

It’s been a long while since stargazers last got a chance to visit the historic Mount Wilson Observatory. First, the Bobcat Fire, which raged for weeks last year, came within yards of the observatory that sits on the summit of Mount Wilson in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles. Telescope operator Darrell Dooly and Mt. Wilson Institute Board Member Camille Lombardo look at the 60-inch telescope at the Mount Wilson Observatory, Tuesday, Jun. 15, 2021. The observatory reopened o...
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Hours ahead of eased coronavirus rules, LA County makes pre-July 4 vaccine push

LOS ANGELES — Hours before most COVID-19 restrictions are lifted across the state, Los Angeles County health officials on Monday, June 14, made another push for residents to get vaccinated, particularly with the Fourth of July holiday on the horizon. The county Department of Public Health noted that unvaccinated residents who get the single-dose Johnson & Johnson shot by Sunday will be fully vaccinated by July 4. People who opt for the two-dose Moderna or Pfizer vaccines are too late to be fully...
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Triple-digit Southern California heat to strain power grid, boost fire danger

LOS ANGELES — It isn’t quite summer yet, but Southern California will find itself baking in summer-like heat this week, with triple-digit record temperatures anticipated in the valleys and mountains, while even downtown could reach up to 100. The forecast is raising fears of heat-related illnesses, strain on the power grid and the possibility of brush fires that could quickly spread in the hot and dry conditions. The National Weather Service has already issued excessive heat warnings that will b...
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Transplant patients 'desperate' for COVID vaccine protection are getting illicit 3rd doses - and it might be working for some

A doctor administers a second COVID-19 vaccine injection to a heart transplant recipient on February 20, 2021 at a hospital in Strasbourg, France. Frederick Florin/AFP via Getty Images It can be hard for people with transplant organs to derive the same benefits from vaccines as other people. A new study suggests giving them 3 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, instead of 2, can help. See more stories on Insider's business page. For tens of thousands of Americans with suppressed or compromised...
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LA County coronavirus rules will ease this week, but experts say don’t toss those masks just yet

Although California is expected to lift the bulk of COVID-19 health restrictions on Tuesday, June 15, health experts at Cedars-Sinai on Sunday were urging Los Angeles County residents to hold onto their protective masks a while longer. After June 15, those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be able to go mask-free in most situations, but Cedars-Sinai infectious disease experts suggest masks, an important tool in preventing transmission of the virus, will remain necessary in some inst...
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Pandemic restrictions will largely vanish this week. Politics? Or science?

At the stroke of midnight on June 15, the spell will break. Masks can fall. Churches and gyms and movie theaters can fill up. We’ll finally be able to tell a smile from a scowl, and sales of lip balm — and, perhaps, breath mints — will surely rise. As California stands on the precipice of normalcy after more than a year of pandemic drama and trauma, some worry. Are we really ready? Is the state that valiantly vowed to follow the science really following the science? Juliana Ibaraki, a junior ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, California, Stanford, India, Sport, European Union, Public Health, Soccer, Metallica, States, UC Berkeley, Ny, New York State


Some Southern Californians are anxious — not excited — about June 15 reopening

Nazia Siddiquei is happy that California is reopening Tuesday, June 15, because she wants the economy to be strong again. At the same time, the Corona woman is anxious. “I’m a little bit nervous and concerned because we don’t really know what is going to happen,” Siddiquei, 39, said. “Even though we are vaccinated, the vaccine may not protect us against some of the variants out there.” So, for a while at least, she plans to continue wearing a mask in public places. “I just don’t feel safe,” she ...
Tags: Health, News, California, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Orange County, Wood, Usc, Southern California, San Bernardino, Corona, San Bernardino County, Hale, Ruiz


Pediatric inflammatory cases dwindle along with coronavirus infections In LA County

As COVID-19 cases have dwindled in Los Angeles County, so have diagnoses of a virus-related pediatric inflammatory malady, with just eight new cases reported over the past two months, health officials said on Friday, June 11. Cases of Multi-symptom Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, or MIS-C, spiked during the countywide winter COVID surge. There were 100 MIS-C cases reported in the county in January and February, representing half of the overall number from throughout the pandemic. The syndrome...
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Delta variant of COVID-19 in LA County, but numbers remain low, health director says

The so-called “Delta” coronavirus variant that’s been blamed for massive infection rates in India and case spikes in parts of the United Kingdom has been detected in Los Angeles County since early April, but the numbers have remained low thanks to the overall plunge in virus transmission rates, the county’s public health director said Thursday, June 10. Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer warned, however, that the presence of a variant that is far more easily transmitted from person-to-person ...
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The power of group identity: 22 percent of Americans remain skeptical of vaccines

New research found that 22 percent of Americans identify as somewhat or fully resistant to vaccination. Researchers used two social psychology theories to explore the causes of vaccine resistance.The more one identifies with an anti-vaccine group, the harder it is to dissuade them from their ideas.Vaccine hesitancy is top of mind for global public health officials, and the reasons for this resistance are manifold. A group of American researchers recently focused on social identity as a motivati...
Tags: Psychology, Public Health, Sociology, Innovation, Vaccination, Derek, Afp, Oklahoma State University, State House, Concord New Hampshire, Henri Tajfel, John Turner, SCT, Joseph Prezioso, COVID-19, Matt Motta


CSUN coronavirus vaccine site closes as LA County’s effort shifts to smaller, more focused efforts

Public health officials took steps to shut down the mammoth vaccination site at California State University Northridge on Monday, June 7, as the county morphs its operations to smaller, more-focused sites, in the latest sign that the pandemic is waning in Los Angeles County. Three other sprawling parking-lot clinics will close next week. On Monday, L.A. County reported nine additional deaths, bringing the county’s overall death toll to 24,354. The county reported 120 new cases, bringing the tota...
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LA County posts 15 new deaths, 285 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday

Los Angeles County reported 15 new deaths and 285 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, June 5, with the county in the midst of promoting the coronavirus vaccine while transitioning from sprawling parking-lot centers to smaller vaccine clinics, many in hard-hit neighborhoods. Since the pandemic began, county Public Health officials have identified 1,244,917 positive cases and 24,390 COVID-19-related deaths. According to the state dashboard, 259 people were hospitalized with the virus in the county ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Downey, Ferrer


COVID-19: THE SYSTEM, Part 1

On March 11, 2020, when the World Health Organization announced that COVID-19’s spread was now a pandemic, and on March 13, 2020, when here in Quebec a total lockdown was declared, most people would have had many questions. Then at some point the very act of questioning, of finding certain alleged facts and explanations to […]
Tags: Sweden, Censorship, Public Health, Canada, Italy, Anthropology, Who, World Health Organization, Authoritarianism, Antibodies, Quebec, The Netherlands, Karolinska Institute, Mark Rutte, Feike Sijbesma, Pandemic


People who've had COVID-19 vaccines should get a state-issued 'driver's license' to party, top bioethicist says

COVID-19 vaccine cards from the CDC are bulky, and subject to fraud. Maybe the DMV should be in charge? Leonard Ortiz/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images, Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images, Hilary Brueck/Insider The CDC's COVID-19 vaccine cards are subject to fraud, and too big to carry around. A top bioethicist says we should get DMV-style licenses for vaccination, with a QR code. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Ezekiel E...
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Dodger, LAFC tickets up for grabs as LA County pushes coronavirus vaccines

LOS ANGELES — While the state began handing out $50,000 checks as part of a COVID-19 vaccination incentive program, Los Angeles County on Friday, June 4, was dangling a carrot of its own, with season tickets up for grabs to the Dodgers and Los Angeles Football Club. Beginning Friday and continuing until next Thursday, anyone who gets a first-dose vaccine at a county- or city-run vaccination site, or at a St. John’s Well Child and Family Center site, will be entered for a chance to win season tic...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Coachella, Disneyland, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Parents demand social media giants boot online drug peddlers

The Instagram accounts belonged to “fentanyl_top” and “mass_chemical_drugs” — the 21st century cyber street corners teens visit when looking for an escape, a high, a party. Alexander Neville (Courtesy Neville family) Amy Neville found those via her smart, curious, 14-year-old son Alex’s account after his death. He bought what he thought was oxycontin from an online dealer and died in his Aliso Viejo bedroom after ingesting what turned out to be fentanyl — a cheap synthetic opioid up to 100 ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Florida, New York, News, Instagram, California, Oregon, Sport, Snapchat, Public Health, Soccer, Ohio, Riverside County, MMA, Alex


LA County promotes vaccinations anew as coronavirus case rates continue to decline

With state and local incentives up for grabs, Los Angeles County health officials again urged residents on Tuesday, June 1, to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to continue downward trends in infections and deaths. “Our metrics continue to improve, and we continue to see declines in cases, hospitalizations and deaths,” county Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said. “Vaccinations are saving lives and I ask each of you to continue keeping yourself, your friends and your family members safe by ge...
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LA County reports 5 coronavirus deaths, 175 new cases on Memorial Day

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has confirmed 175 new cases of COVID-19 and five new deaths. Those figures are strikingly similar to Sunday’s, when 174 new cases were confirmed, along with four deaths. To date, Public Health identified 1,243,882 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 24,339 deaths. There are 261 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized, up three from the day before. Testing results are available for more than 6,760,000 ind...
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LA County reports 4 new coronavirus deaths; travelers respond to easing pandemic at record levels

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed four new deaths and 175 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, May 30. There is generally a reporting lag on weekends, but the numbers continuing to indicate that the pandemic is waning. Memorial Day weekend travelers have already set a new 2021 record at Los Angeles International Airport, with more than 78,000 people passing through Transportation Security Administration on Friday alone, according to airport officials. With travel plans lon...
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LA County reports 4 new coroanvirus deaths; travelers respond to easing pandemic at record levels

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed four new deaths and 175 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, May 30. There is generally a reporting lag on weekends, but the numbers continuing to indicate that the pandemic is waning. Memorial Day weekend travelers have already set a new 2021 record at Los Angeles International Airport, with more than 78,000 people passing through Transportation Security Administration on Friday alone, according to airport officials.With travel plans long...
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LA County reports 4 new deaths, 175 coroanvirus cases on Sunday

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed four new deaths and 175 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, May 30. There is generally a reporting lag on weekends, but the numbers continuing to indicate that the pandemic is waning. To date, Public Health identified 1,243,882 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 24,339 deaths. There are 258 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 6,760,000 individuals ...
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Final frontier: COVID-19 vaccines coming soon for young children

In her day job, immunologist Zina Good crunches data on how well immune system cells can be mobilized to battle cancer. But after leaving work at the Stanford Cancer Cell Therapy Program, she’s back to bottles, baths and bedtime stories as mom to two cherubic boys. And that’s how she found herself in unfamiliar circumstances — on the patient side of the consultation table for a clinical trial. Parents Zina and Otavio Good with son Andel. (Photo by Steve Fisch, Courtesy Stanford Medicine) Go...
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LA County reports 7 deaths, 220 new cases on Saturday

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Saturday, May 29, confirmed seven new deaths and 220 new cases of COVID-19. To date, Public Health identified 1,243,712 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 24,338 deaths. Of the seven deaths reported Saturday, three people who passed away were over the age of 80, two people were between the ages of 65 and 79, one person was between the ages of 50 and 64, and one was between 30 and 49. There are 273 people...
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Seven more COVID-19 deaths reported by L.A. County

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Saturday confirmed seven new deaths and 220 new cases of COVID-19. To date, Public Health identified 1,243,712 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 24,338 deaths. Of the seven deaths reported Saturday, three people who passed away were over the age of 80, two people were between the ages of 65 and 79, one person was between the ages of 50 and 64, and one was between 30 and 49. There are 273 p...
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Look for These COVID Safety Precautions When You Go Back to the Gym

If you haven’t been going to the gym much during the pandemic, being vaccinated (or seeing the vaccination rates in your area climb) may be enough to bring you back. But how safe is your gym, really? Here are some signs to look for to be sure that your risk of being exposed to COVID-19 is minimal.Read more...
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Newsom announces $116.5 million in prize money for getting vaccines

LOS ANGELES — Californians will be eligible for $116.5 million in prize money for getting coronavirus shots, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday, May 27, a windfall aimed at getting millions more vaccinated before the nation’s most populous state fully reopens next month. California isn’t the first state to offer vaccine prizes, though its pot of money is the largest, and so is the most valuable single prize: $1.5 million. The state’s reopening is pegged for June 15, and on that day a drawing w...
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Nurse blamed for death of Redondo Beach man faces possible loss of license

A registered nurse found liable last year for botching a procedure that caused the death of a 73-year-old patient at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance now faces allegations that could result in revocation of his work license. John Vincent Flynn, listed on El Camino College’s Spring and Fall 2021 class schedules as a faculty member who teaches nursing skills courses, was accused May 11 by California Attorney General Rob Bonta and the state Board of Registered Nursing of...
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