The $52 million in the state effort aimed at the Central Valley counties is the first chunk of a $499 million grant from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Newsom said. While the Legislature will ultimately determine how the money is distributed, he said it would be targeted at “improving testing” by providing more supplies and obtaining faster results, providing backup for health care workers and improving quarantine options in the region. … [Read more...] about California aims to tamp down coronavirus hot spots in hard-hit Central Valley
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Labor Day celebrants enjoy a day at McFadden Beach Monday, where families were able to distance while swimming, playing in the sand and fishing. Sea Rim and McFadden beaches both were a contrast to Bolivar Peninsula beaches throughout the weekend, which were packed as people enjoyed the final summer holiday. Photo taken Monday, September 7, 2020 Kim Brent/The Enterprise … [Read more...] about Photos: Beaches are hot spot for Labor Day summer farewell
Spike in mystery coronavirus infections hits Sydney as New South Wales records another 12 cases – and the worrying CBD cluster grows yet again New South Wales has recorded another 12 cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 3,902. … [Read more...] about Urgent alert for MILLIONS of Australians in new hot spot suburbs to get tested for coronavirus NOW – even if they have a runny nose – so is your area on the list?
AstraZeneca’s decision to place the trial on hold comes after a pledge from nine leading U.S. and European vaccine developers on Tuesday to uphold scientific safety and efficacy standards for their vaccines despite the urgency to contain the pandemic. … [Read more...] about Australia not worried about vaccine trial pause, cases rise in hot spot
Calls for a large scale statewide requirement have also come from within Iowa, though Reynolds also appears to have paid them little to no mind. In a letter dated July 27, and reported on by The Des Moines Register, leaders from 15 health groups in Iowa wrote a three-page letter to the governor pleading for “a statewide public mask order for all Iowans over the age of two.” … [Read more...] about Iowa Is a National COVID-19 Hot Spot. Just Don’t Tell the Person in Charge