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Tripledemic threat | Climate change impacts | Winter storm warnings


The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Wednesday, Nov. 2.

North State health officials warn of tripledemic threat

Last year, there was talk of a twindemic due to the co-circulation of flu and COVID-19. Now, health officials are worried about a tripledemic due to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The disease is particularly concerning in children. Cases have been higher than normal in California this fall, as well as around other places in the country.

Sarah Bohannon, NSPR

California health agencies address spreading virus infections

Last week, health officials in San Diego County warned of rising cases of flu and the respiratory illness known as RSV, according to The Associated Press. And the AP reports that in neighboring Orange County, the county health officer declared a health emergency because of spreading virus infections.

— Andre Byik, NSPR

Report: Climate change impacts accelerating in California

California state scientists have released a new report showing how the impacts of climate change are speeding up. The study shows half of the 20 largest wildfires since 1950 burned in 2020 and 2021 and the last two decades have been the driest in the past millennium.

CapRadio Staff

Winter storm warnings in effect in parts of North State

Forecasters are predicting widespread rain, mountain snow and low temperatures in much of California, according to The Associated Press. Winter storm warnings have also gone into effect in much of the Sierra Nevada, including in Chester and Greenville today.

— Andre Byik, NSPR

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A graduate of California State University, Chico, Andre Byik is an award-winning journalist who has reported in Northern California since 2012. He joined North State Public Radio in 2020, following roles at the Chico Enterprise-Record and Chico News & Review.
Sarah is an award-winning reporter, producer and editor. She’s worked at North State Public Radio for six years and was previously the station’s News Director before leaving to study at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Angel Huracha has been a part of the journalism field since 2006 and has covered a range of topics. He is a graduate of Chico State with a Bachelor's degree in news-editorial and public relations with a minor in English.
Adia White is a broadcast journalist and producer with nearly 10 years of experience. Her work has appeared on WNYC, This American Life, Capital Public Radio and other local and national programs. She started at North State Public Radio as a freelance reporter in 2017 before leaving for a stint at Northern California Public Media in Santa Rosa.