Nanette Asimov, SF Chronicle

Nanette Asimov

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San Francisco, CA, United States

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Past articles by Nanette:

UC Berkeley students protest plans to shutter rare anthropology library

UC’s flagship campus is preparing to shut down its anthropology library to help close a $5 million budget shortfall. → Read More

When she finally escaped his abuse, inner strength and a helping hand rescued her

Season of Sharing helps a Bay Area resident secure a new apartment after she left a... → Read More

Here’s where the San Francisco ballot measures stand after early results

The city’s local ballot features 14 propositions, including two sets of competing... → Read More

Bivalent COVID vaccine may not be more protective than other boosters. Why experts still recommend it

Some are surprised that the new highly touted COVID bivalent booster appears to be no more protective than the earlier version. Here's why doctors say to get it anyway. → Read More

UC Berkeley to require, but not enforce, indoor masks for students who decline flu vaccine

Critics of vaccine and mask rules mocked the unusual rule, though it could reduce the... → Read More

The 10-year-old’s symptoms passed — but then worse ones set in. Her case shows how little we know about long COVID in kids

Studies indicate that millions of people globally are plagued by long COVID. But how long COVID affects children — and how many — remains elusive. → Read More

Millions of people suffer from long COVID. Why is there still no treatment?

Long COVID patients, their lives disrupted, look on in frustration as doctors,... → Read More

Thousands of Stanford nurses strike over staffing levels, work stress and salaries

Thousands of nurses from Stanford and Lucile Packard Children’s hospitals walked off... → Read More

FDA approves second boosters for seniors, but should people get a shot right away, or wait?

People age 50 and older now can get a second COVID-19 booster for people age 50 and... → Read More

On the day California’s mask mandate lifted, we counted masks at grocery stores — here’s what we found

Curious how people responded to their first day of mask freedom since mid-December. The... → Read More

Can you get long COVID if you’re vaccinated? Early studies offer hope for reduced risk.

Vaccines help protect against serious illness and death from COVID-19, but can they also... → Read More

Medicine meets emotion: UCSF COVID expert shares what happened when his son tested positive

“I’ve been tweeting about COVID for nearly 2 years,” tweeted UCSF’s Bob Wachter.... → Read More

Case rates for Bay Area kids are soaring as omicron spreads. Here’s what pediatricians are seeing

Even though pediatric hospitalizations are not climbing in Bay Area, experts say that’s... → Read More

Connecticut man's COVID diagnosis a clue on how virus affects brain

In one of the hottest areas of coronavirus research, scientists want to unlock the... → Read More

'All these rules in San Francisco': Here's why some city residents are getting vaccinated now

Vaccination rules, social pressure and school-based clinics are helping spur hesitant San... → Read More

Here's why California has the lowest COVID rate in the nation

Coronavirus infections are falling in the state, and experts credit a combination of... → Read More

How UC Berkeley went from 13th to No. 1 on a college rankings list

College rankings are focusing more on equity these days — to the benefit of some public... → Read More

Bay Area universities have lots of COVID protections. Could they still become hotspots?

UC Berkeley and other universities around the region are resuming classes with strict... → Read More

Can 'sniff training' restore COVID survivors' sense of smell?

About 95% of people with COVID-induced anosmia recover their sense of smell by six months... → Read More

Unions push back on S.F. vaccine mandate as Black employees' advocates call it insensitive

San Francisco’s employee unions snapped back against an order that city workers receive... → Read More