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L.A. County Faces Coronavirus Surge After Black Lives Matter Protests

L.A. County Faces Coronavirus Surge After Black Lives Matter Protests

Los Angeles County may run out of hospital beds in the next two to three weeks because of a new surge in coronavirus infections dating to the period in which Black Lives Matter protests broke out.

Earlier this month, there were also massive crowds in Los Angeles and other major cities for LGBTQ Pride rallies that doubled as Black Lives Matter (or “Black Trans Lives Matter”) protests.

On Monday, Ferrer warned of “alarming increases in cases, positivity rates and hospitalization,” the Los Angeles Times reported, with the county projecting that it could run out of spare hospital beds in two to three weeks.

The USNS Mercy, one of the U.S. Navy’s two hospital ships, docked in L.A. in early spring to help deal with an anticipated shortage of hospital beds earlier in the coronavirus pandemic.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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