Catherine Ho, SF Chronicle

Catherine Ho

SF Chronicle

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Catherine:

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

Monoclonal antibodies can save lives. But Bay Area sees worryingly few takers

Bay Area clinics have ample supply of the lifesaving COVID treatment, but “our chairs... → Read More

California to reimpose statewide indoor mask mandate as omicron arrives

California will reimpose indoor mask mandates in public settings for all residents,... → Read More

Four hammer-wielding people steal $2,400 from Walgreens in Antioch, police say

Four people with hammers ran into a Walgreens store in Antioch on Saturday night, smashed... → Read More

Eight-day strike by Kaiser pharmacists slated to begin Monday, limiting some prescription services

From Monday to Nov. 22, Kaiser members will not be able to order or pick up prescriptions... → Read More

Some Bay Area hospitals return COVID tests results within an hour. Here's why it's not more common

It seems like it should be the gold standard — a highly accurate test that also returns... → Read More

COVID in California: Health officials in Contra Costa County expect COVID 'to be around' for up to a decade

The United States has recorded more than 40 million coronavirus cases during the course... → Read More

San Francisco has among the highest coronavirus case rates in the Bay Area. Here's a possible explanation

San Francisco’s coronavirus case rates have been consistently lower than the national... → Read More