Underlying Health Conditions And Coronavirus, Education Cuts Loom, Senior Isolation Worsens Under Quarantine And Staying Creative In Tough Times
KPBS Midday Edition / May 18, 2020
Most of the coronavirus related deaths in San Diego County involved patients with underlying health conditions, leading one county supervisor to question whether people who have chronic illnesses and succumb to COVID-19, should be counted as COVID-19 victims. UC San Diego Health’s Dr. Francesca Torriani explains. Plus, Gov. Gavin Newsom says schools could face $19 billion in education cuts over the next two years. San Diego County Superintendent discusses what that means for San Diego schools. Also, isolation was already a problem for older San Diegans before the coronavirus, but the pandemic exacerbated the situation and one local nonprofit is stepping up. And, in the latest “Pandemic Podcast,” we introduce you to one artist who relaunched her theatre company amid the pandemic.