Dr. Timothy Brewer

professor of epidemiology and medicine at UCLA

Professor of Epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and of Medicine; member of the Division of Infectious Diseases at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine.

Dr. Timothy Brewer on KCRW

The South African variant of COVID-19 might be able to “break through” the Pfizer vaccine. That’s according to a new study from Tel Aviv University.

South African variant can evade some protections from Pfizer vaccine: New Israel study

The South African variant of COVID-19 might be able to “break through” the Pfizer vaccine. That’s according to a new study from Tel Aviv University.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti announced on Tuesday that retail stores, churches, drive-in movie theaters, and more could all reopen.

LA reopens retail stores, churches, drive-in theaters. Is it the right time?

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti announced on Tuesday that retail stores, churches, drive-in movie theaters, and more could all reopen.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Starting Tuesday, your Amazon devices, along with everyone else’s in your neighborhood, will be able to connect to each other and the internet systems they use.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

KCRW’s Global Beat is a new series highlighting emerging artists from around the world.

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Vice President Kamala Harris visited Central America this week. She told would-be migrants in Guatemala “do not come” (to the U.S.), which drew criticism from progressive democrats.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

For years pharmaceutical companies have provide gifts and kickbacks to doctors who prescribed their drugs.

from Second Opinion

California officials say they'll adopt the CDC’s relaxed mask guidelines on June 15, giving the state a month to boost vaccination rates.

from Greater LA

What’s one thing from the pandemic you’re taking with you into a post-COVID-19 world? What have you learned about yourself, your family, or your community?

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from Greater LA

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from Life Examined