Protect a national treasure: The US Public Health Service

The doctors, nurses, technicians and other medical professionals who are fighting the coronavirus have earned every bit of the recognition they have received. There is another cadre of medical professionals — a little known group of public servants — also in harm’s way, helping to wage this battle. They come from the U.S. Public Health […]

Coronavirus live updates: Newsom helps out health care and essential workers, offering child care options

2:37 p.m. Trump says captain’s letter to sound alarm about coronavirus on Navy ship “not appropriate”: In response to a question about Navy Capt. Brett Crozier, a Santa Rosa native who was relieved of command of the Theodore Roosevelt this week after sounding the alarm about an outbreak of the coronavirus on the ship, President […]

How social distancing is helping revive a dying language

But like many Louisianians, her family was immediately impacted by the public health measures after it became clear that the outbreak of COVID-19 cases, which started in New Orleans on March 9, would continue to spread. The number of cases in the city is now hovering at 1,834 and resulted in more than 100 deaths […]

Searching for a consensus on how to fix biomedical research

Author’s Recommendations: Recommendation 1: Federal funding should be made predictable and sustainable. Recommendation 2: Federal government should increase overall research funding. Recommendation 3: Federal agencies should harmonize, streamline, or eliminate burdensome regulations. Recommendation 4: Institutions and federal agencies should increase compensation for postdoctoral scholars. Recommendation 5: Institutions and federal agencies should reduce graduate student and […]

Coronavirus live updates: Biden says Democrats could hold a ‘virtual’ national convention

6:20 p.m. S.F. General Hospital has “slighty elevated” usage of key paralytic drugs: San Francisco General Hospital is using two paralytic drugs for COVID-19 patients “at slightly elevated rates,” a spokesman said Saturday, but the hospital’s need is “not acute at the moment.” NBC Bay Area reported the hospital is running short on the paralytics […]

Coronavirus live updates: Surgeon General Adams says this will be ‘saddest week of most Americans’ lives’

3:05 p.m. Officials watching Pennsylvania, Colorado, Washington D.C.: Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of the White House’s coronavirus response, said officials are hoping mitigation efforts can slow spread of the coronavirus in areas of concern in Pennsylvania, Colorado and Washington D.C. “We’re watching them because they are starting to go on that upside of the […]

FDA commissioner Hahn: ‘We have been working with vaccine manufacturers for weeks now’

“A candidate vaccine was put into clinical trial several weeks ago, and that is the beginning of the process,” Hahn said on Sunday. “This is record speed for the development of a vaccine, but we’ll look at data from any source, but we will ensure, this is our job, the safety and effectiveness of any medical products including vaccines.”

Coronavirus live updates: Naval captain ousted from virus-striken ship tests positive, report says

8:45 a.m. Secretary of Defense backs firing of Bay Area Navy Captain: U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Sunday defended the firing of U.S. Navy Capt. Brett Crozier, saying it was a “chain of command” issue focused on the “trust and confidence in the captain of the ship.” Crozier, a Santa Rosa native, was […]

Coronavirus updates: Fauci says social distancing is helping, Europe sees shifts

Shifts in Europe Spain moved past Italy as the European country with the largest number of coronavirus infections: 124,870 Spanish cases versus 124,630 Italian infections as of Saturday afternoon Pacific Time, according to the Hopkins tracking tool. Spain said it would extend its countrywide lockdown until April 25. Meanwhile, some officials in Italy are considering […]

Coronavirus live updates: Naval captain ousted from virus-stricken ship tests positive, report says

6:20 p.m. S.F. General Hospital has “slighty elevated” usage of key paralytic drugs: San Francisco General Hospital is using two paralytic drugs for COVID-19 patients “at slightly elevated rates,” a spokesman said Saturday, but the hospital’s need is “not acute at the moment.” NBC Bay Area reported the hospital is running short on the paralytics […]