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Home Health & Fitness In LA Someone Dies Of Covid Every 10 Minutes

In LA Someone Dies Of Covid Every 10 Minutes


#As the city of #Los #Angeles has become the epicenter of COVID-19 in the #United #States and the number of cases and deaths continue to rise, the #Los #Angeles #Public #Health #Department started a #Twitter campaign on #Thursday to highlight the fact that someone in LA #County is dying every ten minutes because of the virus.

The LA #Public #Health #Department is using the hashtag ##Every10Minutes, making a powerful and emotional plea for people to stay home on #New #Year’s #Eve. “Slow the spread,” the tweets also read. “Save a life.”

The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 19.4 million people in the #United #States and more than 343,000 people have died from COVID-19 complications so far. #President-elect #Joe #Biden said on #Tuesday, “#Things are going to get worse before they get better.”

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#On #Wednesday, #Los #Angeles hit the grim milestone of 10,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths

#Los #Angeles has specifically been hit hard by COVID-19’s latest surge, with the LA #Times reporting that hospitals are so overwhelmed they’re turning ambulances away and putting patients in gift shops while they wait for hospital beds to become available.

“No one would believe this is in the #United #States,” #Scott #Byington, a critical care nurse at #St. #Francis #Medical #Center in #Lynwood told the LA #Times. “Everyone is doing what they can do. #It’s not that anybody is slacking. #It’s just that it’s too overwhelming for everyone.”

#California’s health and human services secretary #Mark #Ghaly said in a press briefing on #Tuesday that LA is “stretching many of our hospitals pretty far.”

“#But we know that that stretch has a limit before it breaks, before we push them into a situation where they’re making the kind of decisions about resources and staff that I just walked through,” #Ghaly said.

The LA #Public #Health #Department didn’t immediately respond to #BuzzFeed #News’ request for comment. Their #Twitter account is continuing to share descriptions of real people who are behind the COVID deaths happening in the county.

“A ride-share driver that had water and gum in the back seat.”

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“A friend you haven’t talked to since middle school.”

“An abuelita who always tried to feed her grandchildren, even when they said they weren’t hungry.”

#Each tweet also includes the plea to, “stay home tonight. #Slow the spread. #Save a life.”





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https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/krystieyandoli/los-angeles-tweets-covid-death-10-minutes

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