Watch: Local public health leaders across Texas reflect on the uneven challenges of coordinating the fight against COVID-19
Public health officials have played a crucial role in vaccination efforts and tracking the spread of the virus. But different needs from their communities and insufficient aid have complicated the work.
As Delta variant fuels rise in cases, KY officials decry false information on vaccines
“All of those who think you have natural immunity, you don’t,” Health Commissioner Steven Stack said. “There is no debate here. There is no two sides of the story here. There is fact and there is fallacy.”news.yahoo.com
San Francisco on verge of "catastrophic situation" as COVID-19 cases increase and ICU beds run low
"We have had a significant increase (of COVID cases) since Thanksgiving," Colfax said, adding there has been a 15% increase of daily cases since late November. "An increase over this next holiday period could put us over the edge into a truly catastrophic situation," Colfax said. The Bay Area region has 13.1% remaining ICU capacity with a total of 286 ICU beds at San Francisco's disposal, Colfax said, adding that 207 ICU beds are occupied with patients. Wednesday's drop in ICU capacity meant that other areas — Napa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz and Solano counties — that were not following the tighter restrictions would now be under the stricter rules. After the three weeks, the order may be lifted if the region's projected ICU capacity meets or exceeds 15%.cbsnews.com
Watch live — Fed's Neel Kashkari speaks at Harvard on coronavirus and the economy
Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari is scheduled to speak at a public health forum Wednesday hosted by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Kashkari will be joined by Michelle Williams, Dean of the Faculty at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, David Williams, Professor of Public Health and Chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences as well as Margaret Hamburg, Foreign Secretary at National Academy of Medicine and former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.cnbc.com