Six vaccinated medical experts reveal their summer travel plans

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cleared vaccinated Americans to travel again, but some immunized travelers remain on the fence about making summer plans.   Is it finally safe to fly? What about visiting unvaccinated relatives or traveling with young children?   CNBC Global Traveler asked medical professionals — all of whom are … Read more

Here’s what it costs to work remotely in 4 global hotspots

Google may be calling people back into the office, but many other companies — not to mention entrepreneurs — are still committed to remote work. From Croatia to Barbados, destinations provide vastly different experiences for foreigners who wish to work from new shores. The weather is usually better (save hurricanes), and costs can be cheaper … Read more

States Begin Opening COVID-19 Vaccines to All Adults

This story was updated March 26, 2021.  Mar. 25, 2021 — Several states are opening COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all adults in the next week, with more states to follow throughout April. At least 5 states — Alaska, Arizona, Mississippi, Utah and West Virginia — have already expanded their vaccine categories to … Read more

New Coronavirus Variant Surging in California

Feb. 24, 2021 — A coronavirus variant first identified in California is more contagious than previous forms of the virus and is spreading across the state, two new studies show. One of them found that compared to other variants, this variant produces twice as many viral particles inside the body and may be better … Read more

Tiger Woods’ Injuries ‘Significant,’ Long Recovery Predicted

This story was updated throughout on Feb. 24, 2021.   Feb. 23, 2021 – PGA legend Tiger Woods faces a lengthy recovery following surgery to repair broken bones in his leg and a shattered ankle, an orthopedic expert said. Woods, whose car ran off a Los Angeles area road Tuesday, had “significant” … Read more

Southern California Is Origin of New COVID-19 Variant

FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A new variant of COVID-19 found in Southern California is coursing across the United States and around the world, a new study finds. The variant — called CAL.20C — was first found in July in Los Angeles County. It reappeared in Southern California in October, then spread … Read more

New York Gov. Cuomo confirms state’s first case of new Covid strain initially found in UK

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wears a protective face mask as he arrives to speak during a daily briefing following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manhattan in New York City, New York, U.S., July 13, 2020. Mike Segar | Reuters New York state confirmed its first case of a new, more contagious … Read more

COVID Has Southern California ICU Capacity at Zero

Dec. 18, 2020 — ICU capacity dipped to zero in Southern California’s 11 counties on Thursday, according to the California Department of Public Health, as coronavirus cases continued to climb and public health experts warned that the worst is yet to come. As of Dec 16, total confirmed cases in the state had increased … Read more

Southern California and San Joaquin Valley trigger stay-at-home order as ICU capacity drops

A waitress serves guests as people dine outdoors in Pasadena, California, the only city in Los Angeles County still allowing that service on December 2, 2020. Frederic J. Brown | AFP | Getty Images Two regions in California, San Joaquin Valley and Southern California, have triggered the state’s new stay-at-home order after capacity in their … Read more

Why Palantir co-founder Joe Lonsdale is leaving Silicon Valley

Palantir co-founder Joe Lonsdale is following the lead of the software company he helped create and moving his venture firm out of California. Earlier this year, Londsdale relocated his family from the Bay Area to Austin, Texas. He’s now doing the same with his firm, 8VC, though he told CNBC he’ll keep its San Francisco … Read more