Archive for April 3rd, 2020

Airlines Apply For Relief Payments Amid Coronavirus Slowdown | | April 03 2020, 10:20 PM

In return for a share of billions of dollars, the companies must say how they expect to pay it back and not lay off workers through Sept. 30, among other restrictions.

FACT CHECK: Premature — Trump Continues To Claim Drug Can Treat Coronavirus

Health | | April 03 2020, 9:20 PM

Lab studies have shown hydroxychloroquine has blocked the coronavirus from entering cells, but scientists have not reported results yet of whether it can work as a treatment.

A New 'The Office' Comedy For The COVID-19 Era? | | April 03 2020, 9:00 PM

The executive producers of The Office say they plan to begin work on a new remote workplace comedy, inspired by the "new normal" of the COVID-19 crisis.

Answering Your Coronavirus Questions: Giving Back, Online Dating And Mexico | | April 03 2020, 8:00 PM

On this broadcast of The National Conversation, we answer your questions about ways to can give back, the latest from Mexico and online dating, and an epidemiologist tackles all aspects of the virus.

Medicare For All Coronavirus Patients? But Who Exactly Qualifies?

Health | | April 03 2020, 7:40 PM

The Trump administration decided against opening special window for Affordable Care Act sign ups. "It's like they're twisting themselves into pretzels to avoid anything" Obamacare, said one.

Alabama And Missouri Issue Stay-At-Home Orders

US & World | | April 03 2020, 6:40 PM

Govs. Kay Ivey and Mike Parson had previously resisted calls by medical and health experts who have been urging lawmakers to take immediate action.

China Enters The Next Phase of Its COVID-19 Outbreak: Suppression | | April 03 2020, 6:20 PM

Researchers are looking at how China emerges from one of the largest lockdowns in human history — and whether the dropoff in new cases continues.

Coronavirus FAQs: Is A Homemade Mask Effective? And What's The Best Way To Wear One? | | April 03 2020, 6:00 PM

The Centers for Disease Control is now recommending cloth face-coverings for the general public. If you have questions, we have answers.

Walmart To Limit Number Of People Shopping At One Time Because Of Coronavirus | | April 03 2020, 5:40 PM

Walmart and other retailers are counting visitors as one way to enforce social distancing and reduce the spread of the virus.

CDC Now Recommends Americans Consider Wearing Cloth Face Coverings In Public

Health | | April 03 2020, 5:00 PM

The president emphasized wearing a mask in public is voluntary, and that medical-grade masks are not necessary.

In Russia, Health Services Struggle As Exasperation Grows Over Coronavirus Aid Abroad

US & World | | April 03 2020, 5:00 PM

Some Russians are miffed at seeing high-profile deliveries of lifesaving gear to other countries when they know their own health services are under-equipped to handle the COVID-19 outbreak.

One More Coronavirus Problem: Accurate Weather Forecasts | | April 03 2020, 4:40 PM

Weather forecast models rely on commercial airplanes for massive amounts of real-time data. With widespread flight cancellations, meteorologists are concerned.

Whaddaya Knead? Yeast And Baking Powder Top America's Shopping Lists | | April 03 2020, 4:40 PM

As stay-at-home orders set in across the country, Americans are still buying more staple foods than normal, but the spikes in purchases are slightly calmer than a few weeks ago.

Children May Miss Meals As School Food Service Workers Fall Ill

Education | | April 03 2020, 4:20 PM

After schools shut their doors in response to the coronavirus, districts raced to continue getting meals to students. Now, those efforts may be faltering.

Pandemic Claims The Lives Of Doctors In The Philippines At Startling Rates | | April 03 2020, 3:40 PM

At least 136 people have died of COVID-19 in the Philippines. At least 14 of them, likely more, were doctors.

'We Are Swamped': Coronavirus Propels Interest In Raising Backyard Chickens For Eggs | | April 03 2020, 3:40 PM

"We've never seen anything like this and I've been here since 1964," the owner of one hatchery says. For anyone looking to start their own flock, an expert has advice on breeds.

'Take This Serious': Bus Driver Dies Of COVID-19 After Calling Out Coughing Rider

US & World | | April 03 2020, 3:20 PM

"I feel violated," Jason Hargrove said, in a widely shared video complaining of selfish behavior during the coronavirus pandemic. Nearly two weeks later, the Detroit driver is dead of the disease.

N.J. Governor Wants More Ventilators From Stockpile: 'We Need The Feds To Step Up'

Health | | April 03 2020, 2:40 PM

Phil Murphy says he asked for 2,500, but has so far received only 850. And of those, some "were not at the level they needed to be."

Scientists Probe How Coronavirus Might Travel Through The Air | | April 03 2020, 2:20 PM

Simply talking could produce tiny particles of mucus and saliva that might carry the coronavirus, experts say. How much these airborne particles matter for the spread of this disease is controversial.

White House To Give Coronavirus Test To People 'In Close Proximity' To Trump, Pence

Politics | | April 03 2020, 2:00 PM

The president told reporters on Thursday that he had taken a second coronavirus test, which was negative.

Spain Briefly Passes Italy In COVID-19 Cases But Officials See Growth Rate Slowing | | April 03 2020, 2:00 PM

Despite the increase, Spain's figures suggest the rate of new infections has begun to slow, according to a spokeswoman for the government's health emergency center.

Coronavirus Testing Backlogs Continue As Laboratories Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

Health | | April 03 2020, 1:40 PM

One big commercial testing lab revealed a backlog of at least 115,000 tests, illustrating the scope of the coronavirus testing problems.

1 Million Bangladeshi Garment Workers Lose Jobs Amid COVID-19 Economic Fallout

US & World | | April 03 2020, 1:00 PM

"Please don't give up on us," the president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association said in a YouTube plea addressed to global buyers. "Kindly do not let go of our hands."

Bill Withers, Singer-Songwriter Of 'Ain't No Sunshine,' Has Died At Age 81 | | April 03 2020, 12:40 PM

The soulful artist behind a number of 1970s hits died Monday of heart disease. He created all of his hits in a 14-year recording career before walking away from the music business.

Food Shortages? Nope, Too Much Food In The Wrong Places

US & World | | April 03 2020, 12:20 PM

Some Americans, fearing food shortages from COVID-19, have cleaned out supermarket shelves. Yet there's too much food in some places. Farmers are dumping milk and vegetables that they can't sell.

Coronavirus Drives Away Volunteers Just As They're Needed Most

US & World | | April 03 2020, 11:20 AM

Many food banks and homeless shelters depend on volunteers. But fewer are showing up at a time when the need for these services is skyrocketing.

Some Undocumented Domestic Workers Slip Through Holes In Coronavirus Safety Net

US & World | | April 03 2020, 11:00 AM

The federal relief package won't benefit some taxpaying undocumented people, such as nannies who care for children, the home aides who care for the elderly and the mostly women who clean homes.

When The 'Hustle' Isn't Enough | | April 03 2020, 10:20 AM

"Hustle" is just one of many buzzwords in a culture obsessed with productivity. But before the gig economy, hustling was tied up in both stereotypes and realities of working as a black person.

Companies Tied To W.Va. Governor To Pay $5 Million In Mining Violations | | April 03 2020, 8:00 AM

Coal mining companies linked to billionaire Gov. Jim Justice and his family have agreed to pay the government more than $5 million in delinquent mine safety fines.

Coronavirus Reset: How To Get Health Insurance Now

Health | | April 03 2020, 8:00 AM

Many of the millions of Americans who lost their jobs in recent weeks also lost their health insurance. Others lacked a health plan even before COVID-19 hit. Here's a start to finding help.

The Coronavirus Small Business Loan Program: What You Need To Know | | April 03 2020, 4:00 AM

Congress has made $349 billion available in loans to small businesses, much of which may be forgivable. Here's what to know about how this might work for your small business.

Many Who Need Testing For COVID-19 Fail To Get Access

US & World | | April 03 2020, 4:00 AM

There's still a serious shortage of testing for COVID-19 across the country. Many people who are sick and showing likely symptoms say they still can't get tested.

Ventilator Shortages Loom As States Ponder Rules For Rationing

Health | | April 03 2020, 4:00 AM

Many states are projected to have excessive demand for ventilator machines in the coming weeks, but no state government has formally asked hospitals to prepare for difficult and complex crisis triage.

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A Look At The Life And Legacy Of Soul Musician Bill Withers

| April 03 2020, 9:36 AM

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean on Me, ” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from heart complications, his family said in a statement to The Associated Press. He was 81.

Q&A With Medical Expert: New Guidance On Face Masks And More, Plus Have You Experienced COVID-19?

| April 03 2020, 8:52 AM

The guidance from officials up until recently had been to only wear a mask if you were sick or caring for someone who was.

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How Director Eliza Hittman’s Journey To Pregnancy Centers In Rural America Inspired Her New Film ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’

| April 03 2020, 9:00 AM

The film “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” was slated for a theatrical release in March, but due to COVID-19 screenings were postponed. Instead, the film is out on digital this week, currently sporting a 98 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and receiving critical acclaim both here on FilmWeek and nationwide as one of the best films of 2020 so far.

FilmWeek: ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always,’ ‘Bacurau,’ ‘Slay The Dragon’ and more

| April 03 2020, 8:56 AM

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein, Peter Rainer and Christy Lemire review this weekend’s new movie releases and share their picks for the best movies and TV shows to binge, rewatch or see for the first time while you’re staying at home.

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