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    Former Obama Health Advisor Andy Slavitt on What Trump Could Do to Contain the Pandemic

    Former Obama Health Advisor Andy Slavitt on What Trump Could Do to Contain the Pandemic

    President Trump has so far resisted imposing national rules to fight the coronavirus pandemic, but health policy expert Andy Slavitt says it's past time for the federal government to act. Slavitt, who was acting chief of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under President Obama, says the Trump Administration should take bold steps, such as issue a national stay-at-home order, bar creditors from foreclosing on businesses and convert stadiums to intensive care units. We'll talk to him about his recommendations and what we all can do to stop the spread of coronavirus.

    • 28 min.
    Growing Concern over Domestic Violence During Shelter in Place

    Growing Concern over Domestic Violence During Shelter in Place

    Advocates for domestic abuse survivors worry that school closures, job losses, and the shelter in place order because of the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to higher rates  of abuse.  We'll hear why the risk of domestic violence is elevated, and what tools organizations are using to help survivors who may be trapped in a threatening situation.

    • 24 min.
    Interstate Travel Restrictions During Pandemic Raise Constitutional Issues

    Interstate Travel Restrictions During Pandemic Raise Constitutional Issues

    At least sixteen states are responding to the coronavirus pandemic by imposing mandatory 14-day quarantines on out-of-state visitors. Rhode Island and Florida have gone so far as to set up police checkpoints for drivers with out-of-state plates, and Kentucky has banned residents from leaving the state, except for essential job or family-related reasons. This has some legal experts wondering whether these border-tightening measures are constitutional. We'll take up the issues with law scholar Jessica Levinson.

    • 27 min.
    Coronavirus Hits Homeless Population With First Confirmed Case in San Francisco

    Coronavirus Hits Homeless Population With First Confirmed Case in San Francisco

    A resident of a homeless shelter in San Francisco has tested positive for coronavirus, city officials reported Thursday. It's the first confirmed case among homeless people in the city and officials worry it could spread fast. Advocates and service providers have struggled to continue providing food and supplies during shelter in place and social distancing and shelters throughout the Bay Area have stopped taking new clients. We talk about what challenges homeless people are facing during the pandemic.

    • 24 min.
    Bay Area Imposes Further Restrictions on Shelter in Place

    Bay Area Imposes Further Restrictions on Shelter in Place

    Six Bay Area counties on Tuesday imposed more restrictive shelter in place orders, including closing playgrounds and dog parks.  The new orders come as health officials and doctors say the Bay Area may be seeing signs of successfully "flattening the curve" by slowing the rate of coronavirus infections. Forum talks about what we're learning from the Bay Area, California and globally about how sheltering in place is helping to slow hospital admissions and how to bend the curve.

    • 53 min.
    Sharing Stories of Life with COVID-19

    Sharing Stories of Life with COVID-19

    In California, nearly 9,000 people -- working adults, senior citizens, parents, single people, families -- have tested positive for coronavirus. One is a man in his 60s who contracted the virus while on a cruise in Japan. Another is a San Francisco woman was able to isolate herself for nine days before receiving a positive test result. There is also a family of four in Walnut Creek who all came down with something, but only one was tested. We’ll hear their experiences struggling with the illness and the health care system, and the experience of others who have contracted coronavirus.

    • 51 min.

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