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Another LA County “safer-at-home” decree issued due to Wuhan; Hispanics account for 73% of hospitalizations

Month nine of Wuhan virus and Los Angeles County is implementing another “safer-at-home” order. Cases are on the rise so certain public and private gatherings are prohibited, a decree lasting until Dec. 20. Exempt from this decree: church and public protests.

This “decree” was issued because of a fifth consecutive day of 4,500 or more new cases of Wuhan virus. Demorat Mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted the following yesterday:

Sounds like a scary situation, right? Let’s take a look at the numbers, shall we?

Los Angeles County has a population of 10 million.

According to the Los Angeles County Wuhan virus dashboard, the county has a cumulative case count of 381,535. That’s less than four percent of the county population.

There are currently 2,316 people hospitalized with Wuhan virus OR suspect COVID-19. Of those confirmed cases, 24% are in ICU beds.

But look at this number: Of those hospitalized in Los Angeles County due to Wuhan virus, 73% are Hispanic. The next highest number is “other,” with 11%. African Americans make up 6% of those hospitalized and white just 2%.

Next number: Of those Wuhan virus cases admitted to the ICU, Hispanics makes up 70%. The next “known” ethnicity categories in ICU are Asian and African American – each make up 5% of the ICU admissions.

According to the 2018 US Census data, Hispanics account for 48.5 percent of the Los Angeles County population.

I’m not a health expert or a bureaucrat but isn’t the rather large number of Hispanics hospitalized in Los Angeles County disproportionate to their total population number? Could it have something to do with the fact that California is a sanctuary state? Or that cases are spiking in California along the Mexican border?

From my blog post “Why you should support border control: El Paso hospitals full of Wuhan virus patients from Mexico” on November 19:

“Todd Bensman (senior national security fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies) stated, “I just talked to a doctor in Arizona who told me 75 percent of patients in the hospital there are Mexican. And it’s happening in California too.”

Heaven forbid Los Angeles County bureaucrats evaluate the real source of the rise in Wuhan virus hospitalizations. Because it’s obvious to me that a certain ethnicity is responsible, based upon their own data. Seems that it would be prudent to determine their travel patterns or at least intensify contract tracing with those patients.

But that would probably be deemed raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacist.

Instead, ALL peons must be punished. That’s liberal logic for ‘ya.

DCG

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Was the goalpost set all along? LA County schools won’t reopen until after the election

Back in May I did a blog post, “Moving the goalpost: Los Angeles County may stay locked down through August.”

From my post:

“County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer said the stay at home order will “with all certainty” be extended possibly until July or August.

Dr. Barbara Ferrer

The good doctor said the following, “Our hope is that by using the data we’d be slowly able to lift restrictions over the next three months. But without widely available therapeutic testing for the coronavirus or rapid at-home testing versions that would allow people to test themselves daily, it seems unlikely that restrictions would be completely eased.”

Read the whole blog post here.

First it was “flatten the curve” and “bend the curve.”

Then, “we need more testing.”

Turns out the goalpost may have already been set at the beginning. As the good Los Angeles doctor said in a conference call with school administrators: “We don’t realistically anticipate that we would be moving to either tier 2 or to reopening K-12 schools at least until after the election, in early November.”

Excerpts from Fox News:

“Her comments led the California radio show hosts, who obtained the recording, to speculate about why she chose to use the General Election instead of some other day like Halloween, as a target date, and whether the county health department and schools were trying to manipulate public opinion in favor of the Democrats.

“What does it have to do with the elections?” one of the hosts asks. “That makes no sense, she just picked a date, the elections.”

The county health department said the election reference is an expected point in time to give context to how reopening plans are proceeding.

“Dr. Ferrer’s comment was related only to timing any expanded school re-openings to allow for enough time from the implementation of changes to assess impact prior to expansions,” a county Department of Public Health spokesperson told Fox News in a statement.

“When we look at the timing of everything, it seems to us a more realistic approach to this would be to think that we’re going to be where we are now until we are done with the election,” Ferrer said.”

Read the whole story here.

Los Angeles County has a population of more than 10 million people.

As of September 12, Los Angeles County has 238,523 confirmed cases of Wuhan virus and 5,824 deaths. You do the math.

Key word in Dr. Ferrer’s statement: “timing.”

What a coincidence.

DCG

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