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Articles from the January 10, 2021 edition

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  • Local Hospitals At 90% of ICU Capacity Due to Covid-19, Says City of Santa Monica in a Tweet

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Jan 10, 2021

    Four local hospitals experienced over 90 percent Intensive Care Unit capacity in late December, tweeted the City's official account on Tuesday, Jan. 5th 2021. "Our hospitals continue to be overwhelmed w/few remaining ICU beds. We're saddened by the passing of 12 Santa Monicans last week & extend our thoughts to those families. Please stay home and protect our hospital system," said the tweet. Providence Saint John's Health Center, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, and Santa Monica - UCLA Medica...

  • Is the Current California Lockdown Making Things Worse? It's Certainly Not Making Them Better

    Corva Corvax, A Logical Opinion|Jan 10, 2021

    Starting in late November, state and county officials have been locking down increasing sectors of economic and daily life in California, and particularly in large and populous Los Angeles County. A curfew was placed, banning leaving one's home between the hours of 10 pm and 5 am except for essential activities. Outdoor dining was banned, followed quickly by the closure of personal care services and even playgrounds. Perhaps most significantly, residents were told they could not gather with...

  • 10 reasons why Bitcoin is poised to hit $100,000 in 2021

    Preity Uppala, Observer Staff Writer|Jan 10, 2021

    Finiteness- There are only 21 million coins that are assigned to be mined. Satoshi Nakamoto, the founder of Bitcoin declared that only 21 million coins would ever be mined. This drives up the value of the existing coins and makes the unmined ones ever so priceless. Scarcity- We live in a fear-based world and increasingly in the Technology and Finance space, a lot of decisions are made based on fear or FOMO (the Fear of Missing out) in particular. This is human psyche at its deepest and will...

  • Mental Health Techs Sent to Prison Cells Rather than Relax Severe Lockdown Rules

    Amber S. Jackson, Lucky Lifer|Jan 10, 2021

    I sincerely wish a Happy New Year to you, Santa Monica, and beyond!! I do not let the fact that I've been on almost one month straight of 23 1/2 hours in my cell a day keep me from at least trying to have a positive and outlook and attitude. Guys, I won't lie, I'm struggling to see positive right now. Sensory deprivation is a hard thing to go through. That's why it's usually used as a punishment. That's also why it causes PTSD and induces mental illnesses in people. I'm not the same person I...