COVID-19

Health Policy Expert: US Will Achieve Herd Immunity By April

This article by Dr. Marty Markary, health policy expert and professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, was originally published in the Wall Street Journal on February 18, 2021. We’ll Have Herd Immunity by April Covid cases have dropped 77% in six weeks. Experts should level with the public about the good news. by ...

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AUSHD Trustee Al Jabbar On COVID School Closures: “Our Kids Are Not Losing Learning”

It’s a given that the prolonged school closures stemming from responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have negatively impacted students in myriad ways – including loss of learning. That loss is more severe in school districts that continue to keep their schools shuttered and students receiving instruction online. Common sense and experience tell us kids learn better in the classroom than ...

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Parents To AUHSD Board: Withholding In-Person Learning Is Failing The Students You Are Sworn To Serve

Last week, we reported how the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Education voted on February 4 voted to further delay the reopening of schools for in-person instruction, notwithstanding appeals from parent after parent after parent in beseeched the board to let their kids back in the classroom.  These parents cited science, data and their own personal experience of ...

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Parents To AUHSD Board: We Need You Fight To Our Kids, Re-Open Schools

At the February 4 meeting of the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Education, parent after parent – a number of them public school teachers – beseeched the board members to re-open their schools for in-person instruction. They pointed to the science and data – which argues powerfully against the school closure strategy pursued by the district – and ...

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COVID: Disneyland Super POD Closing Temporarily; 3rd SuperPOD Opening At Anaheim Convention Center

The County of Orange is temporarily closing the Disneyland COVID vaccination Super POD due to lack of vaccines, while announcing plans for a third vaccination super POD at the Anaheim Convention Center. “The expected Moderna vaccine delivery on Tuesday, February 16, did not arrive. As a result, Moderna vaccine inventory is very low,” according to a county press release. In ...

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Disney’s California Adventure Launching Food/Drink Experience, Bring Back 700+ Cast Members

Disneyland’s California Adventure will launch a limited-run food and beverage experience in mid-March. The ticketed event will run several days each week and feature entertainment, and Disney is bringing more than 700 cast members back to work to man the event. More details – such as the event’s official name, start and end date, DCA locations involved, ticket prices – ...

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Outdoor Dining Returning to Downtown Disney, DCA’s Buena Vista Street

In the wake of the Governor Newsom lifting his early December 2020 stay-at-home order, outdoor dining re-opened at Downtown Disney over the weekend. Among the restaurants resuming outdoor dining are Ballast Point Brewing Co., Tortilla Jo’s, Naples Ristorante, Uva Bar & Cafe and Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen. Sprinkles Cupcakes is set to re-open on February. Restaurants on Buena Vista Street ...

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California, Florida: Different COVID Strategies, Same Results

A recent article in Britain’s Daily Mail underscores the failure of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s economically devastating lockdowns as a strategy for combating COVID-19: Since the first cases of coronavirus were identified in the U.S., California and Florida have stood out for taking very different approaches to the crisis. Over the course of the last year, California Gov Gavin Newsom has ordered businesses such as bars and ...

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Newsom Lifts Stay-At-Home Order; Outdoor Dining Legal Again

Governor Gavin Newsom has lifted the stay-at-home order he imposed on December 3, in response to the surging number of COVID-19 cases in  attempt to prevent hospital ICUs from being overwhelmed.  Among other things, the stay-at-home order had banned outdoor dining – a blow to restaurants already reeling from Newsom’s on-again/off-again shutdowns and continuously changing re-opening guidelines. Lifting the order ...

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