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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 »
Los Angeles County’s COVID Hospitalizations Drop Below 700
December 13, 2021
The number of coronavirus patients in Los Angeles County hospitals declined slightly in recently released data after surging past 700 over the weekend amid signs of a winter spike in COVID cases. ... read more »
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California Goes on Offensive as Omicron Variant Threat Grows
December 9, 2021
Three days after Thanksgiving, Gov. Gavin Newsom went online to address the new COVID-19 Omicron variant, a version of the virus with at least 50 mutations, according to the World Health Organization. ... read more »
Black Cannabis Entrepreneurs Say State’s $30 Million Fee Waiver Fund May Not Be Enough
December 9, 2021
Alphonso “Tucky” Blunt, owner of a marijuana product store in Oakland called Blunts and Moore, says his business is located in the same zip code where he was arrested for selling weed illegally in 2004. ... read more »
Omicron v. delta: Battle of coronavirus mutants is critical
December 7, 2021
As the omicron coronavirus variant spreads in southern Africa and pops up in countries all around the world, scientists are anxiously watching a battle play out that could determine the future of the pandemic. Can the latest competitor to the world-dominating delta overthrow it? ... read more »
Nigeria Slams UK’s ‘Discriminatory’ Travel Ban Over Omicron
December 7, 2021
A Nigerian official on Monday criticized a travel ban imposed on the West African nation by the British government amid fears about the new omicron coronavirus variant as ``punitive, indefensible and discriminatory.'' ... read more »
Supervisors Mandate Vaccination for LA County Contractors
December 7, 2021
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved a COVID-19 vaccine mandate covering county contractors working in person with the public or with county employees. ... read more »
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Reported: Nick Cannon’s 5-month-old son, Dies of Brain Tumor
December 7, 2021
Multiple Reports have confirmed Nick Cannon's 5-month-old son, Zen, died from a brain tumor.  ... read more »
WHO criticizes travel bans on southern African countries
December 5, 2021
The World Health Organization on Sunday urged countries around the world not to impose flight bans on southern African nations due to concerns over the new omicron variant. ... read more »
‘The fire that’s here’: US is still battling delta variant
December 5, 2021
While all eyes are on the new and little-understood omicron variant that has been detected around the U.S., the delta form of the coronavirus isn't finished wreaking havoc in the U.S., sending record numbers of patients to the hospital in the Midwest and New England. ... read more »
More Omicron Detected as Hospitals Strain Under Virus Surge
December 5, 2021
New York announced three more cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus Saturday, bringing the number of state cases linked to the new variant to eight. ... read more »
LA County’s COVID Hospitalizations Climb Back Above 600
December 4, 2021
The number of coronavirus patients in Los Angeles County hospitals surged past 600 today, amid concern over another possible autumn and winter surge in infections and the presence of the new Omicron variant in Los Angeles County.   ... read more »
We Need More Black Doctors 
December 2, 2021
African Americans know that color matters in regard to almost everything in this country. Medical care is no exception. ... read more »
David G. Brown Weekly Cartoon December 12-18
December 2, 2021
David G. Brown Weekly Cartoon December 12-18 ... read more / view cartoon »

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