According to the New York Times, Biden officials believe those 65 and older, or with compromised immune systems, will need a third shot from Pfizer or Moderna. That's a major reversal from just two weeks ago when the white house said there wasn't enough evidence to back up booster shots.
White House: Vulnerable Americans Need COVID Booster ShotsAccording to the New York Times, Biden officials believe those 65 and older, or with compromised immune systems, will need a third shot from Pfizer or Moderna. That's a major reversal from just two weeks ago when the white house said there wasn't enough evidence to back up booster shots.
UC Davis Researchers Using Tarantula Venom To Develop New Pain RelieversA 20-person team is reprograming the proteins of the venom called peptides from the hairy spiders into a pain killer. The team is pouring over various computer-generated models with a program called Rosetta and microscopes to see how to change the protein into this new drug. So far, the results are eye-opening just like the spiders they’re testing.
Parents Urged To Prepare To Take Steps To Keep Kids Safe Around The PoolDrowning is the number one cause of injury-related deaths in U.S. children between 1-4 years old. See what you can do to keep kids safe this summer.
UC Davis Psychology Professor Tapped For Federal Autism Coordinating CommitteeA UC Davis professor is taking on a new role that will help people with autism nationwide.
Family Has Food Warning After Baby Hospitalized With Celiac DiseaseA family is sharing their battle with a mind-boggling disease that's tough to diagnose. They hope their story will prevent other families from having the same struggle.
Study: Remote Learning, Social Distancing Linked To Depression In TeensA new study says social distancing and remote learning has led to an increase of students. Researchers looked at 3,000 students for at least a year, and more than half said they had symptoms of depression and anxiety, a quarter had trouble sleeping, 60 percent recorded eating issues, and 40 percent have had suicidal thoughts. This study was published in JAMA Pediatrics Journal.
Critical Blood Shortage Impacts PatientsBlood shortages across the nation, including in Northern California, are impacting hospital blood supplies. The American Red Cross is responsible for 40 percent of the nation's blood supply. The organization is now making a plea to encourage everyone who is eligible to donate blood.
UC Davis Health Study Looks Impact Of Cancer On MinoritiesA new first-of-its-kind cancer study is being conducted at UC Davis Health that examines how the disease impacts minorities.
Mental Health Expert Encourages People To Get OutIt's starting to feel like Friday night again in Sacramento. With bars and other establishments opening up, you can feel that things are finally turning a corner after the pandemic.
COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Ticks Down, But Many Still OpposedAs more Americans receive coronavirus vaccines, the percentage who express hesitancy about doing so has decreased. However, a substantial number continue to say they won't or might not get vaccinated, citing concerns about adequate testing and potential side effects, as well as recent news about clots.
A Sacramento Couple's Journey To HealthA couple is celebrating the brighter things in life after a literal heart-stopping journey during the pandemic.
COVID-19 Update: California Vaccine Eligibility Expanding On ThursdayCalifornians 50 and older can get the coronavirus vaccine starting Thursday.
Cal Expo Mass Vaccination Site Putting Hold On Appointments For First DosesNew appointments for the first dose are being put on hold as operations switch from the county to a private company.
Biden Says US Will Meet Goal Of Administering 100 Million Shots In His First 100 Days On FridayPresident Biden announced Thursday that the U.S. will reach his goal of 100 million shots in his first 100 days on Friday, 58 days into his administration.
Officials Say Pandemic Is Fueling Fentanyl UseA tragic trend is growing across the region — teens are dying from accidental fentanyl overdoses.
Sacramento County Receiving Fewer Vaccine Doses Than In Previous WeeksVaccine distribution may take longer in Sacramento County. This week the county received 18% fewer vaccine doses than the week before.
Sacramento Officials Consider Alternate Emergency Line For Immediate Mental Health HelpA new version of the emergency phone line could be coming to Sacramento County strictly for handling mental health emergencies.
Doctors Call For COVID Precautions Even After Second Vaccine DoseDoctors warn it’s no time to slack on social distancing and that we might be wearing masks longer than expected.
Biden Pushes Ahead With Stimulus PlanWith the U.S. economy still suffering the effects of the pandemic, President Biden is pushing ahead with his coronavirus relief plan. Biden is committed to sending relief checks, but Republicans oppose a measure in the bill to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Long-Term Mental Health Impact Of PandemicAs the fight against COVID continues, many people are struggling with mental health issues. Some experts are calling it a pandemic within a pandemic.
Budding Vaccine ControversyVaccine supply may be scarce, but who can get vaccinated seems to be budding in California.
Pediatricians Say They're Seeing Impact Of Climate Change On KidsPediatricians say they are seeing the impact of climate change in children in many ways, including asthma, allergies, even premature births. Nancy Chen shows us how doctors around the country are driving a call to action
Coronavirus In California: Deaths See Slight DecreaseThousands of new cases are still being reported.
COVID-19 Variant Detected In 32 US StatesThe variant that was found in UK, South Africa, and the Brazil is in 32 American cities and further taxing hospital emergency rooms.