Los Angeles Health Crisis Failed Policies Could Be Repeated Across the U.S. in the Next Few Months

Los Angeles has killed tens of thousands of jobs, forced the end of over 10,000 businesses, closed schools and sued churches that dared to abide by the First Amendment.  Los Angles has a massive crime wave and the LA City Council cut $150 million from its budget.   Yet with lockdowns, curfews, masks, social distancing the virus is getting worse not better.  If adults were running government, not radical political ideologues using the scamdemic as an excuse to kill off a free society, we would reverse these failed policies.

“Despite the lockdown here, mobility and cellphone data show Angelenos are out and about at higher rates than people in many other cities. ”Even when we call it a lockdown, we are not doing it the same way New York was,” Bibbins-Domingo said. Part of this may be that many people have to keep working outside the home, and often commute long distances to do so.

But many, whether suffering pandemic fatigue or to make a statement, are clearly flouting the restrictions. People are still gathering, holding large parties, and many are not wearing masks. Both Orange County and LA have been the site of multiple MAGA anti-mask rallies. And it’s not just those on the right who are flouting the rules. “A lot of people who refuse to mask or practice social distancing are not just the quote, unquote Trumpers,” Beletsky said. Many, he noted, are residents of wealthy enclaves like Pacific Palisades and Malibu, which have some of the state’s lowest child vaccination rates.

Adults do not follow failed policies, dangerous polices and polices made based on ideology, not science.  That is the problem in L.A., they want to tie you down in your home, no job, food delivered to you—until you run out of money.  Then then will totally take over your life.  Los Angles is the Soviet gulag of the future.

Los Angeles Health Crisis Could Be Repeated Across the U.S. in the Next Few Months

By Rick Moran, PJ Media,  1/16/21   

It’s the worst nightmare for public health officials and it appears to be coming true. Los Angeles County is experiencing a health emergency as hospitals are literally filling up with COVID patients. Ambulances circle the city waiting for a spot to open up in emergency rooms. The ICUs are at zero capacity. They are running out of oxygen. The emergency rooms are treating six patients at a time. There are people in hallways waiting for a bed.

The COVID crisis is hitting hospitals across the U.S. although none appear to be in as bad a shape as LA — for now. But the dramatic rise in positive tests and increasing numbers of people showing serious symptoms across the country point to a similar crisis erupting in other big cities as well.

What the hell happened?

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“With the first wave, LA was the poster child on how to do things right,” said Leo Beletsky, a professor of law and health sciences at Northeastern University who is based in Los Angeles. “Then we blew the lead.”

The city’s early success may be one reason things are so bad right now. “What happened in New York is that people got very scared and they behaved,” said Karin Michels, who chairs the department of epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. “We did so well, people started to relax, and they stopped following the rules.”

Los Angeles may be particularly hard hit because even though it’s spread out geographically, most of the city is overcrowded. With housing costs astronomically high, people — especially the poor — are forced to squeeze into smaller and smaller spaces leading to more and longer exposure to the coronavirus.

Epidemiologists are quick to point out that every city has similar risks and, therefore, could see their own “megawaves” of infection. But with vaccination now underway, and masking more commonplace, other cities may be able to avoid the fate of Los Angeles, which saw cases surge at the worst possible time, during the peak of holiday travel and gatherings.

Los Angeles residents, more than others, are ignoring the dictates from Governor Newsom and continuing to party on.

Despite the lockdown here, mobility and cellphone data show Angelenos are out and about at higher rates than people in many other cities. ”Even when we call it a lockdown, we are not doing it the same way New York was,” Bibbins-Domingo said. Part of this may be that many people have to keep working outside the home, and often commute long distances to do so.

But many, whether suffering pandemic fatigue or to make a statement, are clearly flouting the restrictions. People are still gathering, holding large parties, and many are not wearing masks. Both Orange County and LA have been the site of multiple MAGA anti-mask rallies. And it’s not just those on the right who are flouting the rules. “A lot of people who refuse to mask or practice social distancing are not just the quote, unquote Trumpers,” Beletsky said. Many, he noted, are residents of wealthy enclaves like Pacific Palisades and Malibu, which have some of the state’s lowest child vaccination rates.

Forcing people to wear masks and stay inside and away from crowds doesn’t work when your credibility is below zero.  But it’s not a paranoid fantasy that Los Angeles is in deep trouble and now, it’s too late to salvage the situation.

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Comments

  1. Just Sayin says

    Kind of makes you wonder if its a good idea to open the border to everyone in the world that wants free health care, housing, education, food, etc.

  2. Rico Lagattuta says

    It is a good idea. Joe Biden repeated the opening of the boarder through out his campaign and America voted him into office. Now open the borer and let them all in as promised!.

  3. why is the city of Los Angeles and the State allowing illegals to come in our state by the thousands? We have lost our businesses, riots and looting in our streets, “Homeless” on our sidewalks and can’t make rent as we don’t have work….WHAT Don’t Our “Leaders” get? Oh I forgot they live behind guarded neighborhoods and are still getting paid and benefits…..ALL paid for by US??? How can we survive if we have to support Illegals who Will bring more danger, crime and sickness as they crash our boarders? Our new president have put illegals at the top of his list along with the Mayor and our ever goof Governor. THEY ALL LIVE like royalty and we pick up the tab……….Somethings Really Really wrong here folks! and we are the fools who continue the allow it to continue. change cant come soon enough..Bitching and moaning is not doing ACTION speaks louder than gripping……..AUCTION…GET INVOLVED in your city, run for office and throw the bums out1

  4. People are following Gavin Newsom and LA Health…instead of Rules For Thee But Not For Me it is instead What Is Good For The Goose Is Good For The Gander. It’s out in the open how idiots in government do not take Covid seriously…not a threat.

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