Coronavirus

Many people are feeling COVID fatigue. They’re fed up with having to stay inside and perhaps giving up their holidays with friends and family.

from Greater LA

Because of COVID-19, about 40% of adults are canceling or postponing their regular medical appointments, according to the Centers for Disease Control .

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca are likely a couple of weeks away from receiving FDA approval. Governor Gavin Newsom says the first vaccines could be administered before Christmas.

COVID vaccines are a few weeks away. What is LA County’s distribution plan?

Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca are likely a couple of weeks away from receiving FDA approval. Governor Gavin Newsom says the first vaccines could be administered before Christmas.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Orange County set a record on Monday with the most reported coronavirus cases it’s ever seen in a single day.

‘Viruses don't pay attention to economies or people's wishes.’ Gustavo Arellano on OC’s COVID surge

Orange County set a record on Monday with the most reported coronavirus cases it’s ever seen in a single day.

from Greater LA

Since the beginning of the pandemic, rats seem to be more prominent in every major city.

Ratpocalypse: COVID pandemic is causing a rat infestation

Since the beginning of the pandemic, rats seem to be more prominent in every major city.

from Greater LA

Despite repeated public health warnings, more Americans are expected to fly for Thanksgiving than any time since the pandemic started.

Passengers arriving in LA could be bringing COVID with them. How airport officials are handling risks

Despite repeated public health warnings, more Americans are expected to fly for Thanksgiving than any time since the pandemic started.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In the kitchen of the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission — which provides meals, showers and beds to the city’s unhoused residents — a dozen men are deboning trays of turkeys.

How homeless shelters will pull off Thanksgiving feasts without volunteers

In the kitchen of the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission — which provides meals, showers and beds to the city’s unhoused residents — a dozen men are deboning trays of turkeys.

from Greater LA

"Doing things for others is enormously powerful to us and of course to others. I don't just mean like working in a food bank or a homeless shelter.

Give food, check in on a neighbor: Small acts of service can curb depression this pandemic Thanksgiving

"Doing things for others is enormously powerful to us and of course to others. I don't just mean like working in a food bank or a homeless shelter.

from KCRW Features

LA announced more than 6,000 new COVID cases on Monday. That means the county has likely reached the benchmark to trigger another stay-at-home order.

Health care system could hit capacity next month during COVID surge, says LA DPH’s chief medical officer

LA announced more than 6,000 new COVID cases on Monday. That means the county has likely reached the benchmark to trigger another stay-at-home order.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The nonprofit No Us Without You has been helping undocumented restaurant employees. They’re now serving more than 1,300 families.

Boyle Heights nonprofit feeds undocumented restaurant workers during pandemic Thanksgiving

The nonprofit No Us Without You has been helping undocumented restaurant employees. They’re now serving more than 1,300 families.

from KCRW Features

We’ve heard a lot about the impact the pandemic has had on restaurants — and the challenges of adjusting to the new curfews and health orders.

‘Tacos will prevail’: How LA’s street vendors persevere in the time of COVID

We’ve heard a lot about the impact the pandemic has had on restaurants — and the challenges of adjusting to the new curfews and health orders.

from KCRW Features

COVID-19 continues to surge uncontrolled across the country and hospitals are stretched thin. Rural, sparsely populated states are bearing the brunt of the pandemic.

Vermont schools and businesses are open. How the tiny New England state tamed COVID

COVID-19 continues to surge uncontrolled across the country and hospitals are stretched thin. Rural, sparsely populated states are bearing the brunt of the pandemic.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Greg Amsler says his restaurant must undergo its second round of layoffs, which means 10-15% of employees will be left, and those who previously lost their jobs used most of their…

No more outdoor dining in LA for 3 weeks. ‘This was a bit of a body blow,’ says Salt Creek Grille owner

Greg Amsler says his restaurant must undergo its second round of layoffs, which means 10-15% of employees will be left, and those who previously lost their jobs used most of their…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As coronavirus cases surge nationwide, hospitals are running dangerously close to capacity. Santa Clara County announced over the weekend they could be overwhelmed in three weeks.

‘The near-term future is set, and it looks disastrous.’ Hospitals inch toward capacity during COVID

As coronavirus cases surge nationwide, hospitals are running dangerously close to capacity. Santa Clara County announced over the weekend they could be overwhelmed in three weeks.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

"Under the Constitution, the government has the power that’s necessary to stop the spread of communicable disease,” says Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of UC Berkeley’s law school.

Protecting the public v. infringing on individual rights during a pandemic

"Under the Constitution, the government has the power that’s necessary to stop the spread of communicable disease,” says Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of UC Berkeley’s law school.

from Greater LA

Starting Wednesday night, LA County will require restaurants to stop outdoor dining, which local health officials have linked to an uptick in new coronavirus cases.

Why COVID fatigue makes it tough to see the virus as a common threat

Starting Wednesday night, LA County will require restaurants to stop outdoor dining, which local health officials have linked to an uptick in new coronavirus cases.

from Greater LA

Governor Gavin Newsom just announced a mandatory stay-at-home order for most of the state from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. This begins Saturday and will last for one month.

New case numbers show LA doesn’t have COVID under control at all, says Supervisor Janice Hahn

Governor Gavin Newsom just announced a mandatory stay-at-home order for most of the state from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. This begins Saturday and will last for one month.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Gov. Gavin Newsom said, effect Saturday, most people in most counties should be off the streets between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

California announces curfew to curb coronavirus spread

Gov. Gavin Newsom said, effect Saturday, most people in most counties should be off the streets between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

from NPR

COVID-19 has killed more than 250,000 Americans so far.

Cancelled Thanksgiving travel plans, not seeing loved ones? How to cope with COVID during the holidays

COVID-19 has killed more than 250,000 Americans so far.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA County reported more than 5,000 new cases on Thursday. That’s the highest single-day number so far in this pandemic.

CDC says to cancel Thanksgiving travel plans as hospitals reach capacity nationwide. LA isn’t far behind

LA County reported more than 5,000 new cases on Thursday. That’s the highest single-day number so far in this pandemic.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand