‘This Did Not Need To Happen’: Fourth COVID-19 Wave Pushes Calif. Healthcare Workers To The Brink

The fourth wave of COVID-19 sweeping across many parts of California is taking an emotional and physical toll on nurses and doctors in the hardest-hit regions. The delta variant is spreading rapidly in communities where vaccination rates remain low. Hospitals are filling up with COVID-19 patients.

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The fourth wave of COVID-19 sweeping across many parts of California is taking an emotional and physical toll on nurses and doctors in the hardest-hit regions. 

The delta variant is spreading rapidly in communities where vaccination rates remain low. Hospitals are filling up with COVID-19 patients.

It's Recall Election Day In California. Here's How To Vote.

Sep 14, 2021
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It's election day in California. You have until 8 p.m. to cast your vote to either recall Gov. Gavin Newsom and remove him from office, or let him finish out the remainder of his term.

If you haven't voted, or even haven't registered, there is still time. Here's how to participate today and get up to speed on the recall.

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You’ve seen the posts on Twitter and Facebook, or maybe someone forwarded a WhatsApp message about suspicious activity with California’s recall ballots.

Unfounded rumors about election security have always been around, but they’ve been rampant since the 2020 election and former President Trump’s “Stop the Steal” movement. Despite those allegations, the 2020 elections were found to be “the most secure in American history,” according to a statement from a coalition of government and election industry officials. 

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Some hospital patients are leaving Humboldt County because St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka can’t treat them.

 

At a press conference last week, Humboldt County Health Officer Ian Hoffman explained, “The capacity is still there to take care of people in our county, the problem is those beds need staff. Many have retired due to the stress of this pandemic, so the pool of nurses are way down locally and nationally.” 

Not Enough Subs: California Schools Face Severe Teacher Shortage

Sep 1, 2021
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Kelly Rhoden, the principal at Nevada Union High School, spent her morning Monday scrambling to find substitutes for her absent teachers. 

The school, about 60 miles northeast of Sacramento, has 86 teachers. Thirteen were out on Monday.

“We have quite a few teachers out either because they’ve tested positive, they’re symptomatic, or they have their own children who are in quarantine,” she said. “At the end of the day, we just don’t have enough substitutes.”

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