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California Counties a Hodgepodge of Highs and Lows in Vaccinating Vulnerable Seniors

Even as California prepares to expand vaccine eligibility on April 15 to all residents age 16 and up, the state has managed to inoculate only about half its senior population — the 65-and-older target group deemed most vulnerable to death and serious illness in the pandemic. Overall, nearly 56% of California seniors have received the… Read More »

California halts shared COVID-19 vaccine codes system after misuse

California is revamping its plan to help essential workers and seniors in underserved communities get coronavirus vaccinations after officials learned that appointment access codes were leaked to people who were not eligible for the shots. The move comes as the state of 40 million people is striving to prioritize vaccinating the most vulnerable, including low-income,… Read More »

Nearly Half of 46 California Cruise Ship Passengers Tested Have Coronavirus, as U.S. Cases Surpass 300

SATURDAY, March 7, 2020 — Nearly half of the 46 passengers tested aboard a cruise ship anchored off the California coast have the new coronavirus, Vice President Mike Pence announced Friday, as the total number of U.S. cases eclipsed 300 and the death count climbed to 17. The infection of 21 people on the Grand… Read More »

California woman collapsed on Christmas with ‘vape lung’ says ‘I looked dead’

‘I look dead’: California woman who spent two weeks in the hospital with ‘vape lung’ after collapsing on Christmas Day warns urges teens – and adults – to stay away from e-cigarettes Julia Itzen, 37, of Los Angeles, California suddenly collapsed on Christmas Day She wound up spending two weeks in the hospital with ‘vape… Read More »