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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 »
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 »
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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 »
LA Police Commission President Blasts Officers Refusing COVID Vaccine
September 30, 2021
The president of the civilian Los Angeles Police Commission today called on the department’s personnel to get vaccinated, calling it “extremely dubious” that more than 2,000 of them are planning to seek religious exemptions from the city’s vaccination mandate for municipal employees. ... read more »
LACo Reports 27 New COVID-19 Deaths, 1,725 New Cases
September 15, 2021
Los Angeles County reported another 27 COVID-19 deaths today, while hospitalizations due to the virus dropped again. The 27 fatalities lifted the countywide death toll from the virus to 25,713. The county also reported 1,725 new cases, giving the county a cumulative total from throughout the pandemic of 1,435,163. ... read more »
LAUSD Board Votes To Require COVID-19 Vaccination for Students Over 12
September 11, 2021
All eligible Los Angeles Unified students aged 12 and over will be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend in- person classes under a policy unanimously approved by the district’s Board of Education today, ... read more »
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Dr. Kevin Williams Issues Caution to African Americans About Rare Heart Disease
May 27, 2021
With the most recent collaboration between Pfizer Rare Disease and the Black Press, the organizations embarked on a mission to educate and raise awareness to transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy – or ATTR-CM. “ATTR-CM is a rare, life-threatening, underrecognized, and underdiagnosed type of amyloidosis that affects the heart and it is associated with heart failure,” Dr. Kevin Williams, Pfizer’s chief medical officer, told the NNPA in a live interview. ... read more »
Karen Jackson, Sisters Network Founder inspires others in new Book
November 12, 2020
Four-time breast cancer survivor Karen Jackson’s new book, In the Company of My Sisters: My Story, My Truth, speaks about her life dedicated to assisting other breast cancer survivors. She talked with the Defender about the book, Sisters Network Inc. and her motto in life. ... read more »
Innovative Program Taking Big Steps to Help Patients with Diabetes
December 20, 2018
Diabetes casts a pall on the lives of more than 4 million Californians – a startling 15 percent of the state’s adult population – and communities of color are disproportionately affected. ... read more »
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