Daily Edition for Monday, June 22, 2020
Californians To Be Required To Wear Masks As Cases Continue To Spike In State: After weeks of mixed messaging and leaving the decision of implementing mask mandates up to counties, Gov. Gavin Newsom said face coverings will be required in spaces where people can’t maintain 6 feet of distance from one another. Masks may help people who are asymptomatic and don’t realize they have COVID-19 from spreading the disease when they go out. Face coverings don’t replace social distancing and other measures, but work alongside them to slow the spread. The CDC sums it up: “Your cloth face covering may protect them. Their cloth face covering may protect you.” Read more from Alexei Koseff of the San Francisco Chronicle; Ana B. Ibarra of CalMatters; Vincent Moleski of the Sacramento Bee; and Fiona Kelliher of the Bay Area News Group.
Daily Edition for Monday, June 1, 2020
Protests In California Create Perfect Environment For Second COVID Wave With Black Americans Most Vulnerable, Experts Say: The collision of long-standing anger over police killings of Black Americans and the newer threat of the COVID-19 pandemic have become a joint crisis in Los Angeles and across the country. The coronavirus has been especially devastating to black communities, with black people making up a disproportionate share of COVID-19 deaths. Now people are being faced with a dilemma: How to weigh the risks of protesting during the pandemic.
Big Soda Pours Big Bucks Into California’s Capitol
The soda industry spent $11.8 million to influence policy statewide in 2017 and 2018. As politicians once again consider bills that would tax and label sugary drinks, more big money is expected to flow.
Más exenciones a medida que padres y doctores burlan las leyes de vacunación
El número de niños de California que recibieron exenciones médicas de las vacunas se ha triplicado en los últimos dos años. Y muchos médicos autorizan estas exenciones.
Exemptions Surge As Parents And Doctors Do ‘Hail Mary’ Around Vaccine Laws
In California, medical exemptions to skip childhood vaccinations are on the rise. The trend underlines how hard it is to get parents to comply with vaccination laws meant to protect public safety when a small but adamant population of families and physicians seems determined to resist.
En más estados, médicos recetan opioides junto con droga para revertir sobredosis
Dos millones de estadounidenses son adictos a los analgésicos recetados, según la FDA. Y casi 218,000 personas murieron por sobredosis de 1999 a 2017, según los CDC.
More States Say Doctors Must Offer Overdose Reversal Drug Along With Opioids
In an emerging new tactic against the rising toll of opioid deaths, California, Ohio, Virginia and Arizona are among the states requiring physicians to offer patients naloxone when they give them prescriptions for the powerful painkillers. The Food and Drug Administration is weighing a national recommendation to do so.
Health Care Industry ‘Pays Tribute’ To California’s Influential Lawmakers
The leaders of California’s legislative health committees who wield power over state health policy have been showered with money from the health care sector, with drug companies, health plans, hospitals and doctors providing nearly 40 percent of their 2017-18 campaign funds.
As U.S. Suicides Rates Rise, Hispanics Show Relative Immunity
Support from family and community appear to shield Latinos from rising suicide rates, researchers say.