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Doctors really want to vaccinate Black people against COVID-19. Unequal access to shots fuels mistrust

Though the novel coronavirus has claimed more than 2 million lives around the world, Nailah Thompson has no plans to take the vaccine touted as the key to climbing out of a deadly pandemic and battered economy. Thompson listens as public health officials implore Black peopleto move beyond their skepticism and have faith in medical ingenuity. Thompson sees Black doctors, like John Wesley Patton III, enthusiastically publicize the moment they get vaccinated and stress the importance of inoculation.

Asm. Evan Low Introduces AB 562 to Address Burnout among California’s Frontline Health Care Workers during COVID-19 Pandemic

Frontline health care workers are experiencing unprecedented levels of burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic, but little action has been taken to address the devastating toll on these heroes, who are experiencing mental breakdowns, broken relationships, alcohol and substance abuse, and even committing suicide.

California Legislature Recognizes Importance of Physician Anesthesiologists

Annual Physician Anesthesiologist Week Marked by Legislative Resolution Honoring the Specialty as it Plays a Particularly Critical Role Saving Lives During the Pandemic

Risks of marijuana use during pregnancy: Expecting mothers need to know

Pregnant women need to understand that cannabis use during pregnancy impacts both mother and baby. Marijuana and derivatives including CBD and THC are transferred from mother to her fetus through the placenta and can also enter the breast milk.

Newsom Administration Supplements Vaccine Delivery System; Announces Creation of Statewide Vaccine Delivery Network to Simplify and Standardize Vaccination Process With Equity as a Core Focus

New system will partner with counties on health education, outreach to hard-to-reach communities. Third-party administrator will come on board to streamline, improve and expedite vaccine administration, with ability to scale. Californians can go to MyTurn.Ca.Gov to sign up for notification now, scheduling tool to launch February statewide.