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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 »
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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 »
FDA: Merck COVID Pill Effective, Experts will Review Safety
November 29, 2021
Federal health regulators say an experimental COVID-19 pill from Merck is effective against the virus, but they will seek input from outside experts on risks of birth defects and other potential problems during pregnancy. ... read more »
EXPLAINER: What we know and don’t know on new COVID variant
November 29, 2021
 South African scientists identified a new version of the coronavirus that they say is behind a recent spike in COVID-19 infections in Gauteng, the country's most populous province. ... read more »
California Health Officials Watching For Omicron Variant of Coronavirus
November 29, 2021
The number of coronavirus patients in Los Angeles County hospitals increased slightly, rising from 565 Saturday to 568, according to the latest state figures. The number of those patients in intensive care rose from 155 to 157. ... read more »
LA Begins Enforcement Of Proof-of-Vaccination Law For Indoor Public Spaces
November 29, 2021
Los Angeles today began enforcing its law requiring Angelenos patronizing indoor restaurants, gyms, entertainment and recreational facilities, personal care establishments and some city buildings to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. ... read more »
Gov. Newsom Signs Executive Order Supporting Healthcare Facilities
November 18, 2021
Last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order allowing out-of-state healthcare workers to supplement staffing at healthcare facilities across California. ... read more »
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