In , 17% of people who died were black. We look at race and mortality rates when it comes to COVID-19. Also, due to stereotypes, some black men fear that they might be mistaken for a criminal if they wear a mask in public to slow the spread of the virus.
LA chefs during COVID-19, DIY masks
Restaurants across LA have been forced to close, putting millions of servers, bartenders, and cooks out of work. Some places are trying to survive on carry-out and deliveries. We hear from two LA chefs on how they’re faring. Also, a doctor explains how to create homemade masks that effectively protect against COVID-19.
COVID-19 caregiving at home
LA County now has more than 6,000 COVID-19 cases. Most of those cases probably won’t require hospitalization, so it falls on families to care for sick people in their homes. We talk about how to do that safely with Richard Jackson, MD, MPH.
COVID-19 drug treatments
Over the weekend, President Trump again recommended hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19. He said the government has ordered 29 million pills of it. The drug is meant to treat malaria, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. There’s only limited, anecdotal evidence that hydroxychloroquine works on the novel coronavirus.
Mental, emotional stress of doctors fighting COVID-19
Dr. Nivedita Lakhera, an internal medicine physician in San Jose, says she’s never seen something like the COVID-19 pandemic in her lifetime. “Health care workers have become like a soldier in a war zone without any protective gear. And they are at such high risk of dying in this war while they are trying to save their countrymen. That's what has heightened anxiety and depression and mental health issues,” she says.