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Mask Explainer, Hope after Quarantine, 1918 Pandemic in LA




A family walks wearing masks in Downtown Los Angeles on March 22, 2020, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. - The US president on March 22 said he had ordered the deployment of emergency medical stations with capacity of 4,000 hospital beds to coronavirus hotspots around the United States. (Photo by Apu GOMES / AFP) (Photo by APU GOMES/AFP via Getty Images)
A family walks wearing masks in Downtown Los Angeles on March 22, 2020, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. - The US president on March 22 said he had ordered the deployment of emergency medical stations with capacity of 4,000 hospital beds to coronavirus hotspots around the United States. (Photo by Apu GOMES / AFP) (Photo by APU GOMES/AFP via Getty Images)
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Mask Explainer 

Masks are a huge topic of debate these days. Who should wear then and when? In recent weeks video tutorials have circulated online of people making masks at home with all sorts of materials. But the CDC and the World Health Organization have stopped short of issuing an order that everyone wear masks. But the mayor of Los Angeles took this step. Joining us to talk about the evidence behind the recommendation to wear masks is data scientist Jeremy Howard. 

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Rent Cancellation 

Local lawmakers across the country are calling for rent and mortgages to be cancelled for people affected by the coronavirus. Take Two talks with local LA City Councilman Mike Bonin about why he's joined that call.

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Parenting in the Time of Quarantine

The hearts of every parent in California likely stopped for a minute yesterday when Governor Newsom said that schools would be out for the rest of the academic year. It's hard news to take in. We get it. Most of us here are in the exact same place as you — trying to work a day job at home while also homeschooling kids or at the very least, just making sure they're safe and have eaten something other than cookies. So, every week, we're talking about parenting in this time of quarantine. Today, a few words on how to best operate as a couple with kids in the house.

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Hope After Quarantine

Mayura Jain works in Shanghai, but is originally from Santa Monica. She was in China when their stay at home order started back in January and now life is finally returning to normal. She tells us the story of her quarantine journey, and what life is like on the other side. 

1918 Pandemic in LA 

Empty streets… People wearing face masks to do their daily business… Store shelves raided. You might be surprised to learn that I’m not describing life today: It’s a snapshot from the not-too-distant past. When another pandemic converged on Los Angeles way back in 1918. The Spanish flu is the topic of this week’s Throwback Thursday.

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Corona Comedy: Jo Koy

Jo Koy is a Filipino American comedian who finds humor in the cultural differences we all share. He talks with Take Two's A Martinez about integrating his life experiences and family stories into Netflix stand-up special "Comin' In Hot."