Court asked to run health care system in Arizona prisons

Arizona corrections officials don’t have the capacity to improve staffing problems that have put prisoners with medical and mental health issues at risk of harm, according to lawyers for incarcerated people who are asking a judge to take over health care operations in state prisons.

Universal health care bill fails to pass in California

California Democrats on Monday failed to gather enough support to advance a government-funded universal health care system, succumbing to intense pressure from business groups and the insurance industry in an election year.

San Francisco to require boosters for law enforcement, workers in high-risk settings

The health order now includes booster requirements for people who work in higher-risk settings, including adult care facilities, adult day programs, dental offices, home health care workers and pharmacists, as well as workers who visit such settings, like police officers, paramedics, emergency medical technicians and lawyers whose clients are in jails.

CDC shortens COVID-19 quarantine recommendation to 5 days

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said the guidance is in keeping with growing evidence that people with the coronavirus are most infectious in the two days before and three days after symptoms develop.