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He thought he had coronavirus and had nowhere to go. He spent five days alone in his car 29.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Reggie Dominguez spent days self-isolating in a hospital parking lot, homeless and worried he had coronavirus. There are many more like him on skid row.

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What does COVID-19 stand for anyway? 28.3.2020 LA Times: Science

The disease at the center of the global pandemic is called COVID-19. Why? It's a shorthand for 'coronavirus disease 2019.'

California once had mobile hospitals and a ventilator stockpile. But it dismantled them 27.3.2020 LA Times: Health

The state's supply of mobile hospitals, ventilators and N95 respirators would have helped in the coronavirus outbreak, but the state got rid of them years ago.

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Terrence McNally, Floyd Cardoz are among celebrities who have died from coronavirus 27.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Playwright Terrence McNally and actor Mark Blum were some of the first entertainers to die from coronavirus complications. And the tally is expected to grow.

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Deborah Birx, AIDS researcher, takes a prominent role in coronavirus messaging for Trump administration 26.3.2020 LA Times: Health

How does a tough-minded, data-driven scientist and AIDS researcher like Deborah Birx navigate a Trump orbit often riddled with misinformation and mixed messages?

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Financially strained and low on supplies, community clinics help fight the coronavirus 24.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Financially strained and low on supplies, clinics and health centers worry a coronavirus surge could potentially force them to close their doors.

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Column: Here's what to do if you think you have the coronavirus 24.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Advice from an ER doctor: "If you can't think clearly and can't breathe and speak normally … that's a reason to come in."

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Destroying habitats has opened a Pandora's box for new diseases to emerge 24.3.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The novel coronavirus outbreak may be just the beginning of mass pandemics.
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Albert Camus' 'The Plague' and our own Great Reset 23.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Albert Camus' "The Plague," read in quarantine for the first time, warns us to reset our own priorities

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Amid coronavirus, West Hollywood's LGBTQ community hears echoes of the AIDS crisis 23.3.2020 LA Times: Health

As West Hollywood's LGBTQ community watches gay bars and other gathering spots close to stem the coronavirus, some draw parallels to the AIDS crisis of 40 years ago.

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How people with weakened immune systems are navigating the coronavirus 22.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
People with compromised or supressed immune systems are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus. They are figuring out how to get by during this time of heightened concern about infections.
This L.A. doctor's film predicted a pandemic. Now the coronavirus consumes his life 21.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Dr. Ryan McGarry helped direct the Netflix documentary 'Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak.' The USC doctor expects to be treating patients soon for the coronavirus. 'It's going to change our lives forever,' he said.

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Fearing Coronavirus Inside Prison: “They’re Like, ‘Nothing’s Wrong.’ Then Why Do You Guys Have Masks On?” 21.3.2020 Mother Jones
As the coronavirus spreads in every state, one of the most dangerous places to be is in prisons. Incarcerated people know it. They’re aware that when an infectious disease gets inside, it gets around fast, and resulting medical care often leaves much to be desired. Prisons around the country are now on high alert trying […]
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Editorial: Don't be fooled. The coronavirus pandemic is deadly serious, and it's everyone's problem 20.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

California's lockdown might seem like a big deal. But what we don't know about this virus, which is a lot, means the risk of inaction too high.

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A disaster foretold: Shortages of ventilators and other medical supplies have long been warned about 20.3.2020 LA Times: Nation

Shortages of ventilators, masks and other medical supplies have been a persistent weak link in U.S. disaster preparedness. For two decades, expert warnings have largely gone unheeded.

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Good News: The Federal Government Just Made it A Whole Lot Easier to Access Opioid Addiction Treatment 18.3.2020 Mother Jones
For the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have to visit clinics for daily doses of opioid addiction medication, social distancing is nearly impossible. But on Tuesday, the federal government eased some of its long-held restrictions in response to the coronavirus. That’s good news, because continual access to two primary treatment medications, buprenorphine and methadone, […]
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Poll: As coronavirus spreads, fewer Americans see pandemic as a real threat 17.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Less than half are making the recommended changes like eating from home more often or canceling plans to avoid large crowds, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.
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Limited access to COVID-19 tests frustrates patients, health professionals 17.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Reports abound from people saying they or a loved one have been sick with symptoms similar to those associated with COVID-19, and have been denied testing for myriad reasons.
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This isn't the first time a virus caused social panic. The Spanish flu did too. 16.3.2020 LA Times: Health

What archives in L.A. devoted to 1918 Spanish flu can teach us about coronavirus

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Coronavirus symptoms: defining mild, moderate and severe 16.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
These designations are often used to describe a patient's COVID-19 symptoms. At this stage of the outbreak, there aren't standard definitions, but there are preliminary guidelines.
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