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Los Angeles County Announces 36 More Deaths Due To COVID-19

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County health and elected officials have again highlighted disparities in COVID-19 deaths among black residents and...
In this Friday, March 20, 2020 file photo, Carlos Vasquez, left, and his nephew, R.J. Vasquez, wait for customers at their family's barber shop in Houston. They estimate they have lost nearly half of their business due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

California To Let Gyms, Bars, Day Camps Reopen Next Week

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By KATHLEEN RONAYNE AND AMY TAXIN Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will allow day camps, bars, gyms,...
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, second from left, speaks with members of the media as he departs a meeting with Senate Republicans on an economic lifeline for Americans affected by the coronavirus outbreak. on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 16, 2020. Standing with Mnuchin is White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow, right. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

New Jobs Report Diminishes GOP Appetite For More Virus Aid

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By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — An unexpectedly strong jobs report could further scramble an already uncertain...
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Amid Virus, US Students Look To Colleges Closer To Home

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By COLLIN BINKLEY AP Education Writer As students make college plans for the fall, some U.S. universities are seeing...
Nurse Practitioner Surani Hayre-Kwan, left, and nurse practitioner student Kristina Crichton during an office visit with patient John Donaldson, a Guerneville resident who relies on Hayre-Kawn for his primary care. Photo by Anne Wernikoff for CalMatters

Exclusive: Nearly 600 — And Counting — US Health Workers Have Died Of COVID-19

Nearly 600 front-line health care workers appear to have died of COVID-19, according to Lost on the Frontline, a project launched by The Guardian...
FILE - This March 2, 2019, file photo, shows a Customs and Border Control agent patrolling on the US side of a razor-wire-covered border wall along the Mexico east of Nogales, Ariz. A North Dakota construction company favored by President Donald Trump has received the largest contract to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The Army Corp of Engineers also said there was no set date to start or complete construction, which will take place near Nogales, Arizona and Sasabe, Arizona. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

COVID-19 Overwhelms Border ICUs

CHULA VISTA, Calif. — Even as most California hospitals have avoided an incapacitating surge in coronavirus patients, some facilities near the Mexican border have...
MERS-CoV particles on camel epithelial cells - Photographer: NIAID

Montana’s Tribal Nations Preserve COVID Restrictions To Preserve Their Cultures

As Montana plows forward with its reopening, including throwing open the doors to tourism on June 1, the outlook is starkly different for members...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom updates the state's response to the coronavirus, at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in Rancho Cordova Calif., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)

Report: California’s COVID-19 Cases Rising, Bucking National Trend

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - California, where health experts warn of a potential second wave of the coronavirus as the economy reopens, is...
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Scientist Defends Sweden’s Hotly Debated Virus Strategy

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By DAVID KEYTON and JAN M. OLSEN Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's chief epidemiologist on Wednesday defended his...
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Newsom Likes To ‘Go Big’ But Doesn’t Always Deliver

Gavin Newsom knew it was a political gamble when, as the newly elected mayor of San Francisco, he promised to eradicate chronic homelessness. “I recognize...
In this March 28, 2020, file photo, David Yee, an NPI mechanical engineer, tests voltage of new batteries at Bloom Energy in Sunnyvale, Calif. The COVID-19 outbreak has prompted companies large and small to rethink how they do business. Bloom Energy makes hydrogen fuel cells. But recently, they have been refurbishing old ventilators so hospitals can use them to keep coronavirus patients alive. (Beth LaBerge/KQED via AP, Pool, File)

June 2, 2020 L.A. County COVID-19 Report: 1,202 (+34) New Cases , 60 Additional...

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Los Angeles County Business Leaders Urge Officials to Lift Restrictions on Reopening

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Leaders in the film, sports, theme park, business and restaurant industries Tuesday presented detailed plans for reopening to...
This Thursday, May 21, 2020, photo shows a parked car with a broken front window after a smash-and-grab break-in in Los Angeles. The coronavirus hasn't been kind to car owners. With more people than ever staying home to lessen the spread of COVID-19, their sedans, pickup trucks and SUVs are parked unattended on the streets, making them easy targets for opportunistic thieves. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Protests And The Pandemic

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Following the death of George Floyd while in custody in Minneapolis, protests have mushroomed around...

June 1, 2020 L.A. County COVID-19 Report: 978 (-1100) New Cases , 22 Additional...

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Efforts To Curb Congenital Syphilis Falter In COVID’s Shadow

U.S. public health officials are closer to identifying a road map for curbing the rising rates of syphilis infections in newborn babies, but with...
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In Hard-Hit Areas, COVID’s Ripple Effects Strain Mental Health Care Systems

This story can be republished for free (details). In late March, Marcell’s girlfriend took him to the emergency room at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital,...
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Coronavirus Surprise: IRS Allows Midyear Insurance And FSA Changes

The economic upheaval and social disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic have upended the assumptions many people made last fall about which insurance plan...
In this April 2, 2020, file photo a nurse holds a vial and a swab at a drive-up coronavirus testing station at a hospital in Seattle. A federal report due out Monday, April 6, finds that three out of four U.S. hospitals surveyed are already treating patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Pico Rivera Mayor Gustavo Camacho Steps Up to Lead Pico Rivera’s Recovery While Providing...

Click HERE To See The Story at the Los Cerritos News Site Pico Rivera Mayor Gustavo Camacho at a press conference speaking about the...
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. (CDC via AP)

May 30, 2020 L.A. County COVID-19 Report: 2,112 New Cases , 48 Additional Deaths,...

Click HERE To See The Story at the Los Cerritos News Site LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public...
FILE - In this May 4, 2020, file photo, Robin Sotomayor, 5, wears a Supergirl face mask as she gets her hair done by Haylee Cummins at Rockabetty's Hair Parlor, in Yuba City, Calif. Donning a mask will be as common as putting on a cap or sunglasses for Californians as the state begins gradually easing stay-at-home orders, but rules about face coverings vary from county to county and it is unclear what enforcement might look like. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

State Clears Los Angeles County To Open Dine-In Restaurants, Hair Salons

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County restaurants could soon reopen for limited dine-in service, as could hair salons, with the state...
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As COVID Cuts Deadly Path Through Indiana Prisons, Inmates Say Symptoms Ignored

Scottie Edwards died of COVID-19 just weeks before he would have gotten out of the Westville Correctional Facility in Indiana. Edwards, 73, began showing symptoms...
In this Monday, March 9, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. In Los Angeles, Garcetti has instituted a shutdown on a city of nearly 4 million people and threatened uncooperative business owners with power shutoffs and arrest amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Los Angeles County Health Official Confident, But Cautious, As More Businesses Open

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Another 50-plus deaths due to the coronavirus have been confirmed in Los Angeles County, but health officials continued...
This Feb. 24, 2020 photo provided by Greg and Rose Yerex shows them in a hospital in Nagoya, Japan. Former passengers of the cruise ship Diamond Princess, they both tested positive for the coronavirus. Rose has since tested negative for the virus but decided to stay with Greg until he is cleared to leave. The couple said they're happy to have each other, but that living in isolation has been difficult. "I just want to go home and be normal," Greg said. (Greg Yerex via AP)

For Seniors, COVID-19 Sets Off A Pandemic Of Despair

As states relax coronavirus restrictions, older adults are advised, in most cases, to keep sheltering in place. But for some, the burden of isolation...
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May 27, 2020 L.A. County COVID-19 Report: 933 New Cases (-626), 53 Additional Deaths...

Click HERE To See The Story at the Los Cerritos News Site LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public...
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Los Angeles Archdiocese Lays Out Plans For Restarting Church Services

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Churches in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles were directed Wednesday morning to prepare to resume church services as...
This undated photo provided by EO Waianae Tours shows Bryce Hunter talking to passengers on board a tour boat in Waianae, Hawaii. The coronavirus pandemic has taken out large sections of Hawaii's tourism-based economy, including the EO Waianae Tours dolphin and turtle snorkel tour business run by the Chang family and the family's regular music gig in Waikiki. (Ashlee Jankanish/EO Waianae Tours via AP)

What You Need To Know Today About The Virus Outbreak

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Las Vegas casinos plan to welcome tourists again on June 4. South Korea on Wednesday announced a spike in new infections and...
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Nearly Half Of Americans Delayed Medical Care Due To Pandemic

As the coronavirus threat ramped up in March, hospitals, health systems and private practices dramatically reduced inpatient, nonemergency services to prepare for an influx...
FILE - In this May 4, 2020, file photo, Robin Sotomayor, 5, wears a Supergirl face mask as she gets her hair done by Haylee Cummins at Rockabetty's Hair Parlor, in Yuba City, Calif. Donning a mask will be as common as putting on a cap or sunglasses for Californians as the state begins gradually easing stay-at-home orders, but rules about face coverings vary from county to county and it is unclear what enforcement might look like. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California Allows Some Reopening Of Barbershops, Hair Salons

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By KATHLEEN RONAYNE SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday that barbershops and hair salons can...
Los Angeles Fire Department officials deliver testing kits to a waiting motorists at a COVID-19 drive-up testing site in Elysian Park, Thursday, April 2, 2020. Officials say hand-washing and keeping a safe social distance are priorities in battling the COVID-19 virus. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. Says 230 Employees Tested Positive for COVID-19

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported Tuesday that 230 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since the...
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti listens as California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks in front of the hospital ship US Naval Ship Mercy that arrived into the Port of Los Angeles on Friday, March 27, 2020, to provide relief for Southland hospitals overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic. Admiral John Gumbleton, U.S. Navy stands behind Mayor Garcetti. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)

Los Angeles County Reports 1,047 New COVID-19 Cases

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County officials have reported 1,047 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 12 additional deaths, raising the...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom give an update to the state's response to the coronavirus, at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in Rancho Cordova Calif., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. At right is California Health and Human Services Agency Director Dr. Mark Ghaly. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)

California Lays Out Pandemic Rules For Church Reopenings

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By STEFANIE DAZIO and ROBERT JABLON LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rabbi Shalom Rubanowitz looks forward to reopening his synagogue...
Los Angeles Fire Department officials deliver testing kits to a waiting motorists at a COVID-19 drive-up testing site in Elysian Park, Thursday, April 2, 2020. Officials say hand-washing and keeping a safe social distance are priorities in battling the COVID-19 virus. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

May 26, 2020 L.A. County COVID-19 Report: 1,843 New Cases (+796), 27 Additional Deaths,...

Click HERE To See The Story at the Los Cerritos News Site An atomic resolution 3-D model of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. (Visual Science) LOS ANGELES...
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COVID-19 Outbreaks Hit Nine Facilities in Vernon California, Including Farmer John

VERNON (CNS) - Los Angeles County health officials are reporting coronavirus outbreaks at nine industrial facilities in the city of Vernon, including...
This Thursday, May 21, 2020, photo shows a parked car with a broken front window after a smash-and-grab break-in in Los Angeles. The coronavirus hasn't been kind to car owners. With more people than ever staying home to lessen the spread of COVID-19, their sedans, pickup trucks and SUVs are parked unattended on the streets, making them easy targets for opportunistic thieves. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Lock Your Cars! Vehicle Theft Spikes In COVID-19 Pandemic

By STEFANIE DAZIO Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The coronavirus hasn’t been kind to car owners.
Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden, arrive to lay a wreath at the Delaware Memorial Bridge Veterans Memorial Park, Monday, May 25, 2020, in New Castle, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden Makes 1st In-Person Appearance In More than 2 Months

By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden made his first in-person appearance in more...
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COVID-Like Cough Sent Him To ER — Where He Got A $3,278 Bill

From late March into April, Timothy Regan had severe coughing fits several times a day that often left him out of breath. He had...
Kaiser Health News

Antibody Tests Were Hailed As Way To End Lockdowns. Instead, They Cause Confusion.

Aspen was an early COVID-19 hot spot in Colorado, with a cluster of cases in March linked to tourists visiting for its world-famous skiing....
People walks along Zuma Beach, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Malibu, Calif. Officials are trying to dissuade people from using the beaches after California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the state's 40 million residents to stay at home indefinitely. His order restricts non-essential movements to control the spread of the coronavirus that threatens to overwhelm the state's medical system. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Los Angeles Beaches, Stores Open Ahead Of Memorial Day Weekend

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County has reopened some beach parkinglots as Memorial Day weekend continues and authorized retail businessesinside enclosed...
A small fence separates densely populated Tijuana, Mexico, right, from the United States in the Border Patrol’s San Diego Sector. Construction is underway to extend a secondary fence over the top of this hill and eventually to the Pacific Ocean.

In Mexican Border cities, Many Fear Virus Is Coming From US

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By JORGE LEBRIJA and MARIA VERZA Associated Press TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Adrián Alonso Gama lived life on both...
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks during a press briefing with the coronavirus task force, at the White House, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Washington, as President Donald Trump looks on. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Latest: US Task Force Chief Concerned About Gatherings

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The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults...
In this Monday, March 9, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. In Los Angeles, Garcetti has instituted a shutdown on a city of nearly 4 million people and threatened uncooperative business owners with power shutoffs and arrest amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Density, Poverty Keep Los Angeles Struggling Against The Virus

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By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — While most of California welcomed more places to eat, shop...
Kaiser Health News

‘An Arm And A Leg’: Tips For Surviving COVID With Your Financial Health Intact

Dan Weissmann Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen. In early April, Katelyn was in a financial bind. At home and sick with COVID-19, she...
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Bringing ‘Poogie’ Home: Hospice In The Time Of COVID-19

After she landed in the hospital with a broken hip, Parkinson’s disease and the coronavirus, 84-year-old Dorothy “Poogie” Wyatt Shields made a request of...
In this March 26, 2020, photo, a person takes in the afternoon sun amongst the cherry blossoms along Kelly Drive in Philadelphia. For millions of seasonal allergy sufferers, the annual onset of watery eyes and scratchy throats is bumping up against the global spread of a new virus that produces its own constellation of respiratory symptoms. That’s causing angst for people who suffer from hay fever and are now asking themselves whether their symptoms are related to their allergies or the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Los Angeles Slowly Opens. More Retailers Cleared To Open Ahead Of Memorial Day Weekend

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Ahead of Memorial Day weekend, Los Angeles Countytoday reopened some beach parking lots and authorized retail businesses insideenclosed...
Leonardo Cabaña cries in the arms of his friend Raphael Benevides beside the casket of his father, Héctor Miguel Cabaña, who died of COVID-19 before the funeral home service led by the Rev. Fabian Arias, Monday, May 11, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. In hard-hit New York City, the coronavirus outbreak has taken a particularly heavy toll on Hispanic communities. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

What You Need To Know Today About The Virus Outbreak

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A Trump administration policy of quickly expelling most migrants stopped along the border because of the COVID-19 pandemic was indefinitely extended Tuesday,...
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The 30-Somethings Who Fled Big Cities To Shelter With Mom And Dad

AUSTIN, Texas — It took three weeks, but Lawrence and Arlene Maze finally persuaded their younger son, Gregory, of Los Angeles, to get on...
FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2020, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom gestures toward a chart showing the growth of the state's rainy day fund as he discusses his proposed 2020-2021 state budget during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom will reveal his plan Thursday, May 14, for how to plug a $54.3 billion hole in the state budget. California's revenues have plummeted since the state has been under a mandatory stay-at-home order to stop the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California To Spend $1.8 Billion More On Virus Response

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By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday took an extra $1.8...
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San Diego County Gets Approval For In-Person Dining and Shopping, Jamul Casino To Reopen

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego County has received word that Californiaapproved its request to allow dining at restaurants and in-store shopping,...
This undated photo provided by EO Waianae Tours shows Bryce Hunter talking to passengers on board a tour boat in Waianae, Hawaii. The coronavirus pandemic has taken out large sections of Hawaii's tourism-based economy, including the EO Waianae Tours dolphin and turtle snorkel tour business run by the Chang family and the family's regular music gig in Waikiki. (Ashlee Jankanish/EO Waianae Tours via AP)

Pandemic Knocks Out Large Sections of Hawaii’s Economy

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By AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — In normal times, Roland Chang and his three sons start their...
In this Oct. 20, 2019, file photo, the company logo stands over a long row of unsold vehicles at a Ford dealership in Littleton, Colo. Ford is recalling over 240,000 SUVs and cars worldwide because a suspension part can fracture and increase the risk of a crash. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Trump To Tour Ford’s Ventilator Assembly Plant Near Detroit

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By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after threatening to withhold funds over Michigan's mail-in ballot...
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Coronavirus-triggered Layoffs In US Hit Nearly 39 Million

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By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER and DANICA KIRKA Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans thrown out of work...
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Reopening Dental Offices For Routine Care Amid Pandemic Touches A Nerve

Tom Peeling wanted his teeth cleaned and wasn’t going to let the coronavirus pandemic get in the way. Luckily, his six-month regular appointment was scheduled...
In this March 28, 2020, file photo, David Yee, an NPI mechanical engineer, tests voltage of new batteries at Bloom Energy in Sunnyvale, Calif. The COVID-19 outbreak has prompted companies large and small to rethink how they do business. Bloom Energy makes hydrogen fuel cells. But recently, they have been refurbishing old ventilators so hospitals can use them to keep coronavirus patients alive. (Beth LaBerge/KQED via AP, Pool, File)

Scientist Has ‘Invisible Enemy’ In Sights With Microscopic Portraits Of Coronavirus

From her laboratory in the far western reaches of Montana, Elizabeth Fischer is trying to help people see what they’re up against in COVID-19. Over...
Kaiser Health News

Congress Said COVID-19 Tests Should Be Free — But Who’s Paying?

Hospitals around the country are afraid to send out hundreds of thousands of bills related to COVID-19 testing. That’s because Congress mandated there would...
Los Angeles Fire Department officials deliver testing kits to a waiting motorists at a COVID-19 drive-up testing site in Elysian Park, Thursday, April 2, 2020. Officials say hand-washing and keeping a safe social distance are priorities in battling the COVID-19 virus. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Analysis: Get Ready For The Vaccine — They’re Never Simple

If there is a silver lining to the flawed U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic, it is this: The relatively high number of new...
In this March 24, 2020, photo, farmworkers keep their distance from each others they work at the Heringer Estates Family Vineyards and Winery in Clarksburg, Calif. Farms continue to operate as essential businesses that supply food to California and much of the country as schools, restaurants and stores shutter over the coronavirus. But some workers are anxious about the virus spreading among them and their families. Steve Heringer, general manager of the 152-year-old family owned business said workers now have more hand sanitizer and already use their own gloves for field work. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Tulare County Defies State As More of California Reopens

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By KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As restaurants and stores were cleared to open for customers...
Salon owner Shelley Luther holds a citation and speaks with a Dallas police officer after she was cited for reopening her Salon A la Mode in Dallas, Friday, April 24, 2020. Hair salons have not been cleared for reopening in Texas. Luther was asked by officials to close and was issued a citation when she refused. Luther said she will remain open for business. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Reopening: It’s Back To Business, But Not Business As Usual

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By DAVID CRARY, DAVE COLLINS and NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — This is what “normal” will...
Neal Browning receives a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, Monday, March 16, 2020, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. Browning is the second patient to receive the shot in the study. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

What You Need To Know Today About The Virus Outbreak

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Rising anxiety may be the common denominator as countries around the world gradually emerge from lockdowns due to the new coronavirus.
In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, Wendy Kerley gives Ethan Getman, 15, a shot of the flu vaccine at the Cordova Shot Nurse clinic in Memphis, Tenn. A second wave of flu is hitting the U.S., turning this into one of the nastiest flu seasons for children in a decade. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian via AP, File)

Tennessee’s Secret To Plentiful Coronavirus Testing? Picking Up The Tab

To reopen businesses and public spaces safely, experts say, states need to be testing and contact tracing on a massive scale. But only a...
In this April 2, 2020, file photo a nurse holds a vial and a swab at a drive-up coronavirus testing station at a hospital in Seattle. A federal report due out Monday, April 6, finds that three out of four U.S. hospitals surveyed are already treating patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

To Stem COVID, This Small Indiana City Decided To Test All Public-Facing Employees

Behind a nondescript strip mall in Carmel, Indiana, a short line of cars gathers mid-afternoon next to a large tent. Medical professionals stand out...
This June 13, 2019, file photo shows a new home is for sale in Mechanicsville, Va. On Thursday, March 12, 2020, U.S. long-term mortgage rates were mixed this week after hitting all-time lows last week amid anxiety over risks to the economy from the deepening coronavirus crisis. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

US Home Construction Drops 30.2% In April As Virus Rages

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By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home building plunged in April to the lowest level...
In this April 2, 2020, file photo a nurse holds a vial and a swab at a drive-up coronavirus testing station at a hospital in Seattle. A federal report due out Monday, April 6, finds that three out of four U.S. hospitals surveyed are already treating patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Fewer Traffic Collisions During Shutdown Means Longer Waits For Organ Donations

On Day Two of the San Francisco Bay Area’s stay-at-home orders in March, Nohemi Jimenez got into her car in San Pablo, California, waved...
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The Pandemic Is Hurting Pediatric Hospitals, Too

Children have largely escaped the ravages of COVID-19, but children’s hospitals have not eluded the financial pain the pandemic has wrought on health care...
A staffer delivers a medical oxygen tank to coronavirus patients who are being treated at home, in Bergamo, one of the areas worst affected by the virus, Northern Italy, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)

‘Last Responders’ Seek To Expand Postmortem COVID Testing In Unexplained Deaths

Examining dead bodies and probing for a cause of death is rarely seen as a heroic or glamorous job. Rather, as the coronavirus pandemic...
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Tourists, Beware: Foreign Visitors’ Travel Health Insurance Might Exclude Pandemics

It was evident that the fever, nausea and loss of appetite Vlastimil Gajdoš felt on his wedding day was not a mere case of...
Kaiser Health News

Drugmakers Tout COVID-19 Vaccines To Refurbish Their Public Image

Johnson & Johnson researchers working on a vaccine against the coronavirus are “just like the heroes in the hospitals” fighting to save patients, J&J...
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Football Still a Possibility at Big 3 Cal State Schools

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — The California State University system’s plan for a mostly virtual fall semester due to the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t...
Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, wearing a No. 24 jersey, points up while shedding tears after the national anthem before the team's NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Los Angeles, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

Los Angeles Lakers Training Center Re-Opens For Individual Player Sessions

EL SEGUNDO (CNS) - The Los Angeles Lakers training center in ElSegundo has re-opened for individual player sessions under a strict protocolestablished...
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti listens as California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks in front of the hospital ship US Naval Ship Mercy that arrived into the Port of Los Angeles on Friday, March 27, 2020, to provide relief for Southland hospitals overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic. Admiral John Gumbleton, U.S. Navy stands behind Mayor Garcetti. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)

40 New COVID-19 Deaths Reported in Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - COVID-19 deaths continue to mount in Los AngelesCounty, with 40 new deaths reported along with nearly 1,100 new...
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California Homeless Quarantine In Hotels, More Rooms Needed

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By CHRISTOPHER WEBER and JANIE HAR Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anxiety mounted every time someone at the...
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Medicaid Providers At The End Of The Line For Federal COVID Funding

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). Casa de Salud, a nonprofit clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico, provides primary...
In this Monday, March 9, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. In Los Angeles, Garcetti has instituted a shutdown on a city of nearly 4 million people and threatened uncooperative business owners with power shutoffs and arrest amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

40 New COVID-19 Deaths Reported in Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - COVID-19 deaths continue to mount in Los AngelesCounty, with 40 new deaths reported today, along with nearly 1,100...
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San Diego County Records Highest Amount Of Daily COVID-19 Tests Third Day In Row

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - For the third day in a row, San Diego County hasrecorded its highest number of daily tests during...
This March 26, 2020 image from surveillance video shows a man, believed to be William Rosario Lopez wearing a surgical mask, with a gun in a Connecticut convenience store. Just how many criminals are taking advantage of the pandemic to commit crimes is impossible to estimate, but law enforcement officials have no doubt that the numbers are climbing. Reports are starting to pop up across the country, as well as in other parts of the world of crimes that were pulled off in no small part because so many of us are wearing masks. (U.S. District Court of Connecticut via AP)

Coronavirus Masks a Boon For Crooks Who Hide Their Faces

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By DON BABWIN and STEFANIE DAZIO Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The way the FBI tells it, William Rosario...
In this Friday, March 20, 2020 file photo, Carlos Vasquez, left, and his nephew, R.J. Vasquez, wait for customers at their family's barber shop in Houston. They estimate they have lost nearly half of their business due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

What You Need To Know Today About The Virus Outbreak

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Defying a wave of layoffs that has sent the U.S. job market into its worst catastrophe on record, at least one major...
People walks along Zuma Beach, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Malibu, Calif. Officials are trying to dissuade people from using the beaches after California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the state's 40 million residents to stay at home indefinitely. His order restricts non-essential movements to control the spread of the coronavirus that threatens to overwhelm the state's medical system. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Surf’s Up And So Are New Beach Rules to Prevent Virus Spread

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By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — They arrived at the beach by car, skateboard and...
In this Feb. 28, 2020 file photo, rows of hand sanitizer are seen empty at a Walgreens in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Fear of the coronavirus has led people to stock up on hand sanitizer, leaving store shelves empty and online retailers with sky-high prices set by those trying to profit on the rush. (John Roark/The Idaho Post-Register via AP, file)

US Retail Sales Plunged a Record 16% in April as Virus Hit

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By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. retail sales tumbled by a record 16.4% from March...
Los Angeles Fire Department officials deliver testing kits to a waiting motorists at a COVID-19 drive-up testing site in Elysian Park, Thursday, April 2, 2020. Officials say hand-washing and keeping a safe social distance are priorities in battling the COVID-19 virus. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Coronavirus Deaths Rise Again In Los Angeles County As More Businesses Open

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Another four dozen coronavirus deaths werereported in Los Angeles County today as more businesses were permitted toreopen with...
FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2020, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom gestures toward a chart showing the growth of the state's rainy day fund as he discusses his proposed 2020-2021 state budget during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom will reveal his plan Thursday, May 14, for how to plug a $54.3 billion hole in the state budget. California's revenues have plummeted since the state has been under a mandatory stay-at-home order to stop the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

As Revenues Plummet, Billions Cut From California Budget

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By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Reflecting the financial hit California is already seeing from the...
This image released by Disney shows characters, from left, Sven, Olaf, voiced by Josh Gad, Kristoff, voiced by Jonathan Groff, Elsa, voiced by Idina Menzel, and Anna, voiced by Kristen Bell, in a scene from "Frozen 2." The big budget musical “Frozen” will not reopen when Broadway theaters restart, marking the first time an established show has been felled by the coronavirus pandemic. The Disney show opened in March 2018 and placed among the top five Broadway productions for both gross and attendance over both years it ran, often pulling in over $1 million. (Disney via AP)

Stopped Cold: ‘Frozen’ Musical On Broadway Not To Reopen

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By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The big budget musical “Frozen” will not reopen when...
President Donald Trump speaks as Vice President Mike Pence, left, and FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor look on, during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Sunday, March 22, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump Says He’ll Restock Stockpile For Future Pandemics

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By JILL COLVIN Associated Press ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he intends to prepare...
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. (CDC via AP)

Officials Release Edited Coronavirus Reopening Guidance

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By MIKE STOBBE and JASON DEAREN Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Thursday released some...
In this March 17, 2020 file photo, people wait in line for help with unemployment benefits at the One-Stop Career Center in Las Vegas. A record-high number of people applied for unemployment benefits last week as layoffs engulfed the United States in the face of a near-total economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus. The surge in weekly applications for benefits far exceeded the previous record set in 1982. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

36 Million Have Sought US Unemployment Aid Since Virus Hit

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By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 3 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits...
In this May 9, 2020 photo, SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris, far right, and her husband Charles Isaacs, center, are among the cheering spectators at musician Adam Chester's weekly neighborhood performance in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles. Normally, Chester is a surrogate Elton John, who sings and plays the rock superstar's parts at rehearsals. With that work on hold, Chester has been giving concerts to his neighbors from a safe social distance in front of his house. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Locked Down Neighbors Let Loose At ‘Quaranchella’ Concerts

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By ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — For 15 years, Adam Chester has subbed for Elton...
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In The COVID Age, Bring A Mask And Gloves To A Protest

INDIANAPOLIS — When Lamari Edwards joined Dreasjon “Sean” Reed’s Facebook Live video, she could sense something bad was going to happen, but she never...
People walk past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. Markets are mixed in Asia, with Japan's benchmark slipping 0.8% after the government reported the economy contracted in the last quarter. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

‘New Normal’ Imagined, Tested As Virus Shutdowns relaxed

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By ELAINE KURTENBACH Associated Press From outdoor kids' movies for cooped up apartment dwellers in Rio to online shopping...
Hollywood

Former Los Angeles Public Health Director to Advise SAG-AFTRA on COVID-19 Issues

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - Former Los Angeles County Public Health DirectorJonathan Fielding has joined a team of specialists advising the actors union indeveloping...
A surgical mask is placed on The "Fearless Girl" statue outside the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, March 19, 2020, in New York. Stocks are swinging between gains and losses in early trading on Wall Street Thursday, but the moves are more subdued than the wild jabs that have dominated recent weeks. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

Coachella Requires Social Distancing, Face Coverings in Public Due to COVID-19

COACHELLA (CNS) - Wearing face coverings and practicing socialdistancing in public in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus areagain...
In this Monday, March 9, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. In Los Angeles, Garcetti has instituted a shutdown on a city of nearly 4 million people and threatened uncooperative business owners with power shutoffs and arrest amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti Says People Must Wear Masks or Facial Coverings While in...

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - People are now required to wear masks or facialcoverings while in public in Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti...
The Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood Bowl Summer Season Falls Victim to Coronavirus – Season Cancelled

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - For the first time in almost a century, theHollywood Bowl will be silent this summer, with the Los Angeles...
A pedestrian walks by The Family Barbershop, closed due to a Gov. Gretchen Whitmer executive order, in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., Thursday, April 2, 2020. The coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak has triggered a stunning collapse in the U.S. workforce with millions of people losing their jobs in the past two weeks and economists warn unemployment could reach levels not seen since the Depression, as the economic damage from the crisis piles up around the world. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Barbers, Beauticians Sue State Lawmakers in Los Angeles in Bid to Reopen

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The organization representing hairstylists andsalon owners in the Southland and elsewhere today sued Gov. Gavin Newsom andstate Attorney...
Homeless in Los Angeles

Settlement Talks Continue in Los Angeles Skid Row Homelessness Lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Settlement talks are expected to continue today ina lawsuit seeking to house thousands of people in danger of...
People walks along Zuma Beach, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Malibu, Calif. Officials are trying to dissuade people from using the beaches after California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the state's 40 million residents to stay at home indefinitely. His order restricts non-essential movements to control the spread of the coronavirus that threatens to overwhelm the state's medical system. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Los Angeles County Beaches Reopen, But What Will New Public Health Restrictions Entail?

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County beaches reopened today amidquestions about how long -- and to what extent -- public health...
An opened box of protective masks sits on a pallet at Direct Relief's distribution center in Santa Barbara, Calif., on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. An Associated Press investigation has found millions of medical masks, gloves, gowns and other supplies being used in hospitals across the country are counterfeits, putting lives at risk. (Jonathan Ingalls/FRONTLINE/PBS/GRC via AP)

Counterfeit Masks Reaching Frontline Health Workers In US

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By JULIET LINDERMAN and MARTHA MENDOZA Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — On a day when COVID-19 cases soared, healthcare...
In this Feb. 1, 2020, file photo, funeral home workers remove the body of a person suspected to have died from the coronavirus outbreak from a residential building in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. Skepticism about China’s reported coronavirus cases and deaths has swirled throughout the crisis, fueled by official efforts to quash bad news in the early days and a general distrust of the government. In any country, getting a complete picture of the infections amid the fog of war is virtually impossible. (Chinatopix via AP, File)

What You Need to Know Today About the Virus Outbreak

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When students return to school after a lengthy pandemic-induced absence, the consensus is they will have lost significant academic ground. Still unresolved...
In this Sept. 26, 2019 file photo, asylum seekers, in Tijuana, Mexico, listen to names being called from a waiting list to claim asylum at a border crossing in San Diego. A federal appeals court has temporarily halted a major Trump administration policy to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration courts. A panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 in a 2-1 vote to put on hold the policy that furthered President Donald Trump's asylum crackdown. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat, File)

Trump Ramps Up Expulsions of Migrant Youth, Citing Virus

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By NOMAAN MERCHANT and SONIA PÉREZ D. Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — The young migrants and asylum seekers swim...
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Hospital Workers Complain of Minimal Disclosure After COVID Exposures

Dinah Jimenez assumed a world-class hospital would be better prepared than a chowder house to inform workers when they had been exposed to a...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom updates the state's response to the coronavirus, at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in Rancho Cordova Calif., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)

California Outlines Changes for Restaurants As They Reopen

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two California counties, Butte and El Dorado, won state approval Tuesday to reopen dining rooms in restaurants —...
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Couples Turn to `Minimonies’ to Salvage Wedding Plans

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NEW YORK (AP) — Couples trying to salvage weddings put on hold by the coronavirus are feeding a fresh trend in the...
Tesla electric charger

Tesla’s Elon Musk Defies Covid-19 Lockdown Order, Restarts California Factory

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By TOM KRISHER and BEN MARGOT AP Auto Writer FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk is restarting...

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