Monthly Archives: December, 2020

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VA administers over 55,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses in two weeks

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that it has administered initial COVID-19 vaccine doses to more than 5,000 Veterans residing in its Community Living Centers and Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders Centers and more than 50,000 health care employees in its first two weeks (Dec. 14-Dec. 27) of providing COVID-19 vaccines.

Inland Empire Health Plan Earns 2020 ENERGY STAR® Certification

Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) has earned the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2020 ENERGY STAR® certification with a star score of 85. This indicates that Inland Empire Health Plan's Atrium building in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., is more energy efficient than 85% of similar properties nationwide.

California lockdowns extended as some hospitals limit care

California's top health official said hospitals in hard-hit Los Angeles County are turning to “crisis care" and bracing for the coronavirus surge to worsen in the new year, as he extended strict stay-home orders Tuesday in areas where intensive care units have few beds.

State capitols face showdown over COVID powers and spending

State lawmakers across the country will convene in 2021 with the continuing COVID-19 pandemic rippling through much of their work — even affecting the way they work.

Will COVID-19 vaccines work on the new coronavirus variant?

Will COVID-19 vaccines work on the new coronavirus variant? Experts believe so, but they're working to confirm that.


US speeds up Abrams tank delivery to Ukraine war zone

The Pentagon is speeding up its delivery of Abrams tanks to Ukraine, opting to send a refurbished older model that can be ready faster, with the aim of getting the 70-ton battle powerhouses to the war zone by the fall, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

Biden signs measure nullifying DC criminal code revisions

President Joe Biden on Monday signed into law legislation nullifying the recent overhaul of the District of Columbia criminal code, but the fight between Congress and local lawmakers is continuing.

Los Angeles schools shut down as staff strike for better pay

Thousands of service workers backed by teachers began a three-day strike against the Los Angeles Unified School District on Tuesday, shutting down education for a half-million students in the nation’s second-largest school system.

Trump’s potential indictment caps decades of legal scrutiny

For 40 years, former President Donald Trump has navigated countless legal investigations without ever facing criminal charges. That record may soon come to an end.