COVID-19 deaths could swing the election to Democrats, study says
COVID-19 deaths are draining political support for Republicans, from Trump to candidates for Congress, according to a new study. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

Amid coronavirus uptick, San Francisco pauses further reopenings
Indoor restaurants, places of worship, movie theaters and museums will remain at 25% capacity, and indoor pools, bowling alleys and locker rooms at fitness centers will remain closed. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maura Dolan Source Type: news

Even Pasadena's Rose Parade is going virtual next year with TV special
After canceling the 2021 Rose Parade because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tournament of Roses has announced plans for a New Year's TV special instead. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christi Carras Source Type: news

West Hollywood warns of curfew, fines if revelers show up for canceled Halloween Carnaval
Citing 'super-spreader' potential, the city is imploring residents to stay home and says it will not hesitate to issue a curfew if crowds gather. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hayley Smith Source Type: news

From weddings to dinner out, how wholesome gatherings could bring next COVID-19 wave
L.A. County's public health director explains how family celebrations and other gatherings could turn into potentially deadly coronavirus outbreaks. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II Source Type: news

The wellness gift guide for your stressed-out group chat
Share self-care this 2020 holiday season with our health and wellness gift guide featuring body products, CBD items, games, and more. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Boone, Rene Lynch, Kailyn Brown, Lindzi Scharf, Melinda Fulmer Source Type: news

In red California, election tests friendships, worsens divisions. 'You can feel the tension'
A look at the mood in conservative swaths of California as election day draws near. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hailey Branson-Potts Source Type: news

Editorial: Mask up or lock down
Coronavirus cases are surging in the U.S. There's no vaccine yet. We can either mask up or lock down. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The Times Editorial Board Source Type: news

Q & A: Did Justin Turner put Dodgers at risk by celebrating their World Series championship?
Here's what the science says about whether Justin Turner put other Dodgers at risk by celebrating their World Series win despite a positive coronavirus test. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Coronavirus spike in L.A. County brings new alarms
Officials announced the highest one-day increase in cases not connected to a reporting backlog since August. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew J. Campa, Luke Money, Rong-Gong Lin II Source Type: news

This Hollywood actress used quarantine to create a line of next-level loungewear
Phoebe Tonkin, who's also an environmental activist, just released pieces from Lesjour!, her L.A.-made loungewear line. Her collection is made from earth-friendly fabric that derives from wood pulp. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindzi Scharf Source Type: news

Trump doled out billions to drug makers and hospitals with few strings attached
In its response to the coronavirus, the administration has handed out billions to the healthcare industry, few strings attached. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Noam N. Levey Source Type: news

Coronavirus is far more widespread in Orange County than reported, study shows
In the study, 11.5% of a testing group was found to have antibodies for the coronavirus. Just under 1.9% of the county has had confirmed cases. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Luke Money Source Type: news

'Normal' unlikely to come before 2022 as COVID-19 surges unchecked, Fauci says
Fauci says that, as the coronavirus surges in the U.S., we may have to put off longed-for activities for another year or more. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II Source Type: news

Kevin Kwan talks about the joys of L.A. and the pain of COVID during Festival of Books
In advance of a panel, "Crazy Rich Asians" and "Sex and Vanity" author Kevin Kwan on the wonders of living in Los Angeles and the pandemic's creative toll. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dorany Pineda Source Type: news

People who partied after Dodgers, Lakers victories need to get coronavirus test, mayor says
Health officials have warned that large gatherings celebrating the Dodgers' and Lakers' championship seasons are fueling a surge in coronavirus cases. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew J. Campa, Luke Money Source Type: news

Column: While decrying 'socialized medicine,' Trump spends billions on COVID drugs
A $375-million deal with Eli Lilly highlights the role of government in developing a COVID-19 vaccine or treatment. It's also an example of socialized medicine in action. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Lazarus Source Type: news

In the hospital? You can still vote in California and most other parts of the country
If a medical problem like COVID-19 lands you in the hospital on election day, you can still vote in California and most other states with an emergency ballot. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bernard J. Wolfson Source Type: news

What does it take to pull off a drive-in dance show? L.A. Dance Project explains
In the early days of the pandemic, L.A. Dance Project began developing a COVID-19 compliant season that evolved into a drive-in dance series. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Makeda Easter Source Type: news

As COVID-19 ravages Wisconsin's small towns, hostility toward Trump intensifies
Wisconsin's small towns on the Mississippi River backed Trump in 2016, but a COVID-19 surge is boosting support for Biden in a rural region that twice backed Obama. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Finnegan Source Type: news

Is the COVID-19 risk on airplanes really that low? Here's what experts say
The airline industry is promoting new studies that suggest the risk of contracting COVID-19 while flying is low. Let's take a closer look at the assertions. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hugo Mart ín Source Type: news

He got a coronavirus vaccine in China but had to keep it secret. Why?
China has already injected hundreds of thousands of people with COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccines that have not yet completed clinical trials. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Su Source Type: news

Plaschke: Justin Turner's act of selfishness leaves stain on Dodgers' championship moment
The Dodgers' World Series win has been marred by Justin Turner's act of selfishness and disappointment, writes columnist Bill Plaschke. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bill Plaschke Source Type: news

Unhappy with rules for reopening, Riverside County looks to pressure Sacramento
Riverside County's Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to seek help from other counties on changing the state's system for allowing businesses to reopen. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Luke Money Source Type: news

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk to reopen amusement park
The amusement park is eligible to reopen after Santa Cruz County shifted into the state's orange tier Tuesday. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Faith E. Pinho Source Type: news

Seeking to expand their influence, China and Russia market coronavirus vaccines around the world
It could be a while before U.S. efforts to develop coronavirus vaccines benefit the developing world. China and Russia are trying to fill the void. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Baumgaertner, Patrick J. McDonnell Source Type: news

MLB says Justin Turner broke rules by returning to field after positive coronavirus test
MLB says Justin Turner 'emphatically refused to comply' with league security when he returned to the field after testing positive for the coronavirus. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jorge Castillo, Bill Shaikin Source Type: news

Dodgers assure fans a World Series celebration will happen when 'it is safe to do so'
The Dodgers assure Angelenos that a World Series celebration 'worthy of our great fans' will take place after the coronavirus crisis. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chuck Schilken Source Type: news

Letters to the Editor: Justin Turner's World Series celebration was an insult to 230,000 dead Americans
Justin Turner tested positive for COVID-19 then celebrated with his team, turning the Dodgers' World Series win into a possible super-spreader event. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opinion: What have coronavirus lockdowns taught you about how students should learn?
The pandemic gives us a chance to rethink, in much bigger ways, what schooling should look like in the future. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Karin Klein Source Type: news

L.A. campuses unlikely to reopen until at least January amid high COVID-19 rates, school leaders say
For months, Los Angeles parents have held on to hope that public school campuses would reopen soon. It's unlikely to happen before January, officials say. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Howard Blume Source Type: news

L.A. campuses unlikely to reopen until at least January, school board leaders say
For months, Los Angeles parents have held on to hope that public school campuses would reopen soon. It's unlikely to happen before January, officials say. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Howard Blume Source Type: news

Miss the ecstasy and extravagance of Mahler's Eighth? You're not alone
When will be back to "normal"? Only when the biggest, most enraptured symphony, Mahler's Eighth, can be performed in the concert hall. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Swed Source Type: news

Could Rohrabacher's old seat flip red in Orange County? Experts say it's a close call
O.C. coastal cities became the face of the resistance to California coronavirus orders. Does that presage their congressional seat going red? (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephanie Lai Source Type: news

Dodgers' World Series win gives L.A. a joyous night in a year of such misery
Dodgers fans took to the streets and provided Los Angeles with a hearty fireworks show as the team won its first World Series since 1988. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benjamin Oreskes, Matthew Ormseth, Andrew J. Campa, Kevin Rector Source Type: news

Justin Turner left the World Series clincher after testing positive for coronavirus
Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner received word that he'd tested positive for the coronavirus during Game 6 of the World Series and was removed. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bill Shaikin Source Type: news

Southern California counties see surge in new coronavirus cases
The average numbers of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents in four counties — Imperial, San Bernardino, Riverside and Los Angeles — are currently among the highest in the state. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Luke Money Source Type: news

Among healthcare workers, the toll of COVID-19 falls hardest on nurses
Health workers of all stripes have put themselves at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. But nurses face the highest risk of being hospitalized with the disease. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

'Disheartening' news at UCLA: Online learning will continue next quarter
With two months left in the fall quarter, UCLA has already announced that remote learning will continue in the winter as other campuses continue to assess plans for the new year. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Colleen Shalby Source Type: news

Chirashi in the time of COVID-19: 4 new options for excellent takeout sushi
L.A.'s best sushi chefs are elevating takeout sushi to new heights during the pandemic. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Garrett Snyder Source Type: news

As Dodgers and Lakers win, coronavirus spreads at celebrations, alarming health officials
Social and public gatherings are one of several reasons why Southern California remains stuck in a coronavirus limbo, experts say. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II, Iris Lee Source Type: news

Many college students hoped to vote in swing states. Then the COVID-19 pandemic sent them home
College campuses have long given Democrats a boost in swing states. The pandemic is likely to reduce their influence. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kurtis Lee Source Type: news

Column: Canceling subscriptions shouldn't be like running an obstacle course
Some companies seem to make it deliberately difficult to cancel subscriptions or contracts in hopes of pocketing more fees. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Lazarus Source Type: news

Column: America's oldest children's bookstore is struggling in the pandemic. But there's hope
Jimmy Fallon, local authors and devoted regulars are rallying to help Once Upon a Time in Montrose — the country's oldest kids' bookstore — survive the pandemic that has destroyed so many small businesses. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mary McNamara Source Type: news

Letters to the Editor: Why you shouldn't yell at that jogger who isn't wearing a mask
There's a huge difference between crowding into a room with the bunch of unmasked people and passing someone outdoors for a split second. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Letters to the Editor: Going warp speed on COVID testing can do more harm than good
Blanketing the country in rapid antigen tests, which are far less effective than the standard PCR tests, will lead to countless false-negative results. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

L.A. County hits new milestones in coronavirus cases, deaths amid troubling increase in infections
Los Angeles County surpassed 300,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and reported its 7,000th death Monday, health officials said. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Luke Money Source Type: news

'The virus doesn't take a break': L.A. County nears new milestones in coronavirus cases, deaths
Los Angeles County is on the brink of surpassing 300,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 7,000 deaths. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Luke Money Source Type: news

How learning to roller skate helped me connect with a piece of L.A. Black culture
Some people turned to sourdough. Others became plant parents. My pandemic hobby of choice? Roller skating. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Makeda Easter Source Type: news

How to watch this week's Festival of Books with Natalie Portman, Maria Hinojosa and Marlon James
This week's lineup in the virtual Festival of Books 2020 features conversations with Natalie Portman, Kevin Kwan, Marlon James and Maria Hinojosa. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dorany Pineda Source Type: news