COVID-19 Pandemic



Subvariants BA.4, BA5 are ultra-contagious and capable of reinfecting those who have survived earlier Omicron infection

An upswing in coronavirus infections has spawned a rise in worksite case clusters in Los Angeles County.

U.S. regulators are telling COVID-19 vaccine makers to tweak any booster doses intended for fall so they protect against the newest versions of Omicron.

There are two antiviral pills available for eligible patients who have recently tested positive for the coronavirus. And they’re free.

Are vaccines safe? How do I get my second dose? Do I have to wear a mask? We’ve answered hundreds of newsletter readers’ questions. Here’s an archive.


The latest totals, where new cases are concentrated, testing numbers, demographcics, nursing homes and California state and county data in context compared to other states.


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An expert panel backed a second COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna as an option for kids ages 6 to 17.

I have only praise for the L.A. County Department of Public Health, which came to my rescue when I tested positive.

A Sheriff’s Department spokesperson said the sheriff, who is vaccinated, had contracted the virus

Biden visited a vaccination clinic in Washington, where some of the first shots were given to young children in the last major age group ineligible for vaccines.