Catherine Ho, SF Chronicle

Catherine Ho

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San Francisco, CA, United States

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Past articles by Catherine:

Lilly aims to cap insulin at $35 per month. What does that mean for consumers?

The drug maker says it will cap out-of-pocket costs for its insulin products at $35 per month for people on commercial insurance plans. → Read More

Is the ‘Tripledemic’ putting more masks on Bay Area faces? Here’s what our survey found

Once again, The Chronicle sent reporters to local grocery stores to count who is and... → Read More

First Lady Jill Biden visits UCSF to talk breast cancer awareness, research

First Lady Jill Biden met with UCSF oncologists and cancer researchers Friday to mark... → Read More

COVID in California: Threat of BA.2.75 grows as newer virus variants gain

The omicron BA.5 subvariant is slowly becoming less dominant in the U.S. as other lineages of the virus gain ground, according to data published Friday by the CDC. → Read More

As California braces for severe flu season, doctors urge shots — with or without a COVID booster

Lower influenza vaccination rates and less natural immunity than in the pre-pandemic... → Read More

When’s the best time to get the new COVID booster shot? Here’s what experts say

The CDC recommends anyone 12 and older get a booster at least two months after their last... → Read More

New COVID booster shot shows ‘tremendous promise.’ Can it prevent the next surge?

The newly redesigned COVID booster shots mark a milestone in the pandemic: the first time that mRNA vaccines have been updated to match a specific coronavirus variant. → Read More

Stanford monkeypox case raises questions about transmission beyond sexual networks

A man who recently sought care for monkeypox at Stanford did not report sexual contact or... → Read More

Monkeypox declared a national public health emergency by the US

The declaration from US Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra is meant to free up more resources and hasten measures to combat the virus. → Read More

COVID in California: Adults with young children less likely to get severe COVID

Adults with young children were less likely to develop severe COVID than adults without... → Read More

COVID in California: Positive trends suggest latest surge may be turning corner

California’s BA.5 surge may have peaked, with new cases trending down, according to... → Read More

COVID vaccines are finally here for the littlest kids. Here’s what you need to know

Here are answers to some of the most common questions about the COVID vaccine for children under 5. → Read More

COVID in California: Airlines weigh options for cautious customers

Some airlines may offer refunds or credits for people worried about flying now that other... → Read More

COVID in California: Los Angeles keeps mask mandate for public transportation

Los Angeles County’s public health department said it would continue requiring masks in... → Read More

Second COVID booster shots: When are the experts planning to get theirs?

Here’s how six public health officials, infectious diseases doctors and immunologists... → Read More

Could a single vaccine fend off all versions of COVID?

Researchers are trying to stay ahead of the mutating COVID-19 virus by devising vaccines that protect against multiple variants. → Read More

Federal COVID funding may end soon, leaving the Bay Area’s uninsured at risk

The end of a key federal pool of COVID money means providers serving the most vulnerable... → Read More

Is it time for a second COVID booster shot? Not so fast, experts say

New research on the waning immunity of COVID booster shots is prompting many to wonder... → Read More

Early signals on moving toward Bay Area’s post-pandemic life

A clearer picture of the post-pandemic life that Bay Area health officials have... → Read More

S.F. to drop mask mandate for offices and gyms — with new vaccination twist

Starting Tuesday, the city will lift indoor mask requirements for offices, gyms and other... → Read More