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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 »
Let’s Talk Black Education
October 14, 2021
The honeymoon is over in communities where the Delta variant has taken hold.  Since back to school, I’ve spent weeks filling in for principals, supervising children, checking children's temperatures and providing them masks, directing traffic in the parking lot, picking up garbage, wiping down cafeteria tables — all of which are required to run safe schools in these times. I’ve talked to other heads of schools that can say the same thing or something similar since the start of this school year. The same culprit continues to affect us all — COVID-19. However, normally we have a village to manage these tasks. Now, we don’t. ... read more »
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Prop 22 is a benefit to our community
October 14, 2021
Prop 22 protects the flexibility people need to be able to earn income to pay bills when it works out best for them. ... read more »
Holidays Loom and Health Authorities Continue to Push for Vaccination
October 14, 2021
As the weather changes and the public stays indoors, it’s even more important to consider vaccination according to Public Health ... read more »
Pro Players, Sports Agent Talk About Athletes Covid-19 Decisions
October 14, 2021
In professional sports locker rooms across America, in the NBA, the NFL, the NHL and other leagues, millionaire athletes are talking with each other about a decision that can dramatically affect their careers, their families and their teams. Whether to get vaccinated against the coronavirus or not. Mason Jones, who played for the Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers last season, decided to take the shot. ... read more »
Nets won’t play Irving until he meets vaccine requirement
October 12, 2021
Kyrie Irving can keep refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine. He just won’t play for the Brooklyn Nets until he does. The Nets announced Tuesday that Irving would not play or practice with them until he could be a full participant, ending the idea that he would play in only road games. Irving hasn’t said he isn’t vaccinated, asking for privacy when he spoke via Zoom during the team’s media day on Sept. 27. But he had rarely been with the team in New York, where a mandate requires professional athletes playing for a team in the city have to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to play or practice in public venues. ... read more »
Fewer in US turn to food banks, but millions still in need
October 12, 2021
Hunger and food insecurity across the United States have dropped measurably over the past six months, but the need remains far above pre-pandemic levels. And specialists in hunger issues warn that the situation for millions of families remains extremely fragile. An Associated Press review of bulk distribution numbers from hundreds of food banks across the country revealed a clear downward trend in the amount of food handed out across the country, starting in the spring as the COVID-19 vaccine rollout took hold and closed sectors of the economy began to reopen. ... read more »
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Los Angeles County Records 8 More COVID Deaths
October 12, 2021
Los Angeles County reported another eight COVID-19 deaths and 826 new cases in its latest data, but health officials said the unusually low numbers are likely the result of weekend reporting delays. The new fatalities lifted the countywide death toll from the virus to 26,320, while the cumulative case total from throughout the pandemic rose to 1,471,645. Officials have said that about 90% of the fatalities associated with COVID-19 occurred in people with underlying health conditions. ... read more »
COVID Hospitalizations Continue Dropping in Los Angeles County
October 11, 2021
The number of coronavirus patients in Los Angeles County hospitals continues to fall, declining from 670 on Saturday to 656, according to the latest data released by the state. The number of those patients in intensive care remained the same at 202. It was the 36th time in the past 41 days that the number of COVID patients in county hospitals declined, down from a summer peak of nearly 1,800 brought on by the more contagious Delta variant. ... read more »
WATCH: Los Angeles to Enact Strict Vaccine Mandate
October 8, 2021
Los Angeles to enact strict vaccine mandate l GMA ... read more / watch video »
Virtual Vaccine Education Training Available
October 8, 2021
The Congress of National Black Churches, in association with the Centers for Disease Control, is sponsoring a Virtual Vaccine Education Training Program to assist African American communities in overcoming vaccine hesitancy. ... read more »
Los Angeles Chargers Update Gameday COVID-19 Policy in Conjunction with New LA County Department of Public Health Order
October 7, 2021
The LA County Department of Public Health’s newest requirement for stadium events with at least 10,000 attendees goes into effect tomorrow, Oct. 7. Under the new public health order, fans ages 12 and over must provide proof of either COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of gameday. Children under 12 do not need a negative test result for entry but, along with all other fans, must continue to wear a mask. ... read more »
COVID Vaccine/Test Mandate at Large LACo Outdoor Events Taking Effect
October 7, 2021
A new county health order will take effect late tonight requiring anyone aged 12 and over attending a large-scale outdoor event in Los Angeles County with 10,000 people or more -- such as college and pro football games -- to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test taken within 72 hours. ... read more »
Public Health Sees COVID-19 Outbreaks at Correctional Facilities
October 7, 2021
Health officials are making sure staff and eligible recipients receive vaccines and boosters. ... read more »
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