COVID

  • California weighs order canceling elective surgeries as COVID surges

    In Los Angeles, a severely ill patient has to wait for a new lung after his transplant, scheduled for last Friday, was canceled. In San Diego, brain surgery to ease the chronic pain of a 7-year-old girl was called off last week. In Arcadia, as many as 60 patients...
  • Sin refuerzo: la tasa de vacunas de refuerzo de COVID-19 en California cae por debajo del 40% en la mayoría de los condados

    Los hospitales están llenos. Las infecciones por COVID-19 están en niveles récord. Las líneas de prueba se extienden durante horas. Sin embargo, incluso cuando la variante omicron golpea al estado, solo el 38% de los californianos vacunados han recibido una vacuna de refuerzo. Al igual que con las vacunas...
  • Unboosted: California COVID-19 booster rate falls below 40% in most counties

    Hospitals are at capacity. COVID-19 infections are at record highs. Testing lines stretch for hours. Yet even as the omicron variant batters the state, only 38% of vaccinated Californians have gotten a booster shot. As with initial vaccinations, acceptance of the booster shot has varied throughout California: Counties in...
  • De regreso al campus en tiempos de COVID: los estudiantes reflexionan sobre un semestre inusual

    Juhi Doshi, Emily Forschen, Itzel Luna, Bernard Mendez, Oden Taylor, Steven Vargas and Stephanie Zappelli CalMatters De vuelta a la vida normal, o algo así. Con las vacunas COVID-19 ampliamente disponibles, las universidades de California dieron la bienvenida a los estudiantes para una combinación de clases presenciales y en...
  • Back to campus under COVID: Students reflect on an unusual semester

    Back to normal life — sort of. With COVID-19 vaccines widely available, California colleges welcomed students back for a mix of in-person and online classes this fall. After months of studying virtually from childhood bedrooms and other remote locations, students could once again ask questions of professors face to...
  • The “Infodemic” Virus

    In order to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic, which threatens to last indefinitely as a result of the emergence of new variants such as Omicron, scientists and public policy planners have reached an unavoidable conclusion: It is not only necessary to neutralize the virus, but to confront the fearsome “infodemic”...
  • El virus de la “infodemia”

    Para derrotar a la pandemia del COVID-19, que amenaza con eternizarse a raíz del surgimiento de nuevas variantes como la ómicron, los científicos y los planeadores de políticas públicas han llegado a una conclusión inevitable: No sólo es necesario neutralizar al virus, sino confrontar la temible “infodemia” que ha...
  • SUEÑO CON UN VUELO PARA NAVIDAD

    Las fiestas de diciembre son tradicionalmente la época del año cuando más viajan los residentes de EUA. El año pasado, incluso en medio de un brote de infecciones por COVID, la Administración de Transporte y Seguridad informó de que se hicieron 15 billones de viajes de entre 50 a...
  • I’M DREAMING OF A FLIGHT THIS CHRISTMAS

    The December holidays are traditionally the most-traveled time of year for U.S. residents. Last year, even amid a surge in COVID infections, the Transportation Security Administration reported 15 billion trips made by people travelling between 50 to 500 miles, using all forms of transportation. More travel is expected this...

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