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Health Officials Warn of Rising ICU Admissions Due to COVID
January 25, 2022
The percentage of COVID-19-positive hospital patients admitted to intensive care units in Los Angeles County is slowly rising, despite suggestions that the Omicron variant of the virus causes less severe infections, health officials said. ... read more »
Fauci: US should consider vaccine mandate for US air travel
December 28, 2021
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said Monday the nation should consider a vaccination mandate for domestic air travel, signaling a potential embrace of an idea the Biden administration has previously eschewed, as COVID-19 cases spike. ... read more »
Los Angeles County’s COVID-19 Hospitalizations Top 1,000 as Cases Surge
December 28, 2021
For the first time since late September, the number of people in Los Angeles County hospitals with COVID-19 surpassed the 1,000 mark today, echoing a sharp upward trend in infections and a dramatic increase in the rate of people testing positive for the virus. ... read more »
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Los Angeles County’s COVID-19 Hospitalizations Surpass 900
December 27, 2021
Los Angeles County reported 8,891 new cases of COVID-19 and seven additional deaths associated with the virus in its latest data in numbers that likely reflect reporting delays over the holiday and the weekend. ... read more »
US to lift omicron-Linked Travel Ban on Southern Africa
December 27, 2021
The U.S. will lift travel restrictions on eight southern African countries that it imposed to try to blunt the spread of the COVID omicron variant, the White House announced Friday. ... read more »
LA County Expands COVID Testing Amid Explosive Surge in Cases
December 27, 2021
The average daily rate at which people are testing positive for the coronavirus has risen to 15% as of Friday, more than triple the rate from a week ago and nearly topping 10,000 new cases. ... read more »
The Alzheimer’s Association Oversees Critical Research Focusing on Race and Alzheimer’s in America
December 23, 2021
The Los Angeles Sentinel had an exclusive interview with Carl V. Hill, Ph.D., MPH, and chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer for the Alzheimer’s Association. Dr. Hill considered the work behind the study of Black Americans experiencing Alzheimer’s diseases and disproportionate treatment in healthcare. ... read more »
L.A. Sees Significant COVID Increase in Communities of Color
December 23, 2021
Community leaders are encouraging adults and children alike to remain vigilant in their steps to avoid contracting the COVID-19 virus.  ... read more »
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LAX Holding Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic For Holiday Travelers
December 21, 2021
People traveling during the holiday season can get free COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters shots at LAX on two consecutive Wednesdays -- tomorrow and Dec. 29. ... read more »
Pomona College Mandates COVID Vaccine Boosters
December 21, 2021
Students, faculty and staff at Pomona College will be required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot to return to campus for the upcoming semester, the school announced today. ... read more »
President of USC Medical Group Jehni Robinson Strives for Excellence
December 20, 2021
Keck Medicine of USC tapped Jehni Robison, MD, to become president of USC Medical Group (USC care). The Los Angeles Sentinel had an exclusive interview with the newly appointed president to discuss her role and her responsibilities. As an empowered Black woman, Robinson provided words of wisdom for the next generation to adhere to.    ... read more »
LA County Reports 3,360 New Cases of COVID-19, 27 More Deaths
December 17, 2021
 Los Angeles County reported 3,360 new cases of COVID-19 today, along with 27 additional deaths associated with the virus and eight more confirmed cases of the Omicron variant. The number of new cases is the highest in months, and comes one day after officials announced stepped-up efforts to combat the pandemic, including new rules for attending large events. ... read more »
Jennifer Hudson, Christina Aguilera Headline AHF’s 2021 World AIDS Day Concert
December 16, 2021
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) hosted a star-studded concert at The Forum in Los Angeles on December 1. ... read more »
Ring in the New Year with Health Care Savings
December 16, 2021
The New Year is right around the corner and it’s a time to set new goals. One opportunity that everyone should embrace is to make sure that you have access to quality health care in 2022. The COVID-19 pandemic and the new Omicron variant have highlighted the importance of our health, and now is the time to get comprehensive health coverage. ... read more »
With COVID Surging, State Mandates Indoor Mask-Wearing Through Holiday Season
December 14, 2021
Citing a sharp increase in COVID-19 infection rates since Thanksgiving, the state announced Monday that beginning Wednesday, mask-wearing will become mandatory in all indoor public settings across California regardless of vaccination status. The order will not impact Pasadena, where officials ordered have long mandated mask-wearing at indoor public facilities. ... read more »
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