Coronavirus

President Biden on Saturday announced that he tested positive for COVID again. He had been negative. Like many people, he apparently now has the Paxlovid rebound.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Scientists are checking LA sewage for coronavirus. As fewer people report test results, health officials say the data helps them see what’s next with the pandemic.

from Greater LA

In some low-income African countries, 5% or less of the population is fully vaccinated, according to local government data. Why the slow progress against COVID?

Most of Africa isn’t protected against COVID. Blame western countries

In some low-income African countries, 5% or less of the population is fully vaccinated, according to local government data. Why the slow progress against COVID?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Another mask mandate might be imposed on LA County as early as July 29. The risk of COVID infection is now high, but the risk of a bad outcome is low, says UCSF’s Dr. Robert Wachter.

New LA mask mandate is in sight, but not stronger subvariant

Another mask mandate might be imposed on LA County as early as July 29. The risk of COVID infection is now high, but the risk of a bad outcome is low, says UCSF’s Dr. Robert Wachter.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As the ultra-contagious BA.5 Omicron subvariant sweeps through LA, the county is poised to issue a new universal mask mandate for indoor spaces by the end of July.

Vaccinated and already had COVID? You can still get BA.5 subvariant

As the ultra-contagious BA.5 Omicron subvariant sweeps through LA, the county is poised to issue a new universal mask mandate for indoor spaces by the end of July.

from Greater LA

Omicron BA.5 is spreading quickly, and California’s positivity rate was nearly 17% from May 12 to July 6, but that’s likely an undercount since home testing data is mostly unreported.

Home antigen tests v. PCR tests: What negative COVID results truly mean

Omicron BA.5 is spreading quickly, and California’s positivity rate was nearly 17% from May 12 to July 6, but that’s likely an undercount since home testing data is mostly unreported.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA is experiencing another COVID surge. On an airplane of 50 passengers or in a restaurant of 20-30 diners, there’s a 90-99% chance that someone there has COVID, says Dr. Bob Wachter.

Double-boosted against COVID? There’s ‘decent chance’ you can catch BA.4, BA.5

LA is experiencing another COVID surge. On an airplane of 50 passengers or in a restaurant of 20-30 diners, there’s a 90-99% chance that someone there has COVID, says Dr. Bob Wachter.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Recently graduated seniors had a high school experience like no other, with parts of three years impacted by the pandemic.

High schooler gets a graduate class in COVID disruption

Recently graduated seniors had a high school experience like no other, with parts of three years impacted by the pandemic.

from KCRW Features

“Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow” is Takashi Murakami's first solo exhibit at The Broad. The interactive show explores pandemic life, natural disasters, augmented reality, and NFTs.

Colorful anime, COVID, war: Takashi Murakami’s art hits The Broad

“Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow” is Takashi Murakami's first solo exhibit at The Broad. The interactive show explores pandemic life, natural disasters, augmented reality, and NFTs.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As COVID rises, a restaurant server in Burbank says customers are pressuring her to remove her mask, but she doesn’t qualify for health insurance due to work limited hours.

No health insurance, pressured to unmask: LA service worker

As COVID rises, a restaurant server in Burbank says customers are pressuring her to remove her mask, but she doesn’t qualify for health insurance due to work limited hours.

from Greater LA

It’s the season for graduations, summer vacations, and possibly more time in air-conditioned spaces. How should people approach the pandemic now?

Traveling this summer? Don’t leave behind COVID safety precautions

It’s the season for graduations, summer vacations, and possibly more time in air-conditioned spaces. How should people approach the pandemic now?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The CDC warned this week that some people who take antiviral drug Paxlovid can develop rebound COVID symptoms a few days after they recover.

Paxlovid could produce rebound COVID symptoms, but still prevent death

The CDC warned this week that some people who take antiviral drug Paxlovid can develop rebound COVID symptoms a few days after they recover.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Tayo Help Desk is a virtual platform with COVID-19 resources that all Filipinos can use. People can also dial 800-899-5090 if they want to speak with someone for help.

Filipino young leaders create COVID hotline to help older relatives and community

The Tayo Help Desk is a virtual platform with COVID-19 resources that all Filipinos can use. People can also dial 800-899-5090 if they want to speak with someone for help.

from Greater LA

Coronavirus vaccines are good at reducing the risk of hospitalization and death, but they may not shield you from developing long COVID, according to new research.

Long COVID can produce diabetes, heart disease for life: Epidemiologist

Coronavirus vaccines are good at reducing the risk of hospitalization and death, but they may not shield you from developing long COVID, according to new research.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A new wave of COVID infections arriving in late spring has caught many experts off guard. And nobody was expecting an outbreak of monkeypox.

First COVID, now monkeypox. When will it end?

A new wave of COVID infections arriving in late spring has caught many experts off guard. And nobody was expecting an outbreak of monkeypox.

from KCRW Features

LA County saw 12,000 new COVID cases over the weekend. And over the past month, test positivity doubled and hospitalizations jumped by 80%. It’s all according to Barbara Ferrer.

Safe to fly and eat at indoor restaurants? LA COVID cases are up

LA County saw 12,000 new COVID cases over the weekend. And over the past month, test positivity doubled and hospitalizations jumped by 80%. It’s all according to Barbara Ferrer.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The community must be aware of new monkeypox cases, but shouldn’t be alarmed over them, says UCLA’s Anne Rimoin.

Why monkeypox isn’t cause for concern, especially compared to COVID

The community must be aware of new monkeypox cases, but shouldn’t be alarmed over them, says UCLA’s Anne Rimoin.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Parents and teachers describe changed relationships with school as the 2021-2022 academic year ends.

Why the return to in-person classes made parents, teachers feel disconnected

Parents and teachers describe changed relationships with school as the 2021-2022 academic year ends.

from Greater LA

While wedding venues are now open in LA, many couples are paying more than $100,000. Affected by supply chain issues and COVID protocols, brides have to be flexible.

$150,000: Weddings hit by supply chain issues, inflation, COVID

While wedding venues are now open in LA, many couples are paying more than $100,000. Affected by supply chain issues and COVID protocols, brides have to be flexible.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In the wake of the pandemic, more food workers and farmers have started to unionize. This will mean more protection for the industry, says reporter Lisa Held.

Pandemic inequities push food workers to unionize

In the wake of the pandemic, more food workers and farmers have started to unionize. This will mean more protection for the industry, says reporter Lisa Held.

from Good Food