Tag Archives: COVID-19

Fire out in front

Once again, Alameda firefighters are leading the way. Don’t worry:  this isn’t going to be another column about campaign contributions. Instead, our topic today is . . . vaccination rates.

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Alameda next?

First came the cities of San Francisco and Pasadena, which mandated that all of their employees get vaccinated against the COVID‑19 virus (and submit proof thereof) as soon as the federal Food and Drug Administration formally approves one of the … Continue reading

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Stimulus for Alameda

Imagine, if you will, the following scene: In-person Council meetings now are allowed. The five elected officials, and staff, are sitting, masked and six feet apart, on the dais. The doors to Council chambers burst open, and in comes Vice … Continue reading

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The City and the virus

Tired of reading about the coronavirus? If so, you should skip this column. But if you’re interested in how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the City of Alameda and its residents – and what the City has done to help … Continue reading

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Test case

It seemed like a good idea at the time. The City of Alameda would “partner” with a company called CityHealth Urgent Care, which runs urgent-care facilities in Oakland and San Leandro, to offer testing for the coronavirus at the Research … Continue reading

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What Alameda is doing to prepare for the coronavirus

Relentlessly (if parochially) focused on all things Alameda, the Merry-Go-Round began to wonder, as we watched and read the stories about the coronavirus (aka COVID-19) crisis, what our local public agencies were preparing to do about it. So we decided … Continue reading

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