Health

San Francisco Expands Vaccine Eligibility

SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Department of Public Health reported that people who are 16 years of age and older and located in the following zip codes are now eligible to get vaccinated: 94102, 94103, 94107, 94112, 94124,94130, and 94134. Free vaccines are available daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following locations: Southeast Health Center and or Zuckerberg...

Exercise Starts With A Commitment

UNITED STATES—Commitment. It is a word that many of us fear. However, it is a commitment that pushes us to accomplish things that we sometimes ignore. One of the biggest commitments I wanted to make starting the New Year was to get more exercise in. Things were not great in January, and yes I can blame COVID-19 for that,...

Trick-Or-Treating Discouraged By Experts

SAN FRANCISCO—An official from San Francisco’s COVID command center says certain halloween activities including trick-or-treating are not banned, only discouraged.  Eater SF, a dining-centric publication, contacted the city’s health officials who say in an email, “trick or treating is strongly discouraged because the sharing of food, candy, and items is risky,” and that “it can also be difficult to maintain...

Jails And Hospitals Must Reduce Meat Consumption

SAN FRANCISCO—The City Board of Supervisors passed a vote on August 11 to reduce the consumption of animal products significantly in jails and public hospitals in the city of San Francisco. The passed vote's content should be as follows; jails must reduce consumption of animal products including meat, eggs, and dairy by 50 percent by 2024, and public hospitals, including...

Temporary Lanes Added In Tenderloin District For Physical Distancing

SAN FRANCISCO—A temporary, four-block stretch project in of Jones Street in the city's Tenderloin will be conducted in order to increase physical distancing as the district struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic, according to San Francisco city officials announcement on July 31. To accomplish this, parking on the east side of the street as well as one of the three travel...

Dr. Simone Loses Her Job After Promoting Hydroxychloroquine

UNITED STATES—Dr. Simone Gold, a board certified emergency physician who appeared in the hydroxychloroquine viral video and led "America’s Frontline Doctors," lost her job, according to a report by Fox News on July 30. Dr. Simone, 54, graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine Science, The Chicago Medical School in 1989. She has worked in Emergency Rooms across Los Angeles,...

California To Collect Sexual Orientation For COVID-19 Tracking

CALIFORNIA—California health providers started collecting new data on gender identity and sexual orientation from patients infected with COVID-19. According to an announcement by the California Department of Public Health and Human Services on Tuesday, July 28, this order to understand the impact of COVID-19 on diverse communities. Mark Ghaly, California Health and Human Services Agency Secretary, stated that the regulations...

New Suicide Hotline Number In 2022

UNITED STATES—On Thursday, July 23, The Federal Communications Commision approved a shorter number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to be used in 2022. The Suicide Prevention Lifeline, currently reachable at 1-800-273-8255, will additionally use 988 starting on July 16, 2022. Prior to the vote which approved this measure, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai stated: “My hope is that by establishing...

How To Get Tested In San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO—Through the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s website, residents can find information on coronavirus services, news, and resources, including an interactive map of testing locations available to you no matter your insurance coverage. The website includes step-by-step instructions for anyone trying to get tested for COVID-19. This is a resource mainly for individuals without health insurance, as a...

Coronavirus Pandemic Impacts Childcare Facilities Negatively

THE BAY AREA—Childcare facilities are facing a difficult choice between the two: closing their institutions as to avoid the spread of coronavirus versus the idea of opening their facilities to escape financial collapse. Childcare programs are in crisis since a current rise in COVID-19 cases makes them reluctant to reopen their services. However, the facilities’ long-term closure will potentially...
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