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July 10, 2020 In The News

Riverside County on Friday reached 100% usage of its licensed intensive care unit beds but hospitals can still treat new critical patients, officials said.

County spokeswoman Brooke Federico said the metric accounts for the 385 licensed ICU beds at 17 hospitals across the county.

July 2, 2020 In The News

Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., has one message for President Donald Trump — wear a mask.

Ruiz, who is a physician, told Trump to “man up” and put on a mask during a Thursday appearance on CNN’s “New Day.”

“Man up, Mr. President. Wear your mask,” Ruiz said. “That’s the best thing you can do. You can save millions and millions of lives if you simply wear a mask.”

June 29, 2020 In The News

The US House of Representatives passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, by a bipartisan vote of 236 to 181.

June 29, 2020 In The News

Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz joined us from Washington D.C. tonight to discuss a variety of topics related to the coronavirus pandemic, including a recent rise in cases and hospitalizations in Riverside County.

As of this weekend, 99% of ICU beds in Riverside County are being used. Only 40% of ventilators are being used, however.

June 11, 2020 In The News

On Thursday morning Rep Ruiz, M.D. hosted a virtual discussion with members of the black community in the Coachella Valley, as well as police chiefs from neighboring law enforcement agencies.

June 10, 2020 In The News

Today, Congressmen Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) and Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) called on House and Senate Leadership to protect and expand funding for Community Health Centers (CHCs), which play a vital role in treating patients, working with local health departments, and fighting the spread of the coronavirus.

June 10, 2020 In The News

Nearly half of the states across the U.S. are reporting an increase in coronavirus cases, potentially due to the phased-in re-openings and the ongoing protests. California is seeing a spike as well, as cases hit the highest one-day increase last Friday.

June 9, 2020 In The News

The men and women of today’s U.S. military are fighting battles and facing challenges long after they leave the battlefield and return home. We’re learning more every day about the long-term health effects of exposure to toxins, including large open-air burn pits that were used for waste disposal on bases in Iraq and Afghanistan. We’ll hear from Senate Veterans Affairs member Sen.

June 3, 2020 In The News

On Wednesday morning Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. hosted a discussion with prominent black leaders of the Coachella Valley. They discussed protests, racism, and action amid a series of crimes targeting black people throughout the nation.

"There’s systemic racism that runs through the vain of America," Palm Springs First Baptist Church Pastor, Rodney Croom said.

May 22, 2020 In The News

 Lawmakers say in order to prevent another major COVID-19 outbreak the country needs a nationwide testing and tracing strategy.

Congressman Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.) says by the fall, states must do widespread COVID-19 testing and identify everyone who comes in contact with positive cases.