Ask an Expert: What To Know About Vaccinating Children for COVID-19
A COVID-19 vaccine for kids aged 12-15 could be approved for emergency use as early as next week, and children now account for 22% of new coronavirus cases in the U.S. Meanwhile, vaccine demand is down among adults. What to do about that?
- Dr. Rhea Boyd, a Bay Area pediatrician and public health advocate
Chula Vista Has Drones - and that's Created Some Controversy
The City of Chula Vista's police department has gained national attention as having one of the most technologically advanced surveillance programs in the country. It’s also brought them a lot of controversy.
- Jesse Marx, associate editor at the Voice of San Diego
- Sofía Mejías Pascoe, reporting intern at the Voice of San Diego
The Effect of the LA County's D.A. Policies on Parole
We dive inside another of DA George Gascón's controversial new policies: he has flipped the script on parole hearings, imposing a presumption that every prisoner should be paroled once eligible, except in certain cases. Previously the DA's office often opposed parole. Gascón's move raises fundamental questions about justice and rehabilitation. This is part one of two stories from KPCC's Frank Stoltze.
LA's Indian Diaspora Respond to the COVID-19 Surge in India
As more of the US opens up, another country - India - is trapped in a second wave of the pandemic. That's been devastating to the many Indian Americans with loved ones living there. KPCC's Josie Huang has been talking to people and has this story of how the diaspora in LA is responding.
How Neighborhood Pollution Can Affect Brain Development
Growing up in disadvantaged communities may be an environmental risk factor for children’s brain development. That’s according to a recent USC study that looked into the link between specific neighborhoods and children’s neurodevelopment. The research was published this week in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.
- Megan Herting, senior author of the study and assistant professor of preventive medicine at USC