Coronavirus

“We should not have had to turn our homes into sweatshops to make medical equipment. We do this because this is human work. And this is how we support other human beings.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The LA Public Library wants anything people have created during the pandemic, from journal entries to neighborhood signs.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Hair salons have reopened in LA County, but when the COVID-19 pandemic kept them closed for more than two months, one South LA barber was cutting hair illicitly out of his garage.

This LA barber started giving $20 haircuts in his garage after COVID-19 closed his shop

Hair salons have reopened in LA County, but when the COVID-19 pandemic kept them closed for more than two months, one South LA barber was cutting hair illicitly out of his garage.

from Greater LA

Public health officials worry that the spread of coronavirus could get worse because of recent protests.

Epidemiologist on what protests mean for possible spike in COVID-19 infections

Public health officials worry that the spread of coronavirus could get worse because of recent protests.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Dr. Michael Wilkes, a professor of medicine and global health at UC Davis, says there are many factors to address at work when it comes to COVID-19 contagion.

The future of work: Employers must balance staff safety with health privacy laws

Dr. Michael Wilkes, a professor of medicine and global health at UC Davis, says there are many factors to address at work when it comes to COVID-19 contagion.

from KCRW Features

The coronavirus pandemic and police killing of George Floyd is taking a tremendous toll on the mental health of African Americans.

COVID-19 and George Floyd’s death take mental toll on African Americans

The coronavirus pandemic and police killing of George Floyd is taking a tremendous toll on the mental health of African Americans.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“How do you assess a person's credibility if they're wearing a mask?

With COVID-19 unchecked in jails, courts should not reopen, says LA attorney

“How do you assess a person's credibility if they're wearing a mask?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Apple is upping its movie game and putting its stamp on an awards-caliber film.

Hollywood news banter: Scorsese scores a deal at Apple, Disney World to reopen

Apple is upping its movie game and putting its stamp on an awards-caliber film.

from The Business

Tech titans like Apple, Google and Facebook are about to get low-tech competition to help detect the novel coronavirus.

How dogs and tech can detect COVID-19

Tech titans like Apple, Google and Facebook are about to get low-tech competition to help detect the novel coronavirus.

from To the Point

Off label prescribing as grown into an enormous problem, and it risks putting people’s health at risk.

The dangerous use of off label prescribing in times of a pandemic

Off label prescribing as grown into an enormous problem, and it risks putting people’s health at risk.

from Second Opinion

When the German government called on companies to use ingenuity in the wake of COVID-19, Melitta pivoted to make masks alongside their original paper coffee filters.

Filtering the air we breathe: masks made from coffee filters

When the German government called on companies to use ingenuity in the wake of COVID-19, Melitta pivoted to make masks alongside their original paper coffee filters.

from Good Food

The rent is due for a lot of people on Monday, June 1. Many can’t afford to pay. Tens of thousands of tenants are striking in this pandemic, refusing to pay.

With rent almost due, LA City Council considers $100 million relief plan

The rent is due for a lot of people on Monday, June 1. Many can’t afford to pay. Tens of thousands of tenants are striking in this pandemic, refusing to pay.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that LA County hair salons, barbershops and dine-restaurants may reopen.

LA hair salons, restaurants reopen. But federal program keeping workers on staff expires soon

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that LA County hair salons, barbershops and dine-restaurants may reopen.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

When restaurants reopen, will people feel comfortable enough to go there to eat?

What will future dine-restaurants look like, will customers feel safe?

When restaurants reopen, will people feel comfortable enough to go there to eat?

from Greater LA

In Santa Barbara, hungry locals have returned to restaurants. Most are sitting outside in the fresh air, though eating inside is an option too.

Santa Barbara is moving the dining room to the sidewalk. Will LA follow?

In Santa Barbara, hungry locals have returned to restaurants. Most are sitting outside in the fresh air, though eating inside is an option too.

from Greater LA

Long Beach and Santa Barbara are reopening restaurants for outdoor dining.

LA County Supervisors want dine-in restaurants, hair salons to reopen soon

Long Beach and Santa Barbara are reopening restaurants for outdoor dining.

from Greater LA

“We have not flattened the curve. We have bent the curve. But we are at a plateau of hospitalizations and certainly deaths.

Lawmakers question wisdom of California reopening, point to blindspots in COVID-19 data

“We have not flattened the curve. We have bent the curve. But we are at a plateau of hospitalizations and certainly deaths.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

When it comes to public transit in LA, ridership is down. LA has reduced service, closed entrances to stations, and started sanitizing vehicles and public spaces a lot more.

Future of public transit is the bus, not the train, says USC professor

When it comes to public transit in LA, ridership is down. LA has reduced service, closed entrances to stations, and started sanitizing vehicles and public spaces a lot more.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Barbara Ferrer says, "We look a lot at sort of the daily hospitalization rate.

LA hospitalization rates are down, contact tracing capacity is strong, says Barbara Ferrer

Barbara Ferrer says, "We look a lot at sort of the daily hospitalization rate.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More cyclists are on the roads during the coronavirus pandemic.

Cycling popularity surges during COVID-19. Who’s hopping in the saddle?

More cyclists are on the roads during the coronavirus pandemic.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand