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May, 2020

  • 2 May

    WHO convenes manufacturers, regulatory authorities meet on COVID-19 vaccines

    -Editorial Gearing up for the much needed COVID-19 vaccines, the World Health Organization held a meeting of vaccine manufacturers and national regulatory authorities from its South-East Asia Region. “The manufacturing capacity that exists in our Region is of the quality and scale required to produce and roll-out a COVID-19 vaccine …

April, 2020

  • 26 April

    Countries urged to maintain vaccination during COVID-19 pandemic

    -Editorial Countries must strengthen vaccination against seasonal influenza and measles to prevent respiratory illness and vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks during the COVID-19 pandemic, say experts at the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). The recommendations come on the cusp of the 18th Vaccination Week in the Americas, which will take place …

  • 24 April

    Senate Approves $480 billion Relief Package for Small Businesses

    -Editorial The Senate passed a $480 billion relief package Tuesday that includes hundreds of billions of dollars in new funding for small businesses hurt by the coronavirus outbreak along with money for hospitals and expanded COVID-19 testing. The legislation includes $75 billion to help overwhelmed hospitals and $25 billion for …

  • 22 April

    IID Board Discusses Salton Sea Dust Control Plan

    By: Mario Conde, Reporter The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors accepted the Salton Sea 2019-2020 proactive dust control plan at the April 21st meeting. The board heard a presentation about the Salton Sea Plan by Water Department Manager, Tina Shields, who gave the board an overview of the plan …

  • 22 April

    WHO Director General Says People Need to Get Used to a New Normal

    -Editorial The World Health Organization warned world leaders that they will need to manage around the coronavirus for the foreseeable future. “Make no mistake, we have a long way to go. This virus will be with us for a long time,” WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. Globally, almost …

  • 21 April


    The Imperial County Public Health Department has confirmed today that a fifth Imperial County resident has died due to COVID-19 related complications. The patient, an elderly individual with multiple underlying health issues, was initially hospitalized in Baja California but was transferred to a local healthcare facility and passed away. To …

  • 21 April

    California to Provide Laptops for Disadvantaged Students to Continue Distance Learning

    -Editorial Governor Gavin Newsom announced yesterday new partnerships to support the state’s distance learning efforts to bridge the digital divide. “School may be physically closed, but class is still in session,” said Governor Newsom. “But for a class to be in session, it is imperative that California addresses the inequities …

  • 21 April

    Imperial County Health Department Gives Update on COVID-19 Situation

    -Editorial It’s been more than a month since the Coronavirus pandemic started to affect the global economy and the way of life of many people, however a new normal will likely come with it. California Governor Gavin Newsom said during his daily briefing last week that people should expect a …

  • 20 April

    Border Travel Restrictions to Continue

    -Editorial The travel restrictions due to COVID-19 will continue through the month of May, the Department of Homeland Security announced. Border travel restrictions at the U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada borders have been extended 30 days. Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf tweeted that in close collaboration, the U.S., Mexico, …

  • 20 April

    New Bill Could Expand Help to People Affected by COVID-19

    -Editorial A new bill could give every American a monthly $2,000 payment for six months. As the CARES stimulus package may have help people affected by COVID-19, a new bill might expand the help if approved. The bill would provide for the issuance of emergency monthly payments to every American …