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COVID in L.A.
COVID in L.A.
COVID in L.A.
The daily COVID-19 update from KPCC and LAist, hosted by AirTalk's Larry Mantle.

About the Show

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, we've had a daily segment on AirTalk devoted to bringing you the latest information about COVID-19, vaccines, and how the virus and pandemic have affected the lives of Southern Californians from the doctors, nurses, epidemiologists, and other medical professionals fighting the virus on the frontlines. In each episode of this podcast, we’ll speak with one of the experts on our rotating panel of guests who share their expertise with us each day.

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Episodes
  • COVID in L.A.
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    November 23, 2021 – Cases Up About 30% This Month, Vaccine Immunity More Consistent Than Infection Immunity, And More
    In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, guest host Sharon McNary speaks with director of Infectious Disease and Prevention at Pasadena’s Huntington Hospital, Dr. Kimberly Shriner. Topics today include: Many seemingly worrying COVID-19 vaccine reactions are common and harmless CDC finds that vaccine immunity is more consistent than immunity gained from infection About 44,000 LAUSD students missed their first vaccine deadline COVID-19 booster shot uptake is lower in the hardest-hit LA County ZIP codes COVID-19 cases up 32% in kids from two weeks ago What you should make of the latest COVID-19 surge This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
  • COVID in L.A.
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    November 22, 2021 – How To Safely Gather During Thanksgiving, CDC Approves Booster Shots For All Adults, And More
    In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, guest host Sharon McNary speaks with Dr. Sam Torbati, co-chair of the department of emergency medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Topics today include: The CDC has approved COVID-19 booster shots for all U.S. adults The most vulnerable groups face the biggest risk of breakthrough hospitalizations White House says 95% of the federal workforce has met the administration's vaccine mandate A CDC study has found the delta variant is linked to an increased risk of stillbirth What you can do to celebrate Thanksgiving safely Dr. Anthony Fauci says fully vaccinated family members can gather without masks Holiday season expected to strain COVID-19 home test supply More than 1 in 10 children ages 5-11 in California have received a vaccine shot SoCal vaccinations for kids lag behind Bay Area This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
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  • COVID in L.A.
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    November 18, 2021 – Thanksgiving Travel, Booster Shots, and Vaccinating L.A. Students
    In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with UCSF’s Dr. Peter Chin-Hong. Topics today include: The TSA expects Thanksgiving air travel to return to near pre-pandemic levels LAUSD will offer $5 million in incentives for getting vaccinated OSHA is pausing enforcement of its vaccine mandate over a court stay FDA could authorize Moderna vaccine boosters for all adults this week This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
  • COVID in L.A.
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    November 17, 2021 – Pfizer Boosters For All Adults Could Be Coming Soon, Requirements For LAUSD Students In Spring 2022 And More
    In today's episode: Pfizer Boosters For All Adults Could Be Coming Soon, Requirements For LAUSD Students In Spring 2022 And More This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
  • COVID in L.A.
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    November 16, 2021 – 70% Of Californians Have Gotten Vaccine, Other Manufacturers Allowed To Make Pfizer’s COVID-19 Pill & More
    In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Timothy Brewer, M.D., epidemiologist and professor of medicine at UCLA’s school of public health. Topics today include: 70% of Californians have received at least one vaccine dose Pfizer to allow other companies to make its COVID-19 pill in developing countries Merck and Pfizer agreements exclude Brazil, Cuba, Iraq, Libya and Jamaica L.A. officials worry that those vaccinated earlier this year could be hit in winter surge CDC adds Hungary, Iceland, the Czech Republic and Guernsey to its level 4 warning list This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
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  • COVID in L.A.
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    November 15, 2021 – Experts Worry About Potential COVID-19 Swell In CA, Europe Battling Surge And More
    In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Sam Torbati, co-chair of the department of emergency medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Topics today include: Experts warn of potential swell in California COVID-19 cases COVID-19-related hospitalizations drop to 600 in LA County Why new COVID-19 antiviral pills could be our ‘penicillin moment’ U.K. COVID-19 surge fueled by unvaccinated children -- a warning for California Experts worry fewer Americans are getting their flu shot Austria starts COVID-19 lockdown -- but only for unvaccinated people This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
  • COVID in L.A.
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    November 12, 2021 – All Californians 18 And Over Can Get A Booster, What We Know About Waning Vaccine Effectiveness, And More
    In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Austin Cross speaks with UCSF’s Dr. Peter Chin-Hong. Topics today include: All Californians 18 and over are now eligible for a booster shot Booster shots are most popular in poorly vaccinated states where coronavirus rages Orange County sees robust demand for child COVID-19 vaccines Should an 11-year-old wait to get the bigger COVID-19 dose? What we know so far about waning vaccine effectiveness CDC shifts pandemic goals away from reaching herd immunity This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
  • COVID in L.A.
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    November 11, 2021 – California Says Adults Who Want Boosters Can Get Them
    In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Annabelle De St. Maurice of UCLA and Mattel Children’s Hospital. Topics today include: State says CA adults who want booster shot can get it California’s fully vaccinated rate drops from 73% to 66.3% as kids 5-11 vaccine eligibility is factored in Ellume recalls COVID-19 home test for potential false positive COVID test results Moderna says Covid vaccine has fewer breakthrough cases than Pfizer’s, but higher myocarditis rates in young men Nearly 1 million young children have received COVID vaccine so far, White House estimates World at risk of measles outbreaks as COVID-19 disrupts infant shots, report says Mountain West, Northern states seeing increase in COVID-19 infections This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
  • COVID in L.A.
    32:43
    32:43
    November 10, 2021 – Pfizer Asking For Approval Of Boosters For All Adults, A Look At Case Rates In LA, California, And Nationwide And More
    In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Huntington Hospital's Dr. Kimberly Shriner. Topics today include: Pfizer seeking FDA approval for boosters for all adults L.A. County sees 34 percent spike in cases over two weeks California's COVID-19 fortunes reverse as cases begin to climb After weeks of decline, COVID-19 case rates have stalled at a high level Nearly 1m kids age 5-11 will have their first COVID-19 shots by end of today Why people with depression and mood disorders now qualify for booster shots This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
  • COVID in L.A.
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    November 9, 2021 – What To Make Of Rising COVID-19 Hospitalizations Across CA, State Officials Urge Boosters Ahead Of Holidays And More
    In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with UCLA’s. Dr. Tara Vijayan. Topics today include: Thousands protest L.A. vaccine mandates as verification rules kick in Are California’s vaccine rules making inequality worse? COVID-19 hospitalizations rising in parts of California French health authority advises against Moderna vaccine for those under 30 California health officials urge COVID-19 booster shots ahead of the holidays This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
Credits
Larry Mantle
Larry Mantle
Host, AirTalk