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Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson Holds COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall
January 14, 2021
Assemblymember Mike Gipson introduced CEO of Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, Dr. Elaine Batchlor, MD, MPH, and Vice President of Population Health at Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH), Dr. Jorge Reyno, MD, whom both shared new data regarding pandemic and their recommendations on getting the COVID-19 vaccine. ... read more »
What’s Holding Up California’s Rollout of COVID-19 Vaccines
January 14, 2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom first acknowledged on Jan. 4 that the state’s vaccine rollout was “not good enough.” As of Jan. 8, less than a third of the over 2 million doses of vaccines that California has received has been administered to eligible residents. ... read more »
COVID-19 Vaccine: Guard Yourself with the Facts Not Influence
December 31, 2020
The subject of vaccination ignites a fire of controversy, branding another line of division through the nation. Recorded history reflects a healthcare system failing to be inclusive; intentional gaps in resources for proper medical care have been wide enough to allow generations to fall through the cracks. COVID-19 illuminated the imbalance in health and medical resources among people of color. Black communities have suffered at a different rate and at polarizing levels than any other demographic. ... read more »
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Congresswoman Bass Holds Town Hall Meeting for COVID-19 Relief Package
December 30, 2020
The meeting began with Congressmember Bass reporting that “We wanted to have this townhall tonight to talk to everyone in the district to make sure that you understand what happened, and how it impacts you. So, tonight we’re going to talk about the facts. We’re going to talk about what was passed, and we’re also going to talk about how you can access the resources.” ... read more »
NBA AND NBPA ANNOUNCE COVID-19 TEST RESULTS
December 26, 2020
Of the 558 players tested for COVID-19 since Dec. 16, two new players have returned confirmed positive tests. ... read more »
Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Hits Milestone After Administering COVID-19 Vaccine to Five Health Care Workers
December 24, 2020
Kaiser Permanente is the first health care organization in California to receive and administer the Pfizer vaccines ... read more »
LA Public Health Hosts COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall
December 24, 2020
In a recent virtual town hall led by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, experts address the development of the vaccination, what to expect, distribution timeline, myths, traveling safety, and the difference between the Pfizer and the Moderna vaccines.  ... read more »
BLM L.A. Discusses African American “Distrust” of the COVID-19 Vaccine
December 24, 2020
Now that both Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized by the FDA and are beginning to roll out, hesitancy is growing among Americans about receiving them. ... read more »
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COVID-19 Continues to Affect Black Community At All Time High
December 24, 2020
It’s no secret that Blacks are at a higher risk of combating illnesses like diabetes, asthma, heart disease, stroke, cancer, the flu, and pneumonia compared to Whites. The truth is, the Black community is living with diseases that are typically more common for other races at older ages. ... read more »
COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives as Surge Continues to Overwhelm Hospitals
December 17, 2020
As the COVID-19 vaccine is distributed to specific locations, the surge continues to rise with a rising number of healthcare workers getting infected. ... read more »
Greater Los Angeles VA Begins COVID-19 Vaccinations
December 17, 2020
VAGLAHS is part of the initial group of 37 VA medical centers across the country that began receiving and administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine this week. ... read more »
Stay-At-Home Order Keeps Public Home Amid COVID-19 Surge
December 10, 2020
In the midst of the holidays, as Christmas decorations go up, so does the rate of COVID-19 infections. L.A County health officials are seeing their early holiday predications coming to light after Thanksgiving, as many visited with others outside their residences. The result has sent L.A. County into stricter Stay-At- Home order guidelines. ... read more »
Cedars-Sinai Launches COVID-19 Testing at Three Urgent Care Clinics
December 10, 2020
Cedars-Sinai announced that it has launched COVID-19 testing at its three urgent care clinics in Playa Vista, Culver City and Beverly Hills. ... read more »
Superintendent Austin Beutner Suspends School-Based Instruction and Childcare Due to Dangerous Increase of COVID-19
December 10, 2020
With COVID-19 case levels in Los Angeles at record highs – nearly three times higher than those in San Francisco and twice those in New York City – Superintendent Austin Beutner today announced the suspension of all school-based instructional and childcare programs for the rest of the Fall semester. ... read more »
Superintendent Austin Beutner Suspends School-Based Instruction And Childcare Due to Dangerous Increase of COVID-19
December 7, 2020
With COVID-19 case levels in Los Angeles at record highs – nearly three times higher than those in San Francisco and twice those in New York City – Superintendent Austin Beutner today announced the suspension of all school-based instructional and childcare programs for the rest of the Fall semester. Los Angeles Unified has been providing one-on-one and small-group tutoring for students, and those efforts will now shift to online. Los Angeles Unified is also temporarily suspending childcare which was provided on campus for children of school-based employees and high-needs families, as well as athletic conditioning programs for student athletes. The changes on school campuses will all be in effect by December 10. ... read more »
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