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Weeks into the pandemic, county public health officials say testing for COVID-19 still falls short

County public health officials say too few people are being tested for the coronavirus, and that it falls on private labs...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2020
Last comment by Rony, on May 1, 2020 at 2:06 pm | 6 comments | 3940 Views

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Remdesivir drug trials show patients recovering from COVID-19

Patients are recovering from COVID-19 when they are given the experimental drug remdesivir, according to two studies by Gilead...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2020
Last comment by pearl, on Apr 30, 2020 at 1:54 pm | 1 comment | 4260 Views

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Coronavirus weekend update: Nursing homes in Santa Clara and San Mateo County with COVID-19 cases identified

The California Department of Public Health released new county-based data on COVID-19 cases within skilled nursing facilities. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2020
Last comment by roger weiner, on Apr 29, 2020 at 8:34 pm | 9 comments | 12156 Views

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Bay Area extends stay-at-home order to May 3, adds new business restrictions

With the number of coronavirus cases rising and health systems bracing for a surge of patients, Bay Area health officials...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Apr 28, 2020 at 2:49 pm | 82 comments | 28552 Views

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From 'maddening' to a 'lifeline': Peninsula restaurant owners pin hopes on federal relief fund with uneven success

Some local restaurant owners have received Paycheck Protection Program loans, enabled in part by applying through small,...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2020
Last comment by Banks, on Apr 27, 2020 at 8:19 am | 6 comments | 8843 Views

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First American known to die from COVID-19 grew up in Mountain View

The first known coronavirus death in the U.S. has been identified as a San Jose woman who grew up in Mountain View. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 26, 2020 at 1:51 am | 10 comments | 21932 Views

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As costs mount, small businesses fight to survive

Small businesses throughout the Midpeninsula are facing painful decisions as they seek to weather the increasingly perilous...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2020
Last comment by Illuminato, on Apr 25, 2020 at 3:50 pm | 50 comments | 11978 Views

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When it comes to COVID-19, experts urge caution in interpreting available data

Stanford epidemiologists and infectious disease experts on Thursday offered perspectives on data related to the spread of...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2020
Last comment by @Sophie, on Apr 24, 2020 at 8:16 pm | 6 comments | 4112 Views

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Former Stanford President Donald Kennedy dies at 88 of COVID-19

Former Stanford University President Donald Kennedy died at 88 years old of the coronavirus on Tuesday, university officials...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2020
Last comment by resident, on Apr 24, 2020 at 11:33 am | 20 comments | 22623 Views

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Coronavirus weekend update: Cases jump in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties

A round-up of news about the coronavirus in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. As of March 14, the number of cases in Santa...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2020
Last comment by Quandary , on Apr 20, 2020 at 8:11 pm | 40 comments | 56483 Views

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Guest Opinion: Six ideas for helping local businesses during COVID-19 crisis

Our local businesses -- mom-and-pop businesses, family businesses, vibrant and OPEN businesses -- are vital to our community. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 19, 2020 at 4:35 pm | 3 comments | 4995 Views

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Stanford made COVID-19 tests available for health care workers. Now, it's considering wider distribution

As the scientific community races to create tests for COVID-19 and end the shutdown, Stanford University is trying to speed...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2020
Last comment by Jay T, on Apr 19, 2020 at 3:30 pm | 22 comments | 27122 Views

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NO on Caltrain tax

While everyone was preoccupied with the virus scare, I was horrified to read that Caltrain, the agency with an overpaid CEO,...

Original post made by Bill on Apr. 12, 2020
Last comment by Bill, on Apr 19, 2020 at 1:04 pm | 18 comments | 976 Views

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Dot-com crash 'not even close' to what's happening now

Founding CEO of Peninsula powerhouse brokerage shares his thoughts on how the coronavirus might affect local markets -- and...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Apr 19, 2020 at 12:47 pm | 16 comments | 3392 Views

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Armed with floral wire and cotton, quilters are making masks by the thousands

Hundreds of quilters in the Bay Area who are making masks by the thousands to donate to frontline medical staff, senior centers...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2020
Last comment by College terraces, on Apr 19, 2020 at 5:55 am | 6 comments | 9362 Views

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While health care professionals tend to the sick, mobile mechanics tend to their cars

A new program launched by Mountain View startup YourMechanic.com makes sure local health care workers have access to services...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2020
Last comment by YourMechanic Team, on Apr 18, 2020 at 12:28 pm | 6 comments | 5469 Views

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Volunteers help Stanford search for COVID-19 clues in blood samples

Hundreds of volunteers from throughout the county on Friday and Saturday participated in a Stanford survey that could help...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2020
Last comment by scientific critical thinking, on Apr 18, 2020 at 12:25 pm | 44 comments | 39494 Views

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Stanford packs up campus rooms to make space for COVID-19 health care workers, first responders

Stanford University is packing up student residences to make room for people waiting for COVID-19 test results, health care...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2020
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In face of pandemic, psychologist to lead webinar on suicide prevention

A free webinar this Friday aims to help people recognize the signs of individuals with suicidal thoughts and the proper steps...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2020
Last comment by The Cuckoo's Nest, on Apr 16, 2020 at 1:51 pm | 3 comments | 3336 Views

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Polio in recent history

Don't older people remember Polio Summer's? The dread, the closures, the children coming back to school on crutches or not...

Original post made by maguro_01 on Apr. 15, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 16, 2020 at 12:14 pm | 4 comments | 509 Views
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