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CrisisReady Researchers Probe Health Risks from California Wildfire Season

As California begins wildfire season with some of the driest conditions on record, researchers across the U.S. are extending a collaboration that began last year to fight the spread of Covid-19, using population mobility and social vulnerability data tools to help public health and safety net organizations prepare for and respond to wildfires. CrisisReady is funded in part by a $1 million grant from

Calif. triplets celebrate simultaneous pregnancies

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (KCAL) - Multiples often share a unique bond and the Tran triplets are no exception. Born four minutes apart, they are all facing one of life’s biggest changes together. All three are expecting babies within just a few months of each other. Oldest triplet Gina is expecting...
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Covid-19 Test Positivity Rate, A Key Indicator Of Infections, Steadily Rising In California

For the first time since December 2020, California’s 7-day Covid test positivity rate is on the rise. The test positivity rate, which hit a pandemic-era low of 0.7% on June 5, has risen slowly but steadily over the past two-and-a-half weeks to 1.1% on Wednesday. It’s the first sustained rise in that key Covid-19 indicator since the worst of California’s pandemic in January — and its happening just as the state lifts most Covid-19 restrictions.

Vaccine disinformation and conspiracy theories run wild in California among Mexican farm workers. Here’s what’s being done to address that

This article or excerpt is included in the GLP’s daily curated selection of ideologically diverse news, opinion and analysis of biotechnology innovation. For months, anti-vaccine conspiracy theories had ripped across northern California’s wine country, invisible wildfires of untruth spreading through some of the country’s most vulnerable communities. They were particularly damaging among the low-income Mexican and Mexican American families whose labor powers the region’s large agricultural economy.

California Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts for Tuesday Afternoon, June 22 – Confirmed Cases: 3,704,640 (Up 635 Over Monday's Report), 62,701 Deaths (Up 8 Over Monday's Report) - 19,398,536 People Fully Vaccinated

June 23, 2021 - SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday afternoon, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response. Statewide COVID-19 Data as of Today. California has 3,704,640 confirmed cases to date. Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change...

Is California Going To Ban Delta-8 THC?

Proposed legislation will likely prohibit hemp products from containing more than .3% of any kind of THC, including delta-8. This will make the market for such products very small, or non-existent. For a state that pioneered medical cannabis and was a relatively early adopter of recreational cannabis (cannabis is defined...