Healthcare

18 Jun 2021

How an SF Zumba® Instructor is Helping Folks Reinvigorate Their Lives

“I was getting a divorce when I started and Zumba® took me out of a great depression I had. Zumba® took my mind off it. So now, when I teach my classes, I tell my students what I went through and how it can help one’s mental health”

Erynne Elkins Chief Well-being Correspondent 0
15 Jun 2021

California is Reopening, But at What Risk?

This is the big day. As dawn broke Tuesday, California officially reopened…and poof, physical distancing, capacity restrictions and color-coded tier charts we’ve become begrudgingly used to just disappeared. As of now, state law no longer requires vaccinated people to wear masks in indoor public settings.  But not everyone is stoked.

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08 Jun 2021

San Francisco, and Most of Bay Area, Just a Few Weeks From Herd Immunity

Herd immunity is the unicorn we’re all chasing as a way out of pandemic life, but reaching that point is easier said than done. San Francisco, however, looks like it’s on track to get there faster than any other major metropolitan California city. What constitutes herd immunity varies widely depending

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27 Apr 2021

CDC Releases New Mask Guidance and Tucker Carlson Proves to Be the Biggest Maskhole

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fully vaccinated people can pull the mask off in outdoor, and some indoor, settings, even among other unvaccinated people.  But, and this is a big but, the CDC still recommends everyone wear masks when in large crowds of strangers and

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13 Apr 2021

Some Bay Area Counties Pause Use of Johnson and Johnson Vaccine Over Blood Clot Concerns

A “rare and severe” blood clot condition, medically known as a thromboembolic event, has emerged in six people who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the U.S., prompting the federal government to call for a pause in its use until further the issue can be further investigated.  The

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30 Mar 2021

Contra Costa County Starts Vaccinating All Residents 16 and Older

As of Tuesday, all residents and those who work in Contra Costa County age 16 and older can schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments. The sudden move comes just seven days after the county dropped eligibility age to 50.  The county credits the expansion to a recent influx of vaccine doses received

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16 Mar 2021

Kaiser Taps Entertainment Mogul to Run Vaccination Site

Bill Hammond jumped at the opportunity to help out when Kaiser Permanente called and asked him to head up a Solano County vaccination site. As the owner of Hammond Entertainment, a 25-year-old event production company, he had skills and experience to get the mass operation set up efficiently, and that’s

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09 Mar 2021

Planned Parenthood Opens New Flagship Facility in San Francisco

A new 12,000-square-foot flagship Planned Parenthood facility opened its doors in San Francisco Tuesday, and all made possible by donation funding. The new location at 1522 Bush Street is expected to serve upwards of 13,000 patients each year for a wide range of care with its four surgical suites, eight

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