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Can We Ever Reach 'Herd Immunity'?, Learning How to Socialize Again, Alamo Drafthouse will Reopen Downtown




High school student Abraham Alvarado, 17, receives his first Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine administered by Medical Assistants from St. John's Well Child and Family Center at Abraham Lincoln High School in Los Angeles, on April 23, 2021. - In an ongoing effort to encourage students 16 and older to get vaccinated, Los Angeles County is offering free Covid-19 vaccines at large-scale vaccination sites over the weekend till Monday with walk-in innoculations available while supplies last. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)
High school student Abraham Alvarado, 17, receives his first Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine administered by Medical Assistants from St. John's Well Child and Family Center at Abraham Lincoln High School in Los Angeles, on April 23, 2021. - In an ongoing effort to encourage students 16 and older to get vaccinated, Los Angeles County is offering free Covid-19 vaccines at large-scale vaccination sites over the weekend till Monday with walk-in innoculations available while supplies last. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)
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COVID-19 Cases are Down But So is Demand for Vaccines - Can We Ever Reach 'Herd Immunity' 

For the first time in long time no COVID-19 deaths were reported in the daily public health update. That was Sunday. Now, it could just be a reporting lag from the weekend, but it feels good to see that zero there - like we are officially turning the corner on this pandemic. Yet, demand for vaccinations is dwindling. So ...where does that leave us? 

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At the California Democratic Convention, Recall Is Top of Mind But No One Is Really Worried 

California Democratic Party members met on Zoom for the annual convention. Amid infighting, the party is rallying to defend democratic governor Gavin Newsom in the recall election.

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How Academic Research Can Help Break Pattern of Anti-Asian Hate 

Asian American activists and academics mobilizing against anti-Asian hate say that academic research will play an important role in bringing about change. One big target: breaking down the model minority myth with research that shows the traits of individual Asian American communities. KPCC's Adolfo Guzman-Lopez reports.

Anxious About Socializing Again? You're Not Alone. 

Los Angeles County may be days away from entering the state’s yellow tier, which means more reopening. And as more people get vaccinated, socializing is becoming a thing again. For a lot of people, the reopening ALSO means the return of social anxiety.

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Alamo Drafthouse Reopens in Downtown LA

John Horn joins the show to give an update on movie theater re-openings, covering the re-opening of the Alamo Drafthouse in DTLA, the closure of Pacific and ArcLight Theaters, and the status of the New Beverly.

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