Jorge L. Ortiz, argusleader

Jorge L. Ortiz


San Francisco, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Jorge:

US deaths from virus in 2021 surpass 2020 total; Johnson & Johnson seeks FDA clearance for booster shots: COVID updates

Johnson & Johnson submits data to FDA showing a booster shot of its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and significantly increases protection. Latest news. → Read More

Severe breakthrough infections mostly on elderly, sick; WHO calls for moratorium on booster shots: COVID-19 updates

Calling for a moratorium on COVID-19 booster shots, the head of the WHO criticized wealthy countries who control the supply. Latest COVID-19 updates. → Read More

New infections are up 316% from last Labor Day; first-responders not rushing to get vaccine: Live COVID-19 updates

Daily coronavirus infections are more than four times what the U.S. saw last Labor Day – and daily deaths are almost twice as high. Latest COVID news. → Read More

Hospital beds drying up as cases rise in several states; California professor sues to avoid vaccine: Latest COVID-19 updates

Several states seeing surges in COVID-19 cases are dealing with such an influx of sick residents that hospital beds are drying up. Latest COVID news. → Read More

Hurricane Ida batters Louisiana hospitals filled with COVID patients; European Union removes US from travel list: Latest COVID-19 updates

Some hospitals have been able to evacuate a small number of patients while others say they’re planning to evacuate 'once it is safe to do so.' → Read More

3 times as many people died in August; Florida to issue $5,000 fines for anyone requiring proof of vaccination: Latest COVID-19 updates

August's delta variant-driven COVID-19 surge made it one of the worst months of the entire pandemic. Latest updates. → Read More

Devastating scenes of ruin with at least 22 dead, about 20 missing in Tennessee flooding

At least 22 people were dead and dozens remained missing Sunday after record-shattering downpours triggered flooding across parts of Tennessee. → Read More

Pfizer vaccine may receive full FDA approval today, reports say; US averaging more than 1,000 daily deaths again: Latest COVID-19 updates

Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine could receive full approval from the FDA as early as Monday, reports say. Latest COVID-19 updates. → Read More

San Francisco, New Orleans to require vaccination for indoor venues; FDA could OK 3rd dose for immunocompromised soon: COVID-19 news

Regulators are expected to approve a third COVID-19 shot for those with weakened immune systems as the delta variant surges. Latest updates. → Read More

Pfizer, Moderna booster shots planned for September; Joe Biden ties nursing home funding to workers' vaccinations: Latest COVID-19 updates

The delta variant accounts for more than 98.8% of American cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Latest COVID updates. → Read More

Multiple politicians who opposed vaccine mandates test positive; Texas has requested mortuary trailers: Latest COVID-19 updates

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's office said the Republican governor had a positive result Tuesday. Here are the latest COVID-19 updates. → Read More

US expected to recommend vaccine boosters for all Americans amid rising death counts in most states: Live COVID-19 updates

Public health, politics and education made for an uncomfortable mix in many parts of the U.S. amid a major surge in COVID infections. Latest updates. → Read More

School officials in Texas, Florida defy governors' ban on mask mandates; professors 'freaking out' about exposure: Live COVID-19 updates

Half of all states have reported at least 500K COVID-19 cases. In all, 11 states have reported at least 1 million cases each. Latest news. → Read More

Google, Facebook mandate vaccines to employees; states react to CDC mask guidance change; virus deaths over 2,000 per week: COVID-19 news

States are quickly reacting after the CDC issued new mask guidance recommending that fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors. Latest COVID news. → Read More

'An American tragedy': Biden offers incentives, mandates to get 90 million holdouts to vaccinate. COVID-19 updates.

Two days after the CDC issued new mask guidance, momentum continued to build for measures to contain the explosion in COVID cases. Latest news. → Read More

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo urges businesses adopt 'vaccine-only admission'; Sen. Lindsey Graham tests positive: Today's COVID-19 news

Florida on Sunday broke its record for current hospitalizations, days after it recorded the most new daily cases since the start of the pandemic. → Read More

Rescue effort resumes at Florida condo collapse site; demolition of remaining building 'likely'

Rescuers resumed work at the Surfside condo site after an early-morning halt because of concerns about the stability of a section still standing. → Read More

Kids to pack summer school; naked Philly bikers need to don masks; new infections reach pre-'pandemic' levels: Latest COVID-19 updates

More children than ever could be in classrooms for summer school this year to make up for lost learning. Latest COVID-19 news. → Read More

9th victim dies after rail yard shooting in San Jose; gunman was long-time rail employee: What we know

A ninth victim has died in the shooting spree at Northern California light rail yard, the "last grim toll" in the nation's latest deadly rampage. → Read More

'We feel we have the right person': Los Angeles officials arrest suspect in Palisades Fire

A suspect has been arrested in Los Angeles' Palisades Fire, which has burned 1,325 acres and forced about 1,000 out of their homes. → Read More