As the city of Los Angeles has become the center of COVID-19 in the United States and the number of cases and deaths continues to rise, the Los Angeles Department of Public Health launched a Twitter campaign on Thursday to highlight that someone in Los Angeles County will die from the virus every ten minutes.
The Los Angeles Department of Public Health is using the hashtag #Every10Minutes to leave a deep emotional appeal for people on New Year’s Eve. The tweet also wrote: “Slow down the spread.” “save lives.”
To date, the coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 1
On Wednesday, Los Angeles reached the grim milestone of 10,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths
Los Angeles is particularly affected by the latest impact of COVID-19. The Los Angeles Times reported that hospitals are so overwhelmed that they refuse ambulances and send patients into gift shops to wait for them to wait for beds.
“No one would believe this is in the United States,” Scott Byrington, an intensive care nurse at St. Francis Medical Center in Linwood, told the Los Angeles Times. “Everyone is doing their best. No one is slacking off. It’s just that everyone feels overwhelmed.”
California Secretary of Health and Human Services Mark Ghaly said at a press conference on Tuesday that Los Angeles “is getting many of our hospitals on track.”
“But we know that this extension is limited until it breaks, before we push them to the kind of decisions I’m going through about resources and people,” Ghaly said.
The Los Angeles Department of Public Health did not immediately respond to BuzzFeed News’ request for comment. Their Twitter account continues to share descriptions of the real people behind the COVID deaths in the county.
“Carpool driver with water and gum in the back seat.”
“I haven’t had a friend with you since middle school.”
“An Abuelita always tries to feed her grandson, even if they say they are not hungry.”
Each tweet also called for “stay at home tonight. Slow down the spread and save lives.”