Archive for March 24th, 2020

'Wonder Woman' And 'In The Heights' Films Delayed During Coronavirus Outbreak | | March 24 2020, 11:00 PM

Warner Brothers is postponing the openings of some of its big summer movies. Some have rescheduled opening dates, others are on hold indefinitely.

Workers In 8 Amazon Warehouses Test Positive For Coronavirus | | March 24 2020, 10:40 PM

The outbreaks at Amazon facilities come as the e-commerce giant plans to hire 100,000 new workers to meet the surge in orders to the company's fulfillment centers

U.S. Seeks Medical Equipment, Possibly Including Coronavirus Tests, From South Korea

Health | | March 24 2020, 10:20 PM

A phone call with President Moon was initiated at the "urgent request" of President Trump, according to Seoul. After fast-tracking test kits, South Korea can do 15,000 to 20,000 tests a day.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine: 'We've Got To Have Help From The Federal Government'

US & World | | March 24 2020, 9:20 PM

Almost 140,000 people filed for unemployment benefits in Ohio last week compared with fewer than 5,000 a week earlier. Gov. Mike DeWine talked with NPR about how Ohio is responding.

Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Great Smoky Mountains Close Over Coronavirus Fears

US & World | | March 24 2020, 7:00 PM

Park officials said a crush of visitors moving through the trails was beginning to run afoul of social distancing.

FDA Grants Experimental Coronavirus Drug Benefits For Rare Disease Treatments

Health | | March 24 2020, 6:40 PM

Gilead Science's remdesivir, an antiviral medicine being tested for treatment of COVID-19, would get a seven-year monopoly if approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

NRA Plans Layoffs, 20% Cut In Pay For Employees Due To Coronavirus' Economic Hit

US & World | | March 24 2020, 6:20 PM

The belt-tightening in response to the virus outbreak includes "the elimination of certain positions." The group had already canceled its annual meeting because of the virus outbreak.

First Immigrant Detained By ICE Tests Positive For Coronavirus At New Jersey Jail

Health | | March 24 2020, 6:00 PM

The man, a 31-year-old Mexican national, is quarantined and receiving care, according to ICE. Advocates fear that coronavirus could spread quickly in facilities where immigrant detainees are jailed.

FACT CHECK: U.S. Testing Still Isn't Close To What South Korea Has Done

Health | | March 24 2020, 4:20 PM

President Trump and other U.S. officials touted Tuesday that the United States had surpassed South Korea in total coronavirus tests. But South Korea is far outpacing the U.S. per capita.

'The Dread Of Responsibility' — Paul Farmer On The Pandemic And Poor Countries | | March 24 2020, 4:20 PM

The co-founder of Partners in Health talks about the challenges facing already challenged health-care systems as coronavirus spreads.

As Coronavirus Cases Jump, Chile Faces Pressure To Lock Down The Country | | March 24 2020, 4:00 PM

Local leaders in the South American nation are calling on the president to take far stronger measures to tackle the virus, after the number of identified cases rose from 170 to 922 in just a day.

Concerns In Philippines After Duterte Given Emergency Powers To Fight COVID-19 Spread

US & World | | March 24 2020, 4:00 PM

Congress granted President Rodrigo Duterte special temporary powers early Tuesday to manage the COVID-19 crisis. To date, there are 552 confirmed cases, and 35 deaths.

FDA Expedites Treatment Of Seriously Ill COVID-19 Patients With Experimental Plasma | | March 24 2020, 3:40 PM

Scientists are rolling out an old-fashioned approach they hope will help treat COVID-19. The treatment involves giving patients plasma from people who have recovered from the virus.

FACT CHECK: Trump Compares Coronavirus To The Flu, But It Could Be 10 Times Deadlier

Politics | | March 24 2020, 2:40 PM

This coronavirus is novel, meaning how it will manifest is still unclear. About 0.1% who get flu die. It's estimated that about 1% of those who have gotten coronavirus have died from it.

Health Checks Await Travelers Entering China, As It Tries To Block COVID-19 Rebound

US & World | | March 24 2020, 2:00 PM

The government has put in place a strict regime of health checks, monitoring and quarantine in the hope that it can catch inbound cases before infections spread. A British traveler shares her story.

Trump: I'd Love For U.S. To Be 'Opened Up By Easter' Amid Pandemic Response

Politics | | March 24 2020, 1:20 PM

The president's informal target to curtail mitigation measures like social distancing comes as the total number of confirmed cases nationwide tops 50,000.

From Grocery Stores To Pizza Delivery, Some Companies Are On A Hiring Spree | | March 24 2020, 1:00 PM

Even as millions of Americans are losing jobs in restaurants, hotels and airlines, a few industries are adding thousands of workers. They include pharmacies, online retail and delivery services.

Postal Workers Say They Lack Supplies, Training To Protect Themselves From Virus

US & World | | March 24 2020, 1:00 PM

The USPS says that employee safety is its highest priority. But some workers still fear becoming carriers of another kind — catching and spreading the virus themselves.

Anti-Abortion Rights Groups Ask HHS To Urge End To Abortion During Pandemic

US & World | | March 24 2020, 1:00 PM

Groups opposed to abortion rights have signed a letter asking federal health officials to urge abortion providers to "cease operations" in an effort to preserve medical equipment.

Spanish Military Finds Dead Bodies And Seniors 'Completely Abandoned' In Care Homes

US & World | | March 24 2020, 12:20 PM

The Spanish military found residents of some care homes "completely abandoned" and "dead in their beds," Spain's defense minister announced Monday. Spain has more than 39,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

How To Avert Economic Catastrophe: Ideas From 5 Top Economists | | March 24 2020, 12:20 PM

Avoid layoffs at any cost. Set up emergency financing for states and cities to help health systems. Cut regulations to speed medical response. Those are some recommendations from leading economists.

To End The Coronavirus Crisis We Need Widespread Testing, Experts Say

Health | | March 24 2020, 10:40 AM

The Trump administration says not everyone needs a test, but experts say a strategy of broad testing and isolating the sick is our best way to solve this crisis.

Pelosi Says There Is 'Real Optimism' Over Coronavirus Financial Package

Politics | | March 24 2020, 10:40 AM

The House speaker said a Senate agreement could be "done in the next few hours." The remarks are a boost for an approximately $2 trillion deal to revitalize an economy hobbled by the outbreak.

China's Wuhan Prepares To Emerge From Lockdown As New Cases Dwindle | | March 24 2020, 10:40 AM

"Apart from Wuhan, the other places in Hubei have registered 19 consecutive days with no confirmed cases," provincial officials said on Tuesday.

Supercomputers Recruited To Hunt For Clues To A COVID-19 Treatment

Health | | March 24 2020, 10:20 AM

Scientists hope a machine can do what a person can't: Quickly analyze every physical and chemical aspect of the coronavirus and sift through the world's drugs for subtle clues that might prove useful.

Dow Jumps As Stimulus Deal Awaited | | March 24 2020, 8:40 AM

U.S. stock indexes surged as negotiations continued over a massive stimulus package to help the crippled economy deal with the growing effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

What The Fed Was Designed To Do | | March 24 2020, 8:20 AM

The Federal Reserve is designed to deal with financial panics because it was created by one.

The Debate Over Money For Everybody | | March 24 2020, 5:40 AM

The economic case for giving away hundreds of billions of dollars.

The Unlikely Story Behind Japanese Americans' Campaign For Reparations | | March 24 2020, 5:40 AM

In his new book Redress: The Inside Story of the Successful Campaign for Japanese American Reparations, John Tateishi recounts the fight for justice in the wake of World War II internment camps.

In Blackbeard Pirate Ship Case, Supreme Court Scuttles Copyright Claims

Crime & Justice | | March 24 2020, 4:20 AM

A videographer spent two decades documenting the the salvage of the Queen Anne's Revenge, and when North Carolina put his work on line without permission, he sued.

Salt Lake City Airport Tightens Rules For Greeting Missionaries Returning From Abroad | | March 24 2020, 4:20 AM

The tougher restrictions were announced after criticism from officials, including Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, following scenes over the weekend of friends and family thronging an airport parking lot.

Climate Change Push Fuels Split On Coronavirus Stimulus

US & World | | March 24 2020, 4:00 AM

Clean energy groups have their own wish list for the massive coronavirus stimulus bill. They say the country's ability to tackle climate change is at stake.

Man Dies, Woman Hospitalized After Taking Form Of Chloroquine To Prevent COVID-19

Health | | March 24 2020, 3:40 AM

The couple ingested chloroquine phosphate, a chemical used to treat malaria that has been touted in recent days by President Trump as a possible "game changer" against COVID-19.

Where Are All The Beans? What The Run On This Staple Teaches Us About The Supply Chain | | March 24 2020, 11:12 AM

The once humble legume is now a prized product.

Already On The Margins, Child Care Providers Look For Coronavirus Relief | | March 24 2020, 5:05 AM

Child care providers around the state are closing as parents whose jobs are deemed "non-essential" have been told to stay home with their kids to stop the spread of coronavirus.

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US Domestic Flights Could Be Shut Down

| March 24 2020, 9:40 AM

According to the Wall Street Journal, several U.S. airlines are considering a voluntary freeze on domestic passenger flights in the U.S. Meanwhile, the government is also thinking about restricting flights in the face of COVID-19.

Amidst Shelter In Place, What’s Happening At LA County’s Courts?

| March 24 2020, 9:11 AM

Los Angeles County has the nation's largest trial court system and as of last Tuesday, it's been shut down to the public due to the coronavirus.

How Are Those Facing Homelessness In LA Impacted Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic?

| March 24 2020, 9:08 AM

The homeless population is particularly vulnerable during the global coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus Latest: 2020 Olympics Postponed, US Congress Expected To Reach Stimulus Deal Plus Taking Your Questions

| March 24 2020, 9:03 AM

This summer's Tokyo Olympics fell victim to the coronavirus crisis Tuesday as the death toll mounted rapidly in Europe and the United States, while American lawmakers closed in on a nearly $2 trillion deal to blunt the outbreak's economic damage.

How Do You Find Normalcy And Joy In These Times?

| March 24 2020, 8:55 AM

Amidst the anxiety and quarantine brought on by COVID-19, people have still found a way to connect, relax and even create joy.

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