Archive for March 30th, 2020

Central Park And Home Of Tennis' U.S. Open To House Hospital Beds For New York

Health | | March 30 2020, 9:40 PM

The East Meadow in Central Park and a training facility at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Queens are scheduled to become makeshift hospitals while regular facilities are strained by COVID-19.

NCAA Division 1 Athletes Get Another Shot At Spring Sports | | March 30 2020, 9:20 PM

Schools have been authorized to offer spring sport athletes whose schedule was shut down by the coronavirus an extra year of eligibility so they can play an extra season.

Four Boston Hospitals Report Significant Numbers Of Employees Have The Coronavirus

Health | | March 30 2020, 7:40 PM

The hospitals, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess, Brigham and Women's, and Tufts, say that 345 employees have tested positive for COVID-19.

Tomie DePaola, Beloved Children's Author And Illustrator, Has Died | | March 30 2020, 7:20 PM

The author and illustrator — who, by his own reckoning, worked on more than 270 titles — died Monday at age 85. Among his classics is the Caldecott winner Strega Nona, a seemingly ancient folk tale.

If Most Of Your Coronavirus Tests Come Back Positive, You're Not Testing Enough | | March 30 2020, 5:40 PM

The World Health Organization says that a high percentage of positive tests means that local health authorities are focusing on obvious cases and not getting a clear picture of epidemic's scope.

Some Insurers Waive Patients' Share Of Costs For COVID-19 Treatment

Health | | March 30 2020, 5:40 PM

Aetna, Cigna and Humana now say they will waive most treatment costs associated with COVID-19 that would normally be picked up by patients enrolled in their health plans. Will other firms follow suit?

Florida Megachurch Pastor Arrested After Defying Order Not To Hold Gatherings | | March 30 2020, 5:20 PM

The county sheriff said Howard-Browne's "reckless disregard for human life put hundreds of people in his congregation at risk."

House Looks At 4th Coronavirus Aid Package; Pelosi Says She Won't Get Test

Politics | | March 30 2020, 5:20 PM

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said it could be several weeks before any bipartisan legislation. She also said she would not be tested herself, despite an apparent new case among her members.

Ford To Build 50,000 Ventilators At Michigan Auto Parts Plant | | March 30 2020, 4:40 PM

The automaker is working with GE Health to build a simple ventilator licensed from a small medical technology firm. The government has been pushing automakers to help make the vital medical equipment.

'Challenging Times Are Ahead,' Trump Says Of Extended Social Distancing Guidelines

Politics | | March 30 2020, 4:00 PM

The White House coronavirus task force convened a news conference following a concession by the Trump administration that normalcy won't be restored by Easter or maybe even this spring.

Marines Halt Recruits Going To Basic Training At Parris Island, S.C. | | March 30 2020, 4:00 PM

The U.S. Marine Corps won't be shipping new recruits this week to one of its two U.S. training centers. Last week four people at the Parris Island, S.C. installation tested positive for COVID-19.

WHO Official Defends Guidance: 'We're Not Seeing' Airborne Transmission | | March 30 2020, 3:40 PM

Dr. Hanan Balkhy of the World Health Organization says the evidence so far is that the coronavirus doesn't seem to linger in the air. Some virus transmission experts have criticized this guidance.

FDA OK's Addition To Stockpile Of Malaria Drugs For COVID-19

Health | | March 30 2020, 3:40 PM

Chloroquine and hydroxycloroquine got the Food and Drug Administration's go-ahead to be put in the nation's strategic storehouses. But the drugs haven't been approved to treat coronavirus patients.

'The Danish Way Is Working': Prime Minister Hints At A Gradual Reopening For April

US & World | | March 30 2020, 3:00 PM

Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen is expressing cautious optimism that her country will be able to begin a gradual reopening after Easter. "The Danish way of doing things is working," she said Monday.

The U.S. Was Already Deep In Debt. This Year's Deficit Will Be 'Mind-Boggling' | | March 30 2020, 2:40 PM

The economic rescue package just passed by Congress will push this year's budget deficit above $3 trillion. Such huge levels of deficit spending used to set off alarm bells in Washington, but no more.

Cuomo Makes Plea To Medical Workers Nationwide: 'Please Come Help Us In New York'

US & World | | March 30 2020, 2:20 PM

Cuomo said more than 66,000 people have tested positive in the state for coronavirus, accounting for nearly half of all cases in the U.S. About 36,000 of those cases are in New York City.

Coronavirus World Map: Tracking The Spread Of The Outbreak | | March 30 2020, 1:00 PM

A map of confirmed cases and deaths of COVID-19 around the world. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly across six continents and has killed thousands of people.

How Do You Wash Your Hands To Fend Off Coronavirus If Water Is Scarce? | | March 30 2020, 1:00 PM

One of the top pieces of advice is: Wash your hands to prevent infection. But millions of people don't have access to running water.

Japan 'On The Brink' But Government Resists Declaring Coronavirus State Of Emergency

US & World | | March 30 2020, 12:00 PM

Japan has so far avoided the explosion of cases that China and South Korea have seen. The Japan Medical Association has called for declaring an emergency that could lead to a three-week lockdown.

Famed Opera Singer Plácido Domingo Hospitalized Due To COVID-19 Complications

Arts & Entertainment | | March 30 2020, 11:40 AM

Domingo's reported hospitalization comes days after he posted a message on Facebook saying it was his "moral obligation" to reveal he tested positive for the disease caused by the coronavirus.

Macy's Furloughs Most Of Its 130,000 Workers | | March 30 2020, 11:20 AM

Citing the pandemic's "heavy toll" on its business, Macy's says it's furloughing the majority of its employees. Its stores have been closed since March 18 and there's no sign when they will reopen.

Pregnant Women Worry About Pandemic's Impact On Labor, Delivery And Babies | | March 30 2020, 11:20 AM

As pregnant women and their doctors consider how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting pregnancy and care, maternity wards across the country are reconsidering policies on deliveries and visitors.

As The Coronavirus Rips Through Pakistan, Volunteers Rush Out To Help

US & World | | March 30 2020, 9:20 AM

One Pakistani entrepreneur is making protective gear. A Pakistani lawyer raised thousands of dollars and converted his office into a food storehouse for people in need.

New Law Gives Sweeping Powers To Hungary's Orban, Alarming Rights Advocates

US & World | | March 30 2020, 9:00 AM

Hungary's nationalist government Monday granted sweeping emergency powers that Prime Minister Viktor Orban says are necessary to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Critics say he's simply grabbing power.

Amazon, Instacart Grocery Delivery Workers Strike For Coronavirus Protection And Pay | | March 30 2020, 8:00 AM

Amazon workers in New York and Instacart workers nationwide plan to walk off their jobs Monday. They want more access to paid sick leave as well as protective gear and other safety measures.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Have A New Start Date: July Of 2021 | | March 30 2020, 7:20 AM

Despite the rescheduling, the next Olympics will still be known as the Tokyo 2020 games, the International Olympic Committee says.

Facebook Pledges $100 Million To Aid News Outlets Hit Hard By Pandemic | | March 30 2020, 5:00 AM

Facebook says it will give $25 million to aid U.S. and Canadian local newspapers and sites. It promises to spend $75 million in ads to pour money into newsrooms ailing financially from Coronavirus.

Cybersecurity Lawyer Who Flagged The WHO Hack Warns Of 'Massive' Remote Work Risks | | March 30 2020, 4:20 AM

A large number of the workforce is staying home during the coronavirus. Alexander Urbelis, hacker-turned-information-security attorney, says the remote working environment is a hacker's paradise.

A Supreme Court Justice Visits: A Look Behind The Scenes

Crime & Justice | | March 30 2020, 4:00 AM

Supreme Court justices make a big effort to visit public universities. State public records shine a light on these visits, and what they cost the public.

FACT CHECK: U.S. Lags On Testing, Despite Trump's Claims

Health | | March 30 2020, 12:00 AM

The president repeated his claim that the U.S. is surpassing all other countries in coronavirus testing. But measured on a per capita basis, the U.S. is far behind other countries.

Community College Leaders Worry COVID-19 Crisis Will Push Students To Drop Out | | March 30 2020, 7:47 AM

No matter how engaging the professors make the classes, some of their efforts will meet with the reality that online learning is not what some students signed up for.

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Week In Politics: Social Distancing Guidelines Extended, Stimulus Package Signed And More

| March 30 2020, 9:23 AM

AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the major headlines you might’ve missed in politics news over the weekend and looks ahead to the week to come.

An Update From LAUSD; Students: How Is E-Learning Going?

| March 30 2020, 9:19 AM

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner Monday will provide an update to the community on the district's efforts to support students, families and employees while schools are closed.

Former CFPB Director On Scams, Potential Financial Crisis And The Stimulus Package

| March 30 2020, 9:10 AM

COVID-19 will affect consumers in many different ways, from new pandemic-related scams and fraud to the larger issue of the economy.

Bringing The Job Home With You (And Staying There): Tips And Tricks For Working From Home During COVID-19

| March 30 2020, 9:06 AM

If you’re one of the millions of Americans whose work has been shifted from an office or workplace setting to home due to COVID-19, you’ve no doubt had to navigate some changes to your daily routine and workflow.

COVID-19: Check In With Mayor Garcetti, More Than 330 New LA County Cases

| March 30 2020, 9:02 AM

The U.S. is now reporting more than 143,500 of the more than 740,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide as of 7 a.m. Monday.

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