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Trump cuts funding to the World Health Organization, shocking the global pandemic response; Plus: What you need to know about California’s healthcare insurance ‘Covered CA’

0:08 – Trump cuts WHO funding, and G20 announces debt suspension for 76 developing nations

Nadia Daar (@nadiadaar) is the head of the Washington DC office of Oxfam International.

0:34 – Q&A: Healthcare and insurance available in California

Peter Lee is the Executive Director of California’s health benefit exchange, “Covered California” (@CoveredCAnews)

Anthony Wright (@aewright) is Executive Director of Health Access California, a health consumer advocacy coalition. 

1:08 – How are people living in Oakland Tuff Shed’s doing with shelter in place?

For a couple years, Oakland’s been using Tuff Sheds — which it calls “community cabins” to temporarily shelter people it evicts from homeless encampments. Those sites have drawn some criticism from residents and housing advocates. The sheds are double-occupancy, and don’t have plumbing. So we wanted to check in on how people living there are doing during COVID-19. Our features reporter Lucy Kang (@ThisIsLucyKang) spoke to one resident at the Lake Merritt site. 

1:18 – Is there a COVID cluster among Berkeley’s unhoused?

Darwin BondGraham (@DarwinBondGraha) is the news editor of Berkeleyside’s forthcoming Oakland newsroom. His latest piece is ‘East Bay hopes to avoid repeat of San Francisco’s homeless shelter COVID-19 outbreak.’

1:25 – KPFA News: The conditions facing California’s unhoused during this pandemic has prompted a campaign being coordinated by groups in Oakland, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Los Angeles. KPFA’s Chris Lee (@chrislee_xyz) reports. 

1:34 – Alameda County Community Food Bank is struggling to meet community need amid shelter in place

Suzan Bateson is the Executive Director of the Alameda County Community Food Bank (@ACCFB).

1:45 – Community advocates are demanding Alameda County close Santa Rita jail, where 12 people have tested positive for COVID-19, and 12 have reportedly recovered.

George Galvis (@george_galvis) is the Executive Director of CURYJ, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (@CURYJ). 

Event: Car Rally to Santa Rita Jail meets TODAY 4/16  at 11:15 AM at the Lake Merritt BART Parking Lot for a caravan to the Alameda County Administration Building and then Santa Rita Jail.

(Photo: COVID-19 outbreak map as of April 16, 2020 / Wikipedia)

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