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COVID-19: Death Rates In Cancer Patients, The Risk Of Spread During Protests




An employee stocks merchandise at a Shoe City store as Los Angeles County retail businesses reopen while the COVID-19 pandemic continues on May 27, 2020 in Glendale, California.
An employee stocks merchandise at a Shoe City store as Los Angeles County retail businesses reopen while the COVID-19 pandemic continues on May 27, 2020 in Glendale, California.
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As of Thursday afternoon, L.A. County had at least 2,241 deaths and 49,849 confirmed cases of coronavirus.

The U.S. has now had more than 100,000 deaths. According to the John Hopkins University data dashboard, there are more than 5.8 million confirmed cases across the globe and 1.7 million in the U.S. These numbers are changing rapidly and experts have warned that confirmed cases are far under the actual total of infected individuals.

States throughout the country have started to ease restrictions, but some health experts warn that it might be too soon and officials should continue urging caution. The Boston Marathon has been canceled for the first time in it’s 124 year history, USA Today reports.  Meanwhile, protests in Minneapolis rage ove George Floyd’s death at the hands of police. According to the Star Tribune, some health officials warned that mass protests could trigger a surge in cases. Plus, a new study finds higher death rates in cancer patients with the coronavirus. Today on AirTalk, we discuss these issues and more with a noted physician, and we take your questions. Ask your questions by calling 866-893-5722.  

With files from LAist. Read the full story here.

Guest:

Shruti Gohil, M.D., professor of medicine and associate medical director for epidemiology and infection prevention at UC Irvine’s School of Medicine