Tahoe Talk: Super cyclone in India; Air pollution up in China

Tuesday, May 19: Waking up to chain controls over the mountain passes, snow on our spring flowers and a plethora of news to cover.


  • Super Cyclone ‘Amphan’ forces millions of people to evacuate from coastal areas of India and Bangladesh – storm already tied a record for strongest ever in the region
  • Air pollution returns to pre-lockdown levels in China after falling 40% in April
  • Toronto Zoo opens a drive thru experience with zoo keeper commentary to supplement


  • Despite FDA caution, Trump says he is taking hydrocholorquine as a preventive (Pelosi doesn’t approve and calls him ‘morbidly obese’ in official video statement)
  • Gov. Newsom makes a surprising announcement yesterday that pro sporting events could resume as early as the first week of June (53 of 58 counties eligible for dine-in restaurants)
  • Chancellor Oakley said yesterday that fall classes at all of CA’s 115 community colleges will likely be held entirely online
  • Connecticut nursing home with zero cases due to asking employees to self quarantine in RVs on-site early in the process


  • Small businesses find relief with loans, but PPP forgiveness concerns remain
  • Farmers markets persevere around the region with modifications

Listen to today’s discussion here.

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