Climbing COVID cases moves LA County into ‘medium risk’ category

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Rising cases of COVID-19 have moved Los Angeles County into the federal government’s “medium risk” category. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s concern level rose on Thursday from “low” to “medium” as L.A. County added another 4,700 new cases in addition to rising hospitalizations and the positivity rate rising in … Read more

How Texas-Mexico Border Cities Are Preparing for Decision on Title 42 Asylum Limits

A potential change in immigration protocols may be just days away as the fate of Title 42 is decided in federal court. Title 42 is a public health policy that was enacted by former President Donald Trump’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, allowing U.S. officials to quickly expel migrants entering the United States illegally, … Read more

Masks Required Again in Cheltenham, Lower Merion Schools

Masks will once again be required for students and staff in two Montgomery County school districts.  Both the Cheltenham School District and Lower Merion School District announced on Thursday that indoor masking will be required once again after the CDC moved Montgomery County into the “high” community level on its COVID data tracker.  “When this … Read more

Public warned of using unlicensed COVID-19 testing sites as cases sharply rise in LA County

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — COVID-19 cases are rising across Southern California, and in Los Angeles County, more than 4,000 new cases were added Wednesday. This comes as Governor Gavin Newsom rolled up his sleeves for a second booster shot. “Just two months ago, we had a positivity rate of less than 3%. And unfortunately, It … Read more

CDC Urges Pfizer Booster for Children Ages 5 to 11

Kids ages 5 to 11 should get a booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, advisers to the U.S. government said Thursday. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention quickly adopted the panel’s recommendation, opening a third COVID-19 shot to healthy elementary-age kids — just like what is already recommended for everybody 12 and older. The … Read more

Germany says pandemic not over as court OKs vaccine mandate

BERLIN – The coronavirus pandemic is not over yet, Germany’s health minister warned Thursday as the country’s highest court approved rules requiring health workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Health Minister Karl Lauterbach noted the sharp rise in cases currently happening in some Asian countries, such as North Korea, but also parts of Europe. “In … Read more

President Joe Biden’s daughter, Ashley, tests positive for COVID, skips Latin America trip

WASHINGTON — Ashley Biden, the daughter of President Joe Biden and Jill Biden, has COVID-19 and is no longer accompanying her mother on a trip through Latin America, the White House said Wednesday. She is not considered a close contact to either of her parents, said Michael LaRosa, the first lady’s spokesperson. White House press … Read more

CDC Panel Endorses Pfizer’s COVID-19 Booster for Kids 5 to 11

A key advisory group to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed expanding Pfizer’s COVID-19 booster to include healthy children 5 to 11. The endorsement by the health agency’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices comes just days after the Food and Drug Administration authorized a third shot of Pfizer’s vaccine to elementary-age kids, at … Read more