San Francisco Shifts Its Approach to Covid

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As San Francisco recovers from the omicron surge, the city is adjusting its policies on Covid.  (iStock)

Last Thursday, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced that the latest Covid surge in San Francisco, which was fueled by the highly transmissible Omicron variant, was on a downward trend, having peaked in early January. This welcome news comes as San Francisco shifts its thinking on Covid. According to the city’s Department of Public Health, the goal is not to stop Covid infections, but rather to focus on preventing worse outcomes like severe illness, hospitalization and death. We’ll get an update from Dr. Naveena Bobba, the department’s deputy director, about how the city is handling Covid and how San Francisco’s approach could influence state policy.


Dr. Naveena Bobba, deputy director of health at the San Francisco Department of Public Health