Health and Wellness (Page 2)

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On Thursday, April 29, the County of Orange will make Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccination appointments available through the Othena platform and the OC COVID-19 Hotline at (714) 834-2000 and will resume administering J&J on Sunday, May 2. “Community members are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible …continue reading

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California agencies failed to plan effectively, failed to prepare, and failed to respond quickly or at all to the pandemic, a new report from the Independent Institute shows. Click here to read the report: The Golden Fleece Award for COVID-19 Failures in California When government agencies did respond, they found …continue reading


With around 30% of the population fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of April 28, and vaccination being an essential component for full reopening of the economy, WalletHub released updated rankings for the Safest States During COVID-19, along with accompanying videos and audio files. In order to find out the safest …continue reading

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Governor Gavin Newsom released the following statement today regarding the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated outdoor masking recommendations: “California has made incredible progress in controlling the spread of COVID-19, resulting in the lowest positivity rate in the country. And we have administered more than 28 million vaccine …continue reading

Top Ten Stories for April 18 through April 24 include the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and COVID relief fraud. Top Ten Stories for April 18 through April 24 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): What to do if …continue reading

California is making strides to overcome COVID-19 but state leaders can’t stop there. Instead, they must also invest in Californians and communities that have been harmed by exclusionary policies, historically underserved, and most impacted by the pandemic. This must include California’s undocumented seniors. A new Budget Center report shows undocumented …continue reading

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The OC Health Care Agency (HCA) encourages community members to drop-off expired, unused or unwanted prescription medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 20th “National Take Back Day” on Saturday, April 24 at numerous locations throughout Orange County. “This is a great opportunity for folks to clean out …continue reading

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The City of Garden Grove and Providence St. Joseph Hospital have opened a COVID-19 Vaccination Point of Dispensing (POD) at the Garden Grove Sports and Recreation Center, located in Garden Grove Park, at 13641 Deodara Drive. Eligible individuals who have not already registered for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment are strongly …continue reading

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With the end of the COVID-19 pandemic seemingly in sight, analyses are now being published about the varied responses by the individual States to the pandemic. In particular, Hamilton Place Strategies has published a report looking jointly at two important indicators in order to rank States’ pandemic response: job loss …continue reading