Alex Ward

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Covers international security and defense issues for Vox.

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Brazil now has the third-largest outbreak of coronavirus in the world. It’s behind only the U.S.

The growing COVID-19 problem in Mexico and Brazil

Brazil now has the third-largest outbreak of coronavirus in the world. It’s behind only the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now encouraging Britons to “stay alert” instead of staying home. The UK isn’t alone in trying to figure out how to restart their economies.

As states reopen, what can the US learn from other countries?

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now encouraging Britons to “stay alert” instead of staying home. The UK isn’t alone in trying to figure out how to restart their economies.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Sweden’s top epidemiologist, Anders Tegnell, said it’s ridiculous to close the border. Schools are still open, and the majority of its social  distancing rules have been voluntary.

Sweden is bucking scientific advice on COVID-19. Could their decision backfire?

Sweden’s top epidemiologist, Anders Tegnell, said it’s ridiculous to close the border. Schools are still open, and the majority of its social distancing rules have been voluntary.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday warned that he could impose stay-at-home orders for most of the state soon.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Starting Wednesday night, LA County will require restaurants to stop outdoor dining, which local health officials have linked to an uptick in new coronavirus cases.

from Greater LA

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

from Greater LA

Public health officials have suspended outdoor dining in LA County for the next three weeks — starting 10 p.m. this Wednesday. Restaurants are still allowed to do takeout and delivery.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Palmdale isn’t giving up, but it appears to have lost out on its bid to serve as home base for the new U.S. Space Command.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Governor Gavin Newsom just announced a mandatory stay-at-home order for most of the state from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. This begins Saturday and will last for one month.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Five years ago, an old well casing broke at the SoCalGas-owned Aliso Canyon gas storage facility near Porter Ranch, Los Angeles.

from Greater LA

Rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have forced LA County officials to scale back reopening plans for local businesses.

from Greater LA

Before COVID-19, street vendor Heleo Leyva ran Quesadillas Tepexco, an East Hollywood food stand. But as the virus began to spread, he was forced to shut down.

from Greater LA