FOSTER CITY BASED GILEAD SCIENCE’S DRUG REMDESIVIR (remdes-e-vir-) IS THE FIRST DRUG TO BE APPROVED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION TO TREAT THE DEADLY CORONA VIRUS.
GILEAD SCIENCES CALL THE NEW DRUG “VEKLURY” AND IT REDUCES THE RECOVERY TIME FROM COVID 19 BY FIVE DAYS… FROM 15 DAYS OF SICKNESS TO 10, ON AVERAGE.
BUT A DOSE OF REMDESIVIR WILL NOT COME CHEAP. GILEAD TYPICALLY CHARGES 2,340 DOLLARS FOR A TREATMENT COURSE FOR PEOPLE COVERED BY GOVERNMENT HEALTH PROGRAMS IN THE UNITED STATES… AND 3,120 FOR PATIENTS WITH PRIVATE INSURANCE.
The California State Warning Center received notification from PG&E of a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). Counties/cities impacted by PG&E PSPS Event starting this Sunday are still to be determined. The proposed date and time for power shutoff is 10 a.m. this Sunday, October 25th. Power is expected to return by 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 27th.
Please listen for future detailed information about the fire risk and the danger period get closer.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company call 1-866-743-6589
PG&E Link: https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/your-account/account-management/manage-your-account/alerts-and-notifications/update-your-contact-information.page?WT.mc_id=Vanity_mywildfirealerts
The California Transportation Commission today (Thursday) approved more than $830 million to repair highways and bridges and improve the state’s growing network of pedestrian, bicycle and mass transit routes.
This investment includes more than $600 million in allocations for State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) projects, Caltrans’ “fix-it-first” program aimed at preserving the condition of the State Highway System.
Monterey County will receive:
- $8 million to upgrade the northbound and southbound Camp Roberts Roadside Rest Areas along US 101 near Bradley in Monterey County. This project will result in upgrades to wastewater and electrical systems.
Three California federal judges today (Thursday) joined in blocking President Trump's executive order excluding people in the U.S. illegally from being counted in this year’s census. The matter is already before the U.S. Supreme Court.
The federal judges issued a permanent injunction against the president's July order, saying it violates the U.S. Constitution, the federal Census Act and the separation of powers between the federal and state governments.
According to the Pew Research Center, California would lose a congressional seat if the president’s order stands. Pew estimates that 2.2 million of California’s nearly 40 million residents are in the country illegally, the most of any state.