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CDC eases COVID guidance
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its COVID-19 guidance on Thursday, saying the virus now poses a much lower risk of severe illness, hospitalization and death compared to earlier in the pandemic. Check out a full breakdown of the updated guidance and what you should know here.
What to know about COVID and back to school safety
UCSF infectious disease expert Dr. Peter Chin-Hong provides updates on what parents and students should know about the pandemic as schools being a new year.
Where to get Novavax COVID-19 vaccine
Santa Clara County began administering the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, giving eligible residents another vaccine option to protect themselves from COVID-19. Read more here.
When should you come out of isolation?
As the pandemic continues, there are ever-changing and confusing rules about when you have to stop isolating from other people. We break it all down for you in this explainer.
Why are so many people getting reinfected with COVID?
A growing number of Californians are getting COVID-19 a second time. New state numbers show one out of every seven new cases in July was a reinfection and infectious disease specialists say the highly transmissible variant BA.5 is playing a big role in the increase in reinfections. Marianne Favro has more here.