Coronavirus

LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl talks about this COVID-19 surge, balancing the health crisis with the economic crisis, possible fines for not wearing masks, and mixed messaging…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“What’s going to happen is in our control.…The Fourth of July is associated with lots of partying and drinking, and that sort of leads to some opportunities for poor judgment,” says…

from KCRW Features

Options for watching professional sports are limited during this holiday weekend.

NBA prepares for ‘bubble season’ while MLB starts spring training in summer

Options for watching professional sports are limited during this holiday weekend.

from Greater LA

What happens when the Fourth of July, a national holiday known for barbequing, fireworks, and partying, coincides with an international pandemic?

What to do (and avoid) this Fourth of July weekend

What happens when the Fourth of July, a national holiday known for barbequing, fireworks, and partying, coincides with an international pandemic?

from Greater LA

The coronavirus has caused unemployment to skyrocket across the county to more than 20%. Along with that rising number?

South LA volunteer group delivers groceries to communities of color

The coronavirus has caused unemployment to skyrocket across the county to more than 20%. Along with that rising number?

from Greater LA

Ahead of the Fourth of July weekend, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered that dining rooms in 19 counties must close again. The closures will last at least three weeks.

The see-saw of opening and closing, and what the means for restaurants

Ahead of the Fourth of July weekend, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered that dining rooms in 19 counties must close again. The closures will last at least three weeks.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Scientific evidence shows that wearing a mask can protect both the wearer and the community around them from COVID-19.

What Americans' refusal to wear COVID-19 masks says about politics

Scientific evidence shows that wearing a mask can protect both the wearer and the community around them from COVID-19.

from To the Point

There are up to 2.5 million undocumented people living in California.

Only a fraction of undocumented immigrants have received disaster aid from California

There are up to 2.5 million undocumented people living in California.

from Greater LA

Governor Gavin Newsom says the state is shutting down indoor operations at restaurants, wineries, tasting rooms, movie theaters, museums and more    in 19 counties   , including LA…

Gov. Gavin Newsom orders closure of dine-in restaurants again to prevent July 4 crowds

Governor Gavin Newsom says the state is shutting down indoor operations at restaurants, wineries, tasting rooms, movie theaters, museums and more in 19 counties , including LA…

from Greater LA

The number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are up in LA County, as well as the infection rate.

COVID-19 numbers are up again — to levels not seen since April

The number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are up in LA County, as well as the infection rate.

from Greater LA

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Riverside doctor concerned about ‘collective level of diligence’ in turning around pandemic

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Heading into July, coronavirus is spreading in California, rent is due in one day, and extra unemployment benefits will run out soon. At least 40 million Americans are out of work.

Americans face threat of financial ruin as coronavirus continues

Heading into July, coronavirus is spreading in California, rent is due in one day, and extra unemployment benefits will run out soon. At least 40 million Americans are out of work.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California reported more than 7,000 new COVID-19 cases on Monday — the largest daily jump so far. Other parts of the U.S.

Superspreaders might be unknowingly driving the COVID-19 pandemic

California reported more than 7,000 new COVID-19 cases on Monday — the largest daily jump so far. Other parts of the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As COVID-19 cases increase, hospitals are considering postponing elective procedures. That means another financial shock for doctors not involved in emergency care.

LA orthopedic surgeon says physical interaction with patients may never happen again

As COVID-19 cases increase, hospitals are considering postponing elective procedures. That means another financial shock for doctors not involved in emergency care.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

At a skatepark in downtown Santa Barbara, adjacent to the ocean, a dozen masked crusaders wheel down a cement slope.   
  “I wanted to get over my irrational fear of ramps, and also,…

Summer camps are trying to bring kids together while keeping coronavirus out

At a skatepark in downtown Santa Barbara, adjacent to the ocean, a dozen masked crusaders wheel down a cement slope.  “I wanted to get over my irrational fear of ramps, and also,…

from Greater LA

Ten days ago, bars reopened in LA County after being closed for months due to the coronavirus. Nine days ago, half a million people went out for a drink.

How business owners are managing as LA recloses bars due to COVID-19 spike

Ten days ago, bars reopened in LA County after being closed for months due to the coronavirus. Nine days ago, half a million people went out for a drink.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Hollywood remains desperate to get back to business, but with COVID-19 cases    spiking across the country   , any major reopening is likely a long way off.   
  Director Christopher…

Hollywood news banter: Disneyland reopening delayed, studio movies in limbo

Hollywood remains desperate to get back to business, but with COVID-19 cases spiking across the country , any major reopening is likely a long way off.  Director Christopher…

from The Business

Harvard professor Joseph Allen makes the case for why kids should return to physical classrooms this fall.

Why risks of resuming in-person classes outweigh problems of remote learning

Harvard professor Joseph Allen makes the case for why kids should return to physical classrooms this fall.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Professional baseball and basketball are resuming next month. Opening day for baseball is tentatively set for July 24. For the NBA, it’s July 30.

How pro athletes plan to train for the reopening of sports

Professional baseball and basketball are resuming next month. Opening day for baseball is tentatively set for July 24. For the NBA, it’s July 30.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This week started with California reporting more than 6,000 new cases of coronavirus a day. That’s a record — double the average daily numbers from a couple of weeks ago.

COVID-19 cases are spiking in California and US, but not other countries

This week started with California reporting more than 6,000 new cases of coronavirus a day. That’s a record — double the average daily numbers from a couple of weeks ago.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand