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The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

Scot Scoop News

The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

Scot Scoop News

India battles enormous COVID-19 crisis

Chelsea Plunkett, Segment Producer May 13, 2021

In February of 2021, India was recording low numbers of COVID-19 cases. However, the second wave in India began in April, causing cases and deaths to rise rapidly, even breaking records. Hospitals are...

Carlmont student receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

COVID vaccine eligibility opens for 16-year-olds

Samantha Kosman, Staff Writer May 2, 2021

As we aspire to bring this unprecedented pandemic to an end, the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine has dramatically increased throughout the country.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has...

Governments are distributing COVID-19 vaccines worldwide, helping more people build immunity to the virus.

Three COVID-19 vaccines build immunity

Grace Wu, Staff Writer April 7, 2021

A year into the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for COVID-19 vaccines from three companies: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna,...

Gov. Greg Abbott made the controversial decision on March 2 to remove the Texas mask mandate and allow all businesses to reopen at 100% capacity via an executive order that took effect on March 10.

Texas eases COVID-19 restrictions with repeal of mask mandate

Lindsay Augustine and Andrew Tolu March 24, 2021

In a controversial decision, the governor of Texas ordered the abolishment of the statewide mask mandate and allowed all businesses to be open at full capacity. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s revocation...

San Mateo County recently entered the orange tier, allowing more indoor eating with some restrictions, as seen here in San Carlos.

Red Versus Orange Tiers: A COVID comparison

Oliver Fichte, Staff Writer March 21, 2021

Activities like going out to movie theaters or eating at restaurants seem like things of the past. Or are they? For the past few weeks, San Mateo County has been in the red tier, which started on February...

A nurse prepares to administer the COVID-19 vaccine.

California launches new COVID-19 vaccine distribution system

Cambell Kirk, Staff Writer March 4, 2021

The State of California launched the My Turn website, a new system for delivering, tracking, and scheduling coronavirus vaccines, on March 1. The website, run by insurance giant Blue Shield, serves...

Palette Tea Garden & Dim Sum, located at 48 Hillsdale Mall, San Mateo, has opened up for indoor and outdoor dining as the county moves into the red tier.

Restaurants reopening under new protocols

Amogh Dhumal and Parsa Kazerani March 4, 2021

Due to a decrease in COVID-19 cases, San Mateo County has transitioned into Gov. Gavin Newsom's established red tier section. This grants its local communities the ability to reopen restaurants for indoor...

Girl Scouts of all levels have experienced significant changes due to COVID-19.

Girl Scouts adapt to pandemic lifestyle

Chelsea Plunkett and Lillian Chen February 23, 2021

The Girl Scouts of Northern California have been finding new ways to meet and earn awards while abiding by COVID-19 restrictions.  Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Girl Scout troops of all levels...

California starts the climb to herd immunity with vaccine distribution.

Bay Area vaccine rollout restores hope

Allison Raisner, Staff Writer February 10, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine is more than a shot. It’s safety and peace of mind. For medical professionals, getting vaccinated from the virus was a priority. “My first shot was Dec. 22 at El Camino Hospital,...

Senior Genevieve Chan, 82, successfully got her first vaccination, and is doing her part to moving us toward herd immunity.

Health officials work to achieve herd immunity in communities

Noah Braunstein, Staff Writer February 9, 2021

With great anticipation, the local rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine began in January after 10 months of persevering through the global pandemic where the U.S. has suffered over 27 million cases and over...

In San Carlos, parts of streets are being taken up by tables and chairs to provide outdoor dining for restaurants.

Outdoor dining reopens

Ayla Azizalili, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

California lifted their Regional Stay at Home Order on Jan. 25, allowing restaurants to reopen outdoor dining. With the return of outdoor dining, many restaurants are welcoming their customers back. Restaurants...

Intensive Care Unit capacity declines as COVID-19 cases rise

Samantha Kosman, Staff Writer January 25, 2021

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations reach an all-time high, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) capacity is rapidly decreasing across California. Almost all counties in California have been moved into lockdown...

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