Coronavirus

“For consumers, it's really important to make sure that you know what you're scanning, you know where that's coming from, because that is definitely a possibility that you can hack or…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LAUSD says it will require weekly testing for students, teachers, and employees regardless of vaccination status.

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During a recent push from some House Republicans to encourage their supporters to get vaccinated, a reporter asked a pair of questions to one of the party’s rising stars, Georgia…

Sorting out HIPAA confusion: What if your employer demands to know your COVID vaccination status?

During a recent push from some House Republicans to encourage their supporters to get vaccinated, a reporter asked a pair of questions to one of the party’s rising stars, Georgia…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Josh, Megan and Gustavo discuss vaccine mandates, the bipartisan infrastructure deal and the end of federal eviction moratoriums.

Vaccines, masks, carrots, sticks

Josh, Megan and Gustavo discuss vaccine mandates, the bipartisan infrastructure deal and the end of federal eviction moratoriums.

from Left, Right & Center

Activist Achal Prabhala speaks to Robert Scheer about the wealthy countries’ reluctance to end global vaccine apartheid.

The West Is Keeping the Covid-19 Pandemic From Ending

Activist Achal Prabhala speaks to Robert Scheer about the wealthy countries’ reluctance to end global vaccine apartheid.

from Scheer Intelligence

High school senior Kelly Danielpour founded VaxTeen to give her peers reliable and easy-to-understand information about COVID.

What to do when parents won’t let their teens get COVID vaccines? VaxTeen offers guidance on consent laws

High school senior Kelly Danielpour founded VaxTeen to give her peers reliable and easy-to-understand information about COVID.

from Greater LA

“We've had multiple Intensive Care Unit nurses who were years and years into their career decide to retire early.

UCLA critical care doctor suggests his patience is running thin for people who refuse to get vaccinated

“We've had multiple Intensive Care Unit nurses who were years and years into their career decide to retire early.

from KCRW Features

Los Angeles County's new mask mandate is receiving pushback from individuals, businesses, and cities.

Masks should be mainstream, LA’s flip-flopping policies erode public trust, says psychologist

Los Angeles County's new mask mandate is receiving pushback from individuals, businesses, and cities.

from KCRW Features

Dating during lockdown and then navigating public life together can look very different, says writer Elaine Roth.

From virtual dating to meeting IRL, how the pandemic has shaped our quest for love

Dating during lockdown and then navigating public life together can look very different, says writer Elaine Roth.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

With rising COVID numbers and a mask mandate reinstituted across LA, bars, restaurants, and pop-ups are implementing coronavirus restrictions at their own discretion.

LA bars and restaurants enforce their own restrictions as COVID surges

With rising COVID numbers and a mask mandate reinstituted across LA, bars, restaurants, and pop-ups are implementing coronavirus restrictions at their own discretion.

from Greater LA

Steve Scalise, the second highest ranking Republican in the House, got vaccinated against COVID on Sunday.

Top conservatives make an about-face, urge people to get vaccinated. Will more roll up their sleeves?

Steve Scalise, the second highest ranking Republican in the House, got vaccinated against COVID on Sunday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California State Assemblymember Buffy Wicks tweeted on Tuesday that it’s time to make vaccinations mandatory as California’s COVID surge continues.

Vaccine mandate is needed to stop COVID surge, says CA Assemblymember Buffy Wicks

California State Assemblymember Buffy Wicks tweeted on Tuesday that it’s time to make vaccinations mandatory as California’s COVID surge continues.

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Sandy Duvall, who owns Sierra Health and Fitness in Sierra Madre, says she has been threatened over her business policy to mandate COVID vaccinations to her members.

Sierra Madre gym owner to patrons: ‘If you're not vaccinated, you can't enter our facility’

Sandy Duvall, who owns Sierra Health and Fitness in Sierra Madre, says she has been threatened over her business policy to mandate COVID vaccinations to her members.

from KCRW Features

Breakthrough COVID-19 infections — when fully inoculated people get the virus — were expected following the rollout of vaccines.

As COVID breakthrough infections rise, should vaccinated people worry?

Breakthrough COVID-19 infections — when fully inoculated people get the virus — were expected following the rollout of vaccines.

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“There's a sadness or a frustration when you see so much death and disease due to something that we know is almost entirely preventable,” says Dhruv Khullar, physician at Weill Cornell…

A reality we can hope for is not COVID zero, but COVID that doesn't disrupt our daily lives, says doctor

“There's a sadness or a frustration when you see so much death and disease due to something that we know is almost entirely preventable,” says Dhruv Khullar, physician at Weill Cornell…

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“Even vaccinated people are more at risk because we are being exposed to COVID-infected people in our daily lives, and the vaccines are not 100% protective,” says USC virologist Paula…

As young people go unvaccinated, they’re putting vaccinated people at higher risk, says virologist

“Even vaccinated people are more at risk because we are being exposed to COVID-infected people in our daily lives, and the vaccines are not 100% protective,” says USC virologist Paula…

from Greater LA

Expect more positive coronavirus cases at the Olympic Village and athletes riddled with unprecedented anxiety, says ESPN national reporter Michele Steele.

Tokyo Olympics opening overshadowed by high-profile COVID cases: Kara Eaker, Coco Gauff, Katie Lou Samuelson

Expect more positive coronavirus cases at the Olympic Village and athletes riddled with unprecedented anxiety, says ESPN national reporter Michele Steele.

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KCRW speaks with Dr. Oliver T. Brooks, chief medical officer at Watts Healthcare, about how some medical workers are feeling about this new spike in cases.

LA medical workers frustrated at COVID spike that’s sparked by unvaccinated Angelenos

KCRW speaks with Dr. Oliver T. Brooks, chief medical officer at Watts Healthcare, about how some medical workers are feeling about this new spike in cases.

from KCRW Features

Sub-Saharan African countries are seeing huge spikes in COVID-19 cases. It joins other parts of the world, including South and Southeast Asia and most of South America.

COVID rises across Africa, South America, and parts of Asia, as variants spreads and vaccinations are low

Sub-Saharan African countries are seeing huge spikes in COVID-19 cases. It joins other parts of the world, including South and Southeast Asia and most of South America.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Patients infected with HIV have a higher chance of dying from COVID-19 by 30%, according to a new study from the World Health Organization.

People living with HIV may suffer more severe consequences from COVID, says World Health Organization

Patients infected with HIV have a higher chance of dying from COVID-19 by 30%, according to a new study from the World Health Organization.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand