Health

Group On Cell Phones
Getty Images
Margie Shafer
April 27, 2020 - 8:15 pm
The digital incarnation of contact tracing for COVID-19 is occurring in countries around the world, with more coming on board every week. Testing and contact tracing are two of the keys for Governor Newsom when it comes to easing shelter in place orders in the state. Now, a privately-held Sunnyvale...
Read More
Gavin Newsom Speaks At the California Democratic Party Convention
Mike DeWald/KCBS
Doug Sovern
April 27, 2020 - 6:53 pm
Governor Newsom put a timeline on reopening California for the first time today, declaring that the easing of statewide shelter in place orders is just weeks away. The Governor also chasisted Orange County beachgoers and said irresponsible behavior could worsen the pandemic and extend restrictions.
Read More
Doctor Surgeon
Getty Images
Margie Shafer
April 27, 2020 - 6:06 pm
Hospitals and health care providers are under financial stress even as health care services are in demand due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decrease in elective surgeries and outpatient procedures is hitting providers who offer services to members of the Health Plan of San Mateo, which...
Read More
NAVAJO INDIAN RESERVATION, AZ - DECEMBER 5: The moon sets over sandstone formations near Round Rock December 5, 2002 on the Navajo Indian Reservation, Arizona.
David McNew/Getty Images
Doug Sovern
April 27, 2020 - 3:00 am
Five years ago, we profiled UCSF Dr. Sriram Shamasunder when he founded the HEAL Initiative, a global health fellowship that trains doctors from underserved areas to go work in underserved areas. Now, he's leading a team of seven doctors and 14 nurses to help fight a surge of COVID-19 in the Navajo...
Read More
OS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 04: In this handout released by the U.S. Navy, Lt. Wade Miller, from Orlando, Fla., treats a patient aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), April 4, 2020.
Ryan M. Breeden/US Navy via Getty Images
Jeffrey Schaub
April 26, 2020 - 3:37 pm
The death of the Santa Clara County woman in February is the first known case of COVID-19 in the world causing such a dramatic impact to the body’s main organ.
Read More
: San Francisco Mayor London Breed speaks during a news conference at the future site of a Transitional Age Youth Navigation Center on January 15, 2020.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
KCBS Radio Weekend News
April 26, 2020 - 11:40 am
San Francisco Mayor London Breed said Sunday the need for a "federal, coordinated effort" remains as cities and states scramble for PPE and other essential items in the fight against the coronavirus.
Read More
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - MARCH 24: Anna Raquel Ribeiro dos Santos, works in the standardization of a rapid test for the diagnosis of the disease on March 24, 2020 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Pedro Vilela/Getty Images
Melissa Culross
April 25, 2020 - 6:54 pm
The Mission District has one of the highest coronavirus infection rates in the city. It also has a large Latinx population.
Read More
A woman sleeps on Brighton Beach in the Brooklyn borough of New York as seagulls flutter around her, on Saturday, April 25, 2020. With the weather warming up, more people wearing personal protective equipment are venturing out to the parks and streets, though most are still respecting the social distancing guidelines for the COVID-19 coronavirus. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
AP News
April 25, 2020 - 6:05 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — As the global death toll from the coronavirus surpassed 200,000 on Saturday, countries took cautious steps toward easing lockdowns imposed amid the pandemic, but fears of a surge in infections made even some outbreak-wounded businesses reluctant to reopen. The states of Georgia,...
Read More
SPRING VALLEY, NY - APRIL 24: A phlebotomist processes specimens of people getting tested for coronavirus antibodies at the Refuah Health Center on April 24, 2020 in Spring Valley, New York.
Yana Paskova/Getty Images
Jeffrey Schaub
April 25, 2020 - 3:59 pm
Right now, it is just a study. But, if it is successful, could play a big role in reducing sickness and death from COVID-19. The hope is that the antibodies from the healthy individual might help a COVID-19 patient recover more quickly.
Read More
SPRING VALLEY, NY - APRIL 24: A phlebotomist shows to the camera specimens of people getting tested for coronavirus antibodies at the Refuah Health Center on April 24, 2020 in Spring Valley, New York.
Yana Paskova/Getty Images
Keith Menconi
April 25, 2020 - 12:55 pm
The World Health Organization is throwing cold water on the idea, warning in a new scientific brief that there is currently no scientific evidence that those with COVID-19 antibodies in their blood are really immune to contracting the disease for a second time.
Read More

Pages