- Pfizer is the latest company to come out with a pill to treat COVID-19. The pharmaceutical giant says if it's taken within three days of developing symptoms, a course of pills can slash the risk of winding up in the hospital or dying by 89%. That's after regulators in the UK this week approved a pill developed jointly by Merck and a Miami-based biotherapeutics company.
- Drought conditions in the Golden State will likely continue even if it rains more. USGS hydrologist Michelle Stern said wet weather conditions in the state would have to be 140% over its yearly average to effectively end the drought. She also notes that droughts and flooding are more or less a permanent part of California's climate, which is why those events "never completely go away." That's why it's important to reduce water use by taking shorter showers, running dishwashers and washers only when full, and landscape yards with drought-tolerant vegetation.
- Nate McGill, Principal of Ethel I Baker Elementary School in Sacramento, has become the voice for local families stranded in Afghanistan tells KFBK a family that attends his school is now back home in Sacramento.
- Ten California legislators are in Glasgow at a climate change conference. Meetings begin on November 6th.
- We're on day 610 of the state of emergency and 10 California legislators are in Glasgow at a climate change conference.
- For more than 2 hours, doctors and vaccine injured, who say they are not anti-vax, held a roundtable in Washington saying they want help for their injuries and transparency from the government
- Senator Rand Paul and Dr. Anthony Fauci had the latest in their series of tense exchanges Thursday.