COVID-19 Pandemic



Lourdes Navarro could potentially spend 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to healthcare and wire fraud. Navarro and her husband, Imran Shams, billed the government and private health companies $359 million for what were deemed unnecessary COVID-19 tests from June 2020 to April 2022.

Oct. 6, 2023

People seeking the newest COVID-19 vaccine are running into problems getting it due to high demand, insurance headaches and supply delays coast to coast.

Oct. 4, 2023

Nobel Prize winners Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman harnessed messenger RNA, an advance that led to the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.

Oct. 2, 2023

U.S. health officials are urging almost everyone to get both an updated COVID-19 shot and flu vaccine. An RSV shot is advised for older adults and women in late pregnancy as well.

Sept. 29, 2023

Are vaccines safe? When can I get a booster 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.