Health & Wellness

Those with a knack for crafts are breaking out their dusty sewing machines and creating a vital piece of safety protection currently in short supply: face masks.

from KCRW Features

“It's a little bit surreal because obviously I've never lived through anything like this personally or professionally.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This pandemic is stressful for billions of people around the globe. Everyone deals with stress and fear differently.

Psychological stress and post-traumatic growth from COVID-19

This pandemic is stressful for billions of people around the globe. Everyone deals with stress and fear differently.

from Greater LA

The COVID-19 pandemic has put much of life on hold. But what’s continuing are family traditions, both joyful and somber.

Turning to Zoom, people adapt funerals to social gathering restrictions

The COVID-19 pandemic has put much of life on hold. But what’s continuing are family traditions, both joyful and somber.

from Greater LA

There’s been a lot of confusion over where to wear masks when you’re in public. The official recommendation from the CDC says that only sick people should wear them.

Combined with social distancing and handwashing, a cloth mask can be better than no mask during COVID-19

There’s been a lot of confusion over where to wear masks when you’re in public. The official recommendation from the CDC says that only sick people should wear them.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

States nationwide are in bidding wars over essential medical supplies to fight COVID-19, including ventilators.

General Electric,Tesla commit to making ventilators to fight COVID-19. Will states get them?

States nationwide are in bidding wars over essential medical supplies to fight COVID-19, including ventilators.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

One hundred years ago, the world was fighting the spread of the Spanish flu.Globally, nearly 50 million people died, including some 700,000 Americans.  
    
  But despite medical…

Parallels and differences between COVID-19 and 1918 Spanish flu

One hundred years ago, the world was fighting the spread of the Spanish flu.Globally, nearly 50 million people died, including some 700,000 Americans.  But despite medical…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis discusses experimental treatments in development, and dispels the myths around alternative treatments.

High temperatures, saline solutions, antimalarial drug Chloroquine: Can any of these treat coronavirus?

Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis discusses experimental treatments in development, and dispels the myths around alternative treatments.

from KCRW Features

Johnson & Johnson knew its baby powder contained asbestos but kept selling it and specifically marketed the product to Black women.

The Cost of Silky Soft

Johnson & Johnson knew its baby powder contained asbestos but kept selling it and specifically marketed the product to Black women.

from Bodies

An estimated 37,000 medical professionals are needed to treat COVID-19 in hospitals across California.

California Health Corps to recruit med students, retired doctors and nurses to handle COVID-19

An estimated 37,000 medical professionals are needed to treat COVID-19 in hospitals across California.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Proponents believe AB5 protects workers by giving them benefits. But some freelancers say they can’t get enough work because companies are preferring to use workers in other states.

COVID-19 pandemic complicates battle over AB5 and gig economy work

Proponents believe AB5 protects workers by giving them benefits. But some freelancers say they can’t get enough work because companies are preferring to use workers in other states.

from Greater LA

Mac Mills started driving for Postmates to make ends meet. Before the pandemic, he was working as a film producer and assistant, but then sets shut down.

Delivery drivers are risking their lives to make ends meet during COVID-19 shutdown

Mac Mills started driving for Postmates to make ends meet. Before the pandemic, he was working as a film producer and assistant, but then sets shut down.

from Greater LA

On today’s Daily Dose, Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis describes what preparations health care professionals are taking.

‘Nobody knows quite what to expect’: Nurses and doctors brace for flood of coronavirus patients

On today’s Daily Dose, Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis describes what preparations health care professionals are taking.

from KCRW Features

Orange County has been slow with releasing data about the novel coronavirus and testing people. Like the rest of the state, it’s seeing more COVID-19 cases.

Orange County lags in releasing coronavirus info, leaves residents confused

Orange County has been slow with releasing data about the novel coronavirus and testing people. Like the rest of the state, it’s seeing more COVID-19 cases.

from Greater LA

Grocery store workers nationwide are protesting this week, citing unsafe work conditions.

Amazon, Instacart grocery workers protest the lack of safe working conditions

Grocery store workers nationwide are protesting this week, citing unsafe work conditions.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti talks about whether more places in LA will shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak, how much equipment the city still needs, when we’ll have a vaccine and…

Mayor Garcetti on when LA might return to ‘normalcy’ and have a COVID-19 vaccine

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti talks about whether more places in LA will shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak, how much equipment the city still needs, when we’ll have a vaccine and…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

What will the end of the coronavirus pandemic look like, and what sacrifices are necessary to get there? Ed Yong, the Atlantic’s science writer, has thought a lot about that.

Ending coronavirus pandemic is global game of whack-a-mole, says Atlantic science writer

What will the end of the coronavirus pandemic look like, and what sacrifices are necessary to get there? Ed Yong, the Atlantic’s science writer, has thought a lot about that.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“People do stupid things, and they think they're protecting themselves and their family.

More testing could stoke coronavirus stigma in California. What can we do about it?

“People do stupid things, and they think they're protecting themselves and their family.

from KCRW Features

In some ways we have only ourselves to blames for our changing planet and its relationships with diseases.

Disease patterns and planetary health

In some ways we have only ourselves to blames for our changing planet and its relationships with diseases.

from Second Opinion

Italy is still facing a dire situation: More than 8,200 coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded. In Italy’s northern region, sirens are now a constant presence.

Thousands dead, leaders test positive: Europe still struggles to flatten coronavirus curve

Italy is still facing a dire situation: More than 8,200 coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded. In Italy’s northern region, sirens are now a constant presence.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand