LA Rabbi Steve Leder says there’s a lot of catastrophic (and thus unproductive) thinking among his congregants. He reminds us that we’ve had frightening and seemingly hopeless experiences in the past, but we got through them all. Perspective is also important: Are you having a real problem or an inconvenience?
Mental health at home
With many people staying at home due to coronavirus, our apartments and houses have become work spaces, classrooms, gyms. If you’re homebound with your family and/or partner all the time, that could be stressful. We talk to a psychologist about maximizing your mental health and happiness at home. Also: tips on fighting loneliness if you’re living by yourself.
Grocery work, supply chain
Officials say America has plenty of food, but it’s tough to find staples on grocery store shelves. We talk to one cashier at a Ralphs supermarket, and look at problems in the supply chain.
Nurses, teachers cope with coronavirus
Health care providers are concerned about protecting themselves and patients as they battle COVID-19. We talk to an emergency room nurse from UCLA Medical Center. Also, two LAUSD educators share how they’re teaching kids remotely. Their experiences show stark differences in public schools.
Coronavirus tests, stimulus package
A California epidemiologist talks about whether shelter-in-place efforts are effective so far, plus the status of tests and a potential treatment for COVID-19. Meanwhile, the Senate fails to move forward a $2 trillion stimulus package. The bill includes billions for struggling businesses, and sending more than $1000 directly to Americans.