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Fresno County COVID-19 vaccination schedule

Operation Vaccinate Fresno is well under way in the central San Joaquin Valley as it presents the only real way we are going to get the upper hand on this pandemic. This schedule was updated on March 1st. We are currently in Phase 1B of the rollout. The big date to circle on your schedule would be March 15th. That’s the day when the flood gates open people 16 years of age and up are eligible.

Don’t be fooled people, while there is a chance that a very few will have some sort of adverse or allergic reaction, it is safe to get vaccinated. Vaccines do not kill people, viruses do, and we all need to do our part and participate in building a wally of immunity to keep COVID-19 out of our lives and out of our economy. Vaccines do not cause autism, they don’t stunt growth, and they do not cause mental retardation. These are false and fearmongering tropes of religious and social conservatives.

We all have a social and moral responsibility to join together and fight this pandemic, protect our families, and restore order in the realm of public health. We have an obligation to protect the elderly, who are more vulnerable in this pandemic, our communities and our livelihoods. There is light at the end of the tunnel but we can’t take our foot off the gas now. Keep wearing your mask, keep socially distant, wash your hands frequently, and stay home as much as humanly possible.

Fresno Philharmonic presents: Intersections of Past & Present

There was a free livestream premiere last Saturday, January 16th at 5:30 pm
on YouTube and FresnoPhil.org. Here is the full recording of the performance.

Adolphus Hailstork – An American Fanfare
William Bolcom – Commedia for (Almost) 18th Century Orchestra
Franz Joseph Haydn – Symphony No. 44

We invite you to join us as the Fresno Philharmonic launches its 2020-2021 Digital Masterworks Series with a concert exploring connections between present and past. American composer William Bolcom’s Commedia is a witty commentary on the classical symphonic style of Haydn. The music of Adolphus Hailstork, hailed as the dean of African-American composers, is also steeped in the classical tradition.

Stigma Free Fresno

I saw this ad over the weekend and it really stood out to me. This a new ad and information campaign highlighting mental health awareness is really well done and just one piece of a larger campaign.

Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder services are still available during the COVID-19 restrictions. Please call the Fresno County Behavioral Health Access Line at 1 800 654-3937. Important to note: The local Central Valley Suicide Prevention Lifeline is at (800) 273-8255. For emergencies dial 911.