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California Govt. Spends 6th Most Per Capita On Health Care In U.S.

California Govt. Spends 6th Most Per Capita On Health Care In U.S.

Mike LaFirenza The COVID-19 pandemic has put unprecedented strain on the U.S. health system over the last two years. With hospitals and providers facing heavy workloads, a fractured supply chain, and labor shortages, the system is continuing to struggle as the Omicron variant brings the newest, largest wave of COVID cases yet. These challenges are […]

First Confirmed Case Of Omicron COVID-19 Variant Identified In Ventura County

First Confirmed Case Of Omicron COVID-19 Variant Identified In Ventura County

Ventura, CA – The County of Ventura Public Health Department has received confirmation of its first case of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with the new Omicron variant (B.1.1.529). The individual, who is a fully vaccinated adult, is self-isolating, and their symptoms are improving without medical care. A small number of close contacts have been identified […]

OMG, Omicron: Next Step Down The Path From Pandemic To Endemic?

OMG, Omicron: Next Step Down The Path From Pandemic To Endemic?

  by Thomas L. Knapp On November 24, South Africa reported detection of a new variant of the COVID-19 virus to the World Health Organization. On November 26, WHO designated it a “variant of concern” and tagged it with the name “Omicron.” At the same time, WHO advised against travel restrictions and other knee-jerk responses […]

The Leaky Vaccine Breakthrough Variant Is Here

The Leaky Vaccine Breakthrough Variant Is Here

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY AT-A-GLANCE High COVID vaccination rates create pressure on the virus to mutate into variants with higher levels of contagion and pathogenicity. Recent research concluded that those who are fully “vaccinated” against COVID-19 are indeed more susceptible to COVID variant infections than unvaccinated people The narrow protection you get from the […]

California Is 10th Most Impacted By Pandemic-Driven Travel Restrictions

California Is 10th Most Impacted By Pandemic-Driven Travel Restrictions

Mike LaFirenza The spread of COVID-19’s Delta variant has been a significant step backward in the U.S.’s efforts to fight off the coronavirus pandemic. Cases and hospitalizations reached their highest levels since last winter and could rise again this winter, with large portions of the population still unvaccinated and fall’s cooler temperatures and indoor gatherings […]

California To Be First State To Mandate COVID Vaccine For Health Care Workers

California To Be First State To Mandate COVID Vaccine For Health Care Workers

By Cole Lauterbach | The Center Square (The Center Square) – California plans to be the first state to enact a new requirement for a major employment sector. The California Department of Public Health announced it soon would require workers in hospitals, nursing facilities, long-term care homes and other health care-related fields to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or […]