It’s move-out day for the temporary field medical station set up at the Enloe Rehabilitation Center. The temporary site did not see any patients. The beds and other equipment will be relocated for possible staging or expansion elsewhere in the state.
There is a free coronavirus testing site open in Corning. The testing process itself takes no more than 10 minutes, and you will be able to get results in a few days -- the site has the capacity for more than 100 tests per day. The site is at Corning High School and will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 pm.., for the next two weeks. You do need an appointment before coming.
Butte County and state employees can now take a 20-hour online course to learn how to become contact tracers. That's when public health reps track down people who are sick -- and who may have been exposed to coronavirus. Through the program, Butte County added 12 new tracers that have joined the county's team, bringing the total number in Butte County to 41. The program is part of the governor's reopening requirements.
President Donald Trump says he is taking a malaria drug to lessen symptoms should he get the new coronavirus, even though the drug is unproven for fighting COVID-19. Trump says his doctor did not recommend the drug to him, but he requested it from the White House physician.
Vaccine update; Moderna says volunteers showing positive results
There's some good news in the quest for a coronavirus vaccine: The biotech company Moderna says volunteers who got its COVID-19 vaccine had positive early results. Trial participants developed neutralizing antibodies to the virus that sometimes surpassed levels seen in people who've naturally recovered from Covid-19. Neutralizing antibodies bind to the virus, disabling it from attacking human cells. But it's still not clear whether natural infection confers immunity to reinfection, and so it's also not clear whether vaccination confers immunity.