Coronavirus: As deaths in Latinx community skyrocket, Newsom calls to protect essential workers

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By Robert Salonga | rsalonga@bayareanewsgroup.com, David DeBolt | ddebolt@bayareanewsgroup.com and Harriet Blair Rowan   Amid California’s COVID-19 surge, the deadly virus is stalking communities of color, elected leaders and health officials said Friday, targeting Black and Latinx people both at work and in recreational settings. In a news conference Friday, Gov. Gavin Newsom underscored the rampant spread of the disease …

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Oakland: City Leaders Urge Residents To Avoid Social Gatherings

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OAKLAND (BCN) East Oakland residents are being urged to avoid social gatherings because they are leading to a surge in COVID-19 cases, city leaders said Friday. Leaders made their pleas at 12:15 p.m. at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater on Lake Merritt Boulevard between 12th Street and First Avenue. The surge has been directly related to parties and social gatherings, and …

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Data secrecy may cripple U.S. attempts to slow pandemic

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Science‘s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Pulitzer Center and the Heising-Simons Foundation California was a COVID-19 success story—until suddenly it wasn’t. Early in the pandemic, the state seemed to have the new coronavirus under control, but it has begun to ride a wave there, with records set in daily cases several times this month, and deaths on the rise. …

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Berkeley City College to conduct fall semester virtually with limited in-person options

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By Kate Finman | Senior Staff Student services, including admissions and counseling services, will still be available remotely at Berkeley City College and other colleges in the Peralta Colleges district. Like other colleges in the Bay Area, Berkeley City College will operate online with the exception of certain types of classes for the fall 2020 semester. Berkeley City College, or …

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Giving Day Drive: Roots Community Health Center

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For the Giving Day Drive this week, KTVU is highlighting the work of Roots Community Health Center, which provides services to those impacted by systemic poverty in the East Bay. CEO Dr. Noha Aboelata joins Mornings on 2 to discuss the organization.            

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5 Ways to Show Up for Racial Justice Today

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The scope of systemic racism in this country is overwhelming and infuriating. Race affects everything — how seriously your doctor evaluates your symptoms, your quality of education, your job and housing prospects. And, of course, your likelihood of being harassed, arrested or killed by police, who, in the vast majority of cases, walk away with impunity. In the wake of …

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Is your Oakland pharmacy open? Our guide to what’s open, where to get help, and why it matters

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Chain pharmacies are closed across much of Oakland, but locals are organizing to make sure medicine remains accessible. Many of Oakland’s pharmacies are closed in the wake of protests, riots and looting sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week. All 10 of Oakland’s Walgreens locations are closed after some were vandalized and burglarized over the …

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Commentary on Hypertension in a Pandemic and Health Challenges for the Black Community

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I’ve got a reasonable threshold for pain. Been to funerals and left with dry eyes. But last week I cracked and shed my first few tears of this COVD-19 pandemic. I was reading this article on the science website Elemental about the disproportionate number of African Americans being impacted by the coronavirus, and I just broke. “In Michigan, which is …

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