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What's Being Done To Protect The Most Vulnerable From COVID-19?

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A duck swims in the gutter next to a homeless encampment flooded under a rainstorm across the Echo Park Lake in Los Angeles, Thursday, March 12, 2020

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss California Governor Gavin Newsom's latest guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. He’s asking Californians over the age of 65 to isolate themselves, and called for bars, wineries, clubs, and pubs to close. He also spoke about the need to help the homeless population and provide support to low-income families, including free meals to hundreds of thousands of students across California.

We’ll also discuss inequities in the US healthcare system and what should be done to protect vulnerable populations.

Guests: 

Laurel Rosenhal, reporter at CalMatters

Dr. Michelle Ko, assistant professor of public health at the University of California, Davis

Web Resources:

Market Place, Samantha Fields, COVID-19 response complicated by inequities in health insurance, sick leave

CALMatters: Why is Newsom suddenly saying such nice things about Trump?

The LA Times: An unexpected side effect of the coronavirus? A new urgency about helping homeless people

NBC: CORONAVIRUS: Amid coronavirus spread, health advocates worry Trump's immigration policies put public at risk

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.