By Keith Burbank Oakland-based health care provider Kaiser Permanente had just over 2,200 employees on unpaid administrative leave as of Monday because they were not vaccinated from COVID-19, Kaiser officials said. The company told its employees Aug. 2 that they would have to be vaccinated. Seventy-eight percent of employees and
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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Everyday on the streets of SF we are reminded that America has no socialized medicine, and no real safety net for its most vulnerable citizens. We have people numbering in the hundreds of thousands living on our streets in California, a quarter of the country’s homeless population is here, in our state, sleeping under overpasses, in tents on the sidewalks, and struggling to find the care they need. Even in San Francisco, in the richest city, in the richest country in the world, the streets are full of people who need help.
According to their marketing team, Kaiser Permanente is all about the thriving, but the healthcare giant realizes it can be difficult if not impossible to “thrive” when you don’t have a roof over your head. They announced in May that they would be putting some serious money where their mouth
When I was running for mayor of SF I went to the US Conference of Mayors to try and stir things up. I failed at that, but I did get to see some important people speak including Barrack Obama and Nancy Pelosi. A funny thing happened when Pelosi spoke though.