Tuesday, June 14, 2022 | California Healthline

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 | California Healthline

Becerra Has Covid Once more, Is Isolating In Sacramento: U.S. Well being and Human Companies Secretary Xavier Becerra examined optimistic Monday for covid-19 in Sacramento, his second an infection in a month. Final week, Becerra was in Los Angeles on the Summit of Americas, alongside Gov. Gavin Newsom and President Joe Biden. Learn extra from The Sacramento Bee and AP.

UC Davis Ran Low On Water At Sweltering Commencement Ceremony: UC Davis added misters, water stations, and “cooling buses” earlier than Friday’s botched commencement ceremony however ran low on consuming water because the occasion ran delayed and as paramedics responded to dozens of heat-related episodes earlier than midday, the college chancellor acknowledged in a Monday letter to school and households. Learn extra from The Sacramento Bee.

Beneath, take a look at the roundup of California Healthline’s protection. For at the moment’s nationwide well being information, learn KHN’s Morning Briefing.

The (Santa Rosa) Press Democrat:
COVID-19 Infections Rising In Sonoma County However Not Extreme Sickness; No New Mandates

Two weeks after the Memorial Day weekend gatherings, Sonoma County well being officers say there’s been a slight uptick in identified COVID-19 infections. Add to that the variety of unknown COVID-19 infections or infections that don’t get reported attributable to house testing, and there’s much more SARS-CoV-2 going round than the official rely. (Espinoza, 6/13)

VC Star:
Ventura County’s COVID-19 Wave Could Have Peaked

COVID-19 continues to contaminate folks throughout Ventura County, however the wave that started greater than a month in the past might have hit a plateau, a public well being official stated Friday. New state public well being information present almost 28 circumstances an an infection a day per 100,000 county residents, greater than 5 instances increased than the speed in late April. (Kisken, 6/12)

San Francisco Chronicle:
One Yr After California’s Reopening, ‘Wily’ COVID Nonetheless Stymies Return To Regular

June 15, 2021, dawned cool and carefree throughout the Bay Space, the place for the primary time in properly over a yr, it lastly regarded like there is likely to be a means out of the COVID-19 pandemic — and it may not be too far off. California formally “reopened” that day final yr, dropping nearly all public well being restrictions that had been conserving folks principally at house and stopping the economic system from buzzing again to life. Coronavirus circumstances had been at their lowest ranges for the reason that pandemic’s earliest weeks. Hospitalizations and deaths attributable to COVID had plummeted. Almost half of all Californians had been thought-about “totally” vaccinated — a exceptional achievement simply six months after the vaccines had been licensed. (Allday, 6/14)

San Francisco Chronicle:
UCSF’s Wachter Says His Spouse Now Seemingly Has Lengthy COVID And Her Well being Is ‘Not Nice’

Dr. Bob Wachter, UCSF’s chair of drugs, says his spouse, Katie Hafner, is doing “not nice” weeks after getting COVID-19 and is struggling mind fog and different signs. Offering an replace on Hafner’s situation following the journalist and writer’s optimistic take a look at in Could, Wachter stated in a prolonged Twitter thread Monday that “many individuals ask how my spouse fared after her COVID case — we actually admire the priority. The reply is: not nice.” (Vaziri, 6/13)

CDC Provides 3 Locations To ‘Excessive’ Danger Listing, Together with Mexico And UAE

The US Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention on Monday positioned three new locations in its “excessive” threat class for Covid-19, together with a North American journey behemoth. In April, the CDC overhauled its rankings system for assessing Covid-19 threat for vacationers. (Brown and Hunter, 6/13)

The Washington Submit:
Covid Is Making Flu And Different Widespread Viruses Act In Unfamiliar Methods 

Greater than two years into the coronavirus pandemic, acquainted viruses are appearing in unfamiliar methods. Respiratory syncytial virus, generally known as RSV, usually limits its suffocating assaults to the winter months. Rhinovirus, explanation for the widespread chilly, hardly ever sends folks to the hospital. And the flu, which appeared to be making a comeback in December after being a no-show the yr earlier than, disappeared once more in January as soon as the omicron variant of the coronavirus took maintain. Now flu is again, however with out one widespread lineage generally known as Yamagata, which hasn’t been noticed since early 2020. It may have gone extinct or could also be mendacity in wait to assault our unsuspecting immune methods, researchers stated. (Stead Sellers, 6/13)

San Francisco Chronicle:
S.F. Plan To Reduce $9.5 Million In COVID Funds Would Worsen Fairness Hole, Latino Nonprofit Leaders Say

Leaders of the organizations that served San Francisco’s Latino group through the pandemic urged metropolis officers Monday to halt plans to remove COVID help funding from the price range, saying the “disinvestment” will solely result in additional well being inequities. A number of dozen members of the Latino Job Power and the San Francisco Latino Parity and Fairness Coalition, which consists of greater than 20 nonprofits, stated at a information convention at Metropolis Corridor that nonprofits had been essential to town’s COVID response and financial restoration plan, and that their work is crucial in serving to Latino and Black residents who had been disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus. (Flores, 6/13)

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine’s Security Barely Bests Pfizer’s 

An observational research at the moment in JAMA Inner Drugs stories a barely higher security profile for the Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccine than for the Pfizer/BioNTech model in US veterans, however each vaccines had excellent security profiles. … Relative to the Moderna group, Pfizer recipients had an extra per 10,000 folks of 10.9 ischemic strokes, 14.8 coronary heart assaults, 11.3 different irregular blood clotting, and 17.1 circumstances of kidney damage. (Van Beusekom, 6/13)

The Wall Avenue Journal:
FDA Advisers To Think about Moderna’s Covid-19 Vaccine For Ages 6 To 17 

A panel of advisers to the Meals and Drug Administration is ready to fulfill Tuesday to contemplate whether or not use of Moderna Inc.’s Covid-19 vaccine needs to be expanded to incorporate kids ages 6 by way of 17. The advisory committee is predicted to vote Tuesday afternoon on whether or not the advantages of vaccinating kids on this age group outweigh the dangers. The FDA will think about the vote in making a last determination on whether or not to clear the vaccine to be used in kids 6 years and older. (Loftus, 6/14)

San Francisco Chronicle:
Paxlovid Rebounds And Vaccines For Little Youngsters

With Covid infections — and reinfections — changing into extra widespread, many docs suggest having a method in place for the most recent Covid instruments, together with Paxlovid. On this episode of the Fifth & Mission podcast, Chronicle well being reporter Catherine Ho joins host Cecilia Lei to speak about what we have discovered in regards to the anti-viral tablet. (6/13)

The Bakersfield Californian:
Newsom Names Bakersfield Man To State’s Board Of Registered Nursing 

Gov. Gavin Newsom named Roi David Lollar, 55, of Bakersfield, to the Board of Registered Nursing. Lollar has been a theater and English trainer on the Kern Excessive College District since 2006. He held a number of positions on the Delano Joint Union Excessive College District from 2004 to 2006, together with drama and English trainer, certificated intern contract adviser, drama membership director and Performing Arts Division trainer. (6/13)

Voice of Orange County:
Orange County Grand Jury Questions Sending Firetrucks To Medical Calls

Hearth departments all through Orange County are going through questions from the OC Grand Jury on why they routinely ship out hearth vans when there aren’t any fires since a majority of 911 calls are for medical emergencies. In a report titled “WHERE’S THE FIRE? Cease Sending Hearth Vehicles to Medical Calls,” launched final month, grand jurors identified that whereas hearth vans are despatched out on almost all emergency calls, nearly 80% of 911 calls in Orange County are for medical help, not fires. (Biesiada, 6/13)

San Diego Union-Tribune:
What’s Scorching In Life Sciences? Bio Worldwide Conference Seems to be At What’s Subsequent As Pandemic Recedes 

It’s no secret that through the COVID-19 pandemic, the worldwide life sciences trade shined. It ramped up improvement of every little thing from diagnostic checks to new vaccines — together with two primarily based on beforehand unproven messenger RNA expertise —all inside months as an alternative of years. On the Bio Worldwide Conference this week on the San Diego Conference Heart, the trade took inventory of these accomplishments, in addition to requested what’s subsequent now that the pandemic has entered an endemic part. (Freeman, 6/13)

A Worrying Cellphone Name Provides To Considerations About Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Cognitive Well being

Journalist Rebecca Traister got down to write a profile of the oldest sitting U.S. senator, Dianne Feinstein of California, who turns 89 on June 22. And whereas Traister’s characteristic piece does heart on Feinstein’s lengthy and storied profession, it additionally evokes questions in regards to the senator’s cognitive well being. NPR’s All Issues Thought-about spoke with Traister, a author for The Reduce, a few worrying name she had with Feinstein two days after the college capturing in Uvalde, Texas. (Kilpatrick, 6/13)

The Mercury Information:
California ‘crimson Flag’ Regulation Could Have Stopped 58 Gun Massacres

With Congress poised to increase crimson flag legal guidelines nationally in response to outrage over lethal mass shootings, a brand new research reveals how California’s six-year-old legislation is making an influence: It disarmed 58 individuals who had been threatening a gun bloodbath. The research by the Violence Prevention Analysis Program on the College of California-Davis is the primary detailed description of California’s gun violence restraining order circumstances within the state for the reason that legislation was enacted in 2016. (Woolfolk, 6/14)

Some California Immigrants Get Meals Help, Others Will not

California is poised to change into the primary state within the nation to increase meals help advantages to some undocumented immigrants. However advocates say it’s not sufficient. The price range invoice the state legislature handed Monday features a proposal by Gov. Gavin Newsom to permit immigrants age 55 and older who’re at present shut out of meals stamps applications to obtain the advantages. (Montalvo and Kuang, 6/14)

Calls Overwhelm Incapacity Advantages Name Facilities

Christina Cedillo has a sticky word on her pc, reminding her what buttons to press when she calls California’s employment division with questions on incapacity advantages. However at this level, she doesn’t want it. After calling tons of of instances, she will recite the entire telephone tree from reminiscence. (Gedye, 6/14)

The Desert Solar:
Coachella Valley Unified College Buses Late Amid Driver Scarcity

The Coachella Valley Unified College District Board of Training acknowledged Thursday that district faculty buses are routinely working late to choose up college students, leaving them within the solar for greater than an hour at instances and getting them to highschool after courses start. … One other problem is air-con on buses. Superintendent Luis Valentino stated the district is within the course of of constructing positive its total fleet of buses has air-con, however, for now, buses with air-con are prioritized for the longest routes and buses that serve particular wants college students. A district staffer added that the district has ordered 31 buses this yr with air-con. (Horwitz, 6/10)

San Gabriel Valley Tribune:
Bat Invades Malibu Space Restaurant; Well being Officers Urge Diners Who Got here In Contact To Examine For Rabies 

The Los Angeles County Division of Public Well being is warning guests who might have are available contact with a bat whereas at an out of doors Malibu space restaurant to see a health care provider for attainable publicity to rabies, a deadly neurological illness. Public well being officers had been notified {that a} bat flew right into a eating space on the Malibu Café at Calamigos Ranch and one individual and presumably extra dealt with the bat, which got here in proximity of a bunch of youngsters, the company reported. (Scauzillo, 6/13)

Siskiyou Every day Information:
Northern California’s Yreka Explores Hashish Dispensary Legalization

Metropolis leaders in Yreka will transfer ahead with gathering information and listening to from the group across the problem of hashish dispensaries. Following public feedback at a current Metropolis Council assembly the place Elizabeth Tabor, who operates marijuana dispensaries in Weed and Mount Shasta, implored officers to contemplate a transfer that might open the door to the authorized operation of dispensaries within the metropolis. (Espino, 6/11)

Modesto Bee:
Lung Affiliation Endorses Prescribed Burning Executed Proper

A brand new report from the American Lung Affiliation helps prescribed burning as a device to scale back wildfire gasoline. The observe has been hindered partially by concern that the smoke may trouble susceptible folks. A few of them dwell within the Central Valley, one of the polluted areas within the nation. (Holland, 6/13)

Lilly Wins FDA Approval For Therapy For Hair Loss Brought about By Autoimmunity

The Meals and Drug Administration on Monday accredited an Eli Lilly drug that’s the first-ever therapy for alopecia areata, an autoimmune dysfunction that triggers sudden hair loss. The once-daily tablet, generally known as Olumiant, was accredited after scientific trials confirmed that handled sufferers regrew a lot of their misplaced hair. Patrik Jonsson, Lilly’s president of immunology, known as the approval a historic second for sufferers who till now have needed to depend on beauty options, unapproved lotions, and injections to handle the illness. (Wisen and Muthukumar, 6/13)

Startup Will get Inexperienced Gentle To Use Apple Watch To Observe Parkinson’s Signs

Software program that permits Apple Watch-based monitoring of Parkinson’s illness signs has obtained clearance from the Meals and Drug Administration, a transfer that would open doorways for its maker because it strives to succeed in extra folks dwelling with motion problems — and probably, those that haven’t developed them but. The StrivePD system makes use of Apple’s Motion Dysfunction API to trace tremors and dyskinetic signs of Parkinson’s from the Apple Watch. The information is all collected in an iPhone software, which permits sufferers to report their signs and preserve tabs on medicine. (Aguilar, 6/13)

ABC Information:
Amid A Nationwide Disaster In Youth Psychological Well being, Surgeon Basic Says Youngsters Want To Be Half Of The Answer 

Dealing with a rising psychological well being disaster amongst America’s teenagers and younger adults, U.S. Surgeon Basic Dr. Vivek Murthy says the issue is just not one thing adults can repair alone. Adults want “to guarantee that we’re listening to from youngsters in order that their tales are our guiding mild,” Murthy stated. “In the end, we are going to know once we’ve reached the end line after they’re doing properly and so they inform us they’re doing properly and when information tells us that as properly.” After declaring a nationwide advisory on the youth psychological well being disaster late final yr, Murthy is now taking part in a two-day convention known as the Youth Psychological Wellness Now! Summit, hosted by The California Endowment. (Smalls-Mantey, 6/14)

Monkeypox DNA Discovered In Semen In Handful Of Circumstances, Researchers Say 

Fragments of the monkeypox virus have been detected in semen in a handful of sufferers in Italy, elevating questions over whether or not sexual transmission of the illness is a risk, scientists stated on Monday. The monkeypox virus is known to unfold by way of shut contact with an contaminated individual, who might shed the virus through its hallmark pores and skin lesions or giant respiratory droplets. Lots of the monkeypox circumstances confirmed within the present outbreak are amongst sexual companions who’ve had such shut contact. (Grover and Parodi, 6/13)

UK Studies 194 Extra Monkeypox Circumstances As US Complete Hits 49

The UK Well being Safety Company (UKHSA) introduced at the moment it has detected 104 extra circumstances of monkeypox in England, bringing the UK whole to 470 circumstances. … In the US, the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC) stated there are actually 49 US circumstances in 17 states. California has probably the most, with 15, adopted by New York with 11, and Illinois with 8. (Soucheray, 6/13)

Extra Monkeypox Testing Wanted To Perceive How Far Its Unfold

A scarcity of testing is conserving public well being officers at midnight about how widespread monkeypox is in the US and posing new uncertainties for the medical system. Why it issues: The dearth of sturdy disease-tracking harks again to the troubled early response to COVID-19 and will bode ailing for native well being methods nonetheless grappling with the virus, its aftereffects and the approaching flu season. (Dreher, 6/14)

Yelp CEO Says Abortion Rights Stand Is A Danger Price Taking

Many main firms have chosen to remain quiet on the abortion debate, however Yelp and its CEO Jeremy Stoppelman have chosen a distinct path. The San Francisco-based on-line critiques website is among the many handful of firms protecting journey prices for workers and their dependents who should journey out of state to acquire an abortion, a thorny matter that’s poised to change into the chatter of many boardrooms if the Supreme Courtroom overturns the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade determination. If Roe falls, roughly half of U.S. states are anticipated to ban or put higher restrictions on abortion. (Hadero, 6/13)

The Hill:
Harris To Convene Privateness Consultants To Discuss Stakes Of Roe V. Wade 

Vice President Harris is slated to fulfill with privateness, constitutional legislation, and expertise consultants to debate what’s at stake if the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion ruling is overturned by the Supreme Courtroom. A White Home official stated the dialogue on Tuesday will concentrate on real-world implications ought to the landmark ruling be overturned, referring to subjects corresponding to privateness, contraception, and in vitro fertilization. (Oshin, 6/13)

Sacramento Bee:
Sacramento County Units 2nd Website For Homeless Tiny Properties

Sacramento County officers are contemplating opening a second tiny house village off Florin Street for homeless people in south Sacramento. The positioning, positioned at 7001 East Parkway, would home 45 tiny houses, in response to a county information launch Monday. The positioning would come with meals, bogs, 24/7 safety, and assist discovering everlasting housing for as much as 56 folks at any given time. (Clift, 6/14)

Sonoma Metropolis Council To Revisit Homeless Parking Program

The Sonoma Metropolis Council on Wednesday will think about extending its homeless protected parking program by way of the tip of the yr and establishing a process pressure to handle long-term metropolis insurance policies surrounding homelessness. The June 15 assembly marks the most recent spherical of council deliberations over finest meet the wants of residents with out houses in a metropolis with few selection areas at which to service them. (Walsh, 6/13)

Los Angeles Instances:
A For-Revenue Mission To Home The Poor Will get Reward And Flak

The day that Star Owens welcomed a swarm of dignitaries and TV cameras into her new house in South Los Angeles final fall marked the debut of a daring problem to town’s means of constructing homeless housing. The 28-unit Avalon flats — constructed with out taxpayer cash in lower than half the time and at lower than half the price of a typical sponsored venture — would home almost 60 previously homeless adults and youngsters. (Smith, 6/14)

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