Archive for August 5th, 2020

Los Angeles Mayor Says City May Shut Off Water, Power At Houses Hosting Large Parties

US & World | | August 05 2020, 10:20 PM

Mayor Eric Garcetti announced on Wednesday that he is authorizing the city to suspend water and electricity service to properties hosting large parties, which have drawn scrutiny in recent weeks.

Twitter, Facebook Remove Trump Post Over False Claim About Children And COVID-19

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 05 2020, 8:20 PM

Both social networks said the president's false claims that children are "almost immune" from COVID-19 violated its policy on coronavirus misinformation.

North Carolina Will Pause Further Reopening Until September To Start The School Year

US & World | | August 05 2020, 8:20 PM

Gov. Roy Cooper said on Wednesday the state will stay in Phase 2 of its Safer at Home plan for five more weeks as students return to school, saying "now is the time to double down on safety measures."

Charts: How The U.S. Ranks On COVID-19 Deaths Per Capita — And By Case Count

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 05 2020, 5:20 PM

These two measures were raised in President Trump's interview this week with Axios journalist Jonathan Swan. Here's what these statistics reveal about a country's response to the pandemic.

Colombia's Ex-President Uribe Is Put Under House Arrest, Catches Coronavirus

US & World | | August 05 2020, 5:00 PM

The Supreme Court ordered house arrest as it investigates whether he had a role in a scheme to bribe witnesses in a case involving to right-wing paramilitary death squads.

CSU Investigating Report Of Failure To Disclose COVID-19 Symptoms In Football Players

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 05 2020, 4:40 PM

Colorado State said it was taking "extremely seriously" accusations that players had been warned against reporting possible symptoms of the coronavirus.

Virginia Unveils App To Aid Contact Tracing

US & World | | August 05 2020, 4:20 PM

Virginia's new COVIDWISE app is designed to alert users who may have been exposed to the coronavirus. The app relies on Bluetooth to notify people who may be at risk.

UConn Huskies Football Season Canceled Over Coronavirus Risks

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 05 2020, 2:20 PM

The UConn Huskies are the first team in their division to cancel the 2020-21 season over COVID-19 concerns. A school official said the "safety challenges" presented an "unacceptable level of risk."

Former Atlanta Police Officer Who Shot Rayshard Brooks Sues City Over Firing

US & World | | August 05 2020, 1:40 PM

In the lawsuit, former police Officer Garrett Rolfe alleges that his firing turned him into a "public spectacle." He is charged in Brooks' killing in a Wendy's parking lot.

Facebook Launches Reels, Hoping To Lure TikTok Users

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 05 2020, 12:40 PM

The social network's new Reels feature in Instagram is launching as TikTok faces scrutiny in Washington over its Chinese ownership.

Governor Acts To Restore Voting Rights To Iowans With Felony Convictions

US & World | | August 05 2020, 12:20 PM

Iowa was the only state to automatically restrict voting rights to anyone with a felony conviction. Wednesday, Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds signed an order to restore those rights to most people.

NYC Setting Up Quarantine Checkpoints For Travelers From COVID-19 Hot Spots

Health | | August 05 2020, 12:20 PM

Checkpoints at major bridges, tunnels and other sites are meant to drive home the message that 14-day quarantine rules are mandatory for people returning from states with high infection rates.

Missouri Voters Approve Medicaid Expansion Despite Resistance From Republican Leaders

Health | | August 05 2020, 10:20 AM

Missouri is the second state to expand the health care program via ballot measure during the pandemic. Nearly a quarter million people could get health insurance thanks to the measure.

NFL's Top Doctor On How Football Plans To Return

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 05 2020, 5:00 AM

Chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills defended the NFL's plans to return in September. He tells Morning Edition that the league has an extensive testing program but won't be instituting a "bubble."

A Sister Explores Her Sibling's Mysterious Death In 'The Book Of Atlantis Black'

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 05 2020, 4:00 AM

Betsy Bonner presents her sister with love, but also with honesty; she is the storyteller, but Atlantis Black is the story, the mystery, the victim, sometimes the perpetrator and always the question.

Americans Back Trump On Immigration — But Only To Stop COVID-19, Poll Finds

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 05 2020, 4:00 AM

An NPR/Ipsos poll found broad support for sweeping government action to combat the coronavirus — including temporary limits on immigration. But support for other White House policies has not changed.

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COVID 19 AMA: Worldwide Virus-Related Deaths Top 700,000

| August 05 2020, 9:59 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Shruti Gohil professor of medicine and associate medical director for epidemiology and infection prevention at UC Irvine’s School of Medicine.

Some On Twitter Mourned COVID-19 Death Of Professor. Then They Found Out She Wasn’t Real.

| August 05 2020, 9:56 AM

Last Friday, former neurology Professor BethAnn McLaughlin posted on Twitter that her friend, an anonymous twitter user who was a queer and indigenous professor in the STEM field at Arizona State University, had died from COVID-19.

From The Silver Screen To Your Living Room: Disney To Release ‘Mulan’ Digitally For $30

| August 05 2020, 9:49 AM

“Mulan” is no longer headed for a major theatrical release. The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that it will debut its live-action blockbuster on its subscription streaming service, Disney+, on Sept. 4.

Imagining Future LA: How This Pandemic Could Change The Design Of Offices, Homes And Cities

| August 05 2020, 8:51 AM

After the black death swept Medieval Europe, cities cleaned up their streets and expanded boulevards. Disease has often forced humans to rethink the way they use and design space -- and COVID-19 will likely prompt change and innovation as well.

L.A. Residents Concerned About Short-Term Party Houses As Pandemic Rages On. How Are They Being Enforced?

| August 05 2020, 8:47 AM

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on and cases continue to rise, party houses have become a concern for some Los Angeles neighborhoods.

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