State of Affairs
In some cases the meat is coming from live animal markets - otherwise known as wet markets. LA officials want to ban them but first they got to figure out what they are - and where. We’ll talk about that later on in the show...But first it’s time for State of Affairs, our weekly peek at politics in the Golden State.
- Carla Marinucci, Politico’s California Playbook senior writer
- Jack Pitney, Roy P. Crocker Professor of American Politics Claremont McKenna College
The LA Times is reporting that scientists have come up with a way to inoculate people against the coronavirus by administering a shot of the use the antibody-rich blood plasma of COVID-19 survivors. It has support of many in the medical world but the federal government has yet to consider it as an option to combat the spread of the virus.
- Emily Baumgaertner, LA Times Health Reporter
Asian Coronavirus Test Booths
As demand for coronavirus tests soars in southern California, community clinics are helping meet the need. KPCC's Josie Huang has the story of one local clinic that's leaning into its immigrant roots as it embarks on Covid screening.
Coronavirus Locked Mental Health
We’ve heard a lot about how COVID-19 is cutting off family members from their loved ones in nursing homes. But coronavirus has also forced the freezing of visitation hours at locked mental health facilities, like the 190-bed La Casa in Long Beach. That’s where we catch up with one mother who’s been cutting through the bushes to talk with her son through his parking-lot facing window.
Coronavirus Wet Markets
Live animal markets (aka wet markets) fill a need for thousands of residents. L.A. city officials want to ban them -- but first, they need to figure out what wet markets are.
- Yingjie Wang, KPCC's Investigative Reporter
KPCC's Leo Duran shares some of the best socially distant events to be a part of this weekend in Southern California.