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First known case of Brazil’s P.1 variant identified in Davis


First known case of Brazil’s P.1 variant found in Davis



BACK TO YOU. TEO: IT’S A MONUMENTAL DAY AGAINST A BATTLE AGAINST COVID. DEIRDRE: EVERYBODY WHO WANTS THE VACCINE IS ELIGIBLE TO GET IT. WE HAV LIVE TEAM COVERAGE THIS MORNING. AND JARRED HILL IS IN WASHINGTON WITH THE LATEST ON THE JOHNSON & JOHNSON VACCINE DELAYS. WE ARE STARTING WITH TONI VALLIERE. TONY. — TONY: GOOD MORNING – TONI: PREVIOUSLY PEOPLE IN THE YOUNGER AGE GROUPS HAD TO BE HEALTH-CARE WORKERS, FIR RESPONDERS, OR OTHERS NOW IT DOESN’T MATTER. YOU CAN GO TO SAN JOAQUIN OR ALAMEDA COUNTY’S TO SEE HOW THE VACCINATIONS ARE GOING. ALSO TODAY, INDOOR LIVE EVENTS ARE ALLOWED TO RESUME CALIFORNIA WITH ATTENDANCE RESTRICTIONS BASED ON THE COUNTY TEAR — TIER. AND EUROPE HAS SURPASSED ONE MILLION COVID-19 DEATHS, BUT THE SITUATION IS STILL SERIOUS AS 1.6 MILLION NEW CASES ARE REPORTED EACH WEEK. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT CALIFORNIA’S NUMBERS. THE STATE REPORTED 2400 NEW CASES O TUESDAY, THE LINE HAS STAYED BASICALLY FLAT OVER THE LAST MONTH WITH A COUPLE OF SPIKES THAT WERE DUE TO A BACKLOG OF CASES FROM OTHER MONTHS BEING REPORTED. THE POSITIVITY RATE IS 1.7%. ON THE VACCINE FRONT, 23 MILLION DOSES HAVE BEE ADMINISTERED STATEWIDE WITH NEARLY 29% OF THE POPULATION 16 AND OVER IS NOW FULLY VACCINATED. THE STATE CURRENTLY HAS 5 MILLION DOSES ON HAND, THAT’S A 13 DAY SUPPLY. FOR MORE ON HOW SACRAMENTO COUNTY IS HANDLING THE NEW VACCINATION AGE EXPANSION, WE GO TO MIK TESELLE, WHO JOINS US LIVE FROM MCCLELLAN PARK. GOOD MORNING. MIKE: A KEY POINT HERE IS JUST BECAUSE YOU WANT THE VACCINE DOES NOT MEAN YOU CAN GET IT WE ARE LIVE HERE BECAUSE THIS IS SET UP FOR THE DRIVE-THRU VACCINATION SITE THAT’S OFFERING THE PFIZER VACCINATION FOR THOSE AS YOUNG AS 16 YEARS OLD BUT NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE, IF YOU ARE 16 OR 17 YEARS OLD, THE PFIZER VACCINE IS THE ONLY ONE ELIGIBLE FOR CHILDREN TH YOUNG. BUT DUE TO DEMAND, NO APPOINTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR THIS LOCATION TODAY OR TOMORROW. THAT’S SIGNIFICANT, A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO WE REPORTED MORE THAN 1000 AVAILABLE POINT. BY THE COUNTY DOES HAVE A HOST OF VARIOUS WAYS FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES TO GET VACCINE, WHETHER IT’S A DRIVE-THRU OR A DOCTOR’S OFFICE. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN REGISTE, OR TO UNDERSTAND WHICH OPTIONS ARE BEST, YOU CAN GO TO OUR WEBSITE. OR YOU COULD G TO THE SACRAMENTO COUNTY WEBSITE. KEEP IN MIND THAT THESE AR FREE REGARDLESS OF HEALTH INSURANCE OR IMMIGRATION STATUS. AND IN JUST A FEW HOURS, THIS SPOT HERE AT MCCLELLAN PARK WILL BEGIN THE VACCINATION PROCE FOR THOSE AS YOUNG AS 16 YEARS OLD HERE IN SACRAMENTO COUNTY. HOWEVER, BRIAN HICKEY MAY HAVE BETTER NEWS IF YOU ARE 16 OR 17 YEARS OLD AND LOOKING FOR AN APPOINTMENT. BRIAN: WE ARE THE SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY AGRICULTURAL CENTER, THAT’S ONE OF THE COUNTIES VACCINATION CLINICS, THIS ONE IS FULL, IF YOU GO TO THE SIK TEMPLE HERE, THERE’S MORE THAN 400 AVAILABLE APPOINTMENTS TODAY. IF YOU ARE NEW ELIGIBLE, THERE ARE PLENTY OF APPOINTMENTS O HERE IN SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY. AS OF TODAY, THEY RECEIVED OVER 210,000 DOSES OF COVID-19, AND HAVE ALREADY ADMINISTERED NEARLY 168,000 DOSES. THE COUNTY WAS ONE OF THE LASTED LOOP — TO MOVE OUT OF THE RESTRICTIVE PURPLE TEAR. HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY GETTING VACCINATED AND FOLLOWING HEALTH GUIDANCE LIKE PHYSICAL DISTANCING AND MASK WEARING IS THE ONLY WAY THEY WILL CONTINUE TO MAK PROGRESS. AT THE STOCKTON ARENA, A CONSORTIUM OF HOSPITALS HAS OPENED THE MASS VACCINATIO HUB. I WAS JUST ON THEIR WEBSI, THIS IS WHERE YOU WOULD MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AND I HAD MY CHOICE OF TIMES TODAY TO GET AN APPOINTMENT AS EARLY AS 9:00. PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITY IF YOU ARE NEWLY ELIGIBLE WITH EVERYBODY 16 AND OVER NOW ELIGIBLE TO GET ONE. SMJ.ORG IS THE WEBSITE FOR THE COUNTY CLINIC TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. SO IT IS NOW Y

First known case of Brazil’s P.1 variant found in Davis


The first known case of the COVID-19 variant P.1 that initially emerged in Brazil was detected in Yolo County, officials with UC Davis said Thursday.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified the P.1 variant as a “variant of concern” due to higher transmission rates.”They’re much more infectious; they can be twice as infectious as the nonvariant versions of the virus. We still have some concerns, whether they may be causing more severe disease if you do get infected,” said Brad Pollock, Associate Dean for Public Health Sciences at the UC Davis School of Medicine.“There’s no question that as travel picks up you’ve got the ability to have the virus to be transported long…



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