Friday, August 26, 2022 (2023)

Latest From California Healthline:

‘He Stood His Ground’: State Senator Will Leave Office as Champion of Tough Vaccine Laws

California state Sen. Richard Pan, who spearheaded some of the country’s most ambitious vaccine mandate legislation, is leaving office this year because of term limits. A pediatrician, he plans to practice medicine full time but has not ruled out a future run for office.(Angela Hart,)

Newsom Appoints New Surgeon General: Dr. Diana Ramos, 55, the former Orange County Medical Association president, is set to oversee California’s public health efforts as the state’s newest surgeon general. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who created the role in 2019, announced the appointment Thursday. Read more from Bay Area News Groupand CBS News.

California Bill Would Allow Seriously Ill Prisoners To Be Freed: California would allow more ill and dying inmates to be released from state prisons under legislation that cleared the state Senate without opposition Thursday and heads to the Assembly for final approval. Read more from AP.

Note to readers: California Healthline's Daily Edition will not be published Aug. 29 through Sept. 5. Look for it again in your inbox on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

Below, check out the roundup of California Healthline’s coverage. For today's national health news, read KHN'sMorning Briefing.

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More News From Across The State

Los Angeles Times:Child Infected With Monkeypox In Orange County
Orange County health officials this week confirmed the county’s first case of monkeypox in a child, a rare circumstance even as the virus continues to spread statewide. “Please remember that monkeypox is very uncommon in children,” said Dr. Regina Chinsio-Kwong, Orange County’s health officer. “It is important to note that many childhood illnesses can cause rashes. If you or your children have a new or unusual rash, please follow preventive guidance and seek medical attention from a qualified healthcare professional for further recommendations.” (Toohey, 8/25)

Los Angeles Times:Monkeypox Cases Begin To Slow In L.A. County
New monkeypox cases are starting to flatten in Los Angeles County, echoing a trend seen elsewhere as more vaccination doses are distributed and some people are reducing riskier sexual activity. As of Thursday, L.A. County reported 1,349 cumulative monkeypox cases, up 30% from the prior Thursday’s tally of 1,036 cases. (Toohey, Lin II and Money, 8/25)

CapRadio:Sacramento School Districts Waiting For Guidance On Monkeypox As School Year Starts
With the summer coming to an end, kids are starting to return to classrooms. While some COVID-19 pandemic guidelines are still in effect, many Sacramento-area schools don’t currently have any measures that address monkeypox. Though both the state of California and Sacramento County announced a state of emergency in response to the ongoing monkeypox outbreak in early August, neither has yet issued guidelines for how schools should address potential spread of the virus. (Salanga, 8/25)

The Hill:Fauci Compares Monkeypox Outbreak To HIV Epidemic, Advises Against Making The Same Assumptions
The White House’s chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci advised against making the same assumptions about the current monkeypox outbreak that were made during the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Fauci and H. Clifford Lane, deputy director for clinical research and special projects at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), published a piece in the New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday in which they reflected on the similarities between the monkeypox outbreak and the HIV/AIDS epidemic, which both men spent much of their careers studying. (Choi, 8/25)

CIDRAP:Study: Two COVID-19 Rapid Tests Accurately Diagnose Variant Infections
Two COVID-19 rapid antigen tests produce accurate results for infections with the SARS-COV-2 pre-Delta, Delta, and Omicron strains, finds a study yesterday in JAMA Network Open. University of Washington and University of Nevada researchers tested 797 adults who had symptoms characteristic of COVID-19 within the previous 5 days. They assessed the SCoV-2 AgDetectRapid Self-Test and BinaxNow COVID-19 Ag Card at multiple sites in King County, Washington. Testing was done from Feb 17, 2021, to Jan 11, 2022. Average participant age was 37.3 years, 58.2% were women, and 52.9% were unvaccinated. (8/25)

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CIDRAP:WHO: COVID Deaths For 2022 Pass 1 Million Worldwide
At a World Health Organization (WHO) briefing today, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, said COVID-19 deaths for 2022 alone passed 1 million this week, as he pressed countries to do more to vaccinate all healthcare workers, older people, and others at highest risk. Since the pandemic began in early 2020, 6,472,848 deaths have been reported, according to the Johns Hopkins online dashboard. Tedros said countries in Africa with the lowest rates are making progress with vaccine coverage, and many countries are making good strides in targeting high-priority groups. He said, however, that one third of the world is still unvaccinated, including two thirds of health workers and three quarters of older adults in low-income countries. (8/25)

The Washington Post:Moderna Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Pfizer And BioNTech Over Coronavirus Vaccine
Moderna sued Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech on Friday, alleging the rival firms improperly used its foundational technology in developing their coronavirus vaccine. The suit sets up a legal battle between the most prominent companies that helped curb the coronavirus pandemic in the United States by developing highly effective shots in record time. “We believe that Pfizer and BioNTech unlawfully copied Moderna’s inventions, and they have continued to use them without permission,” Moderna Chief Legal Officer Shannon Thyme Klinger said in a company news release. The company said it filed suits in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts and in Germany, where BioNTech is headquartered. (Rowland, 8/26)

San Francisco Chronicle:‘This Is What Equity Looks Like’: Roving Teams Deliver COVID Vaccines Around The Tenderloin
Nicole Parks squinted and aimed her syringe just above the cross tattoo on Elogosha Adorn’s beefy arm. Adorn twisted awkwardly on his bus bench to check what she was doing, causing the sleeve of his sweatshirt to flop down over the tattoo. Parks jerked the needle back. Adorn pounded his thigh with his right hand, which happened to be filled with the gear he was about to light up for a hit of fentanyl. “Want me to do that myself?” he growled. “No, I got it,” Parks said quietly. A UCSF registered nurse, she’s good at gauging her moment. She waited a few seconds for him to settle, then quickly slid up the sweatshirt sleeve. (Fagan, 8/25)

Sacramento Bee:A 3-Month Strike At Kaiser? Insurer Prepares For Worst In CA
Kaiser Permanente is looking to contract with therapists who can help it survive at least three months of a strike by its mental health clinicians, luring potential recruits with promises of lucrative signing bonuses and pay premiums. Licensed marriage and family therapist Sally Levy Albert said she resigned from the Kaiser network in March 2022 but received the offer in an email. In it, a Kaiser employee wrote: “We have a need to secure continued access to outpatient mental health services for our members over the next eight to 10 weeks as we work through contract negotiations currently underway with” the union representing mental health clinicians. (Anderson, 8/26)

Noticias Telemundo:California's Health Care Coverage Expansion Benefits Undocumented Young Adults
California will extend health coverage through next year for about 40,000 low-income, undocumented young adults who are at risk of losing coverage underthe state’s Medicaid program. Beatriz Hernandez, 26, who immigrated from Guadalajara, Mexico, when she was 12, qualifies for the extended benefit.“This is amazing. I’m happy,” she said in an interview with Noticias Telemundo. The new policy announced Monday by the state’s Department of Health Care Services resolves the gap by guaranteeing continuous coverage for young people until the end of 2023. Hernandez is one of them. (Subizar, 8/25)

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Los Angeles Times:In California Wildfires, Risk Of Death Increases With Age
Ronald Tyra knew it was time to flee when the 100-acre blaze across the street began igniting spot fires as it raced down the mountain. Tyra sped from his Klamath River, Calif., home with little more than the clothes on his back. His neighbors — Charles Kays, 79, and his wife, Judith, 82 — were not so lucky. Only recently identified by authorities, their bodies were found in a burned vehicle near the bottom of their driveway. They apparently had rammed a locked gate attempting to escape and veered off the road, officials said. (Wigglesworth, 8/26)

Stat:Pfizer's Experimental RSV Vaccine Protects Older Adults In Study
Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, called the data exciting. “This vaccine will be of enormous benefit to the elderly in preventing severe and occasionally fatal respiratory tract infections,” Offit predicted. “The vaccine will also be important as a maternal vaccine to protect babies in the first six months of life.” (Herper, 8/25)

Self:Here’s Why Pfizer’s RSV Vaccine for Adults Is a Pretty Big Deal
Each year, about 177,000 older adults are hospitalized due to RSV infection in the US, and 14,000 of these infections lead to death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “RSV is a major burden of illness in elderly or immunocompromised adults,” Amesh A. Adalja, MD, infectious disease expert and senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, tells SELF. Currently, there is only a monoclonal antibody injection, called Synagis, that is used to reduce the risk of severe RSV illness in some high-risk babies. But the FDA has not yet approved an RSV vaccine for adults, so Pfizer’s option is on its way to becoming the first to get there. (Miller, 8/25)

The Chronicle for Higher Education:‘A Historic Moment’: New Guidance Requires Federally Funded Research To Be Open Access
In a move hailed by open-access advocates, the White House on Thursday released guidance dictating that federally funded research be made freely and immediately available to the public. The Office of Science and Technology Policy’s guidance calls for federal agencies to make taxpayer-supported research publicly available immediately, doing away with an optional 12-month embargo. (Zahneis, 8/25)

The New York Times:White House Pushes Journals To Drop Paywalls On Publicly Funded Research
In laying out the new policy, which is set to be fully in place by the start of 2026, the Office of Science and Technology Policy said that the guidance had the potential to save lives and benefit the public on several key priorities — from cancer breakthroughs to clean-energy technology. “The American people fund tens of billions of dollars of cutting-edge research annually,” Dr. Alondra Nelson, the head of the office, said in a statement. “There should be no delay or barrier between the American public and the returns on their investments in research.” (Patel, 8/25)

Stat:White House Directs Agencies To Make Federally Funded Studies Free
“The devil’s in the details,” said New England Journal of Medicine Editor-in-Chief Eric Rubin, who told STAT at least a third of the journal’s estimated 200 articles a year are attached to federal funding, though other funding streams do require open access. “It does threaten the model of a carefully thought-out presentation and carefully getting research. We’re gonna have to think about how we can still do what we think is important.” (Owermohle, 8/25)

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CalMatters:CARE Court Plan Gets Backing From San Diego Cities, County
California has a fragmented, inadequate mental health care response system, for which no single government entity is in charge of guaranteeing that people grappling with severe mental illness get care. Our society’s efforts to deal with this human tragedy have been a failure. We nee/d a new approach. (Todd Gloria and Nathan Fletcher, 8/24)

East Bay Times:Abortion Ballot Measure Isn't Worth The Risk For Californians
The Mercury News Editorial Board recently wrote that Prop 1 is needed to “protect women’s reproductive rights.” But those rights are already guaranteed under California law, including the right to abortion and contraception, and are not threatened by the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Roe v. Wade ruling. (Christopher J. Bakes, 8/24)

Fresno Bee:Fresno Hospital Leaders Prioritized Personal Interests Over Patients. They Should Resign
In countless ways, the importance of Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno cannot be overstated. It forms a landmark constellation of buildings in the heart of Fresno. Its large workforce is an economic driver downtown, and CRMC operates the highest-level trauma center from Sacramento to Los Angeles. It is also where most of the people living in Fresno’s low-income neighborhoods south of Shaw Avenue get medical help. (8/25)

Dallas Morning News:Health Improves When Basic Needs Are Met
It seems obvious to say that people do better in life when they have better access to health care and other services. But developing the data of just how much impact this can have is critical to understanding where and how to make public investments in providing health care. For Parkland Hospital and other health care providers, some of that data is coming now, and it’s dramatic. (8/24)

FAQs

What is August 26th Wordle answer? ›

The Wordle answer for word 433 on 26th August, 2022

The Wordle answer today is IRONY. Even though there are no repeating letters in today's Wordle, the letter placement is quite tricky to work out.

What is the answer to Wordle 433? ›

The Wordle 433 answer is 'IRONY'. It means "a situation in which something which was intended to have a particular result has the opposite or a very different result" as described by the Cambridge dictionary.

Is todays Wordle IRONY? ›

A2. The answer to today's Wordle is IRONY.

What is today's Wordle 433? ›

The answer for today's Wordle is IRONY. What is Wordle? Wordle is a New York Times owned word guessing game. It is a 5-letter word game where players get six attempts to guess the word.

What is the best word to start with in Wordle? ›

Sorry Bill Gates, but AUDIO isn't the best word to start with when you're playing Wordle. A pair of MIT researchers recently set out to find the optimal starting word for the popular online puzzle, discovering that the statistically superior first guess is SALET, which is a 15th century helmet.

What is the Wordle for August 27? ›

'Wordle' #434 Answer for Saturday, August 27

The answer to today's Wordle is "RUDER."

What is the Wordle for August 29th? ›

Answer for Wordle 436 for August 29, 2022

The answer to Wordle puzzle 436 is CHIEF.

What is today's Wordle June 18? ›

Answer for Wordle 364 for June 18, 2022

The answer to Wordle puzzle 364 is CACAO.

What is today's Wordle June 19? ›

The answer to Wordle for Sunday, June 19 is "loser". Wordle refreshes itself at 7 p.m. ET every day, and then the next word will be made available for players to try and solve.

Can I play yesterday's Wordle? ›

Can you play old Wordle game puzzles? While initially, we were only able to play the specific Wordle puzzle for that day, we're now able to access past Wordle puzzles through the Wordle Archive.

What was Wordle number 300? ›

The answer to Wordle puzzle 300 is SHAME. Wordle is available for any browser.

What is the Wordle 300? ›

Wordle 300 is not that tough to crack but can also easily leave you guessing if you are not careful. Wordle was developed by a Brooklyn-based software engineer, Josh Wardle. The players have just one simple objective, to guess the day's five-letter word by entering characters in a box.

What is today's Wordle on August 25? ›

The Wordle answer for word 432 on 25th August, 2022

The Wordle answer today is CLOWN.

What letter does today's Wordle start with August 26? ›

If you have given up on today's game, then we can save you the misery. But those still trying to crack the 5-letter code, look away now. The Wordle for August 26 is IRONY.

What was the Wordle July 20th? ›

The Wordle answer for word 396 on 20th July, 2022

The Wordle answer for today is TRITE. Another word that almost broke my streak! I got lucky and guessed the 'T' in the correct position early, but then I input 'TRIBE', 'TRINE', and 'TRIKE' before finally getting the correct answer.

How do you win Wordle every time? ›

Here are the best tips and tricks for Wordle players
  1. Start with a random word that has vowels. Screenshot via Nishtha Grover. ...
  2. Use different letters for the second word. ...
  3. Choose a new word every time. ...
  4. Using the same word as the first word each time. ...
  5. Keep an eye out for repeated letters. ...
  6. Use a pen and paper. ...
  7. Additional help.
12 Apr 2022

What is a good 5 letter word for Wordle? ›

So starting words like “ratio,” “irate,” “stain,” or “stare” that include those commonly used letters are great options. There are more English-language words that start with S than any other letter, so a starting word that begins with S is also a good first guess.

What 5 letter word has the most vowels? ›

Top-Words with 5 Letters with mostly vowels
  • MIAOU. ...
  • ADIEU. ...
  • AUDIO. ...
  • AULOI. ...
  • LOUIE. ...
  • AUREI. ...
  • OURIE. ...
  • URAEI.

What is the Wordle for August 28? ›

Today's Wordle answer August 28

The word is... GAUZE.

What is the Wordle today August 28? ›

'Wordle' #435 Answer for Sunday, August 28

The answer to today's Wordle is "Gauze." Those who want to try another Wordle puzzle have to wait until 7 p.m. ET, when the game resets.

What word does Wordle start with? ›

The app now recommends different starting words. Wordlebot used to recommend starting with the word "crane" on regular mode, but that's been changed to the word "slate." On hard mode, it's been changed to "least" from the word "dealt."

What is the Wordle August 30? ›

Today's Wordle answer August 30

The word is... ONSET. Most stories start with something bad coming along to challenge the protagonist.

What is the Wordle today August 30th? ›

The Wordle answer for today, 30th August, takes the form, as always, of a five-letter word. For the uninitiated, the aim of Wordle is to work out a daily five-letter word within six guesses. The fewer the guesses, the better - and if you fail to guess it at all, you'll break your streak.

What was the Wordle word yesterday? ›

Yesterday's Wordle answer is FAULT.

What is the Wordle June 17? ›

Answer for Wordle 363 for June 17, 2022

The answer to Wordle puzzle 363 is BLOWN.

What was 364 Wordle? ›

Wordle 364 answer today, June 18

Today's word is CACAO. It means, “seeds from a small tropical American evergreen tree, from which cocoa, cocoa butter, and chocolate are made”. We hope you were able to beat this challenging puzzle.

What is the Wordle for June 20th? ›

The answer for Wordle #366 for 20th June 2022 is:

INPUT.

What's the Wordle today July 19? ›

Today's Wordle answer July 19

Today's Wordle answer is: ANGRY.

What was Sunday's Wordle word? ›

The answer to Sunday's Wordle is "Float".

What is the Wordle June 21? ›

Today's Wordle Answer (June 21st #367)

The June 21st Wordle answer is GLOAT.

How many 5 letter words are there? ›

The Free Dictionary lists more than 158,000 words with five letters. The the Official Scrabble Dictionary (which allows some pretty obscure five-letter words), puts the number at about 9,000.

Which Wordle is the real one? ›

Nope, the true Wordle can only be found on the creator's website. If you didn't already know that Wordle can only be played on Josh Wardle's website, you might think it's an app with how many people are playing it on their phones.

Are Wordle answers repeated? ›

Does Wordle repeat letters? You might have learned this already (and done so the hard way), but yes, absolutely letters can repeat in Wordle puzzles.

What is today's Wordle 305? ›

The answer is: CARGO.

What is the Wordle 302? ›

Wordle 302 Hints And Answer

The answer to Wordle 302 is 'AMPLE'.

What is the Wordle word April 15th? ›

The Wordle answer for April 15 is “SHAME.” According to Merriam-Webster, shame is “a painful emotion caused by consciousness of guilt, shortcoming, or impropriety.”

What was Wordle 299? ›

The answer is: MINCE.

What is the Wordle word 301? ›

Wordle 300 Hints And Answer

The answer to Wordle 301 is 'CHEEK'.

What is todays Wordle 306? ›

The answer to Wordle 306 is... OXIDE.

Is there an infinite Wordle? ›

This is a recreation of the original Wordle by Josh Wardle with additional modes and features, allowing you to play infinite wordles. Switch to infinite mode to play an unlimited number of times. Open the settings menu to see some of the additional features.

What is Wordle word? ›

Wordle is a daily word game created by Josh Wardle, a Brooklyn-based software engineer who has developed something of a reputation as a crafter of interesting social experiments. Every day, the people of the internet are greeted with a fresh word puzzle that can only be solved — or not!

What is today's Wordle August 24? ›

'Wordle' #431 Answer for Wednesday, August 24

The answer to today's Wordle is "needy." Containing three vowels, two of which are the same common letter, today's Wordle might not have been the most challenging for everybody but we're sure it was great fun!

What is the Wordle for today August 26 2022? ›

The Wordle of the Day for August 26, 2022, #433, is: IRONY.

Has IRONY been used in Wordle? ›

Yes, irony is a 5 letter word and it is a valid Wordle word.

What is today's Wordle August 22? ›

The full answer to the Aug. 22 Wordle is... "merit." Boy Scouts should know that word well, but anyone else might struggle to think of that word as a Wordle answer.

What is today's Wordle 397? ›

The answer to today's Wordle is a difficult one. It is APHID, a bug that feeds on the plant's sap.

What was Wordle 396? ›

So, the answer for today's Wordle game #396 is TRITE. The meaning of this word is lack of originality or freshness. Also, it means dull on account of overuse.

What is the Wordle for July 25? ›

The Wordle answer for word 401 on 25th July, 2022

The Wordle answer for today is ELOPE. With three vowels, a repeating letter, and vowels starting and ending this word, it was a tricky Wordle today.

What is the Wordle for the 26 of August 2022? ›

Today's Wordle answer August 26

It's time to reveal the answer to today's Wordle. The word is... IRONY. Isn't it ironic?

What is the Wordle 25 August? ›

Today's Wordle answer August 25

The word is... CLOWN.

What is the Wordle today August 28? ›

'Wordle' #435 Answer for Sunday, August 28

The answer to today's Wordle is "Gauze." Those who want to try another Wordle puzzle have to wait until 7 p.m. ET, when the game resets.

What is today's Wordle August 22? ›

The full answer to the Aug. 22 Wordle is... "merit." Boy Scouts should know that word well, but anyone else might struggle to think of that word as a Wordle answer.

How many 5 letter words are there? ›

The Free Dictionary lists more than 158,000 words with five letters. The the Official Scrabble Dictionary (which allows some pretty obscure five-letter words), puts the number at about 9,000.

Is Wordle a word? ›

Wordle is a web-based word game created and developed by Welsh software engineer Josh Wardle, and owned and published by The New York Times Company since 2022.
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How do you get Wordle every time? ›

Here are the best tips and tricks for Wordle players
  1. Start with a random word that has vowels. Screenshot via Nishtha Grover. ...
  2. Use different letters for the second word. ...
  3. Choose a new word every time. ...
  4. Using the same word as the first word each time. ...
  5. Keep an eye out for repeated letters. ...
  6. Use a pen and paper. ...
  7. Additional help.
12 Apr 2022

What 5 letter word has the most vowels? ›

Top-Words with 5 Letters with mostly vowels
  • MIAOU. ...
  • ADIEU. ...
  • AUDIO. ...
  • AULOI. ...
  • LOUIE. ...
  • AUREI. ...
  • OURIE. ...
  • URAEI.

What is the Wordle today August 29? ›

Today's Wordle answer August 29

The word is... CHIEF. The chief is the leader of a group.

Is there an infinite Wordle? ›

This is a recreation of the original Wordle by Josh Wardle with additional modes and features, allowing you to play infinite wordles. Switch to infinite mode to play an unlimited number of times. Open the settings menu to see some of the additional features.

Is Gauje a Wordle word? ›

Yes, gauje is a 5 letter word and it is a valid Wordle word.

What was the Wordle word yesterday? ›

Yesterday's Wordle answer is FAULT.

What was the Wordle July 20th? ›

The Wordle answer for word 396 on 20th July, 2022

The Wordle answer for today is TRITE. Another word that almost broke my streak! I got lucky and guessed the 'T' in the correct position early, but then I input 'TRIBE', 'TRINE', and 'TRIKE' before finally getting the correct answer.

What is the first letter in Wordle? ›

You may intuitively know that the most common starting letter for a daily Wordle is "S". What you may not know is how common it is. Roughly 18% of the possible Wordle answers start with "S".

What is the Wordle August 23? ›

The answer to the Aug. 23 Wordle is... "woven." Not a common word used in the English language by any means, but hopefully, every player was able to escape today unscathed with their streak intact.

Do Wordle words repeat? ›

Does Wordle repeat letters? You might have learned this already (and done so the hard way), but yes, absolutely letters can repeat in Wordle puzzles.

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