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Coronavirus: Impact on California's Economy, How to Access Antibody Tests in Los Angeles, On The Lot




A scientist works in a lab at Moderna in Cambridge, Mass., in February. Moderna has developed an experimental coronavirus medicine, but an approved treatment could be more than a year away.
A scientist works in a lab at Moderna in Cambridge, Mass., in February. Moderna has developed an experimental coronavirus medicine, but an approved treatment could be more than a year away.
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Coronavirus: Impact on California's Economy 

The COVID-19 pandemic has left few livelihoods unaffected. While web-based businesses like Amazon and Instacart have flourished, millions of Californians in the retail sector have watched their jobs dry up. Hospitality has also been hard. One in five Californians now draws unemployment benefits. As the state slowly resumes normal life, we wanted to check in on the economy: what we’ve seen and where things might go in the near future.

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Los Angeles Antibody Tests 

Testing, testing, testing. That's the key ingredient in getting our society back to some sort of normal. But as the state has opened more facilities to test people for COVID-19....testing for the virus antibodies are popping up in unlikely places….and they may present more questions than an answers.

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The Reliability of Antibody Tests

If letters from KPCC listeners and LAist readers are any indication, there's a lot of interest in antibody tests out there right now. They are available in but they can be costly, and pose an even bigger question about how reliable they are.

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Coronavirus: LAUSD Mental Health Hotline

Even when there isn't a pandemic, thousands of Los Angeles Unified students depend on the district for mental health support. Now, with campuses closed, the district is trying to serve students remotely. But actually connecting with struggling students can be challenging without in-person interaction. KPCC's Carla Javier explains. 

Coronavirus LA Diary: Marjorie Gray 

KPCC and LAist are documenting life in the new normal with video diaries from everyday Angelenos. Marjorie Gray is a crafty Google worker that has updated Romper Room to help her coworkers. 

On The Lot

Hollywood's still on hold waiting to see what their post-COVID customer base looks like and what goes best with 4th of July fireworks and firing up the grill? A little Lin as in Lin Manuel Miranda! It's time to go On The Lot. 

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