Dr. Rochelle Walensky’s comments underscore how ethnicity and economic inequity place heavy thumbs on the scale of health outcomes.
It could be a case of California vs. Californians, as policy and politics clash with the latest medical information and suggested guidance.
America’s governors and mayors are loosening safety restrictions, while a pandemic weary populace behaves as if the crisis is over.
New legislation requiring paid time off for COVID-related issues excludes businesses with 25 employees or less.
Governor Newsom asked a major campaign donor to manage his state’s vaccine distribution. But Blue Shield has met with pushback.
Local rates of infection have driven most school districts’ decisions on whether to reopen, and families’ decisions on whether to attend.
Speed bumps on the path to mass immunity.
Life expectancy for U.S. whites declined by 0.8 years in 2020’s first half. For Latinos it was 1.9 years, while for Blacks it dropped 2.7 years.
As COVID vaccines are rolled out, a critical health care network is underused.
Lowest-paid workers take the worst hit while pandemic continues its damage.
An interview with Shenita Anderson, an ER nurse at L.A.’s for-profit Olympia Medical Center, which is closing despite the COVID-19 crisis.
Critics of the state’s move to an age-based priority system say it defies statistical evidence that workplace transmission is a major source of the virus’s spread.
The rent moratorium extension worked out in Sacramento is a flawed and incomplete emergency measure.
While California struggles to distribute COVID-19 shots, Latino Los Angeles takes a hit.
A 204-bed hospital in L.A.’s Mid-Wilshire district is shuttering, despite the city’s need for intensive care beds for COVID-19 patients.
How could only 29% of Black Californians be willing to take a vaccine that might save them?
Mark Kreidler speaks with Dr. Coley King, director of homeless health care at Venice Family Clinic.
Grocery store owners are making huge profits — frontline employees, not so much.
She has heard no plan for a federal relief package that might somehow lessen her burden. And, hotel worker Liliana Hernandez says, the whole notion of a vaccine getting the country back on track might be way too late for her and her colleagues. In a state of inequity, relief remains elusive.
Michelle Burton of the Community Health Councils discusses the systemic and pervasive racism that lies at the root of a deep distrust of the health care system among African Americans.