This NBC News report from 02/08/22 is about Governor Newsom's announcement to lift California's
mask mandate on 02/25/22 for vaccinated people. Omicron cases in the state fell off sharply in early February.
As of the time of this video, 75 percent of the state's residents had been vaccinated.
City Schools Delay Vax Mandate a Month
The Sacramento City Unified School District met with the Teachers Association on 01/27/22 and decided to push its
district-wide vaccine mandate for schools back one month, as reported by CBS Sacramento. The mandate was planned to
begin Monday, 01/31/22 but was reset for 02/28/22. So far slightly more than half of kids in the district report being at
least partially vaccinated against Covid-19. Students must be vaccinated or registered for regular testing to attend
class in person. Those who stay unvaccinated will be enrolled in an independent study program.
Dr. Fauci Email Calls Into Question Covid-19 Origin
This report by The Hill examines Dr. Anthony Fauci's email correspondence with NIH Director
Francis Collins and others on the origins of Covid-19. In February 2020 Dr. Fauci was told in an email
infectious disease expert Kristian Anderson that the coronavirus may have been engineered from a lab. The NIH
has now confirmed that it did in fact fund "gain of function" research at the Wuhan Lab in China. Although there
is no proof yet the pandemic resulted from a lab leak, evidence suggests it was a possibility.
Kings Shut Down Practice Facility
KCRA News reported on Thursday 12/16/21 the Sacramento Kings shut down their practice
facility the day before their loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. Interim coach Alvin Gentry
tested positive for COVID-19 the previous day. The Kings said they were increasing COVID-19 testing of players.
Sac Int'l Airport Sets New Travel Rules
On 12/05/21 CBS 13 reported Sacramento International Airport has updated its
requirements for passengers due to concerns about another possible Covid-19 outbreak relating to the
variant called Omicron. This update is based on an amended CDC order for America's airports. Inbound
international travelers age 2 and older must now take a Covid test 24 hours before their flight instead of the
previous 3-day rule. Another change is unvaccinated people are now allowed on these flights.
Biden Sets Jan. 4 Vaccine Mandate Deadline
Kim Iversen, who attended UC Davis a few decades ago, continues to appear on the national
news/commentary podcast Rising, published by Washington DC firm The Hill. She comments on
President Biden's vaccine mandate for federal workers and contractors. The vaccine mandate
has come under fire by protesters who argue it's unconstitutional. In early 2022 the U.S. Supreme
Court reiterated its response that the made was unconstitutional.
Sacramento County Pays Inmates to Get Vaccine
CBS13 reports that Sacramento County is paying County Jail inmates to get
the Covid-19 vaccine. The County Jail says since March 2020 through early November 2021 there have been 2,018
positive cases in the jail, which accounts for 30 percent of inmates. The County says it tests inmates
during the intake process.
Local Festivals Launch Covid Centers
KCRA News reports that local Sacramento festivals have adopted Covid-19 centers
for testing and administering vaccines. This news clip covers this year's Broadway International
Festival featuring classic cars and local music. Healthcare company Curative is shown hosting a
mobile Covid care center at Broadway and 19th Street.
Report on Immunity and the Immune System
Kim Iversen continues to get more time on the popular podcast Rising as she talks about a
new study published by MedRxiv based on data from Israel about the effectiveness of the immune system fighting
Covid-19. The report suggests that natural immunity provides a stronger solution than the vaccines. A similar recent study by Yale scientists also suggests that natural immunity provides a stronger response to COVID-19
Researcher Akiko Iwasaki says generating strong immunity involving local antibodies and T cells will help prevent the
spread of the infection and disease.
Kim Iversen, who went to UC Davis and worked at KWOD when it was an alternative station in Sacramento,
has developed a national video following with her social commentary show. In this episode she explains how a Pfizer
executive told investors about the pharma giant's profit opportunities if the pandemic has no end.
Healthcare Workers Protest Vaccine Mandate at Capitol
Capitol Park was the scene of an organized rally of healthcare professionals protesting a state vaccine mandate.
The footage taken by KXTV ABC10 was taken on August 16, 2021. The protest was not against the covid vaccine as the group's
emphasis was freedom of choice for individuals to decide what to do with their bodies. In order to keep their jobs, healthcare workers
must comply with a state mandate to get both vaccine shots by the end of September or submit to weekly Covid-19 testing.
Sac Leads State in New Summer Covid Cases
In July 2021 Sacramento had the highest rate of new COVID-19 infection cases
of any major city in California per 100,000 people. The surge began in June as the state reopened
for business and public events. CBS 13 reports that Sacramento County's Hispanic and Black communities
accounted for half of new cases in the county the past month.
COVID-19 Delta Variant in Sacramento Region
Even after California reopened for business June 15th, many residents have been reluctant
to stop wearing masks in public due to the latest coronavirus concern about the contagious delta strain.
This KCRA TV video questions Yolo County Public Information Officer Dr. Aimee Sisson.