COVID-19 Pandemic



A federal appeals court hears arguments on whether President Biden overstepped his authority with an order that federal contractors require their employees be vaccinated against COVID-19.

A state board has rejected claims for $1-million payments for 52 prison inmates who were given six times the proper dose of COVID-19 vaccine last year.

While there’s no shortage of pundits, politicians and other prognosticators clamoring to declare the end of the pandemic, the ultimate call is up to the World Health Organization.

As officials in California and beyond try to assess how severe a fall-and-winter coronavirus wave may be, one key factor is the growth of several new subvariants now emerging.


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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Officials may have given up, but we still need healthcare providers’ help.

The state is largely rescinding its broad recommendation that everyone — regardless of vaccination status — mask up in indoor public settings.

California no longer requires coronavirus testing for unvaccinated workers at schools, healthcare facilities and other congregate settings.

The nighttime bus crash that killed 27 people in southwest China set off a storm of anger online over the country’s strict COVID-19 policies.