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Coronavirus Continues To Spread Through California, Now A Pandemic




A medical worker assists a passenger from the Princess Cruises Grand Princess cruise ship before boarding a charter plane at Oakland International Airport on March 10, 2020 in Oakland, California.
A medical worker assists a passenger from the Princess Cruises Grand Princess cruise ship before boarding a charter plane at Oakland International Airport on March 10, 2020 in Oakland, California.
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The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has been spreading throughout California at an increasingly fast pace, as the epidemic continues to advance into the community spread stage. 

Officials have confirmed that the virus has spread to Sacramento County, where the county’s first death was reported at a nursing home facility yesterday.

Scientists have also said that the true number of coronavirus cases in the United States is likely much higher than reported by county officials.

As people , we’re taking listener calls about how people are responding to the COVID-19 epidemic. Are you unsure whether it’s safe to travel or go to an event? Do you have concerns about family members contracting the virus?

David Eisenman, professor of medicine and public health at UCLA, is joining the show this morning to answer your questions about coronavirus in the Los Angeles area. Share your questions with us: 866-893-5722.

Guest:

David Eisenman, M.D., professor of medicine and public health at UCLA; director of the university's Center for Public Health and Disasters; Associate Natural Scientist at RAND