Lowest-paid workers take the worst hit while pandemic continues its damage.
An interview with Shenita Anderson, an ER nurse at L.A.’s for-profit Olympia Medical Center, which is closing despite the COVID-19 crisis.
Critics of the state’s move to an age-based priority system say it defies statistical evidence that workplace transmission is a major source of the virus’s spread.
The rent moratorium extension worked out in Sacramento is a flawed and incomplete emergency measure.
While California struggles to distribute COVID-19 shots, Latino Los Angeles takes a hit.
A 204-bed hospital in L.A.’s Mid-Wilshire district is shuttering, despite the city’s need for intensive care beds for COVID-19 patients.
How could only 29% of Black Californians be willing to take a vaccine that might save them?
Mark Kreidler speaks with Dr. Coley King, director of homeless health care at Venice Family Clinic.
Grocery store owners are making huge profits — frontline employees, not so much.
She has heard no plan for a federal relief package that might somehow lessen her burden. And, hotel worker Liliana Hernandez says, the whole notion of a vaccine getting the country back on track might be way too late for her and her colleagues. In a state of inequity, relief remains elusive.
Michelle Burton of the Community Health Councils discusses the systemic and pervasive racism that lies at the root of a deep distrust of the health care system among African Americans.
Mark Kreidler speaks with Erin McIntosh, a rapid-response nurse in Riverside, about the burnout plaguing health care workers in the final stretch of the pandemic.
CommuniCare’s CEO explains how community clinics will receive and administer the vaccine to patients who don’t often see doctors.
The pandemic highlighted the homeless crisis. Will California’s search for solutions continue after COVID-19 fades from the headlines?
Who gets the coronavirus vaccine first — and who decides this? Mark Kreidler talks with California health care advocate Anthony Wright.
We knew this day could come. Why did California hospitals still run out of beds?
California’s new goal is to COVID-test hospital workers. But will the state’s health care behemoths follow the nonbinding recommendation?
Mark Kreidler speaks to Jenny Wong-Swanson, a Kaiser Permanente nurse in Woodland Hills, about the pandemic’s explosion.
A new program would divert 500,000 Georgians out of the ACA exchange and nudge them into private insurance company offerings.
“We’re going into a very dark winter,” says President-elect Biden. By spring there could be nearly half a million COVID-19 American deaths.