How to get help for long COVID-19 in Northern California

Long COVID-19 patients in Northern California say they’re struggling to get medical care, as doctors say they’re coping with a lack of research. Since the start of the pandemic, more than 90 million COVID-19 cases have been reported in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than 1 in 10 COVID-19 patients will develop long-term symptoms. In Part One of Long Covid: Suffering in Silence, we introduced you to Chelsea Brown of Roseville and Jamie Rodriguez of Pleasant Hill. They say they were both healthy and active before getting sick with COVID-19, and months later they were still feeling the effects. “After six weeks from my infection I completely crashed, the worst I had in this six-month, at that point, journey,” Brown said. “I was completely bedridden. I would get up to go to the bathroom and have to crawl back to the bed. My … Read More

Amazon’s Dangerous Ambition to Dominate Healthcare

Patient privacy has been inviolable since the time of Hippocrates, in 400 BC. That may be about to end. Last week Amazon announced it is going to acquire One Medical, a health care provider with over 700,000 patients.

Big Tech has flirted with health care for years. Amazon’s direct entry into primary health care is a turning point. It will increase the perils of surveillance capitalism, with implications for everyone.

Amazon knows our guilty pleasures, what we buy, what pills we buy, and what we watch and read and listen to. Its devices listen in our homes, and peep out of our (Amazon Ring) door bells. Amazon’s “Kuiper” satellites will soon connect our Internet.

Recent scandals revealed that Amazon uses the data collected for supposedly innocent reasons in ways that betray our trust. Amazon staff say there are no limits on how Amazon uses this data internally. According to

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