COVID

17 Jan 2022

What’s A Bodega To A Corner Store?

Regionality, mostly. The name is seemingly so universal yet specific to New York, and grappling with this contradiction are people on Twitter who bemoan that bodegas and corner stores are the same thing. Went to New York and now I can’t stop saying bodega pic.twitter.com/EzpV7O2B6e — Colin Blanc (@icewintrs) January

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13 Jan 2022

Weed DOES NOT Prevent COVID-19, You Goddamn Stoners.

Most people who can read already know this, but the recently viral articles with headlines like “Cannabis compounds may stop COVID-19 infection, study suggests”, and “Cannabis Compounds Prevented Covid Infection in Laboratory Study,” were written by assholes.   Or at least the editors who wrote those misleading headlines were being assholes.

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 2
11 Jan 2022

Why Healthcare Professionals Who Test Positive For COVID-19 Can Continue To Work In California

In all my years of writing, I’ve never written about something fucking dumber than this. Healthcare workers, you know, the people who look after your health? Well, according to new rules passed by the State of California, these workers can literally have COVID and their employer can be fully aware

Abraham Woodliff - Bay Area Memelord 4
10 Jan 2022

California Considers Canceling Elective Surgeries as Covid Surges

As a third of hospitals report critical staffing shortages, California’s health department is considering issuing an order postponing many elective surgeries. Many procedures, including a lung transplant, already have been canceled.

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07 Jan 2022

Living in the South During a Pandemic Means Putting Up with “Spreadnecks”

This is part of our Blue Woman in a Red State column Here we are again, another wave of the Covid-19 variant that sounds more and more like a Transformer. Latest, is the Omicron Variant. This pandemic is starting to look like an era. Let’s face it, it is being prolonged

M Keith 2
03 Jan 2022

🐦 Corvid-19 🐦 : What Experts Are Saying About Omicron

Welcome to the new year, with a new variant alive and well! There’s A Lot Of Information swirling out there, and I’m deeply grateful to all of the public health and science communicators disseminating accessible information to the public. I’ve been thinking about curation as care, especially amid the attention

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29 Dec 2021

State Sen. Skinner Proposes State-Funded Savings Accounts for Kids Orphaned by COVID

Low-income California children would get up to $5,000 if they lost a parent to COVID-19 under legislation that state Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, plans to introduce in January. The Hope for Children Act would create savings accounts with up to $3,000 for children as old as 9 and up to

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13 Dec 2021

Indoor Mask Mandate Back on in California, Regardless of Vaccination Status

There will be an indoor mask mandate set for Dec. 15 to Jan. 15 across all counties in California. The announcement coincides with the California Department of Public Health’s report that were 18 reported cases of the fast-spreading Omicron variant in the state as of Thursday. California has always required

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