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Bay Area Superintendents Issue Joint Statement Supporting ‘Full, In-Person Learning’

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — School superintendents from six Bay Area counties on Friday released a joint statement in support of a return to full, in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year. The unified statement covered county superintendents from Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, in addition to the […]

‘The War Has Changed,’ CDC Document Warns COVID Delta Variant Just As Contagious As Chickenpox

BOSTON (CBS) – The Delta variant of the coronavirus spreading across the country is just as contagious as chickenpox, according to an internal CDC document confirmed by CBS News. Researchers also reportedly found the variant is more transmissible than MERS, SARS, Ebola, the common cold and smallpox. The Centers for Disease Control document, first revealed […]

‘It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way,’ Dr. Mallika Marshall Says It’s ‘Heartbreaking And Demoralizing’ To See COVID Cases Rise Again

BOSTON (CBS) – More than a year-and-a-half after the coronavirus pandemic began, many of us are back to wearing masks, back to increasing hospitalizations and rising cases across the country. The U.S. was averaging about 10,500 new COVID-19 cases a day back on July 5. A little more than three weeks later, nearly 67,000 people […]

UK coronavirus live: 1 in 65 in England and Northern Ireland had Covid last week as Shapps defends France decision

Latest updates: latest ONS figures suggest rise in cases; Delta variant is ‘an issue’ in northern France, transport secretary says Keir Starmer urges No 10 to bring forward Covid isolation end date Pregnant women urged to get Covid jab amid rise in hospital admissions Ministers under fire for putting France on England’s ‘amber plus’ list […]

‘The War Has Changed,’ CDC Document Warns COVID Delta Variant Just As Contagious As Chickenpox

(CNN) — The Delta coronavirus variant surging across the United States appears to cause more severe illness and spread as easily as chickenpox, according to an internal document from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The document — a slide presentation — outlines unpublished data that shows fully vaccinated people might spread the […]

COVID-19 Delta Variant More Contagious Than Chicken Pox: Report

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the COVID-19 delta variant is more contagious than the common cold, chicken pox, even Ebola, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. New data shows that the viral load is the same in infected vaccinated people as those who are not vaccinated, meaning vaccinated people […]

Coronavirus live news: Philippines locks down 13 million in Manila; Japan to expand state of emergency

6.44am BST 06:44 Japan to expand state of emergency Japan is set to expand the coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo to neighboring areas and the western city of Osaka on Friday in the wake of record-breaking surge in infections while the capital hosts the Olympics. A government panel approved the plan putting Saitama, Kanagawa […]

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Spiking Across Bay Area, California

Just over 3,600 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in California, as of Thursday, an increase of about 108% from two weeks ago, and doctors have said most of those patients are not vaccinated. The Bay Area also has seen a spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations, with Alameda County topping the list at 160 patients. Contra Costa […]

Condemnation of the Unvaxxed Grows as Bay Area Mask Mandates Reappear

CONCORD (KPIX) — About a month and a half ago things were looking up. The Bay Area was patting itself on its collective back for having reopened with a world-class vaccination rate. Suddenly, it seems as if all of that wasn’t quite enough. Now the region is seeing a return of worry, uncertainty and frustration. […]

San Francisco Mayor Signs City’s 2-Year Budget, Focused On Recovery After Pandemic

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/BCN) — San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Thursday signed the city’s two-year budget, cementing investments aimed at helping the city recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, but said the fast spreading delta variant remained worrisome. The signing ceremony, held at City Hall, comes after the city’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday gave […]

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