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How Nursing Homes Recover | COVID-19 Vaccine Trials | What To Stream

A still from the Netflix series "Ugly Delicious" shows a man and woman seated across from each other at a casual eatery with plates of food in front of them.  Neither is eating as they engage in conversation.
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Netflix's "Ugly Delicious" is just one of the streaming recommendations from Up To Date listeners.

Segment 1, beginning at 4:29: Coronavirus outbreaks in places meant to offer long-term care has changed perceptions about their safety.

The coronavirus pandemic has introduced unprecedented challenges for nursing homes and the nursing home industry. Those involved say they are facing some of the same problems as hospitals, and that, until a vaccine is found, the future will mean a different operating model.

Segment 2, beginning at 33:26: How vaccine trials in Kansas City, Missouri, are progressing

The Center for Pharmaceutical Research is one of two clinics selected to conduct trials on vaccines being developed for COVID-19. The center's founder explained how the vaccines are meant to work, how quickly the work is progressing and the methodology for testing.

Dr. John Ervin is one of the featured guests for “Science Headlines: The Race to End the Pandemic—COVID-19 Vaccine Trials in Kansas City” a livestream lecture and Q&A presented by the Linda Hall Library on Tuesday, June 2, from 4-5 p.m. Go to lindahall.org and look for Upcoming Events to register.

Segment 3, beginning at 41:01: The streaming films and series to take your mind off pandemic life.

With theaters still shuttered, everyone has recommendations for what to stream instead. From films sourced through Kansas City's art houses to tours of area museums, there's enough to entertain even the most seasoned viewer.

  • Steve Walker, film critic and freelance arts reporter
Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Elizabeth Ruiz is a freelance producer for KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact her at elizabeth@kcur.org or on Twitter at @er_bentley_ruiz
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.
Luke X. Martin is associate producer of KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at luke@kcur.org or on Twitter, @lukexmartin.