COVID-19 Cases are Down But So is Demand for Vaccines - Can We Ever Reach 'Herd Immunity'
For the first time in long time no COVID-19 deaths were reported in the daily public health update. That was Sunday. Now, it could just be a reporting lag from the weekend, but it feels good to see that zero there - like we are officially turning the corner on this pandemic. Yet, demand for vaccinations is dwindling. So ...where does that leave us?
- Dr. Shruti Gohil, Associate Medical Director, of Epidemiology & Infection Prevention at the University of California, Irvine
At the California Democratic Convention, Recall Is Top of Mind But No One Is Really Worried
California Democratic Party members met on Zoom for the annual convention. Amid infighting, the party is rallying to defend democratic governor Gavin Newsom in the recall election.
- CapRadio politics reporter, Nicole Nixon
How Academic Research Can Help Break Pattern of Anti-Asian Hate
Asian American activists and academics mobilizing against anti-Asian hate say that academic research will play an important role in bringing about change. One big target: breaking down the model minority myth with research that shows the traits of individual Asian American communities. KPCC's Adolfo Guzman-Lopez reports.
Anxious About Socializing Again? You're Not Alone.
Los Angeles County may be days away from entering the state’s yellow tier, which means more reopening. And as more people get vaccinated, socializing is becoming a thing again. For a lot of people, the reopening ALSO means the return of social anxiety.
- Dr. Jenny Taitz, clinical psychologist and assistant professor at UCLA. She wrote a guide for managing social anxiety during COVID for the New York Times.
Alamo Drafthouse Reopens in Downtown LA
John Horn joins the show to give an update on movie theater re-openings, covering the re-opening of the Alamo Drafthouse in DTLA, the closure of Pacific and ArcLight Theaters, and the status of the New Beverly.
- KPCC's John Horn