Good afternoon!

It is time to get your booster, says Dr. Carina Marquez from UCSF, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and the vaccination/booster/testing site at 24th and Capp Street.

Coming up: LitCrawl happens on Saturday night and Chuqin Zhou, our new data intern, has developed a cool interactive that will go live Saturday. It’s an experiment in trying to capture the event. Wish us luck.

Stay well,


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