Soumya Karlamangla

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The U.S. is facing a dire blood shortage that’s prompted some LA trauma centers to close.

Amid blood shortage, FDA still bans donations from men who’ve had sex with men

The U.S. is facing a dire blood shortage that’s prompted some LA trauma centers to close.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

With Joe Biden, the White House gets its first-ever presidential pet from a shelter. Major is the Biden family’s German Shepherd rescue.

Joe Biden’s German Shepherd will be first shelter dog in the White House

With Joe Biden, the White House gets its first-ever presidential pet from a shelter. Major is the Biden family’s German Shepherd rescue.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

One of the nation’s worst COVID outbreaks is in LA County, where the positivity rate over the last week is nearing 20%.

‘Outbreak didn't even bring these businesses into full compliance.’ How COVID spreads at LA workplaces

One of the nation’s worst COVID outbreaks is in LA County, where the positivity rate over the last week is nearing 20%.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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