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Articles from the April 10, 2020 edition

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  • Update: Boris Johnson Moved from ICU at St. Thomas Hospital with Coronavirus

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 10, 2020

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reportedly is not improving. He is having trouble breathing, and may require ventilation soon. Two thirds of Covid19 patients on ventilators never recover. Boris Johnson was suddenly admitted to hospital 'for testing," then just as suddenly it was announced that he was in intensive care. The 55 year old Johnson has a 38 year old partner who is pregnant with their child. The 2020 coronavirus pandemic emerged as a serious crisis within the first few months of...

  • City of Santa Monica Fences Palisades Park, To Enforce Social Distancing During Covid-19

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 10, 2020

    4/5/2020: The City of Santa Monica has closed the crown jewel of Santa Monica parks, Palisades Park. The views from the park are inspiring and memorable, and the park was just too much of a magnet for folks from across Los Angeles County during this new era of Social Distancing. City Manager Rick Cole, the single most powerful person in Santa Monica politically speaking, released a video on the City's website to explain the latest denial of civil rights to the citizenry. So many people were...

  • Garcetti: Los Angeles Adds Homeless Shelters, Beds and Porta Potties to Help the Homeless

    Janet McLaughlin, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 10, 2020

    4/3/2020. The City of Los Angeles has opened 12 Covid-19 testing sites now, said LA Mayor Eric Garcetti. "We've tested 40,000 LA residents," Garcetti said, adding that we will see 30,000 tests next week. Los Angeles has the capacity to do 3,500 tests a day. Homeless people and their health has been a major concern during the Coronavirus pandemic, in part because of their potential impact on the broader community. 13th Bridge Home Shelter will open at the VA. "Today 140 new beds will be...