Coronavirus

About one in four children and teens have become angry, anxious or stressed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

from Greater LA

Latinos make up less than 40% of the California population — but more than 55% of the state’s coronavirus cases.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Navigating the pandemic as a small business owner isn’t easy. But there’s a lot of help, so long as you know where to look.

How to get money for your business during the pandemic

Navigating the pandemic as a small business owner isn’t easy. But there’s a lot of help, so long as you know where to look.

from KCRW Features

KCRW speaks with therapist Dawn Delgado about dealing with the prospect of returning to social activities.

How to leave your Zoom account and socialize in real life again? Therapist says take it slow

KCRW speaks with therapist Dawn Delgado about dealing with the prospect of returning to social activities.

from Greater LA

If you drive by a mosque in Orange County around sunset, you may see a mobile COVID-19 vaccination unit and a halal taco truck.

Food truck offers halal tacos and COVID vaccines at mosques, uniting OC Muslims and Latinos

If you drive by a mosque in Orange County around sunset, you may see a mobile COVID-19 vaccination unit and a halal taco truck.

from Greater LA

New research from UCLA suggests that offering incentives could help get more shots into weary arms.

Cash, gift cards, free beer: Possible incentives for skeptics to get COVID vaccines

New research from UCLA suggests that offering incentives could help get more shots into weary arms.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA County has had two straight days of zero COVID-19 deaths.

California cases plunge, LA has no deaths in past 2 days. How did we turn it around with COVID?

LA County has had two straight days of zero COVID-19 deaths.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Some countries are begging the U.S. to help with coronavirus vaccine supplies to help them curb surges.

Will President Biden loosen patent restrictions on COVID vaccines?

Some countries are begging the U.S. to help with coronavirus vaccine supplies to help them curb surges.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The city of LA has locked basketball hoops in Venice Beach. Some locals are trying to get the locks removed with #FreeTheHoops.

Venice Beach basketball hoops are locked. Angelenos get creative to make games happen

The city of LA has locked basketball hoops in Venice Beach. Some locals are trying to get the locks removed with #FreeTheHoops.

from Greater LA

Brazil has now recorded more than 400,000 deaths, the second highest death toll in the world. The pain is spreading to other South American countries .

South America faces rising COVID death tolls as variants spread

Brazil has now recorded more than 400,000 deaths, the second highest death toll in the world. The pain is spreading to other South American countries .

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The 2021 Olympics in Tokyo are slated to start at the end of July. But last week, Japan declared a coronavirus-related state of emergency.

Olympics will go on, despite rising COVID cases in Japan. How will athletes stay safe?

The 2021 Olympics in Tokyo are slated to start at the end of July. But last week, Japan declared a coronavirus-related state of emergency.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Health officials on Thursday said they’re starting to see a big slowdown in the number of people signing up to get their coronavirus vaccination shots.

Half of people eligible for COVID vaccines still haven’t gotten first shots. Why the drop in signups?

Health officials on Thursday said they’re starting to see a big slowdown in the number of people signing up to get their coronavirus vaccination shots.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Now that kids are back on campus, teachers are bringing lessons outside to keep them safe. The health benefits for students extend far beyond COVID safety.

Outdoor learning started as a COVID safety measure. Schools say it’s here to stay

Now that kids are back on campus, teachers are bringing lessons outside to keep them safe. The health benefits for students extend far beyond COVID safety.

from Greater LA

On Monday, the Los Angeles Public Library will begin limited in-person services at the Central Library and 37 branches across the city.

Some LA libraries will soon reopen with medical-grade public computers, Plexiglass barriers, and more

On Monday, the Los Angeles Public Library will begin limited in-person services at the Central Library and 37 branches across the city.

from Greater LA

“I have two adult kids. One lives in Redondo and one lives in Van Nuys. We get together every Sunday for dinner, which of course stopped when everything shut down,” said Lisa Gray.

Vaccinated LA mom returns to hosting Sunday suppers with her family of 4

“I have two adult kids. One lives in Redondo and one lives in Van Nuys. We get together every Sunday for dinner, which of course stopped when everything shut down,” said Lisa Gray.

from Greater LA

Some artists are putting on their own group shows that celebrate the ability to gather safely after a year apart.

Artist-run group shows pop up in LA as pandemic eases

Some artists are putting on their own group shows that celebrate the ability to gather safely after a year apart.

from Greater LA

The CDC on Tuesday announced that fully vaccinated Americans no longer have to wear masks outside, such as when walking, running, cycling, or hiking alone.

CDC allows vaccinated people to go maskless outdoors. But keep them on indoors, says scientist

The CDC on Tuesday announced that fully vaccinated Americans no longer have to wear masks outside, such as when walking, running, cycling, or hiking alone.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Microbiologist and immunologist Brett Finlay says certain bacteria, fungi, and viruses are involved with how the brain plus intestinal and immune systems develop.

‘Good germs’ keep us healthy. Scientists fear we’re killing them with all the COVID sanitizing

Microbiologist and immunologist Brett Finlay says certain bacteria, fungi, and viruses are involved with how the brain plus intestinal and immune systems develop.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The vaccine rollout is ramping up, but that doesn’t mean everyone is willing to roll up their sleeves.

Republicans make up California’s largest group of vaccine skeptics, but hesitancy is declining

The vaccine rollout is ramping up, but that doesn’t mean everyone is willing to roll up their sleeves.

from Greater LA

Before choosing which plants to buy, Hilton Carter recommends analyzing how much light a plant’s prospective spot will get.

Tips from ‘Plant Doctor’: How to choose indoor plants and help them thrive

Before choosing which plants to buy, Hilton Carter recommends analyzing how much light a plant’s prospective spot will get.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand