Michael Wong

20 December 2020

Overdose deaths far outpace COVID-19 deaths in San Francisco

A record 621 people died of drug overdoses in San Francisco so far this year, a staggering number that far outpaces the 173 deaths from COVID-19 […]
20 December 2020

US begins rolling out Moderna vaccine: official

The first of millions of doses of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine were being prepared Saturday for shipping to locations across the United States, a top official said, […]
20 December 2020

Strained health agencies push do-it-yourself contact tracing

When Eileen Carroll’s daughter tested positive for the coronavirus, Rhode Island health officials called with the results, then told her to notify anyone her daughter might […]
20 December 2020

Hospitals try to keep pace, stores close during virus surge

California hospitals are battling to find beds to house patients amid fears the explosion of coronavirus cases will exhaust staffing resources.