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Articles from the March 21, 2020 edition

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  • Chinese Coronavirus: "Don't say we didn't warn you". Was it a reference to Covid-19?

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 21, 2020

    What if the Chinese Communist Party Politburo wanted to drop a bomb on the US, as retribution for its tariffs, economic retribution on China, and other offenses, real and imagined? Releasing Novel Coronavirus on the world would do exactly that. An examination of the timeline and progression of this crisis looks awfully suspicious. Consider the following progression of the worldwide Wuhan coronavirus pandemic: 1. In response to Trump trade tariffs, China warned us of a reprisal on May 29, 2019 -...

  • Additional Death Reported in LA County Department of Public Health News Briefing

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 21, 2020

    At a streaming press conference today, LADPH Director Barbara Ferrer announced the second death to occur in the county from the COVID-19 virus. The individual reportedly lived in a small community near Pasadena. He was between 30-50 years of age and had an underlying health condition. Ferrer had other new information to relate regarding the testing and quarantine protocols recommended to slow the spread of the virus. Ferrer made clear repeatedly throughout the press briefing that she does not be...

  • Coronavirus Case Diagnosed at Yahoo Center, 2500 Colorado Ave in Santa Monica

    Sarah Storkin, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 21, 2020

    Los Angeles County Health on Monday confirmed the first diagnosis of Wuhan Coronavirus in the city of Santa Monica, which concerned an employee of a company at the Yahoo Center, 2500 Colorado Ave. It has not been released whether that person, who had recently travelled to Asia, worked for Yahoo Inc., or for some other company located in the complex. "There may be people infected everywhere in the county," said DPH Director Barbara Ferrer. "Just because you don't see a case in your community...

  • Santa Monica Restaurants and Bars Ordered to Close by City due to Coronavirus

    Observer Staff|Mar 21, 2020

    City of Santa Monica Issues Emergency Order for Temporary Business Closures to the Public the Slow the Spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Today, effective at noon, City of Santa Monica issued a supplement to the local emergency proclamation that requires two week closure of the following businesses: All bars and nightclubs that do not serve food will be closed to the public. Any bars or nightclubs that serve food may remain open only for purposes of continuing to prepare and offer food to...

  • Covid19: An #AppleStore Worker on Santa Monica's 3rd Street Promenade Tests Positive for Coronavirus

    Janet McLaughlin, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 21, 2020

    An Apple Store worker on the Santa Monica Promenade has Coronavirus. The unnamed employee, who has been on leave since March 2, tested positive late yesterday. In response, Apple said they deep cleaned the Third Street location, and it is open for business. They did, however, cancel their "Today at Apple" sessions, and spaced out appointments at the Genius Bar. Three employees at it's Irish HQ's tested positive earlier this month, and Apple has closed down all of it's locations in Italy. The...