Health

Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a news conference at the California Department of Public Health on February 27, 2020 in Sacramento.
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Kathy Novak
April 03, 2020 - 5:37 pm
Governor Gavin Newsom says the state is looking to acquire up to 15,000 hotel rooms for the homeless as the state begins to see coronavirus cases among the homeless population.
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The Grand Princess cruise ship pulled into San Francisco Bay on March 9, 2020 carrying at least 21 people who are infected with COVID-19.
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Megan Goldsby
April 03, 2020 - 4:28 pm
There are still hundreds of workers quarantined on the Grand Princess cruise ship after all the passengers and American crew members disembarked at the Port of Oakland last month. Their quarantine ends Saturday afternoon but advocates say it is still not clear what will happen to them once it is...
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A medical worker learns how to wear masks during a medical training session at People's Hospital of Chengmai County, south China's Hainan province, Feb. 11, 2020.
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KCBS Radio Afternoon News
April 03, 2020 - 3:10 pm
A skilled nursing facility in Contra Costa County is the site of a novel coronavirus outbreak that has infected 27 people.
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Drive-through testing site in Wolverhampton, England
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Stan Bunger
April 03, 2020 - 11:15 am
Here is some information about coronavirus tests and potential vaccines from Dr. Margaret Hamburg, a former FDA commisioner and former health commissioner of New York City.
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Matt Bigler
April 03, 2020 - 9:11 am
As state and federal officials continue to say they are ramping up their testing capacity for COVID-19, the big question remains about when a treatment will be developed for the virus. This week, the FDA announced that it would loosen restrictions for COVID-19 drugs and all other medicines would be...
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Hand made cloth masks
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Holly Quan
April 03, 2020 - 7:08 am
While guidelines are expected to come soon from the White House on face coverings, Bay Area counties started recommending that all residents use something to cover their nose and mouth while away from home.
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Margie Shafer
April 03, 2020 - 6:00 am
A mapping tool intended to provide real time information about wildfires and evacuations is being repurposed to offer information about resources available during the coronavirus pandemic.
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President Donald Trump listens during a briefing about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Thursday, April 2, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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April 03, 2020 - 4:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is formalizing new guidance to recommend that many Americans wear face coverings in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, as the president is aggressively defending his response to the public health crisis. The recommendations, still being...
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Shoppers line up outside of a Trader Joe's in Massachusetts during coronavirus pandemic
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KCBS Radio Afternoon News
April 02, 2020 - 8:24 pm
Popping into a grocery store for a single item used to be no big deal, before the coronavirus pandemic. However, that has change as people rush to stock up on essentials en masse at grocery stores across California.
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Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a news conference at the California justice department on September 18, 2019 in Sacramento.
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Megan Goldsby
April 02, 2020 - 6:52 pm
Governor Gavin Newsom has introduced several new programs designed to throw a lifeline to small businesses in California right now.
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