Articles by Barbara Feder Ostrov

January 2022

California Weighs Order Canceling Elective Surgeries as COVID Surges

August 2021

Lambda COVID Variant in California: 5 Things to Know

California First in Nation to Mandate Vaccinations for Health Care Workers

July 2021

Will a Dialysis Giant’s Indictment Alter Its Big Political Spending in California?

COVID Cases Surging in California a Month After Reopening

Cost of Fighting COVID in California: $12.3 Billion

Breakthrough COVID Is Rare in California

May 2021

Willing to Help but Nowhere to Go: State’s Recruitment of COVID-19 Volunteers Fell Short

April 2021

State’s ‘MyTurn’ Website Bypassed for Most Vaccine Appointments

Vaccine Passports in California? Answers to Your Questions

J&J Vaccine on Hold as State Expands Eligibility

February 2021

California Shifts Vaccine Priorities Again: People With Health Conditions Are Eligible Next Month

COVID Advisory Group Rejects Higher Vaccine Priority for Disabled Californians and Those With Chronic Conditions

January 2021

Educators, Food Workers Join California’s Priority List for Vaccines

State Activates Vaccine Clearinghouse Website

California’s New Goal: Vaccinate a Million People in 10 Days

December 2020

COVID Tests Lagging: Slower Turnaround Times Creeping Back for Californians

October 2020

State to Allow Visitors Inside Nursing Homes in Most California Counties

Now for Some Good News: California Praised for Recent Handling of Pandemic

Workout Workaround: How Gyms Are Getting Themselves Reclassified as ‘Essential’

September 2020

Whipsawed: California and Other States Face Shifting Federal Messages Over Coming COVID Vaccine

August 2020

Mask Fines Vary Widely Throughout California

June 2020

Counting the Dead: Nursing Home COVID Data a ‘Tangled Mess’

‘Things Have Gotten Ugly’ — Pandemic Pushback Drives Health Directors to Quit

May 2020

Gov. Newsom: Coronavirus Testing Way Up, but State’s Nursing Homes Still Lagging

California’s Essential Workers to Get Benefit of the Doubt if They Contract COVID

April 2020

Governor’s Quandary: Who Should Get California Workers’ Comp Benefits for COVID-19?

Predicting a Pandemic’s Path: What Models Can and Can’t Do