The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

F.D.A. approves 1st pill to fight COVID-19; California Governor requires health care workers get booster shots; Biden administration extends moratorium on federal student loan repayment

Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. F.D.A. approves 1st prescription pill to fight COVID-19, Pfizer’s Paxlovid. California Governor Gavin Newsom mandates booster shots for health care workers. Los Angeles Mayor urges public to get COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots, as infections soar. San … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

President Joe Biden to give 500 million free COVID-19 tests, as Omicron variant spreads; San Francisco District Attorney joins critics of Mayor London Breed’s plan to increase police in the Tenderloin; Tulle Elk at heart of land use battle at Point Reyes National Park

Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. President Joe Biden to give 500 million free COVID-19 tests, as Omicron becomes dominant COVID-19 strain in U.S. California Governor Gavin Newsom mandates booster vaccines for healthcare workers. San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo urges booster mandate for … Continued


Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. President Joe Biden visits Kentucky, ravaged by tornadoes, pledges support. U.S. marks 800,000 COVID-19 deaths, urges vaccines and boosters to ward off Omicron. Senate passes bill to increase debt ceiling, just in time to avoid default, sends … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 – US sees its highest rate of inflation since 1982. Doug Henwood (@DougHenwood), an economic journalist and host of KPFA’s Behind the News joins us to discuss his latest piece for The Nation, What Should the Democrats Do About Rising Inflation? 0:33 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

Early evidence shows Covid-19 omicron variant not as severe as delta variant; President Joe Biden threatens to sanction Russia if it invades Ukraine; Oakland City Council approves more police staffing

Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. Public health officials say early evidence shows Covid-19 omicron variant not as severe as delta variant. President Joe Biden threatens sanctions against Russia if Moscow invades Ukraine. U.K. whistleblower slams Britian’s exit from Afghanistan, says ‘abandoned’ allies. … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

House passes bill to avert government shutdown, after raucous debate over vaccine mandates; President Joe Biden unveils winter strategy to combat COVID-19 as Omicron variant hits U.S.

Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. House passes bill to avert government shutdown, after raucous debate over vaccine mandates. House Republican on panel investigating January 6th insurrection warns Donald Trump not to lie. President Joe Biden unveils winter strategy to combat COVID-19 as … Continued


Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. Supreme Court hears challenge to Mississippi abortion ban. First U.S. case of Omicron COVID-19 variant detected in San Francisco. European Union chief suggests nation members make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory, amidst surge. 15 year old charged as adult … Continued


Covid has laid bare the inequities of our society and the dysfunction of our medical system, which focuses at great cost on disease-treatment rather than fostering health. So contends epidemiologist Sandro Galea. He argues that the pandemic provides an opening to rethink medicine, along with housing, wages, and racial and social inequality, and to treat … Continued


Bay Area COVID-19 Vaccination Guide

The coronavirus pandemic has raged for well over a year, and we are now faced with yet another variant and flu season. The good news is that across California, more and more people are getting vaccinated – currently now over 76% have gotten at least one dose. Still, on average over the past 8 weeks, … Continued