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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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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