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COVID-19: Immune Cells Found In Healthy People, What To Consider Ahead Of Memorial Day Weekend




Son Chau works on the hair of Christina Renbic as the Katon Salon opens on May 18, 2020 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Son Chau works on the hair of Christina Renbic as the Katon Salon opens on May 18, 2020 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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As of Monday, L.A. County had more than 1,830 deaths and more than 38,450 confirmed cases of coronavirus. In April, Newsom announced a framework of six parameters he says it will take to reopen the state's economy. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a similar five-pillar plan.

L.A. County public health officials have begun to ease some restrictions and allowed some types of businesses deemed lower risk to reopen — but only for doorside, curbside or other outside pickup. Customers are not allowed to enter stores. Those include all retail stores, along with car dealerships, florists, and certain manufacturing and logistics businesses that supply those lower-risk retailers. By this weekend, all states in the U.S. will have started to lift measures originally put in place to curb the pandemic, CNN reports. Today on AirTalk, we’ll set the stage for the Memorial Day weekend holiday and what considerations people should take into account ahead of time.

Plus, a new study finds that some people were carrying immune cells as far as five years back. The T cells could recognize the coronavirus and set forth an attack on the virus. We discuss all this and the latest with COVID-19 with a noted infectious disease specialist. We’ll also continue taking your questions. Call 866-893-5722. 

With files from LAist. Read the full story here.

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Kimberly Shriner, M.D., infectious disease specialist at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena