UC Berkeley study shows smaller, rural hospitals lack sufficient COVID-19 aid

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Analyzing the distribution of funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act to California hospitals, UC Berkeley researchers found that smaller hospitals are struggling because funds were issued based on revenue.

A recent study by UC Berkeley’s Petris Center found that many of California’s smaller or rural hospitals are struggling to survive the COVID-19 pandemic because of lacking federal aid.
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Illustration of a California landscape littered with fire hazards, with a fire looming in the distance

PG&E law won’t solve perennial fire crises

STATE AFFAIRS: CA, localities must invest in firefighting infrastructure, vegetation maintenance, community shelters

Lawmakers cannot foist all the blame onto PG&E, nor can utility reforms alone protect the state. In the past three years, Californians have witnessed the two largest fires in state history.
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