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Daily Edition for Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Newsom: California Still On Track To Vaccinate, Reopen:  California officials directed counties and other providers to temporarily to halt use of Johnson & Johnson's covid vaccine, per federal recommendation. Despite the pause, Gov. Gavin Newsom said the delay will "not materially impact" plans to open vaccinations to all residents 16 or older on April 15, or to begin reopening state businesses on June 15. He also voiced confidence in the safety of the J&J shot, which he received: “[Reported instances of blood clots] is quite literally one in a million,” he said. “These vaccines are extraordinarily safe and effective.” Read more coverage from AP, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, CapRadio and the Bay Area News Group.

Daily Edition for Tuesday, April 13, 2021

California Suspends J&J Vaccinations: As the Food and Drug Administration investigates very rare reports of blood clots in six people who had the Johnson & Johnson covid-19 vaccine, the FDA and CDC recommended that states halt its usage. California has since announced the it will temporarily pause the shots out of "an abundance of caution." Get more coverage from the Los Angeles Times, Stat, AP and CNBC.

Daily Edition for Monday, April 12, 2021

Supreme Court Favors Religion Over Covid Restrictions In California: For the fifth time, the U.S. Supreme Court has sided with religious adherents and against California's covid restrictions. This time, the court barred the state from enforcing a rule that limits both religious and non-religious gatherings in homes to no more than three households. Meanwhile, Bay Area religious leaders were waiting to see just how soon prayer groups would move from online to in-person. Read more from NPR, AP and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Daily Edition for Friday, April 2, 2021

Warning Signals From Silicon Valley? Santa Clara has been a bellwether of the coronavirus pandemic’s rampage for not just California, but across the United States. Now the county is warning that the number of cases of more contagious covid-19 variants is increasing to worrisome levels, Reuters reports. “The region’s progress in curbing the pandemic remains precarious,” its health department said. Get more from Sharon Bernstein with Reuters.