Another 6,529 COVID Cases Reported in LA County


Another 6,529 COVID-19 infections were reported in Los Angeles County in the lastest data, along with nine more deaths. Meanwhile, the number of COVID-positive patients in Los Angeles County hospitals increased by 32 people to 779, according to the latest state figures. Of those patients, 77 were being treated in intensive care, up from 68 […]

Lives Cut Short: COVID-19’s Heavy Burden on Older Latinos

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The coronavirus pandemic has eaten away at the Latino edge in life expectancy in staggering fashion, and taken a disproportionate toll on older members of the community compared with whites. LOS ANGELES – In December 2020, about 10 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, Javier Perez-Torres boarded a bus from Los Angeles to Tijuana, Mexico, to […]

LA County reports 1st presumptive case of monkeypox

Monkeypox infectious disease

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County on Thursday confirmed its first presumptive case of monkeypox infection. At this time the county is awaiting final confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to health officials, the patient is an adult resident who recently traveled and had a known close contact to a case. […]

Coronavirus cases in California rising fast, with some regions seeing infections double

The number of coronavirus cases in California has significantly worsened this past week, hitting a level not seen since the winter’s Omicron surge and raising concerns about the possibility of a big jump in infections this summer. Weekly coronavirus cases roughly doubled across wide swaths of California, including Riverside and Santa Barbara counties, as well […]

USC’s COVID Recovery Clinic seeing progress in treating long COVID symptoms

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Morgan Stephens was about to pursue her dream political job — but instead found herself fighting off long COVID. Stephens, 31, is one of small subset of people who continued to suffer from a variety of symptoms even after recovering from COVID-19. The USC graduate got sick with the virus in November of 2020 after […]

Nearly 40% of California state workers are unvaccinated against COVID despite Newsom order

Sacramento, CA

Oct. 15—The COVID-19 vaccination rate is lower among California state workers than among the state’s general population, according to data from the state Human Resources Department. Fewer than two-thirds of state workers — about 62% — were vaccinated as of Oct. 7, according to preliminary figures provided by department spokeswoman Camille Travis. That compares to […]

LAPD Officers Sue City Over COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

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LOS ANGELES (CNS)  Six Los Angeles Police Department officers are demanding in a new lawsuit that a federal judge immediately overturn the COVID-19 vaccination mandate for city employees, claiming there’s no evidence that natural-acquired immunity isn’t as effective as the jab. “The city does not and cannot point to any evidence that vaccinated individuals have longer […]

Monterey County has one of the lowest COVID-19 case rates in California

Central Coast, CA

SALINAS, Calif. — Monterey County is just one of three counties in all of California that does not have a “high” level of COVID-19 transmission, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data. Data shows that Alpine County has a “low” rate of transmission and Marina and Monterey County have “substantial” rate of transmission. The […]