The federal government notified Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration Friday that it is rejecting California’s Medicaid financing proposal, a decision that could cost the state $1.2 billion starting next year. The … Click to Continue »
Forecasting COVID-19 impact on hospital bed-days, ICU-days, ventilator days and deaths by US state in the next 4 months
Assuming social distancing measures are maintained, what are the forecasted gaps in available health service resources and number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic for each state in the United States?
National Guard Preps Events Center for Coronavirus Patients
The vast Santa Clara Convention Center hall was supposed to be packed with virtual reality geeks browsing exhibits on spatial computing and artificial intelligence at the annual Augmented World Expo. But like every other booking at the Silicon Valley events center, the high-tech conference originally scheduled for this week, called it off because of a widespread lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Today, three massive halls at the 302,000-square-foot facility off of Great...
San Jose man lost 81-year-old mom to COVID-19, forced to say goodbye via FaceTime
SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- "We're still trying to get our arms around the fact... She's gone," said Mike Carter, a San Jose-native who lost his mom to COVID-19 Monday night.Carter and his wife Dee O'Moore struggled to find closure after saying goodbye to their 81-year-old mom, Pat."Thank God for the kind nurse that was taking care of Mom," Carter said. "She was able to get us on FaceTime so we could tell her that we love her."Pat arrived in San Francisco from Panama on Feb. 28. Her condition w...
Coronavirus: Online grocery deliveries are buckling under intense demand
Ordered to stay at home whenever they can, many Bay Area residents are turning to online grocery stores to shop for food and other essentials as the coronavirus pandemic rages silently outside. But customers are quickly finding that grocers can’t keep up with the sudden and intense online demand, leaving many frustrated with canceled or delayed deliveries. Demand for grocery delivery spiked after San Francisco and other cities barred large gatherings and restaurants were ordered to close the...
As California braces for coronavirus surge, nursing students beg to enter workforce early
Gov. Gavin Newsom has highlighted the need to fast-track fourth-year medical students and get nurses licensed earlier, but he has not issued an executive order on the subject.
‘Refugees’ flee Bay Area for Taiwan, hoping to leave coronavirus behind
Bay Area residents are fleeing the United States for the safety of Taiwan, and other countries that they say are taking the coronavirus global pandemic more seriously. SF resident Connie Wong said “we’re refugees fleeing a biological war now,” and her elderly parents aren’t safe in the city.
Recode Decode - Jason Calacanis: TikTok should be banned, Tim Cook doesn't have enough "chutzpah," and Uber will be fine
Listen to Recode Decode episodes free, on demand. Inside CEO and This Week in Startups host Jason Calacanis talks with Kara Swisher about the future of Uber after its troubled IPO, why one of the tech giants should buy Tesla, and Jeff Bezos' Achilles heel: His lack of generosity. Calacanis, who was an early investor in Uber, also talks about his objections to the current state of tech journalism and punditry, the end of SoftBank’s “free money party," and why Tim Cook doesn’t have the chutzpah to take Apple into the future. Plus: Why the US should ban TikTok, even if the Chinese-owned mobile app spins off an American-run unit.Featuring:Jason Calacanis (@Jason), CEO and co-founder, InsideHost:Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-largeMore to explore:On Reset, Arielle Duhaime-Ross explores why — and how — tech is changing everything.On Recode Media, Peter Kafka interviews business titans, journalists, comedians and podcasters about the collision of tech and media.On Pivot, Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway talk about the big tech news stories of the week, who's winning, who's failing, and what comes next.And on Land of the Giants, Jason Del Rey chronicled the rise of Amazon. Season 2 will focus on Netflix and is coming soon!About Recode by Vox:Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us.Follow Us:Newsletter: Recode DailyTwitter: @Recode and @voxdotcom Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices. The easiest way to listen to podcasts on your iPhone, iPad, Android, PC, smart speaker – and even in your car. For free. Bonus and ad-free content available with Stitcher Premium.
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Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that are common among animals and humans. In rare cases, animal coronaviruses can be transmitted from animals to humans. This novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is a newly discovered coronavirus that has not been previously detected in animals or humans. The source of this virus is not yet known. Typically, human coronaviruses cause mild-to-moderate respiratory illness. Symptoms are very similar to the flu, including: Health care providers will...
11 Ways to Channel Your Coronavirus Fears Into Action
The number of ways we’re being screwed by the coronavirus is kind of astonishing, and the impact goes far beyond the immediate health effects of the illness. Hospitals are running low on basic supplies, schools are closed, the economy is tanking, and many of us are anxious out of our minds. The most effective answer to many of the hardships lies in the government using its unparalleled power to care for its citizens. That means bailing everyone out—not just big business but small ones and fa...
Steph Curry is MVP for his coronavirus outreach, including Dr. Fauci Q&A
Warriors star Steph Curry held a 40-minute question-and-answer on Instagram with coronavirus expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, a powerful and beautiful use of social media and a celebrity platform.
Why do California companies have so many masks to donate?
Wildfires are one big reason. California passed a new regulation last year that requires empoyers to provide “proper respirators” when the air is unhealthy.
Coronavirus Impact: YMCA launches pilot program to provide childcare for frontline workers
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (KGO) -- With many Bay Area schools now closed until May, many frontline and essential workers are scrambling to find childcare. But some organizations, such as the YMCA of Silicon Valley, are now lending a hand to those who are busy fighting the novel coronavirus on the frontlines.The YMCA is currently in the process of pivoting some of its facilities to serve as day camps where parents can drop off their children before they head into work. Officials recently launched ...
IBM-backed consortium opens up 16 supercomputers for coronavirus research
A consortium of tech companies, government bodies and universities is making 330 petaflops of supercomputer capacity available to researchers studying the coronavirus.IBM Corp., a member of the gr
Traffic and Pollution Plummet as U.S. Cities Shut Down for Coronavirus
A satellite that detects pollution linked to cars and trucks shows declines over major metropolitan areas, including Los Angeles, Seattle, and New York.
Social Distancing? You Might Be Fighting Climate Change, Too
Isolation and other shifts in behavior during the coronavirus outbreak could also alter our greenhouse gas emissions. But will the changes stick?
The Man Who Saw the Pandemic Coming
Dennis Carroll doesn’t mean to sound callous when he says the coronavirus outbreak was predictable. And he doesn’t. He sounds…
Hospitals Cut Volunteers Over Coronavirus Risks
To reduce risk of coronavirus transmission, U.S. hospitals have halted most volunteer services, further straining staff resources at the worst possible time.
Bill Gates: Countries can reopen in 6 to 10 weeks after coronavirus shutdowns
Bill Gates also said that testing in the US for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus, "is not organized yet."
Tips for protecting your mental health during quarantine
As people across the globe adjust to prolonged periods of quarantine, CNBC Make It spoke to psychology experts to find out how people can protect their mental health.
Hospitals using digital tools to reduce coronavirus crowding
During the coronavirus outbreak, many public health experts see a role for technology to keeping the so-called "worried well" out of the hospital. In recent weeks, many hospitals have been adding coronavirus to their list of conditions that can be screened for virtually.
San Mateo County supervisors approve $20 million to stop closure of Daly City hospital – The San Francisco Examiner
Bankrupt owners continuing talks with potential buyer after nearly closing Seton Medical Center
California Public Health Experts: Mass Gatherings Should be Postponed or Canceled Statewide to Slow the Spread of COVID-19
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Op-Ed: The coronavirus outbreak is already changing the world
Proactive countries, societies and individuals are performing far better than reactive ones. Governments that engage in truth-telling are heading off dangers faster than those that obfuscate or delay.
Stanford creates new coronavirus test that produces fast results
Stanford Health Care has invented a new test for the COVID-19 disease and is using it to verify suspected cases of the illness at its hospitals. The news come as the university disclosed it is treating a
Killing them softly: Santa Clara County to ensure immature mosquitoes never grow up https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2020/02/10/killing-them-softly-santa-clara-county-to-ensure-immature-mosquitoes-never-grow-up
Killing them softly: Santa Clara County to ensure immature mosquitoes never grow up
Santa Clara County will unleash an eco-friendly larvicide on mosquitoes in the Palo Alto Baylands on Wednesday. Part of an annual tradition since 1992, the county's Vector Control District — tasked with monitoring and managing the spread of diseases such as the plague, rabies and other maladies that can come from rodents or insects like mosquitoes — will be covering Palo Alto Baylands trails with a soil bacterium esoterically known as the Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis or Bti. What's more...
'How long do I have?’ A website on cancer survival rates seeks to help
One of the entrepreneurs behind the drug-pricing information site GoodRx wants to make conversations about cancer easier with a new online tool.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey fasting diet includes seven meals a week
Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey has a notorious eating regimen. In a recent interview with Wired, Dorsey acknowledged his unconventional fasting routine.
Stanford Blood Center has critical need for all blood types
All blood types are needed and the center reported Friday that type O positive and type O negative inventories are down to only a one-day supply.
Flesh-eating bacteria linked to black tar heroin kills 7 in California – East Bay Times
A flesh-eating bacteria linked to the use of black tar heroin has killed at least seven people over the past two months in the San Diego area, prompting health authorities to alert law enforcement …
Sexual Misconduct Complaints About Doctors Skyrocketing In California – CBS San Francisco
Sexual misconduct complaints against California doctors are up 61% since 2017, according to the state medical board. But that may be just the tip of the iceberg.
Why the nation should screen all students for trauma like California does
As the first person to hold the new role of Surgeon General of California, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is pushing an unprecedented plan to implement universal screenings for childhood trauma within the state’s schools. Childhood trauma is defined by the National Institute of Mental Health as an “emotionally painful or distressful” event that “often results in lasting mental and physical effects.” Burke Harris’ plan is already more than a dream: In June, Gov. Gavin Newsom approved a budget that pr...
Will Google get away with grabbing 50m Americans' health records?
Google’s reputation has remained relatively unscathed despite behaviors similar to Facebook’s. This could be the tipping point
Apple’s Reach Reshapes Medical Research
The company’s tools enable researchers to track huge numbers of people. But doctors do not yet know if it will significantly improve health outcomes.
Researchers Halt Spread of Breast Cancer by Blocking Metastasis-Promoting Enzyme
Findings in Mice Point to New Approach That May Help Make Some Metastatic Breast Cancers Susceptible to Immunotherapy In a breakthrough with important implications for the future of immunotherapy for breast cancer, UC San Francisco scientists have found that blocking the activity of a single enzyme can prevent a common type of breast cancer from spreading to distant organs. While studying a mouse model that replicates key features of early-stage human breast cancer, the researchers discover...
We Know We’re Full Because Intestine’s Stretch Sensors Tell Us So
We commonly think a full stomach is what tells us to stop eating, but it may be that a stretched intestine plays an even bigger role in making us feel sated.
San Mateo County bans e-cigarettes to combat the vaping industry ‘preying on our children’
Amid growing concerns over the rise of teen vaping, San Mateo County is taking a stand against the electronic cigarette industry that one leader said is “preying on our children.” The board of supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved an ordinance banning the sale and distribution of electronic cigarettes in unincorporated San Mateo County. Flavored e-cigarette and tobacco products are already banned in unincorporated San Mateo County and a growing number of Bay Area cities, including San F...
Horgan: Size matters, especially when it comes to your food bill
Have you been shopping lately? It’s a jungle out there. Prices for meat, fish, produce and other essentials continue to rise. Judicious bargain-hunting is a must if you are watching your dollars. So it’s no surprise that Ilaisaane Taliauli is a familiar face at Cosco these days. She’s the mother of seven youngsters, five of whom play prep football. Feeding them all is nearly a full-time task. The Millbrae mom, and her husband, Lio, typically spend between $500 and $600 per week loading up on ...
Six New Cities Selected to Address Root Causes of Poor Health
To address the root causes of poor health in American Cities, NLC is pleased to announce our 2019 cohort in the new Cities of Opportunity: Healthy People, Thriving Communities Initiative. This effort builds on the success and experiences of the Cities of Opportunity pilot, made possible with generous support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In the coming year, six city teams will build holistic, sustainable and equitable solutions to advance policy and systems changes that address und...
San Jose Scholar Uses Photography To Help Overcome Eating Disorder, Help Others – CBS San Francisco
It's estimated that as many as eight million Americans suffer from an eating disorder. And nearly 90 percent of those affected report that their illness started before the age of 20. Michelle Griego reports on one person who overcame his disorder through his talent with photography.
Johnson & Johnson Is Recalling 33,000 Baby Powder Bottles After A Sample Turned Up Positive For Asbestos
Johnson & Johnson announced a recall of some 33,000 bottles of its Johnson’s Baby Powder on Friday, after FDA tests detected asbestos in a single bottle of the product bought online. People who own a bottle of Johnson's Baby Powder from Lot #22318RB should stop using it, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. (JJCI) said in a release announcing the recall and refunds. The company is facing lawsuits from thousands of women, many of whom have claimed that Johnson & Johnson’s talcum products contribute...