The FCC has developed and approved a $200 million program to fund telehealth services and devices for medical providers … read here
Here’s your Daily LA for April 2, 2020.
Happening in LA
Twenty-two employees were terminated from their positions at Mr. C Beverly Hills. None were offered severance or “recall rights”—insurance they’d be rehired once the coronavirus crisis had subsided.
Coronavirus Southern California update: Health officials confirm 13 additional deaths, 534 new cases in LA County
Officials in Los Angeles County on Thursday confirmed an additional 13 deaths and 534 cases, bringing the county’s death toll to 78 and case total to 4,045.
Portrait photography often requires getting in people’s faces, or at least within six feet of them. But in this socially-distanced, coronavirus-colored reality, some local photographers are having to find inventive ways of doing their work.
Los Angeles- and St. Louis, Missouri-based SteadyMD, a developer of an online telehealth service which matches up people with their own, personal doctors they can access via video, text, and phone, has raised $6M in a Series A funding round
At least 30 of the fulfillment centers that power Amazon’s e-commerce business have outbreaks of COVID-19, according to news reports and employee accounts.
There have been a few scattered efforts to leverage crowd-sourced self-reporting of symptoms as a way to potentially predict and chart the progress of COVID-19 across the U.S. and around the world. A new effort looks like the most comprehensive, well-organized and credibly backed yet, however – and it’s been developed in part by Pinterest co-founder and CEO Ben Silbermann.
At least 30 of the fulfillment centers that power Amazon’s e-commerce business have outbreaks of COVID-19, according to local news reports and employee accounts. The mounting cases are sparking walkouts, frustration, and an unprecedented challenge for a tech company that finds itself at the center of the coronavirus pandemic.
The announcement Thursday came the same day Louisiana reported more than 2,700 new cases of coronavirus and 37 new deaths. Since the outbreak started, Louisiana has had more than 9,100 cases and more than 300 deaths from coronavirus.
You don’t have to rely on rumors or buried code to know that Apple is working on a tracking tag — the company has inadvertently spoiled its plans.
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is donating $100 million to food banks across the U.S. so they can feed needy Americans as the novel coronavirus cripples the economy.
Ford will begin making the ventilators during the week of April 20 at an idled parts factory. Ford has committed to produce 50,000 ventilators by July 4, and will be able to make up to 30,000 per month thereafter as needed.