Archive for April 8th, 2020

Answering Your Coronavirus Questions: Symptoms, Small Businesses And Child Care

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 08 2020, 8:00 PM

On this broadcast of The National Conversation, we'll answer your questions about COVID-19 symptoms, economic relief available to small businesses and child care.

White House Announces New Guidance For How Critical Employees Can Return To Work

Health | | April 08 2020, 7:20 PM

The new rules apply only to workers in critical infrastructure jobs, a broadly defined group that includes employees in fields from health care to financial services.

Some Critical Medical Supplies Now Need Feds' Approval To Be Exported

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 08 2020, 6:00 PM

N95 Masks and gloves are among critical medical supplies under scrutiny under new US crackdown on PPE exports.

Broadway To Remain Closed Until June Because Of Coronavirus

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 08 2020, 5:40 PM

Producers and theater owners say Broadway will stay dark until at least June 7, dealing a further blow to New York's biggest tourist attraction.

10,000 Cases and 500 Deaths in Africa. Health Officials Say It's Just the Beginning

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 08 2020, 5:40 PM

Millions of people in Africa are at high risk for COVID-19 and lack reliable access to doctors or medical equipment. Health officials are focusing on preventing the spread of the disease.

For Counties, The Coronavirus Brings Major Budget Problems

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 08 2020, 4:00 PM

County executives across the United States are worried about budget problems as the coronavirus pandemic deepens. As more people request help, government leaders struggle with how to pay for it.

Expat In Post-Lockdown Wuhan: 'Things Will Never Be The Same'

US & World | | April 08 2020, 2:20 PM

Pisso Nseke, a Cameroonian living in Wuhan, China, describes venturing out for the first time in nearly three months and how grateful he is to be alive. But, he says, he doesn't feel truly free yet.

CDC Hospital Data Point To Racial Disparity In COVID-19 Cases

Health | | April 08 2020, 2:00 PM

In a study of the early coronavirus epidemic in the U.S., a third of people who were hospitalized were African American. Top risk factors were high blood pressure and obesity.

Nearly A Third Of Renters Didn't Pay By First Week Of April

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 08 2020, 1:20 PM

With so many people out of work, there was a steep jump in renters not paying on time, a trade group says. It says next month could be much worse if government help doesn't reach people in time.

New York City's Latinx Residents Hit Hardest By Coronavirus Deaths

US & World | | April 08 2020, 12:20 PM

Preliminary data released Wednesday showed that Latinos represent 33% of the deaths in the country's coronavirus epicenter. The virus' impact has also been disproportionately high on black residents.

How Safe Is It To Eat Takeout?

Health | | April 08 2020, 12:00 PM

With fear of infection on our minds these days, it's easy to get panicky about every day choices. Infectious disease and food safety experts weigh in on ordering dinner to-go.

Child Sex Abuse Livestreams Increase During Coronavirus Lockdowns

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 08 2020, 11:00 AM

Online sexual abuse is rising as countries close schools and impose various shutdown measures to contain the new coronavirus pandemic, children's rights advocates in Southeast Asia warn.

GM Will Build 30,000 Ventilators For U.S. Government

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 08 2020, 10:00 AM

The ventilators will be delivered to the national stockpile by August. The contract, worth nearly $500 million, is the first ventilator order placed using the Defense Production Act.

Pelosi And Schumer Push To Double Size Of 'Interim Emergency' Relief Bill

Politics | | April 08 2020, 9:40 AM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants another $250 billion for small businesses. Democrats want that, plus $250 billion for hospitals and state and local governments.

Zoom CEO Tells NPR He Never Thought 'Seriously' About Online Harassment Until Now

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 08 2020, 9:20 AM

Eric Yuan says he is willing to make his video-conferencing software harder to use, if that means it will be safer. Zoom is grappling with a wave of online harassment on its platform.

4 In 10 U.S. Teens Say They Haven't Done Online Learning Since Schools Closed

Education | | April 08 2020, 8:40 AM

A new national survey also suggests most teens are following coronavirus news closely — and they're worried.

'Where Is This Going To Lead?': Roma People In Europe Face Coronavirus Disaster

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 08 2020, 7:20 AM

Many in Europe's largest ethnic minority group live in poor, marginalized communities where conditions could lead to a swift outbreak, say researchers and activists.

You've Got Less Mail: The Postal Service Is Suffering Amid The Coronavirus

Politics | | April 08 2020, 4:20 AM

Mail volume is way down, and the U.S. Postal Service is running out of cash. Advocates want Congress to provide additional funding in the next rescue package.

Borders Didn't Stop The Pandemic. But They Might Block The Trade Of Medical Goods

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 08 2020, 4:00 AM

More countries are imposing export restrictions on essential medical materials, to try to keep domestically produced goods — like masks, gloves and ventilators — available for domestic needs.

U.K.'s Johnson, Suffering From COVID-19, Spends 2nd Night In ICU

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 08 2020, 2:40 AM

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said: "I'm confident he'll pull through." Meanwhile, the U.K. on Tuesday set a new high for COVID-19 deaths, with 786 succumbing to the disease.

After Deaths At Home Spike In NYC, Officials Plan To Count Many As COVID-19

Health | | April 08 2020, 1:00 AM

Officials say a sudden upsurge in deaths at home is likely due to COVID-19 and they are planning to add many of them to New York's death toll even without confirmation by a laboratory.

Remaining Child Care Providers Must Limit Number Of Children, Screen For Illness

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 08 2020, 12:47 PM

The state agencies that oversee child care in California say child care providers who are still operating must limit the number of children in their care to no more than 10 at a time and screen everyone for illness.

Randy Newman Wrote A Quarantine Song For Us: 'Stay Away From Me'

Local | | April 08 2020, 12:00 PM

"Stay away from me / Baby, keep your distance, please / Stay away from me / Words of love in times like these" Listen to the whole song here.

Everyone Should Wear A Face Mask, Except Kids Under 2 (It's A Suffocation Risk)

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 08 2020, 6:00 AM

According to the CDC, the state and Los Angeles County, everyone should put on some kind of cloth facial covering before heading outside to help stop the spread of COVID-19. But there's one important exception: small children.

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COVID-19: Is Pulling A Loved One Out Of A Nursing Home The Right Decision?

| April 08 2020, 9:33 AM

As the coronavirus crisis deepens, nursing homes and assisted living facilities have become particular areas of concern for public health officials, residents, staff and their loved ones. Because older people and people with underlying health conditions are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19, outbreaks at the facilities can have much more deadly consequences.

UC System Is Relaxing Admissions Requirements Due To COVID-19. How Will That Work?

| April 08 2020, 9:26 AM

Responding to the unprecedented shift to remote learning and other challenges to education caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the University of California is temporarily suspending its core admissions requirements for students seeking to enroll.

COVID-19 Medical AMA: Latest Numbers, Guidance On Masks And More

| April 08 2020, 9:19 AM

On Tuesday afternoon, L.A. County reported 550 new cases and 22 new deaths, marking a rise in the mortality rate to 2.4%. There have now been more than 6,900 total confirmed cases here.

Feel The Bern: Sanders Suspends Presidential Campaign

| April 08 2020, 9:03 AM

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is officially suspending his presidential campaign. Sanders ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, an acknowledgment that former Vice President Joe Biden is too far ahead for him to have any reasonable hope of catching up. The Vermont senator’s announcement makes Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee to challenge President Donald Trump in November.

Adam Schiff On Wanting To Establish Commission To Review Federal Pandemic Response

| April 08 2020, 9:03 AM

House Democrats are drafting legislation that would create a bipartisan commission to study the U.S. government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, modeled on one that examined the 9/11 attacks.

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