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A next coronavirus relief package should require additional pay for workers like nurses, doctors and first responders, the Senate minority leader said.

Major pharmacies had already pulled the popular heartburn drug and its generic equivalents due to a contaminant. Now the Food and Drug Administration says definitively they should not be sold or used.

Some 7,000 volunteers were evacuated in an unprecedented callback. Back home and jobless, they're in limbo — but there's a proposal to enlist them in the fight against COVID-19.

The White House coronavirus task force calls Italy an example of how the coronavirus could play out in the U.S. The European country's death toll is rising, despite a recent slowdown in cases.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews make up about 12% of Israel's population — but account for many of Israel's COVID-19 cases. This week a senior rabbi finally urged his followers to obey government lockdown orders.

Muscovites will have their movements followed through a program required on their smartphones. They will also have to carry a new QR code with their personal data.

Tuberculosis is a dangerous infectious disease. The strategies used by wealthy countries to wipe it out within their borders in the 1950s holds lessons for the world.

<em>Atlantic </em>writer Ed Yong warned of a global pandemic two years ago<em>.</em> He says scientists are still working to understand how COVID-19 travels through air — and whether more of us should be wearing masks.

Have you been refused reentry to a nursing home or care facility after hospitalization for respiratory issues? Share your stories with us.

The White House coronavirus task force returns to brief reporters Wednesday, a day after offering a "sobering" preview of the weeks and months ahead.

After days of pressure, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered a statewide lockdown. Florida had been the lone holdout among states most affected by the coronavirus in not having a stay-at-home order.

The Trump administration's strategy for ending the current wave of coronavirus infections relies on a model that appears to count on several important assumptions. We look at why that matters.

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

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

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

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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

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.

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.

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…

With LA Mayor Eric Garcetti’s “Safer at Home” order, Angelenos are supposed to stay inside their apartments or houses to limit the spread of coronavirus.

When ‘Safer at Home’ is not safe: The rise of domestic violence and vulnerability of children amid coronavirus

With LA Mayor Eric Garcetti’s “Safer at Home” order, Angelenos are supposed to stay inside their apartments or houses to limit the spread of coronavirus.

We’re supposed to stay home to limit the spread of coronavirus. But for those living with an abusive partner or family member, home could be the most dangerous place right now.

Domestic violence during COVID-19

We’re supposed to stay home to limit the spread of coronavirus. But for those living with an abusive partner or family member, home could be the most dangerous place right now.

“   Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness   ” has become the most watched program on Netflix for days.   
 It’s a true crime documentary series about Joe Exotic, a tiger breeder and…

Self-isolate with Netflix’s ‘Tiger King’ series about real-life criminal tiger breeder

“ Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness ” has become the most watched program on Netflix for days.  It’s a true crime documentary series about Joe Exotic, a tiger breeder and…

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