COVID-19 Pandemic



The White House says President Biden has gotten the updated COVID-19 vaccine and the annual flu shot.

Sept. 23, 2023

Americans need science to sustain democracy and progress. The alternative is to follow the path of the Soviet Union: sidelining experts and sacrificing lives.

Sept. 22, 2023

Healthcare workers in Contra Costa, Alameda, Sonoma and San Mateo counties will soon have to mask up in hospitals and other indoor patient care settings.

Sept. 21, 2023

The new COVID shot is available at CVS and Walgreens at no cost through most insurers. But Kaiser enrollees must wait until Sept. 28 to avoid paying out of pocket.

Sept. 20, 2023

Are vaccines safe? When can I get a booster dose? Do I have to wear a mask? We’ve answered hundreds of newsletter readers’ questions. Here’s an archive.

Coronavirus Science


The latest totals, where new cases are concentrated, testing numbers, demographcics, nursing homes and California state and county data in context compared to other states.

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