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L.A. County to Resume Outdoor Dining, Loosens COVID-19 Restrictions
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L.A. County to Resume Outdoor Dining, Loosens COVID-19 Restrictions

Shortly after Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the state would be lifting the regional stay-at-home order across the state, Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda Solis on Monday announced that Los Angeles County “will essentially align with the state, by the end of the week, to allow for the reopening of permitted activities under the Purple…

President Joe Biden Declares ‘Democracy Has Prevailed’
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President Joe Biden Declares ‘Democracy Has Prevailed’

Vice President Kamala Harris makes history By Terry Miller and Fabiola Diaz America had a major changing of the guard Wednesday when Donald J. Trump left the White House to Joseph R. Biden, who is now the 46th president of the United States. We now find a new administration at the helm of the ship…

Trump Impeached Again
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Trump Impeached Again

First president to be impeached twice, Wednesday afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald J. Trump for a second time in two years. Charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, Trump is now the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice….

Methodist Hospital Convenes Triage Team Amidst COVID-19 Crisis
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Methodist Hospital Convenes Triage Team Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

As Los Angeles County sees more than 200 daily COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations from the virus surpass 8,000, Methodist Hospitals of Southern California in Arcadia has convened a triage team that will “make the difficult, but necessary decisions about allocating limited resources,” to critically ill patients “based on the best medical information available.” Though Cliff…

‘We’re Getting Crushed’: L.A. County Hospitals in Crisis
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‘We’re Getting Crushed’: L.A. County Hospitals in Crisis

It should come as no surprise by now that Los Angeles County hospitals are struggling under a rising surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. As the number of beds continue to dwindle, staffing is becoming an even more pressing concern for officials. “We’re getting crushed,” said Brad Spellberg, chief medical officer at LAC+USC Medical Center,…

L.A. County ICU Capacity Declining Amid COVID-19 Surge
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L.A. County ICU Capacity Declining Amid COVID-19 Surge

The number of hospitalizations due to confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases in California reached a total of 14,578 Monday, an increase of 618 from the previous day. The number of ICU patients due to confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases in the state reached a total of 3,078, an increase of 141 from the day before….

COVID-19 Vaccinations Begin in California
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COVID-19 Vaccinations Begin in California

Monday afternoon, Governor Gavin Newsom, Los Angles County Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda Solis and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti gathered at Kaiser Permenante Los Angeles Medical Center where five health care workers received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Helen Cordova, an intensive care unit nurse at the hospital, received the first shot. “I’m feeling great. I’m…

L.A. County Unveils COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan
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L.A. County Unveils COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

With the Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.) expected to issue an emergency use authorization for Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine, Los Angeles County public health officials have announced their plan to distribute initial allotments of the immunization. The county is looking at a complex logistical process to vaccinate residents, some of which have expressed hesitancy. A survey…

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