COVID-19 Pandemic



The World Health Organization recommended against using blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors to treat patients with the illness.

The 85% vaccination rate for students 12 and older represents progress, but the number of those who have not complied suggests huge headaches when school resumes on Jan. 10.

A federal judge in Georgia blocks President Biden’s administration from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employees of federal contractors.

It’s still far from clear what kind of COVID-19 increase California will see, and the state so far has been doing better than other parts of the country. But officials say they want to be ready.


The latest totals, where new cases are concentrated, testing numbers, demographcics, nursing homes and California state and county data in context compared to other states.

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Germany’s health minister calls on the unvaccinated to get their COVID-19 shots, saying that more than 1% of the population has the coronavirus.

Some 125 inmates have tested positive in the last week, and two deaths in that time are thought to be connected, sources say.

Confirmation of the variant in the nation’s most populous county came as officials urged residents to get tested for the coronavirus more frequently when it makes sense to do so — particularly during the holiday season.

A UC San Francisco lab that analyzes coronavirus test results is a big reason behind the quick identification of the Omicron variant in California.