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Health Care

November 30, 2021

Why some researchers think the omicron variant could be the most infectious one yet

Preliminary data about omicron suggests the variant became widespread across southern Africa in a very short period of time. Scientists say its many mutations may play a role in its transmissibility.

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November 30, 2021

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New York duo Sky Creature discuss their start, touring and shooting their new music video on a sinking ship

Matt Walsh and former Bay Area musician Majel Connery, the duo behind New York band Sky Creature, are debuting the music video ‘No One’ here on CapRadio. We connected with them about the video, touring and why they embrace being hard to categorize.

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Health Care

November 29, 2021

Vicki Gonzalez

Interview: UC Davis Health expert on what to expect from the omicron COVID-19 variant

Omicron is likely already in the U.S. Dr. Dean Blumberg spoke with Insight host Vicky Gonzalez.

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November 29, 2021

Sarah Mizes-Tan

This South Sacramento street shows how political ‘redistricting’ can divide communities of color

For decades, the mile-long, one-way-in-one-way-out Detroit Boulevard in Meadowview has been split and represented by two City Council members.

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What to know about Sacramento city schools' COVID-19 vaccine requirement

The Sacramento City Unified School District is requiring staff and students 12 and older to show proof of vaccination by Nov. 30. Here's more on who the mandate covers, how to submit a status or get an exemption and what happens next.

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A different kind of COVID vaccine is about ready to roll

December 1, 2021

Protein subunit vaccines work by injecting people with a tiny portion of a virus. In the case of the COVID-19 vaccine, that tiny portion is the spike protein that the coronavirus uses to enter cells.