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The Monkeypox Health Crisis: How California Is Responding

Tanu Henry | California Black Media As the monkeypox virus outbreak spreads across the globe, Gov. Gavin Newsom says California will need to galvanize “forces” across regions and relax some state regulations and statutes to combat a disease that poses a threat greater than local authorities may be able to respond t…
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Monkeypox Declared A Public Health Emergency

  Staff Well, it’s official. Monkeypox has been declared a public health emergency, freeing up federal funds and a coordinated response, including boosting vaccine supply which is currently being outstripped by demand. The designation characterizes the virus—which is transmitted via close physical contact— as …
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California’s Youngest Kids at Acute Risk from Covid-19 (Vaccines offer best protection around)

Mark Hedin / Ethnic Media Services More than two years after Covid-19’s onset, there is finally a federally approved vaccine against it in the United States for children age 6 months to 4 years old. COVID has become the fifth-leading cause of death among kids between the ages of 1 and 4, and the fourth-leading caus…
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The Race to Keep Our Children Safe: COVID Boosters For Kids Are Here

Christal Mims Along with the rest of California, L.A. County is seeing a rise in overall coronavirus cases. This comes after the lifting of several mask mandates around the country. The U.S. is now averaging 100,000 new coronavirus cases a day for the first time since February, and during the month of May, the numb…
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New Breath Test Could Detect COVID in Less Than Three Minutes

  Kisha Smith Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the development of diagnostics and drugs to test and treat it have led a revolution in medical research and a deluge of new therapies in the pipeline. Among them is a breath test that can detect the coronavirus in less than three minutes. Yesterday (April…
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CDC Recommends Additional Booster for Those Over 50

  Chez Hadley The Centers for Disease Control have updated their recommendations to allow certain immunocompromised individuals and people over the age of 50 who received an initial mRNA booster dose at least 4 months ago to be eligible for another mRNA booster to increase their protection against severe disea…
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Black in School: Why Do CA Black Students Face Half a Billion Dollar School Funding Gap Amid Resurging Coronavirus?

Dr. Margaret Fortune — President/CEO of Fortune School I cannot aptly describe just how complicated running a school has become in the era of COVID-19.  New categories of jobs have been created in schools just to contact trace, test, and track the escalation of the virus as it spreads.  The county health department …
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A DOCTOR’S NOTE ON COVID-19 TESTING

A Message Sponsored by Los Angeles County   A DOCTOR’S NOTE ON COVID-19 TESTING Dr. Erika Flores Uribe, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services   How does COVID-19 testing help me prevent the spread of the virus? Getting tested for COVID-19 helps you know if you have the coronavirus and prevents you from sp…
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New Strain of Covid Proving Fatal to Unvaccinated People

Manny Otiko | California Black Media  Don’t put away that mask. While the American public might be celebrating the lifting of the tightest COVID-19 restrictions in most parts of the United States, the coronavirus pandemic is far from over. According to medical doctors, the United States is currently dealing with a n…
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A DOCTOR’S NOTE ON VACCINES

A DOCTOR’S NOTE ON VACCINES   Dr. Eloisa Gonzalez, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health What are the chances the vaccine has any long-term side effects on my health? After you receive your COVID-19 vaccine, you may feel some slight side effects, just like you would after the flu vaccine. Some of the most…
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A Doctor’s Note On Vaccines

A Message Sponsored by Los Angeles County   Dr. Eloisa Gonzales, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Q: Can I get the Pfizer vaccine for my 1st dose and Moderna for my 2nd or vice versa? A: No. You must get the same type of vaccine for both doses. The efficacy of the vaccine will be impacted if you d…
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Stay Home for the Holidays: Gov Tightens COVID-19 Rules 

Quinci LeGardye | California Black Media  As COVID-19 case numbers climb, California has imposed tighter restrictions and ordered a ordered a statewide mask mandate, while advising residents to stay home. Out of the 58 California counties, 41 are now at the state’s most restrictive, or purple, tier, includi…


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