COVID Variant Medical Detectives Deploying To San Francisco InternationalThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday announced the launch of a pilot testing program to identify new COVID variants at the San Francisco International Airport.
COVID: Initial Vaccine Booster Availability Met with Low Turnout, ConfusionWith millions of Bay Area residents now eligible to get COVID booster shots, local health officials are now ready to start distributing those vital third doses.
COVID: Bay Area Officials Make Plans for COVID Booster RolloutKPIX 5 recently spoke with three Bay Area public health experts to find out how the region is getting ready to distribute COVID vaccine booster shots.
FDA To Consider Pfizer Application For COVID Booster Shots On FridayThe final decision on booster shots doesn't rest with the White House but rather with an FDA advisory committee which is set to meet Friday to consider Pfizer's application for third-dose authorization.
COVID Booster Shots To Be Offered To Eligible Americans Beginning Sept. 20Federal health officials said Wednesday that vaccinated Americans will need to get booster shots eight months after receiving their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to maximize its protection against the virus and extend its durability.
COVID: CDC Panel Approves 3rd Vaccine Dose for People with Weakened Immune SystemsThe federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's advisory panel unanimously voted Friday to support COVID-19 vaccine boosters for immunocompromised people.
COVID: CDC Issues New Eviction Moratorium Until October 3The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new eviction moratorium that would last until October 3, as the Biden administration sought to quell intensifying criticism from progressives that it was allowing vulnerable renters to lose their homes during a pandemic.
COVID: Sonoma County Fairgoers Unsure Whether To Mask Up Under Changing CDC RulesMass gatherings are allowed, now that the state has relaxed its COVID guidelines, but people at the Sonoma County Fair on Friday seemed unsure what to expect when the rules and the science itself are changing so rapidly.
COVID Delta Variant: UC Berkeley Infectious Disease Expert Warns on TransmissiblityThe CDC says new data shows the COVID delta variant is as infectious as chickenpox, and vaccinated persons appear to be able to transmit the virus as much as those who are unvaccinated people.
Eviction Moratorium Update: Without An Extension, What Happens To Renters After July 31?The CDC's eviction moratorium ends on July 31, which leaves renters uncertain about their future in an economy still recovering from COVID.
COVID: Some Call on CDC to Use Different Metrics to Determine Mask GuidanceSome health experts are questioning whether the best metric is being used to determine policy during this latest confusing chapter in the fight against COVID.
CDC: Vaccinated Teachers, Students Don't Need To Wear Masks Inside ClassroomsVaccinated teachers and students don’t need to wear masks inside school buildings, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday in relaxing its COVID-19 guidelines.
COVID: California To Continue Mask Mandate Through June 15California health officials said Monday they were keeping the state's current mask mandates in place until June 15.
COVID Reopening: East Bay Moviegoers Carefully Step Back Into TheatersWith pandemic restrictions starting to be peeled back, people in the East Bay headed out Friday night to enjoy a night at the movies as Regal Cinema reopened theaters in Berkeley and Oakland.
Drug Expert: U.S. Needs an 'Operation Warp Speed' for Opioid EpidemicA new federal report shows how the coronavirus pandemic has created a perfect storm when it comes to drug overdose deaths.