Coronavirus

Was the vaccine developed too quickly to be safe? Should pregnant women get it? Does 95% efficacy still leave a 5% window open for infection?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In "Palm Springs,” Andy Samberg's character gets caught in a time loop and is forced to live the same day over and over again.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Air quality limits on cremations are temporarily suspended in Los Angeles because of increased demand due to COVID-19. Officials say the death rate is now more than double that of pre-pandemic years.

Cremation limits lifted in LA due to 'backlog' as COVID-19 deaths skyrocket

Air quality limits on cremations are temporarily suspended in Los Angeles because of increased demand due to COVID-19. Officials say the death rate is now more than double that of pre-pandemic years.

from NPR

Right now, 15-month-old Evie is an only child. But that wasn’t always the plan.

How COVID-19 pandemic birthed the baby bust of 2021

Right now, 15-month-old Evie is an only child. But that wasn’t always the plan.

from Greater LA

Vaccinations are going slowly in California. LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner is offering to use schools as vaccine sites . More than 400 school nurses could administer the shots.

Joe Biden’s plans to ramp up COVID vaccine distribution

Vaccinations are going slowly in California. LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner is offering to use schools as vaccine sites . More than 400 school nurses could administer the shots.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Cherie Perry-Smith describes the situation at MLK Jr. Community Hospital: “It was a 10-bed ICU, and then it was expanded to 20. And now they're at 35. And we're still expanding.

‘Community is being rocked very, very heavily.’ Traveling nurse on COVID in South LA

Cherie Perry-Smith describes the situation at MLK Jr. Community Hospital: “It was a 10-bed ICU, and then it was expanded to 20. And now they're at 35. And we're still expanding.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The vaccine site opened on January 15 and administered 2,500 shots. On Saturday, another 4,800 were given. The goal is to reach 12,000 shots every day by the end of this week.

Behind the scenes of the country’s largest COVID vaccination site at Dodger Stadium

The vaccine site opened on January 15 and administered 2,500 shots. On Saturday, another 4,800 were given. The goal is to reach 12,000 shots every day by the end of this week.

from Greater LA

The husband and wife duo of Hot and Cool Cafe plan meals at the start of each week, prepare them in the restaurant, package them individually, and hand-deliver them to seniors.

Hot and Cool Cafe delivers free food to seniors during coronavirus pandemic

The husband and wife duo of Hot and Cool Cafe plan meals at the start of each week, prepare them in the restaurant, package them individually, and hand-deliver them to seniors.

from Greater LA

“We have to wait with our patient on the gurney for hours. It could be a few hours, four hours. Sometimes longer than that.

EMT on waiting 10 hours to offload a patient, running out of oxygen tanks, handling emotional stress

“We have to wait with our patient on the gurney for hours. It could be a few hours, four hours. Sometimes longer than that.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

New modeling from LA Public Health estimates that approximately one in three people here have been infected with COVID-19 since March.

LA County now estimates 1 in 3 residents got COVID. What might that mean for immunity?

New modeling from LA Public Health estimates that approximately one in three people here have been infected with COVID-19 since March.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“I'm not a big fan of the tier model. I think it's caused a little bit of bottleneck and confusion,” says LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn.

‘Bottleneck and confusion': LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn on California’s COVID vaccine rollout

“I'm not a big fan of the tier model. I think it's caused a little bit of bottleneck and confusion,” says LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“It's a very particular type of stress that stems from being Black and being Black men in America. We're all under stress in the pandemic.

How racism-related stress makes young Black men more vulnerable to COVID

“It's a very particular type of stress that stems from being Black and being Black men in America. We're all under stress in the pandemic.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Dr. Anthony Fauci said again this week that he expects the “new normal” to be around the corner, with theaters and music venues reopening in the fall.

COVID vaccine: When and how Angelenos get it

Dr. Anthony Fauci said again this week that he expects the “new normal” to be around the corner, with theaters and music venues reopening in the fall.

from Greater LA

“Your ability to be vaccinated, to be protected against this virus shouldn't depend on where you live.

COVID vaccine rollout: Epidemiologist on problems, lessons, need for national coordination

“Your ability to be vaccinated, to be protected against this virus shouldn't depend on where you live.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“We have to wait with our patient on the gurney for hours. ... The longest I’ve waited for a bed is about 10 hours one time," says Angel.

EMT on waiting 10 hours to offload a patient, running out of oxygen tanks, handling emotional stress

“We have to wait with our patient on the gurney for hours. ... The longest I’ve waited for a bed is about 10 hours one time," says Angel.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Governor Gavin Newsom’s approval rating was above 60% in June. Now California is one of the world’s coronavirus hotspots.

Pandemic creates perfect storm that fuels recall effort against Gov. Newsom, says political reporter

Governor Gavin Newsom’s approval rating was above 60% in June. Now California is one of the world’s coronavirus hotspots.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

One in every three students tested positive for the virus in Maywood, Bell, and Cudahy neighborhoods during the week of December 14, education reporter Howard Blume tells KCRW.

COVID is spiking among kids in some LA areas. How that might affect the reopening of schools

One in every three students tested positive for the virus in Maywood, Bell, and Cudahy neighborhoods during the week of December 14, education reporter Howard Blume tells KCRW.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“No PCR test is perfect, and that all COVID-19 tests have a risk of false negative results, which means that you may test negative when you have COVID-19," says Dr. Clemens Hong.

Curative’s COVID tests have a risk of false negatives, FDA says. LA County stops using them at some sites

“No PCR test is perfect, and that all COVID-19 tests have a risk of false negative results, which means that you may test negative when you have COVID-19," says Dr. Clemens Hong.

from Greater LA

“It's like running at max speed on a treadmill for four weeks and you can't get off. The hope is that we don't see a post-December additional surge.

So Cal’s hospital system will hit ‘crisis care’ if extra post-December surge happens, says LA doctor

“It's like running at max speed on a treadmill for four weeks and you can't get off. The hope is that we don't see a post-December additional surge.

from Greater LA

In recent weeks, coronavirus infections have surged among LA’s homeless population. Group shelters are having a particularly hard time controlling outbreaks.

‘In our 130-year history, we’ve never faced anything like this.’ COVID hits homeless shelters

In recent weeks, coronavirus infections have surged among LA’s homeless population. Group shelters are having a particularly hard time controlling outbreaks.

from Greater LA