Amanda Starrantino reports on why last year's unusually mild flu season could make this year's a lot worse. (10-21-21)
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Health Experts Urge Public to Get the Flu ShotAmanda Starrantino reports on why last year's unusually mild flu season could make this year's a lot worse. (10-21-21)
COVID: UC Infectious Disease Expert Weighs In On Booster Shots & Children's VaccinesUC Berkeley infectious disease expert John Swartzberg talks to Elizabeth Cook about Pfizer, Moderna and J&J booster shots and vaccinating children.
Warning Issued To Parents After Concord Teen Dies Of Suspected OverdoseHealth officials issued a warning to parents after a 14-year-old girl died of a suspected overdose. Andrea Nakano tells us what the girl took, and what police fear it may have been laced with.
COVID: San Jose Schools Reopen Wednesday With New Protocols To Keep Everyone SafeOne of the biggest school districts in the Bay Area will be welcoming back thousands of students on Wednesday. Kiet Do tells us San Jose Unified has a plan to keep everyone safe in the classroom.
COVID: Stanford Part Of National Trials To Test Pfizer Vaccine On ChildrenNational trials are underway to test the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on children ages 5 through 11. As Ken Bastida shows us one site at Stanford, where some 2000 families signed up for 200 available slots.
COVID Lockdown Stress Leads to Spike in Opioid Overdose DeathsDuring the COVID pandemic, according to a new CDC report, the United States has set a record when it comes to overdose deaths. Juliette Goodrich reports. (5-13-21)
As Experts Question Need for Masks in Bay Area, Many Remain Reluctant to Remove ThemHow comfortable will Californians be giving up their masks? That’s a question many people are asking themselves these days as wearing a face covering becomes more of a choice than a mandate. John Ramos reports. (5-9-21)
Spotlight on Caregivers: Among Pandemic Heroes, Nurses Stand OutPeople's health has been destroyed and lives have been lost during the year-long pandemic. Nurses have been there every step of the way, caring for their patients physically and emotionally. Devin Fehely reports. (5-8-21)
Mental Health Professionals Advise Hybrid Approach When Returning to Work After PandemicIt’s been more than a year of masking up, sheltering in place and working from home. We’ve been distant by design and now millions of workers are being called back. Susie Steimle reports. (4-8-21)
Spreading New Strain of Coronavirus Worries Bay Area Health OfficialsCalifornia is now the first state to top 3 million cases and public health specialists are raising a red flag about another variant of the coronavirus now circulating in the Bay Area. Elizabeth Cook reports. (1-18-21)
Hospitals Begin Vaccinating California Health Care Workers for COVID-19The first Californians are getting vaccinated for COVID-19. Ken Bastida reports on the tricky logistics involved. (12-14-20)
Door-to-Door COVID-19 Tests Show Promise in Santa Clara CountyEarly feedback from Santa Clara County’s door-to-door coronavirus testing has been encouraging, according to public health officials. Kiet Do reports. (12-14-20)
First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine Administered to Health Workers in San FranciscoMore than 33,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine are being administered or stored at 4 hospitals in California including San Francisco. Andria Borba reports. (12-14-20)
Hospital ICU Capacity Likely to Drop as Holiday Infection Rate ClimbsOf the nearly 10,000 patients in the hospital right now nearly a quarter of them are in intensive care. ICU capacity is what's driving the whole conversation right now. Wilson Walker reports from San Jose. (12-5-20)
COVID-19 Purple Tier: Curfew In Effect In Most Bay Area CountiesA curfew is in effect for most Bay Area counties now in the Purple Tier. Joe Vazquez reports Governor Newsom is warning a statewide lockdown could be on the horizon.
Point Richmond Businesses Fear Domino-Effect Following Starbucks Impending ClosureThe same neighbors who fought to keep a Starbucks from setting up shop in Point Richmond years ago are fighting now even harder to keep it from shutting down. Da Lin reports. (11-22-20)
Public Health Officials Urge People to Get Tested as Virus Cases SpikeThe state hit a new daily record for coronavirus testing ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. KPIX 5's Devin Fehely reports on the importance of getting swabbed. (11-22-20)
Private Jet Companies Lure More Passengers During PandemicGetting away isn't quite as easy during the pandemic. Betty Yu tells us, more travelers are turning to private jets.
Doctor Provides Tips for Staying Healthy During Heat WaveDr. William Mills, an ER doctor with John Muir Medical Center in Concord worries about heat exhaustion and heat stroke for those spending hours in the blistering sun. Andria Borba reports. (8-14-20)
San Mateo County Health Officer Criticizes State COVID-19 ResponseMaria Medina reports on the Health Officer for San Mateo County issuing a scathing criticism of California’s current COVID-19 watch list and policy for closing businesses. (8-6-20)
California’s High Unemployment Rate Signals More COVID-19-Related HardshipsLen Ramirez reports on some Californians who have lost their jobs that appear to be losing some hope of ever being called back to that work. (8-6-20)
San Francisco Doctor Researches Impact of Toxic Dump on Hunter’s PointSharon Chin reports on the research of Dr. Ahimsa Porter Sumchia, who's discovered elevated levels of arsenic in Hunter's Point residents. (7-29-20)
Coronavirus Quarantine Unleashes Vivid Dreams for ManyIf you have experienced any strange -- even nightmarish -- dreams having to do with the coronavirus pandemic, you are not alone. (4-23-20)
Currys Buy Meals For 1000s Of Oakland Kids During COVID-19 School ClosuresSteph and Ayesya Curry have stepped up to help the thousands of Oakland kids affected by school closures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus..