Coronavirus

Mid-December is when the first round of vaccines could be available. California is expected to have about 327,000 doses of Pfizer's vaccine. Gov.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

New coronavirus restrictions are now in effect in LA County for at least three weeks, until December 20.

LA County’s new coronavirus restrictions are now in effect. Here’s what you need to know

New coronavirus restrictions are now in effect in LA County for at least three weeks, until December 20.

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Nearly nine months into this pandemic, many Californians are desperate for financial help.

CA EDD paid out $400 million in fraudulent claims while denying benefits to people who need them

Nearly nine months into this pandemic, many Californians are desperate for financial help.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

While waiting for the COVID-19 vaccine, picture this: You’re scrolling through your social media on your phone, and suddenly a notification pops up that says you have been exposed to…

iPhones and Androids can send COVID exposure alerts. But that tech isn’t being used everywhere

While waiting for the COVID-19 vaccine, picture this: You’re scrolling through your social media on your phone, and suddenly a notification pops up that says you have been exposed to…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

At this point, many people have spent the better part of 2020 trying to figure out what makes them feel good.

Turning to oldies for musical comfort during COVID-19

At this point, many people have spent the better part of 2020 trying to figure out what makes them feel good.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California set a record for COVID-19 hospitalizations over the weekend — nearly 7500 patients. That’s triple the number from a month ago.

You don't want to celebrate Christmas in an ER: Sheila Kuehl on LA COVID spike and new restrictions

California set a record for COVID-19 hospitalizations over the weekend — nearly 7500 patients. That’s triple the number from a month ago.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“Right now, about 20% of patients who are in the ICU have COVID. And overall about a quarter or sometimes almost a third of patients with COVID-19 need to be in the ICU.

ICU beds are scarce, patient numbers can go up quickly: Dr. Christina Ghaly on COVID stressing LA hospitals

“Right now, about 20% of patients who are in the ICU have COVID. And overall about a quarter or sometimes almost a third of patients with COVID-19 need to be in the ICU.

from Greater LA

Research shows that DV increases during hard economic times, social isolation, and around the holidays – creating a perfect storm.

Domestic Violence in times of COVID

Research shows that DV increases during hard economic times, social isolation, and around the holidays – creating a perfect storm.

from Second Opinion

Because of COVID-19, about 40% of adults are canceling or postponing their regular medical appointments, according to the Centers for Disease Control .

Why you shouldn’t delay getting a mammogram, colonoscopy or regular checkup during COVID pandemic

Because of COVID-19, about 40% of adults are canceling or postponing their regular medical appointments, according to the Centers for Disease Control .

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca are likely a couple of weeks away from receiving FDA approval. Governor Gavin Newsom says the first vaccines could be administered before Christmas.

COVID vaccines are a few weeks away. What is LA County’s distribution plan?

Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca are likely a couple of weeks away from receiving FDA approval. Governor Gavin Newsom says the first vaccines could be administered before Christmas.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Many people are feeling COVID fatigue. They’re fed up with having to stay inside and perhaps giving up their holidays with friends and family.

Local ER doctor on why hospital workers are upset about the public’s behavior during COVID

Many people are feeling COVID fatigue. They’re fed up with having to stay inside and perhaps giving up their holidays with friends and family.

from Greater LA

In the kitchen of the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission — which provides meals, showers and beds to the city’s unhoused residents — a dozen men are deboning trays of turkeys.

How homeless shelters will pull off Thanksgiving feasts without volunteers

In the kitchen of the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission — which provides meals, showers and beds to the city’s unhoused residents — a dozen men are deboning trays of turkeys.

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"Doing things for others is enormously powerful to us and of course to others. I don't just mean like working in a food bank or a homeless shelter.

Give food, check in on a neighbor: Small acts of service can curb depression this pandemic Thanksgiving

"Doing things for others is enormously powerful to us and of course to others. I don't just mean like working in a food bank or a homeless shelter.

from KCRW Features

Since the beginning of the pandemic, rats seem to be more prominent in every major city.

Ratpocalypse: COVID pandemic is causing a rat infestation

Since the beginning of the pandemic, rats seem to be more prominent in every major city.

from Greater LA

Orange County set a record on Monday with the most reported coronavirus cases it’s ever seen in a single day.

‘Viruses don't pay attention to economies or people's wishes.’ Gustavo Arellano on OC’s COVID surge

Orange County set a record on Monday with the most reported coronavirus cases it’s ever seen in a single day.

from Greater LA

Despite repeated public health warnings, more Americans are expected to fly for Thanksgiving than any time since the pandemic started.

Passengers arriving in LA could be bringing COVID with them. How airport officials are handling risks

Despite repeated public health warnings, more Americans are expected to fly for Thanksgiving than any time since the pandemic started.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA announced more than 6,000 new COVID cases on Monday. That means the county has likely reached the benchmark to trigger another stay-at-home order.

Health care system could hit capacity next month during COVID surge, says LA DPH’s chief medical officer

LA announced more than 6,000 new COVID cases on Monday. That means the county has likely reached the benchmark to trigger another stay-at-home order.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The nonprofit No Us Without You has been helping undocumented restaurant employees. They’re now serving more than 1,300 families.

Boyle Heights nonprofit feeds undocumented restaurant workers during pandemic Thanksgiving

The nonprofit No Us Without You has been helping undocumented restaurant employees. They’re now serving more than 1,300 families.

from KCRW Features

We’ve heard a lot about the impact the pandemic has had on restaurants — and the challenges of adjusting to the new curfews and health orders.

‘Tacos will prevail’: How LA’s street vendors persevere in the time of COVID

We’ve heard a lot about the impact the pandemic has had on restaurants — and the challenges of adjusting to the new curfews and health orders.

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