Healthcare

05 Jan 2022

A Stain on Silicon Valley: Theranos Fraudster Elizabeth Holmes Faces Guilty Verdict

“This is what happens when you work to change things,” Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes said in a CNBC TV interview in 2015. “First they think you’re crazy, then they fight you, and then all of a sudden you change the world.” Once hailed as the “world’s youngest self-made female billionaire,”

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06 Dec 2021

“Twindemic” Warning: Omicron Variant May Have Genetic Snippet From Common Cold Virus

Scientists and health experts are encouraging all eligible people to get both flu vaccine and COVID booster shots, ahead of a potential “twindemic,” in which COVID-19 and flu cases rise at the same time. Pfizer’s effectiveness drops down to 47% from 88% six months after the second dose, according to

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19 Nov 2021

How to Talk About Vaccines with Your Anti-Vaxxer Family & Friends

There’s plenty to discuss over turkey and cranberry sauce this year, which makes this an important time to be the voice of reason amidst a sea of misinformation. Here’s how you can do that.

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13 Nov 2021

Kaiser Strike Still On for Thousands Left Out of ’Landmark Agreement”

Two days ahead of a massive planned walkout, Kaiser Permanente averted immediate crisis with a tentative deal that addresses some demands among a portion of its workers. But contrary to much of Saturday’s reporting, some workers are still planning to hit the picket lines Monday. It was announced Saturday morning

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28 Sep 2021

Simone Biles Is a F’n Hero, and We Probably Don’t Deserve Her

I had other stories I planned to finish writing today, but those plans came to a screeching halt when I paused to check in on the newsfeed.  Buzz surrounding the Simone Biles New York Magazine interview is still strong the day after it ran, but so is criticism of Biles

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27 Jul 2021

Newsom Compares Unvaccinated to Drunk Drivers, and He’s Not Wrong

California’s governor did not mince words Tuesday when he compared unvaccinated people to drunk drivers putting the lives of others at risk. What Gov. Gavin Newsom said was: “You don’t have a choice to go out and drink and drive and put everybody else’s lives at risk. That’s the equivalent

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20 Jul 2021

Oakland Zoo Gives Away Free Vaccinations and Free Family Passes at Sunday Clinic

The Oakland Zoo is not only giving you the chance to take care of that vaccination this weekend, but they’ll throw in a fat family entry pass with parking for your trouble. The pop-up clinic on Sunday at the zoo’s Zimmerman Auditorium is administering first doses to all eligible teens

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29 Jun 2021

CDC Screwed Up: Don’t Throw Away the Masks

It was a little suspect when the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lifted the mask mandate for fully vaccinated people in indoor public spaces. The decision is now proving to be a wrong turn in the fight against the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Yes, fully vaccinated people are pretty

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