Coronavirus

For Oakland resident Jenni Bregman, getting vaccinated meant she could rehearse with her dance troupe again.

from Greater LA

The South African variant of COVID-19 might be able to “break through” the Pfizer vaccine. That’s according to a new study from Tel Aviv University.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Michigan is the COVID-19 epicenter in the United States right now. The state has more than 7000 new cases per day, and hospitals are nearing capacity.

Michigan faces COVID crisis, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is at odds with both public health officials and local GOP

Michigan is the COVID-19 epicenter in the United States right now. The state has more than 7000 new cases per day, and hospitals are nearing capacity.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

One out of three COVID-19 survivors may develop a severe mental health or psychiatric condition within six month of their initial diagnosis, according to new research from Oxford…

Psychiatric or neurological problem ails a third of COVID patients within 6 months of diagnosis: Oxford

One out of three COVID-19 survivors may develop a severe mental health or psychiatric condition within six month of their initial diagnosis, according to new research from Oxford…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Late Friday night, the Supreme Court ruled that California cannot prevent people from gathering in homes for religious services.

Why Supreme Court is fast-tracking religious freedom cases on its ‘shadow docket’

Late Friday night, the Supreme Court ruled that California cannot prevent people from gathering in homes for religious services.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Six Flags Magic Mountain welcomed visitors again this past weekend as theme parks got the green light to reopen due to reduced COVID-19 case numbers.

Six Flags reopens: Long lines, rides disinfected between guests, mix of excitement and safety concerns

Six Flags Magic Mountain welcomed visitors again this past weekend as theme parks got the green light to reopen due to reduced COVID-19 case numbers.

from Greater LA

Eating disorders jumped in the last year as more young people spent time on screens, according to new research from UC San Francisco.

Eating disorders among teens are up during COVID. Pediatrician offers tips on what to watch for

Eating disorders jumped in the last year as more young people spent time on screens, according to new research from UC San Francisco.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California is poised to reopen on June 15, but there are some caveats to the plan.

Does California’s June reopening plan signal a return to normal?

California is poised to reopen on June 15, but there are some caveats to the plan.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As California gears up to reopen in mid-June, the prospect of returning to the office is creating anxiety for the workforce that was forced to work from home due to the COVID-19…

Zoom meetings, hybrid work models: What to expect when returning to the office

As California gears up to reopen in mid-June, the prospect of returning to the office is creating anxiety for the workforce that was forced to work from home due to the COVID-19…

from Greater LA

Vaccine cards include sensitive info such as vaccine batch numbers, names, and birth dates.

Keep your vaccine card secure and off social media, says epidemiologist

Vaccine cards include sensitive info such as vaccine batch numbers, names, and birth dates.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, lots of people were panic buying toilet paper.

Heinz ketchup is now in short supply. Restaurants struggle to shift from bottles to packets for takeout

At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, lots of people were panic buying toilet paper.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Governor Gavin Newsom is planning for a full reopening of California on June 15.

Youth sports and extracurricular activities could be driving new COVID cases, as variants spread

Governor Gavin Newsom is planning for a full reopening of California on June 15.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Getting a dog during quarantine led to specific behavioral and emotional issues, most notably separation anxiety and a lack of socialization.

Dog trainer offers advice on adjusting to post-quarantine life with your new pup

Getting a dog during quarantine led to specific behavioral and emotional issues, most notably separation anxiety and a lack of socialization.

from Greater LA

If a car has an internal combustion engine, the catalytic converter is a piece of equipment that reduces its toxic emissions.

New target for thieves over past 2 years: Catalytic converters that clean up cars’ toxic emissions

If a car has an internal combustion engine, the catalytic converter is a piece of equipment that reduces its toxic emissions.

from Greater LA

Brazil has been averaging around 70,000 new coronavirus cases a day, and it has about a quarter of all daily deaths worldwide.

Brazil: New COVID variant, low vaccine supply, possible Jair Bolsonaro impeachment

Brazil has been averaging around 70,000 new coronavirus cases a day, and it has about a quarter of all daily deaths worldwide.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

After closing in 2017, Vidiots , the much-loved nonprofit video store formerly based in Santa Monica, will relaunch in Northeast LA early next year.

Beloved LA video rental store ‘Vidiots’ is reopening. How will it adapt to the era of streaming and COVID?

After closing in 2017, Vidiots , the much-loved nonprofit video store formerly based in Santa Monica, will relaunch in Northeast LA early next year.

from Greater LA

As more businesses are slowly opening back up, and more vaccinated people are stepping outside of their bubble, KCRW asked listeners who have received their shots: How are you living…

For this dad, getting vaccinated meant a trip to the zoo with his daughter

As more businesses are slowly opening back up, and more vaccinated people are stepping outside of their bubble, KCRW asked listeners who have received their shots: How are you living…

from Greater LA

If you’re a parent, the past year may have felt like the longest in your childcare life. Commentator Joe Mathews knows how that feels. He and his wife have three boys in grade school.

Joe Mathews: The symbolism of the game ‘Among Us’ hits too close to home

If you’re a parent, the past year may have felt like the longest in your childcare life. Commentator Joe Mathews knows how that feels. He and his wife have three boys in grade school.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Cannabis is now a $18 billion industry in the U.S. First-time users could have driven some of that boom.

Using cannabis responsibly: Tips for newbies

Cannabis is now a $18 billion industry in the U.S. First-time users could have driven some of that boom.

from KCRW Features

Older adults and essential workers are currently flooding COVID-19 vaccination sites.

Getting COVID vaccines early: Angelenos explain how they pulled it off

Older adults and essential workers are currently flooding COVID-19 vaccination sites.

from Greater LA