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Immune System, Coronavirus Older Workers, Teaching College From Home




Medical workers at Kaiser Permanente French Campus test a patient for the coronavirus disease COVID-19 at a drive-through testing facility in San Francisco on Thursday.
Medical workers at Kaiser Permanente French Campus test a patient for the coronavirus disease COVID-19 at a drive-through testing facility in San Francisco on Thursday.
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Immune System

Matt Richtel has been reporting on the coronavirus for The New York Times. And his most recent book is a good one for these times. It's titled "An Elegant Defense, The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives" and its now in paperback. Matt joins us back on Take Two.

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Coronavirus Older Workers

To fight the spread of the coronavirus, Governor Gavin Newsom has instructed Californians 65 and older to isolate themselves at home. But what about the 20 percent of Californians in that age group who still have a job? Many older workers are now facing a tough choice: Should they follow public health orders? Or keep working to make ends meet? KPCC reporter David Wagner has been covering what the coronavirus means for older workers, and he joins us now.

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Talking to Senior Parents 

Take Two hears from listeners about how they’re talking to their senior parents about sheltering in place. They share their stories about how they are communicating with them.

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OC Update Coronavirus Edition

Orange County continues to expand its list of closures in an effort to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus outbreak. The Orange County Superior Court and many movie theaters are now closed. The outbreak also led to the postponement of the Newport Beach Film Festival in April, which will now be held in August. The Newport Ocean Racing Association also announced today that the Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race will be put off until next year. Nick Gerda, reporter at The Voice of OC, joins us again for an update.  

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Teaching College From Home 

More than 200 universities and colleges have either canceled in-person classes completely or postponed them until further notice, moving online to reach students. Last week, the University of Southern California extended remote instruction through April 14th until further notice. Dr. Andrea Armani is a Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at USC. She joins us to discuss how teaching online is going for her.

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Coronavirus Quarantine Maz Jobrani

The last few days have been like nothing any of us have ever endured, but as I keep saying, we are all in it together. So with that, if laughter is the best medicine, then sign us all up for a big dose. From time to time we'll be checking in with comedians, people who will hopefully be able to put smile on our faces during these strange times. Maz Jobrani is an Iranian-American-Angeleno and a dad. You might know him from the "Axis of Evil" comedy group.

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