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Video: A Conversation with US Senator Alex Padilla April 12 2021 Senator Padilla talks about what he hopes to accomplish in Washington and the importance of federal policymakers’ efforts on COVID-19 relief, infrastructure, and immigration reform.
When a Lack of Air Conditioning is a Public Health Threat August 17 2020 California is getting hotter, which is leading to public health inequities caused by a lack of air conditioning. We talked to Kelly Sanders of the University of Southern California about addressing “air conditioning deserts."
California’s Quick Response to COVID-19 Likely Saved Lives April 22 2020 Early actions before the statewide shelter-in-place order appear to have been effective in reducing the spread of the coronavirus.
Race, Health, and the Risk of COVID-19 Complications April 17 2020 Heart disease, diabetes, and other conditions that increase the risk of COVID-19 complications are more prevalent among certain groups, especially Native Americans and African Americans.
Severe COVID-19 Infections May Threaten California’s Prisons March 27 2020 California invests more than any other state in prisoners’ health. Still, living conditions that make social distancing difficult and other factors could make the state’s prison population especially susceptible to a coronavirus outbreak.