Healthcare

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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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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