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Posts published by “Dr. William Miller”

Local COVID Cases Surging

As we start off the New Year, we are seeing a significant increase in COVID cases throughout Mendocino County and here on the Coast.  Part…

End of Year COVID Updates

As our second year of the pandemic draws to a close, a few updates on where things stand are in order. Omicron, the new variant,…

Omicron Update

We are now just over a month since the new variant, Omicron, was identified in southern Africa.  Since then, it has rapidly become the dominant…

The Omicron Variant

The news media has been buzzing with articles about a new COVID variant, B.1.1.529, which was first identified about two weeks ago in South Africa. …

New COVID Treatments on Horizon

A new antiviral treatment that helps suppress replication of the SARS-2 virus is likely to receive Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the FDA in the…

Local Covid Survivor Tells Her Story

Teresa Vaquera is a lovely, 78 year-old woman who lives in Ft. Bragg, California. She is a grandmother who has 13 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.…

Future of Sherwood Oaks Nursing Home Uncertain

Sherwood Oaks is the local, privately owned nursing home in Ft. Bragg with 79 licensed beds and currently 39 residents.  Like so many nursing homes…

COVID Vaccine Gets Go-ahead for Children

On October 29th, the FDA gave Emergency Use Authorization that expands the use of the Pfizer COVID vaccine to children ages 5 to 11.  This…

US Nursing Homes in Crisis: A Perfect Storm

This is the first in a two-part series in which we will examine the national picture for US nursing homes and then next week turn…

“Mix and Match” Booster Shots

Last week we discussed how the FDA is considering approving booster shots for both Moderna and J&J COVID vaccines.  Booster shots for Pfizer were approved…

Booster Shot for Moderna, J&J Being Considered

Booster shots for COVID vaccines are again in the news.  This time for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (J&J).  Both companies provided the FDA this…

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