Here’s What to Do If You Test Positive for COVID This Fall or Winter

COVID-19 infection rates could rise in the coming weeks, causing a possible surge, as the colder weather drives more people indoors and increases the risk of transmission. While not present in the U.S., signs of a fall surge have appeared in the U.K., where cases have jumped at least 25% in the most recent week, … Read more

Is The COVID Pandemic ‘Over,’ as Biden Says? Chicago Experts Weigh In

After making headlines with comments that the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. is over, President Joe Biden is being taken to task by doctors who say that such language could paint an overly-rosy picture of the situation as the fall and winter months approach. “The pandemic is over,” Biden said during an appearance on “60 … Read more

COVID pandemic, lockdowns set student learning back decades, new data shows

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — New data shows two decades of learning improvements have been wiped away in the span of just two years. It’s often called “the nation’s report card.” Twice a year, the National Center for Education Statistics releases data from an assessment given to nearly 15,000 kids. RELATED: Bay Area school districts ready … Read more

California delayed unemployment benefits for about 6 million people during pandemic, report says

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California delayed or improperly denied unemployment benefits for roughly 6 million people during the pandemic because state policies “do not prioritize getting benefits to workers quickly,” according to a nonpartisan report released Monday by the Legislative Analyst’s Office. The report said payments were delayed for about 5 million people – up to … Read more

First children under 5 receive COVID-19 vaccine at Texas Children’s Hospital

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Two pairs of siblings became the first children under the age of 5 years old to get the COVID-19 vaccine at the Texas Children’s Hospital on Tuesday morning. Neither 3-year-old George nor his 10-month-old sister Hope Farrow shed a tear as they each got their shots. SEE RELATED: COVID vaccine: US … Read more

Oakland man charged with murdering bystander in huge shootout involving 14 gunmen

OAKLAND — Alameda County prosecutors have filed murder charges against a second man arrested in connection with a huge January 2021 shootout in which an innocent bystander was killed while dropping off food for a sick friend. Deyonne White, 32, was charged with murdering John Avalos, as well as four counts of attempted murder and … Read more