The People’s Health Briefing Archive

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Week 2 – 1/18/2022 –  Following a brief COVID-19 update, we will review COVID-19 workplace considerations as well as testing and masking guidance. Watch Video!


Week 1 – 1/11/2022 – Dr. Noha will review the current situation with COVID, COVID updates, and how to approach testing given current resource constraints. Watch Video!


Week 51- 12/28/21Dr. Noha will review the current situation with COVID and Omicron, the new CDC guidance on isolation and quarantine, updates about children and COVID, as well as what’s next with COVID-19. Watch Video

Week 50- 12/21/21 Dr. Noha reviews the current status of COVID, as well as updates on therapeutics, the Omicron variant, and vaccinations for children 0-4 and 5-11. Watch Video


Week 49- 12/14/2021 In today’s People’s Health Briefing, Dr. Noha reviews the current status of COVID, as well as updates on therapeutics, the Omicron variant, monoclonal antibodies, and boosters. Watch Video

Week 48- 12/7/2021 Dr. Noha reviews the current status of COVID, as well as updates on therapeutics, the Omicron variant, and Long COVID, as well as tips on masks and safer gathering. Watch Video

Week 46- 11/23/2021 Dr. Noha reviews the Omicron variant and response thus far. Our concerns, the good news, what we don’t know, and what we should do now. Travel restrictions, vaccine updates, therapeutic updates, and more. Watch Video


Week 45- 11/16/2021 Dr. Noha will clear up confusion about COVID Vaccine, Fertility & Pregnancy, Hospitalization & Death Among the Vaccinated, Vaccine Long Term Effects, and Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Liability. Watch Video



Week 44- 11/9/2021 Dr. Noha reviews the current state of the pandemic, new treatments on the horizon, and what we should be focusing on now as we head into colder weather and the holidays. Watch Video!



Week 43- 11/2/2021 Dr. Noha reviews the changes in mask mandates in the Bay Area, update on Delta+, and vaccines for 5-11-year-olds. Watch video!






Week 41- 10/19/2021 Dr. Noha reviews the Delta plus variant, Vaccine for 5-11-year-olds, Flu vaccine, and Booster doses. Should I get a booster? If so, which one and when? Also, she reviews the CDC advisory committee deliberation and the Mix & Match data. Watch video!



Week 40- 10/12/2021 After a brief update on COVID-19 status and boosters, Dr. Noha reviews COVID-19 testing. Should we be using rapid tests? If so, how? When do I need a rapid vs. PCR test? Watch video!



What’s better, natural immunity or vaccine immunity?

Week 39- 10/5/2021 Dr. Noha breaks down the available evidence in detail in today’s People’s Health Briefing. Watch video!


Week 38 – 9/28/2021 After a status update, Dr. Noha reviews the effectiveness of vaccines and the circumstances of receiving a booster vaccine. Watch video!



Week 37 – 9/21/2021 After a status update and booster update, Dr. Noha reviews what we know about overweight/obesity and COVID-19: Watch video!



Week 36 – 9/14/21 – After a brief status update, Dr. Noha reviews vaccine updates including a discussion of mandates and thoughts on living with COVID-19: Watch video!

Week 34 – 8/31/21 – Dr. Noha covers What To Do if You Catch COVID, information on supplements or other ways to protect yourself from catching it, and a brief overview of Ivermectin: Watch video!



Week 33 – 8/25/21 – In today’s briefing, we provide an update regarding the Delta and Lambda variants. We also sort out the recent news regarding vaccines, including the FDA approval, boosters, and additional doses: Watch video!



Week 32 – 8/17/21 – Dr. Noha provides an update on additional vaccine doses. Guest Kee Konti, RN discusses potentially life-saving treatment after you get exposed or test positive: Watch video!



Week 31 – 8/10/21 –  Dr. Aboelata and Dr. Mays review considerations in navigating through the school reopening in this thorough People’s Health Briefing: Watch video!



Week 30 – 8/3/21 – Alameda County update (0:00) CDC mask guidance & data it was based on (3:45) Straightening out transmission confusion (27:30) Brief discussion about schools (29:30): Watch video!

Week 29 – 7/27/21 – After providing a status update, Dr. Noha addresses the concern that the government could be using the vaccine for nefarious purposes such as genocide or eugenics: Watch video!


Week 28 – 7/20/21 – Dr. Noha will provide a COVID status update. After the update, Dr. Noha will talk through common objections to receiving the vaccine: Watch video!



Week 27 – 7/13/21 – Dr. Noha reviews increasing cases & trends locally & worldwide. She is joined by special guest Analena Hassberg from Streetwyze: Watch video!

Week 26 – 6/29/21 – Tune in to listen to Dr. Noha, as she breaks down the concerns regarding myocarditis in children/young adults after the COVID-19 vaccine: Watch video!



Week 25 – 6/22/21 – We know that people with diabetes are at higher risk for poor outcomes from COVID-19. But can COVID-19 cause diabetes? We’ll go over the latest evidence and information: Watch video!


Week 24 – 6/15/21 – Tune in to listen to Dr. Noha and Danika Mortis, as they discuss California’s Re-Opening and considerations for those who have yet to receive vaccination: Watch video!



Week 23 – 6/8/21 – Tune in to Dr. Noha and her guest Dr. Dawud Lankford, a board certified urologist, as they discuss the impact COVID-19 has on men’s sexual health and the connection to ED: Watch video!



Week 22 – 6/1/21 – Dr. Noha explores long COVID, explaining what we know about this disease and its impact on the long-term health of individuals who contracted the illness: Watch video!

Week 21 – 5/25/21 – After an update on local COVID-19 and vaccination trends in Oakland, Dr. Noha addresses the topic of shedding, and whether it occurs with the COVID-19 vaccination. Video coming soon!


Week 20 – 5/18/21 – After an update on local COVID-19 and vaccination trends in Oakland, Dr. Noha addresses the new CDC mask guidelines as well as vaccination for 12-15 year olds: Watch video!



Week 19 – 5/11/21 – After an update on local COVID-19 and vaccination trends in Oakland, Dr. Noha answers viewer submitted questions regarding COVID-19, vaccination, and the pandemic: Watch video!


Week 18 – 5/4/21 – Dr. Noha explores long COVID, explaining what we know about this disease and its impact on the long-term health of individuals who contracted the illness: Watch video!

Week 17 – 4/27/21 – Dr. Noha explores the decision to resume use of the Johnson + Johnson vaccine, answering pressing questions regarding its safety and efficacy: Watch video!



Week 16 – 4/20/21 – How optimistic can we be at this point? Join Dr. Noha as we delve into the data we’re monitoring, what it means, and where we’re trending: Watch video!



Week 15- 4/15/21 – The People’s Health Briefing goes live today at 12pm noon for an urgent update on the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause: Watch video!



Week 15 – 4/13/21 – Dr. Noha Makes sense of the CDC guidance on surface cleaning: Watch video!



Week 14 – 4/6/21 – This week focuses on CRITICAL COVID-19 updates and findings: Watch video!

Week 13 – 3/30/21 – After an update on local COVID-19 and vaccination trends in Oakland, Dr. Noha delves into youth, sports, and school during this pandemic: Watch video!



Week 12 – 3/23/21 – Dr. Noha delves into COVID and smoking with the assistance of Roots’ Soldiers Against Tobacco. These youth will share their findings & policy recommendations for smoke-free, multi-unit housing in Oakland: Watch video!



Week 11 – 3/16/21 – Dr. Noha Aboelata will go in-depth on what you can do once you’re vaccinated. Stay tuned as she’ll be joined by Shanice Smith, LCSW who covers the impacts of pandemic stress and isolation on mental health: Watch video!



Week 10 – 3/9/21 – Dr. Noha Aboelata delves into updates on the vaccine & how the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine stacks up: Watch video!



Week 9 – 3/2/21 – Dr. Noha and Dr. Tem delve into what is needed to ensure we maintain healthy homes, spaces, and buildings during this pandemic: Watch video!

Week 8 – 2/23/21 -Dr. Noha Aboelata will update you on a promising trend: cases falling. She’ll let us know what we need to be doing to maintain this trajectory and most importantly, what it means for our community: Watch video!


Week 7 – 2/16/21 – Dr. Noha and Dr. Mays are here to discuss COVID, our children, and school reopening. The safety of our youth and children has become a major point of conversation during this COVID-19 pandemic: Watch video!


Week 6 – 2/9/21 -This episode focuses on a vaccine rollout update, & the answer to the question. “I’ve gotten the vaccine, now what?” How does life change? Can I stop wearing my mask: Watch video!



Week 5 – 2/2/21 – Dr. Noha focuses this week on variants of COVID-19 that have been cropping up. What does this mean? Are the vaccines going to protect us from them? Get these answers and more: Watch video!

Week 4 – 1/26/21 – Dr. Noha Aboelata returns to update us on COVID-19 transmission in the workplace including the sectors with the highest positivity rate and necessary precautions to take when at work: Watch video!


Week 3 – 1/19/21 – Vaccines have been a polarizing topic over the past several months. Dr. Noha is here to let you know how the vaccine rollout has been going locally, what is actually in the current vaccines being used, & more: Watch video!


Week 2 – 1/12/21 – COVID-19 is not only a health pandemic, but also an infodemic. Dr. Noha provides tips on how to sort through the information and talk to friends and family during the pandemic: Watch video!


Week 1 – 1/5/21 – There are assumptions that 2021 would make COVID-19 just disappear.Dr. Noha Aboelata will walk you through the reality of the situation, and how to best stay safe: Watch video!


Week 23 – 12/29/20 – Join Dr. Noha to learn the TRUTH about the COVID-19 vaccine – what we know and what we don’t: Watch video!



Week 22 – 12/22/20 – Dr. Noha Aboelata will update you on the Alameda County case surge & address a topic brought up often, the science between COVID-19 & vitamins: Watch video!



Week 21 – 12/15/20 – Dr. Noha Aboelata will help you understand the case surge and what is behind the rising numbers of infections and hospitalizations: Watch video!



Week 20 – 12/8/20 – Dr. Noha Aboelata will update you on the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, the current shelter-in-place mandate, and the prospects of the vaccine: Watch video!



Week 19 – 12/1/20 – This People’s Health Briefing will cover critical COVID-19 updates with Dr. Noha Aboelata. Please turn into this Broadcast to learn more: Watch video!

Week 17 – 11/24/20 – Dr. Noha Aboelata will discuss best practices regarding safety during Thanksgiving, and when to get tested for COVID after exposure! Following this, Karina Nance will delve into the housing crisis during COVID-19: Watch video!



Week 16 – 11/16/20 – Dr. Noha Aboelata will provide an URGENT STATUS ALERT and guide you through best practices and protocol as our community navigates through these new developments in our fight against COVID-19: Watch video!


Week 15 – 11/10/20 – Dr. Noha will be joined by Kenyata Dibiase our operations administrator to delve deeper into COVID-19, local trends, and our findings: Watch video!



Week 14 – 11/3/20 – Our COO, Aquil Naji will be joining Dr. Noha for a to cover some of the ties between Bay area history, disparities, COVID, and the importance of voting: Watch video!

Week 13 – 10/27/2020 – This episode will give you an update on local trends with tips and guidance tailored to our specific circumstances. Following, Ana Paniagua, RN, our Clinical Program Coordinator will discuss workplace safety precautions: Watch video!


Week 12 – 10/20/2020 – Join Dr. Noha & our Workforce/Logistics Manager. Barron Bradley for our findings regarding workplace transmission risks: Watch video!



Week 11 – 10/6/2020 – This People’s Health Briefing focuses on the connections between COVID-19 and diabetes after we provide a local update regarding the pandemic: Watch video!

Week 10 – 9/29/20 – This Briefing focuses on the re-opening standards set by the state of CA, and whether OUR communities are actually safe to reopen (based on the data): Watch video!



Week 9 – 9/22/20 – This week Dr. Noha & Dr. Donald Golden, addresses the similarities and differences between COVID-19 and the flu, and best practices to stay safe: Watch video!



Week 8 – 9/15/20 – Join Dr. Noha for a local update on this pandemic, as well as recommendations to maintain safety: Watch video!



Week 7 – 9/1/20 – This week Dr. Noha and Melvin Faulks share the most recent findings on this pandemic and on contact tracing: Watch video!

Week 6 – 8/25/20 – Dr. Noha and Dr. Danielle Williams address COVID-19’s effects on those suffering from housing insecurity, as well as the pros & cons behind the saliva test: Watch video!


Week 5 – 8/18/20 – Join the People’s Health briefing this week as Dr. Noha and Tavare Williams share the most recent findings on this pandemic and speak on other killers during the time of COVID: Watch video!


Week 4 – 8/11/20 – Join Noha Aboelata, MD & La’Trish Pitts as they update us on trends and best practices to maintain safety: Watch video!



Week 3 – 8/4/20 – Join Dr. Noha and Maurice Judge as they update us on local trends in this pandemic and educate us on COVID-19’testing: Watch video!

Week 2 – 7/28/20 – Join Dr. Noha and Dr. Kenji as they highlight how to protect yourself or your loved ones at risk of a poor outcome due to COVID-19: Watch video!



Week 1 – 7/21/20 – Coronavirus has been overwhelming to understand, with theories and opinions drowning out the few people sharing the truth: Watch video!

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