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Picturing 2 years of pandemic

View a slideshow charting Kaiser Permanente Northern California’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic over the past 2 years. Pictured, Home Health nurse Sandra Russ, RN, gives 90-year-old Kenneth Touhy a COVID-19 vaccine in his Oakland home.

Kaiser Permanente honors its employees, physicians, and community partners who responded without hesitation to COVID-19, officially declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020.

Since treating the first patient, Kaiser Permanente has cared for more than 1.9 million COVID-19 patients nationwide and administered 28.5 million vaccines, including to 72% of its members over age 5. In Northern California alone, Kaiser Permanente has performed more than 4.3 million COVID-19 tests.

View a slideshow below of the organization’s response in Northern California to COVID-19 over the past 2 years.


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May 2020: Kaiser Permanente Research Scientist Mylene Volk prepares an instrument in the new 7,700-square-foot COVID-19 testing lab that opened in June 2020 in Berkeley, California. The lab was built in just 60 days at a cost of $14 million and is capable of processing 15,000 tests each day. Since opening, the lab has performed over 4.3 million tests.



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