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Rep. Raul Ruiz appointed Ranking Member of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic

Local Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz has been appointed as a Ranking Member of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic. House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries appointed Ruiz to the position on Tuesday. Ruiz issued the following statement: “I am honored to have been appointed by Democratic Leader Jeffries to serve as Ranking Member of the

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US will require COVID-19 testing for travelers from China

The U.S. announced new COVID-19 testing requirements Wednesday for all travelers from China, joining other nations imposing restrictions because of a surge of infections. The increase in cases across China follows the rollback of the nation’s strict anti-virus controls. China’s “zero COVID” policies had kept China’s infection rate low but fueled public frustration and crushed

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RivCo COVID hospitalizations climb over 200 as local hospitals see a high volume of patients amid ‘tripledemic’

Local hospitals are seeing a surge of patients during the ‘tripledemic’ of the flu, coronavirus, and RSV. On Tuesday, COVID-19 hospitalizations across Riverside County surpassed 200 patients for the first time since the start of August. As of Nov. 30, Riverside County has a total of 215 COVID-19 patients hospitalized, including 23 in the ICU.

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LA County returns to ‘strongly recommending’ masks indoors as COVID cases rise

With COVID-19 infection rates sharply increasing since the beginning of November, Los Angeles County today returned to “strongly recommending” that people wear masks in all indoor public settings. The recommendation falls short of a masking mandate, but masks are still required indoors at health-care and congregate-care facilities, for anyone exposed to the virus in the

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California: Docs may be disciplined for spreading COVID lies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Doctors who spread coronavirus lies could be disciplined for unprofessional conduct in California under a law signed Friday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The bill, AB2098, introduced by Democratic Assembly Member Evan Low, declares that a physician or surgeon commits professional misconduct if they disseminate “misinformation or disinformation” about the nature and risks

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The Biden administration is largely downplaying President Joe Biden's comments declaring the coronavirus pandemic "over." Biden is pictured here in Philadelphia on September 1.

White House says Covid-19 policy unchanged despite Biden’s comments that the ‘pandemic is over’

CNN By Betsy Klein, CNN The Biden administration is largely downplaying President Joe Biden’s comments declaring the coronavirus pandemic “over,” suggesting his remarks signal a continuation of the White House’s evolving stance toward the pandemic over the past few months. “The pandemic is over. We still have a problem with Covid. We’re still doing a

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