NEW: Dr. Grant Colfax said people ages 65 and older will be offered the COVID-19 vaccine by the San Francisco Health Department starting this week.
LIVE VIDEO: San Francisco Mayor London Breed and Dr. Grant Colfax provide updates on vaccine distribution and the city's response to COVID-19.
LIVE VIDEO: San Francisco Mayor London Breed and Dr. Grant Colfax provide an update on the city's response to COVID-19. Watch live here.
And throwing out the #SFGOpeningDay 1st Pitch, please welcome: San Francisco Mayor@LondonBreed , accompanied by Director of the Department of Public Health, Dr. Grant Colfax County Health Officer, Tomás Arágon Frontline Nurses Ramona & Diane#WearAMask | #SFGiants
The Bay Area has been blessed with some extremely good public health officials like Sara Cody (and in SF, Dr. Grant Colfax) and with politicians who listened:
Dr. Grant Colfax says San Francisco’s ICU beds have increased from 277 to 530, a 91% increase. He says the city still expects a surge in #coronavirus cases and that the shelter-in-place rules have bought time to prepare. Regular hospital beds have increased by 52%.
It is just past 7:50 PM April 14th 1865 Abraham Lincoln has just finished a brief meeting with House Speaker Schuyler Colfax, he invites him to the theater but he declines as he is departing in the morning for California. US Gen ulysses S Grant had declined earlier in the day.