In this Aug. 30, 2012, video interview, Dr. Charles Chiu, who directs the University of California, San Francisco-Abbott Viral Diagnostics and Discovery Center, discusses hantavirus, a potentially fatal virus transmitted by rodents such as deer mice who directs the UCSF-Abbott Viral Diagnostics and Discovery Center. Other rodents, including house mice, are rarely if ever carriers of the virus. The video has been edited by The Sacramento Bee.
Sen. Ricardo Lara, seeking to pass single-payer health care, told fellow senators on June 1, 2017 that he grew up in a family that relied on home remedies and trips to Tijuana when they were ill. Video courtesy of The California Channel
Sen. Toni Atkins, arguing for universal health care on the Senate floor in June 2017, told her colleagues that hearing from constituents who fear losing Obamacare brought back her own experiences. Video courtesy of The California Channel.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, issued a stinging rebuke Friday to the push by congressional Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare. She toured University of California San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hopsital.
Supporters of a universal health care bill in California protested at the Capitol Monday July 3, 2017, briefly disrupting an Assembly session before they were removed from the gallery of the chamber. The protest continued in the rotunda of the historic bu
Anger over Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon’s decision to shelve universal health care legislation in California has boiled over into aggressive protests against the Democratic leader by the California Nurses Association.
Planned Parenthood and its supporters held a “Pink Out” on Wednesday night, June 21, 2017, to show their opposition to the new Republican health care bill. The rally at Sacramento’s Memorial Auditorium, one of the 50 events held in 20 states, was aimed a
California health officials have confirmed that nacho cheese sauce sold by a Walnut Grove gas station tested positive for botulism toxin, which is the product of a common bacteria. One person died and nine others were sickened in the incident.
Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, urges passage of SB 582, a measure aimed at establishing a new universal health care system in California. Instead of private insurers, state government would be the “single payer” for everyone’s health care through a new taxing structure.