Hundreds Of East Bay Doctors Make Urgent Plea To Get Vaccinated – ‘We Are Tired Of The Suffering’ – CBS San Francisco

OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Hundreds of East Bay doctors have signed onto an urgent plea for unvaccinated patients in their care to receive their COVID-19 shots, amid the ongoing spread of the Delta variant. “You’ve trusted us with every other aspect of your health. Please trust us with this,” said the open letter signed by … Read more

the horror of how we let Covid ravage our care homes

In Help (Channel 4), Jodie Comer played a young care worker in a home ravaged by Covid. It took a moment to register that she was wearing a bin bag. When we later heard a playback of Matt Hancock claiming that the government threw a “protective ring” around care homes, that detail said it all: … Read more

Biden must sort out the FDA’s foot-dragging over vaccine booster shots

While Israel’s seen dynamite data from its third vaccine shots and England is set to follow suit, America could be held hostage to a brewing Beltway booster battle. The Food and Drug Administration just refused to recommend approval of Pfizer’s application to give the general public third COVID-vaccine doses. Team Biden wants to start its … Read more

State Health Department Partners with Tyler Perry for PSA Series – CBS San Francisco

SACRAMENTO (BCN) — The California Department of Public Health is launching a series of public education videos in partnership with actor, director and producer Tyler Perry in an effort to encourage state residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The state and Perry’s production company, Tyler Perry Studios, will release a series of videos this month … Read more

Michigan TV Weatherman Out After Refusing To Get Vaccine – CBS Detroit

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — A man who spent more than 30 years reporting the weather on TV in northern Michigan said he’s out of a job after refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Karl Bohnak began working at WLUC-TV in 1988. He said the Upper Peninsula was one of the most challenging places in the … Read more

‘This is the worst kind of politics’: Biden criticizes Republicans resisting vaccine mandates – live | US news

Another indictment against Chauvin alleges he carried out a similar act [to the one that killed Floyd] against a then-14-year-old boy in 2017. This indictment alleges Chauvin deprived the teenager, who is Black, of his right to be free of unreasonable force when he held the teen by the throat, hit him in the head … Read more

Idaho rations health care statewide amid massive COVID surge

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho public health leaders on Thursday expanded health care rationing statewide amid a massive increase in the number of coronavirus patients requiring hospitalization. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare made the announcement after St. Luke’s Health System, Idaho’s largest hospital network, on Wednesday asked state health leaders to allow “crisis standards … Read more

Oakland, West Contra Costa Schools Mull Vaccine Mandates For Students – CBS San Francisco

OAKLAND (CBS / AP) — The boards of the San Francisco Bay Area’s two largest school districts are set to vote next week on whether to mandate vaccinations against COVID-19 for all staff and students age 12 and older. Board members for West Contra Unified, which serves more than 28,000 students in Richmond, El Cerrito, … Read more

Covid live news: Alberta facing ‘crisis of the unvaccinated’; China has vaccinated 1bn people | World news

1.53pm EDT 13:53 Summary Here’s a roundup of the key developments: France has suspended 3,000 health workers without pay for refusing the Covid vaccine. The health minister, Olivier Véran, said the staff had been notified in writing before the government-imposed deadline to have at least one dose. Alberta’s premier has announced sweeping new restrictions to … Read more

Five Covid support schemes ending this month – and last chance for SEISS grant

Households have just under a fortnight left to take advantage of Covid support schemes before they close permanently in England and Wales. That includes the fifth self-employed Coronavirus grant and the stamp duty break, although some benefits, such as furlough and the £20 a week Universal Credit uplift are now closed to new applicants. The … Read more