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LACO Settles With Eatery Over Alleged Outdoor Dining Ban Snub
October 25, 2021
Los Angeles County reached a settlement with one of two restaurants sued earlier this year for allegedly disregarding the outdoor dining ban put in place last November to stop the spread of the coronavirus. ... read more »
COVID Outbreak Among Students Forces Closure of LA School
October 22, 2021
Students at View Park Preparatory Accelerated Charter High School were expected to undergo a new round of COVID-19 testing today, after a sudden spike in cases among students last week prompted the school to return to remote learning -- the first known virus-related campus closure in the county since schools welcomed students back. ... read more »
Gov. Newsom Stands Firm on Mandates as State Reaches COVID Milestone
October 21, 2021
The coronavirus vaccines will be added to other vaccines like ones for measles, mumps rubella, tetanus, and whooping cough, for example, that are required without exception for all students in the state. For those and other shots explicitly stated in California law, no waivers are allowed for any reason, even religious or philosophical ones. ... read more »
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FDA Update on COVID-19 VACCINE BOOSTER DOSE
October 20, 2021
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took action to expand the use of a booster dose for COVID-19 vaccines in eligible populations. ... read more »
Lewes Beach Renamed to Honor Former Black Business Owner
October 19, 2021
An eastern Delaware town has voted to change the name of one of its Delaware Bay beaches in honor of a former Black business owner. ... read more »
Colin Powell has Died of COVID-19 Complications, Family Says
October 18, 2021
Colin Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications, his family said Monday. ... read more »
Women Left Behind: Gender Gap Emerges in Africa’s Vaccines
October 15, 2021
the women in Sare Gibel already had heard the rumors on social media: The vaccines could make your blood stop or cause you to miscarry. Women who took it wouldn't get pregnant again. ... read more »
Africa Detecting Just 1 in 7 COVID-19 cases, Says WHO Study
October 15, 2021
Only one in seven COVID-19 infections in Africa are being detected, meaning the continent's estimated infection level may be 59 million people, according to a new study by the World Health Organization. ... read more »
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COVID Hospitalizations Continue Dropping in Los Angeles County
October 11, 2021
Black residents also had the highest hospitalization rates among both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents, with a rate of 62 hospitalizations for every 100,000 unvaccinated people ... read more »
Five LA County Employees Sue Over Vaccine Mandate
October 5, 2021
Five Los Angeles County employees are suing their employer, alleging the vaccine mandate for county workers issued by executive order in August and ratified by the Board of Supervisors is unconstitutional. ... read more »
Ethiopian PM Begins 2nd Term Saying War Exacts ‘Heavy Price’
October 5, 2021
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was sworn in Monday for a second five-year term running a country in the grip of a nearly year-long war against Tigray forces he described as ``hateful`` toward the nation, while a handful of visiting African leaders urged him to hold things together. ... read more »
Henrietta Lacks Estate Sues Company Using her ‘Stolen’ Cells
October 5, 2021
The estate of Henrietta Lacks sued a biotechnology company on Monday, accusing it of selling cells that doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital took from the Black woman in 1951 without her knowledge or consent as part of ``a racially unjust medical system.`` ... read more »
Nigerian Doctors Call off 2-month Strike Despite Pay Arrears
October 5, 2021
Doctors in Nigeria's government hospitals have suspended a two-month strike for payment of salaries owed to many and improved working conditions. ... read more »
Ethiopia’s Oromo Protest, Demand Freedom for Jailed Leaders
October 4, 2021
Members of Ethiopia's largest ethnic group, the Oromo, protested Saturday against the government and called for the release of jailed opposition figures as they gathered in the capital for their annual Thanksgiving festival of Irreecha. ... read more »
Distribution Problems, Hesitancy Slow Uganda Vaccination Bid
October 4, 2021
The light bulb hanging from the ceiling flickered on and off, infuriating the technician in this remote Ugandan town as he checked the refrigerators filled with vaccine doses to confirm they were still working. ... read more »
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