How did CA go from coronavirus hero to zero? The weekend after bars reopened in LA County, 500,000 people visited nightspots. Half the restaurants inspectors visited weren’t complying w health rules.
California virus surge: When bars reopened in L.A. County, an estimated 500,000 people visited nightspots. Half of the restaurants visited by county inspectors were not complying with new public health rules.
California's trajectory from leading nation w Covid lock-down strategy to complete pandemic is stunning. and look at what state/its leaders got wrong.
This is sobering. “Health experts and state officials say the ultimate reasons for the surge lie in the millions of individual decisions made across the vast state. Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles blamed ‘irrational exuberance.’”
7/ There was some luck as well – we never had a big super-spreader event or a massive nursing home, plant, or prison outbreak, the kind of things that created conditions for surges in NY & elsewhere. As just quoted me , our luck has just run out.
"You have to have a ton of respect for this thing. It is nasty and it just lurks and waits to stomp on you if you let your guard down for a second.”
#California initially handled #COVID19 well. But Monday, it had its highest single-day total # of cases. Why? Businesses, church groups & conservatives pushed Gov. Newsom to let local officials reopen to “regain a sense of normalcy & stem economic losses”
‘Our Luck May Have Run Out’: California’s #COVID19 Case Count Explodes 😖
Los Angeles County, which has been averaging more than 2,000 new cases each day, surpassed 100,000 total cases on Monday 🦠🇺🇸🔥
Unlike people in the Northeast, many Californians did not have a sense of urgency or immediacy toward the virus because infection rates had been so low for months. There were no overflowing morgues or ambulance sirens at all hours.
CA slowed the spread early in the pandemic, but is facing growing numbers of cases. LA Mayor Mr. Garcetti said, the reopening “was like a tidal wave...And we have yet to be able to identify where spread is happening and what we can do to crank it down.”
1/ I began to see a spike in hateful liberals, deranged emails and DMs this evening, and now I know why: right on time fanning the flames of fear and advocating more lockdowns: ‘Our Luck May Have Run Out’: California’s Case Count Explodes /
Misleading article because 👏🏼Lockdown 👏🏼 Isn’t 👏🏼 The Only Outbreak Response 👏🏼. To stop the spread, states need to test, isolate positives & monitor or quarantine contacts. Officials prefer to blame citizens. It isn’t all on them. Ht ⁦
Number of people hospitalized in California had risen 43 percent over the past two weeks.
How to think about the virus: "You have to have a ton of respect for this thing. It is nasty and it just lurks and waits to stomp on you if you let your guard down for a second."