Coronavirus Daily

Coronavirus Daily

Coronavirus Daily

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Welcome to Coronavirus Daily, a podcast from Audacy here to give you the very latest information to help guide you and your family through the global COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Hosted By Mike Simpson & Charles Feldman from KNX Newsradio.
  1. January 17, 2022
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    Could we have been fooling ourselves about the milder COVID illnesses from omicron? -- Is an upside to this winter COVID surge a move from pandemic.....to endemic?
    We've been told for a few weeks now that the omicron COVID variant is producing milder illnesses in the people unlucky enough to catch it--and indeed, there have even been some very preliminary studies backing…
  2. January 13, 2022
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    The Supreme Court strikes down Biden's vaccine mandate for businesses. Plus, nurses protest in California
    The Supreme Court strikes down President Biden's vaccine mandate for businesses with 100 or more employees. But the justices are allowing a mandate for healthcare workers to stand.President Biden is pledging mo…
  3. January 12, 2022
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    Insurance companies will start covering at-home Covid tests, but can you find them? Plus, the Omicron surge might finally be peaking.
    Private insurance will start covering the cost of at-home Covid-19 tests. Will it be easy to get reimbursed? And will it remain hard to find them?Pfizer is producing an Omicron-specific version of its Covid vac…
  4. January 11, 2022
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    A new hospitalization record for the U.S., but it's not all bad news. Plus, when will see vaccines for kids under 5?
    The United States set a new record with more than 140,000 Covid-19 patients in the hospital, but the good news is that most cases don't appear to be as severe.The CEO at United Airlines says none of the company…
  5. January 10, 2022
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    Watch out for fake testing kits. Plus, the pandemic is taking a serious toll on veterinarians.
    Scammers are taking advantage of how hard it is to get a Covid-19 test amid the current Omicron surge. They're selling fake testing kits online and even setting up fake testing sites.Like doctors, veterinarians…
  6. January 07, 2022
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    Kids too young for the vaccine are winding up in the hospital with Covid-19. Plus, why can't the CDC get messaging right?
    The number of kids hospitalized with Covid-19 in the United States is higher now than at any point during the pandemic. Is Omicron more dangerous to children or is it just the fact that kids under 5 can't get v…
  7. January 06, 2022
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    A new vaccine is being hailed as a "game changer." Plus, does the president need to change his approach to Covid-19?
    A new Covid-19 vaccine already approved for use in India could be a "game changer" for developing countries. It's cheaper and easier to produce than most of the vaccines we have now.Some medical advisors to Pre…
  8. January 05, 2022
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    "Flurona," silly name but problematic flu-COVID combo -- The great COVID schools debate reemerges -- Focusing on illnesses, not cases
    This is not the new year mashup we were hoping for: catching the flu, and COVID, at the same time--it's being labeled "Flurona"and the first case has been reported in Los Angeles County. Add one more anxiety to…
  9. January 04, 2022
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    COVID's latest winter surge is a record breaker -- Just what we need, another new variant -- COVID antiviral treatment pills in short supply -- Kids, mental health & the pandemic
    The winter COVID surge is well under way in the United States, leading to dubious new records. About one million cases were recorded Monday which surpassed the old record of 590-thousand set just last week. Can…
  10. January 03, 2022
    17 min
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    Boosted teens, an end to surprise medical bills, and yes everything is still very expensive
    The FDA kicked off 2022 by approving Pfizer's COVID booster shot for children as young as 12. Can boosted young teenagers play a big role in slowing COVID's rapid spread this Winter?2022 also starts with some r…
  11. December 17, 2021
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    Omicron and the Winter surge. Plus, Pfizer changes up its vaccine for the littlest of kids.
    Omicron may fuel the Winter surge in the U.S. That might be a good thing.Pfizer is tweaking its vaccine for kids 5 and younger because trials show it's not really working on them.The pandemic created a wild eco…
  12. December 15, 2021
    13 min
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    Booster shots could slow down omicron. Plus, COVID ravages pro sports.
    New studies show booster shots might stop the omicron variant.The COVID Winter surge is wreaking havoc in the pro sports world as dozens of athletes are now out due to league protocols. Will the rest of Winter…
  13. December 14, 2021
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    Is Pfizer's antiviral pill the game changer we've been waiting for? Plus, is it still accurate to call this a pandemic of the unvaccinated?
    Promising data from Pfizer shows its antiviral Covid-19 pill reduces severe illness, hospitalizations, and death. And it appears to hold up against the Omicron variant.A healthcare professional who is fully vac…
  14. December 13, 2021
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    800,000 Americans have died from Covid-19. Plus, the public school system in LA is backing off a vaccine mandate for students.
    The pandemic has now taken the lives of 800,000 Americans. Did it have to be this bad?And the second-largest public school district in the country is delaying a vaccine mandate for students 12 and older.Learn m…
  15. December 10, 2021
    21 min
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    Omicron's Winter of discontent. Plus, the pandemic puffs up inflation.
    The omicron variant is still a mystery scientists and doctors are trying to unravel. Dr. Michael Osterholm explains what omicron means for the future of the pandemic and a Winter surge.The pandemic is being bla…
  16. December 09, 2021
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    Booster shots for teenagers approved. Plus, California might be headed for another Winter surge.
    The FDA and CDC approve Pfizer booster shots for older teenagers. Are they really needed?California could be headed for another Winter surge.The pandemic is apparently increasing everyone's blood pressure.Learn…
  17. December 08, 2021
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    Vaccine boosters could smash omicron. Plus, chewing gum might prevent COVID-19 infection.
    New research shows the vaccines are holding up well against omicron, especially the boosters.Chewing gum is showing promise in killing coronavirus.The U.S. Surgeon General has issued a public health advisory on…
  18. December 07, 2021
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    Omicron--loud bark but little bite. Plus, a cream cheese shortage leaves bagels feeling naked.
    Doctors and scientists are learning more about the omicron variant. It seems to be more contagious but not as severe.Pandemic-related supply chain problems are now leading to a cream cheese shortage on the East…
  19. December 03, 2021
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    Another big worry about omicron. Plus, the common cold could protect against COVID-19.
    More and more cases of the omicron variant are being found in the U.S. and the rest of the world. That's leading to a lot more concern and nervousness out there. New information could add to all that. South Afr…
  20. December 02, 2021
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    Fighting COVID-19 one at-home test at a time. Plus, did omicron start in a rodent?
    President Biden announces new measures to fight COVID and the omicron variant. One calls for health insurance companies to reimburse people for at-home test kits.The U.S. is lagging behind other countries when…

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