Calaveras County Moves to Purple Tier, Limited Stay at Home Order in Place, Outdoor Operations Only for Many Businesses!

Calaveras County Moves to Purple Tier, Limited Stay at Home Order in Place, Outdoor Operations Only for Many Businesses!

San Andreas, CA…Due to a rise in COVID-19 cases, the state moved Calaveras County into purple (widespread risk level), the state’s most restrictive tier. Changes to the tier system occur when immediate action is needed to slow the spread of COVID-19. Counties are required to put into place any sector changes the day following the […]

Faith Lutheran Kicks off New Project to House Calaveras Homeless

Faith Lutheran Kicks off New Project to House Calaveras Homeless

Murphys, CA… Faith Lutheran Church in Murphys has officially kicked off a new project to renovate the former Senior Center thrift store located on church property into a small 2 bedroom, one bathroom residence which will then be leased to  Sierra HOPE as part of its Permanent Supportive Housing program.  “Having participated on the Calaveras County Homeless Taskforce […]

Covid Cases Continue to Rise in Tuolumne County with 67 New Cases Today

Covid Cases Continue to Rise in Tuolumne County with 67 New Cases Today

Sonora, CA…The latest from the Public Health Dept…”Our county has 67 new COVID-19 positive cases today. Of those, five are hospitalized and the remaining 62 are in isolation. They include: Under 20: 0 females, 8 males 20s: 9 females, 2 males 30s: 8 females, 5 males 40s: 4 females, 3 males 50s: 4 females, 2 […]

Calaveras Moved to Red Tier as Calaveras Public Health Confirms 1 Death and 28 New Cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County

Calaveras Moved to Red Tier as Calaveras Public Health Confirms 1 Death and 28 New Cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County

San Andreas, CA…On Tuesday, November 24, 2020, Calaveras Public Health confirmed 1 death and 28 additional cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County. The death includes a male between 18-49 years of age who resided in District 1. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 and was unable to recover. HIPAA privacy rules regulate the sharing of […]

Oxford – AstraZeneca Covid Vaccine 90% Effective in Some Trials

Oxford – AstraZeneca Covid Vaccine 90% Effective in Some Trials

Cambridge, United Kingdom…Two different dosing regimens demonstrated efficacy with one showing a better profile. No hospitalisations or severe cases of COVID-19 in participants treated with AZD1222. Positive high-level results from an interim analysis of clinical trials of AZD1222 in the UK and Brazil showed the vaccine was highly effective in preventing COVID-19, the primary endpoint, […]

Outstanding Physicians Welcoming New Patients at James Dalton Medical Office

Outstanding Physicians Welcoming New Patients at James Dalton Medical Office

Angels Camp, CA…Two outstanding physicians welcoming new patients at our new James Dalton Medical Office in Angels Camp. Dr. John Krpan, “My first priority is caring for you and your family.” John Krpan, DO, Family Practice Medical Director of Primary Care. Dr. Pravina Somani, “Dr. Somani brings over 30 years of experience in clinical medicine, […]

Pfizer and Biontech to Submit Emergency Use Authorization Request Yesterday to the U.S. FDA for COVID-19 Vaccine

Pfizer and Biontech to Submit Emergency Use Authorization Request Yesterday to the U.S. FDA for COVID-19 Vaccine

New York & Mainz, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX) announced they will submit a request today to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of their mRNA vaccine candidate, BNT162b2 against SARS-CoV-2, which will potentially enable use of the vaccine in high-risk populations in the U.S. by […]

President Trump on Delivering Lower Prescription Drug Prices for All Americans

President Trump on Delivering Lower Prescription Drug Prices for All Americans

Washington, DC…Thank you very much. This is a very big announcement — the biggest ever, concerning drugs and drug pricing. So, today, I have to tell you it’s a great honor for me to announce that my administration is issuing two groundbreaking rules to very dramatically lower the price of prescription drugs for the American […]

Adventist Health Sonora Enacts COVID-19 Surge Plans & Encourages Everyone to #MaskUp

Adventist Health Sonora Enacts COVID-19 Surge Plans & Encourages Everyone to #MaskUp

Sonora, CA…Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Adventist Health Sonora care providers have been screening and evaluating patients with COVID-19 symptoms in their cars, to reduce the potential for exposure to other patients, visitors and staff in its facilities. With Tuolumne County experiencing rapidly rising case rates and positivity rates, Adventist Health Sonora, as part of its […]

Calaveras Public Health Confirms 23 New Cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County

Calaveras Public Health Confirms 23 New Cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County

San Andreas, CA…On Friday, November 20, 2020, Calaveras Public Health confirmed 23 additional cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County. COVID-19 cases include one female between 0-17 years of age, five females and five males between 18-49 years of age, two females and four males between 50-64 years of age, and three females and three males […]

FDA Authorizes Drug Combination for Treatment of COVID-19

FDA Authorizes Drug Combination for Treatment of COVID-19

Washington, DC…The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the drug baricitinib, in combination with remdesivir, for the treatment of suspected or laboratory confirmed COVID-19 in hospitalized adults and pediatric patients two years of age or older requiring supplemental oxygen, invasive mechanical ventilation, or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). In a clinical […]

Covid Update from Vice President Pence and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force

Covid Update from Vice President Pence and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force

Washington, DC…Well, good afternoon. We just completed our second meeting this week with members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. And we’ve continued — we’ve continued to be on the same mission we’ve been on throughout the course of this year, and that is to save American lives and to work every day toward […]

Research Shows ‘Extremely Aggressive’ Internet Censorship Spreading in World’s Democracies

Research Shows ‘Extremely Aggressive’ Internet Censorship Spreading in World’s Democracies

Ann Arbor, MI…The largest collection of public internet censorship data ever compiled shows that even citizens of what are considered the world’s freest countries aren’t safe from internet censorship.  The University of Michigan team used its own Censored Planet tool, an automated censorship tracking system launched in 2018, to collect more than 21 billion measurements […]

50.6 Million U.S. Adults Currently Use Tobacco Products

50.6 Million U.S. Adults Currently Use Tobacco Products

Atlanta, GA…Findings from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released today show that approximately 1 in 5 U.S. adults reported currently using a tobacco product in 2019, with about 80% of those adults reporting that they use combustible products such as cigarettes. To assess recent national estimates of […]

Non-Essential Businesses & Personal Gatherings are Prohibited Between 10 PM and 5 AM Starting Saturday, November 21

Non-Essential Businesses & Personal Gatherings are Prohibited Between 10 PM and 5 AM Starting Saturday, November 21

Sacramento, CA… In light of an unprecedented, rapid rise in COVID-19 cases across California, Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced a limited Stay at Home Order requiring generally that non-essential work, movement and gatherings stop between 10 PM and 5 AM in counties in the purple tier. The […]

Presidential Message on Antibiotic Awareness Week 2020

Presidential Message on Antibiotic Awareness Week 2020

Washington, DC…When safely and appropriately prescribed, antibiotics are critical tools used to save lives in the United States and around the world. During Antibiotic Awareness Week, we reaffirm our commitment to responsible antibiotic stewardship and acknowledge the contributions of American medical professionals. Antibiotics play a powerful role in modern medicine. They are instrumental in treating […]

Pfizer & BioNTech’s Covid Vaccine Candidate Reaches 95% Efficacy & Will Seek Approval for Use

Pfizer & BioNTech’s Covid Vaccine Candidate Reaches 95% Efficacy & Will Seek Approval for Use

New York, NY & Mainz, DE… Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX) today announced that, after conducting the final efficacy analysis in their ongoing Phase 3 study, their mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine candidate, BNT162b2, met all of the study’s primary efficacy endpoints. Analysis of the data indicates a vaccine efficacy rate of 95% (p<0.0001) in participants without […]

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