Healthcare

01 Dec 2020

SF Considers Tighter COVID-19 Restrictions, California Flirts With Lockdown

Gov. Gavin Newsom Monday announced that the state could be headed toward another shelter-in-place order. The news comes as 99 percent of California’s population is already subject to the state’s most restrictive purple tier in the COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy. That means that more than 39 million California

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10 Nov 2020

Contra Costa County Slips Into Red Tier but SF Enacts Stricter COVID-19 Policies

San Francisco city officials announced Tuesday that they’re shutting down all indoor dining at the stroke of midnight Saturday. Contra Costa County announced that various indoor operation capacities will be reduced. When you compare COVID-19 data for both counties, Contra Costa is in much worse shape. The stark difference between

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10 Nov 2020

SCOTUS Hears Arguments in Latest Attempt to Abolish the Affordable Care Act

As more than 238,000 Americans families mourn losses caused by COVID-19, the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday is hearing Republicans argue against the last defense millions have in the fight to stay healthy: the Affordable Care Act.  On the surface, the case is centered around the constitutionality of the individual mandate

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20 Oct 2020

Nurses Need Your Support As COVID Hits Another Wave

When COVID-19 really hit the U.S. consciousness in March, the nation watched sympathetically as New York struggled. We were horrified as body bogs bags piled up. Video diaries made us feel the anxiety, sadness and exhaustion health care workers endured. We bore witness as they put on their best faces

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20 Oct 2020

24-Hour Fitness Accused of Ignoring COVID Safety Rules

Exercise-deprived San Franciscans were thrilled when gyms were finally permitted to reopen for indoor operations. The city was clear that indoor workout facilities would be limited to 10 percent capacity, required use of masks and would be subject to strict social distancing and sanitation practices to help prevent the spread

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20 Oct 2020

Safely Get Rid of Prescription Meds in Friday’s National Take Back Day or Year-Round

The opioid crisis sharpened its teeth last year, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimating that in 2019, opioids were responsible for the deaths of nearly 72,000 people in the U.S., a 5 percent increase from the prior year. While many people find their way to illicit street

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23 Sep 2020

Fauci Smacks Down Rand Paul in COVID-19 Senate Hearing

Dr. Anthony Fauci had just about enough of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) during a Senate hearing Wednesday morning. Paul has repeatedly targeted Fauci, accusing him of being authoritarian in his suggestions aimed at protecting the public from COVID-19. Paul, who contracted the virus in March and infamously went swimming in

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09 Sep 2020

Recordings Prove Trump Intentionally Lied to Public About Virus Threat

“This is deadly stuff.” On Feb. 7, Donald Trump told journalist and biographer Bob Woodward that he knew COVID-19 was deadly, “more deadly than even your strenuous flu.” But months after that acknowledgement, the public facing narrative coming from the White House and directly from the president was that things

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