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New Study Says COVID-19 Outbreak In Los Angeles Might Be More Widespread With Lower Fatality Rate

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What the world really needs right now is a little bit of good news instead of the gloom and doom we keep hearing about every day, and if this new study is accurate, then their might be a reason to have a little more hope during this awful pandemic.

According to research released from the University of Southern California and the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, the outbreak of the virus might be up to 55 times more widespread than originally thought with a significantly lower fatality rate.

The study found that 4.1 percent of adults in the county had antibodies to the coronavirus. An estimated 221,000 to 442,000 adults already had the illness. Los Angeles County, which has a population of 10 million, has only confirmed 13,816 cases.

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“We haven’t known the true extent of COVID-19 infections in our community because we have only tested people with symptoms, and the availability of tests has been limited,” said lead investigator Neeraj Sood, a USC professor of public policy. “The estimates also suggest that we might have to recalibrate disease prediction models and rethink public health strategies.”

The study tested 863 people from the county and has not yet been peer-reviewed. Researchers plan to continue testing residents every few weeks.

“These results indicate that many persons may have been unknowingly infected and at risk of transmitting the virus to others. These findings underscore the importance of expanded polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing to diagnose those with infection so they can be isolated and quarantined, while also maintaining the broad social distancing interventions,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer.

Ferrer, the director of the L.A. County Department of Public Health, continued on saying, “These findings underscore the importance of expanded polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing to diagnose those with infection so they can be isolated and quarantined, while also maintaining the broad social distancing interventions.”

Chief science officer at the L.A. County of Public Health, Paul Simon, was the co-lead on the study, and while the fatality rate might be lower due to a higher number of infections, he still urged the use of caution as numbers continue to go up.

“Though the results indicate a lower risk of death among those with infection than was previously thought, the number of COVID-related deaths each day continues to mount, highlighting the need for continued vigorous prevention and control efforts.”

The demand for antibody testing is increasing by the day, with researchers especially calling for this sort of testing to be done in hot spots like New York, which has become the epicenter of the outbreak in America.

This kind of data is definitely a ray of sunshine in the dark. It means this disease may not be as severe as originally thought. That’s not to diminish it in anyway because it’s clearly horrible, but it might not be as devastating to the general population as originally thought and that’s a good thing.

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Biden White House Limiting Press Access By Requiring $170 Covid-19 Testing Fees (Details)

Figures. The guy hates answering questions because he has nothing to say!

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If President Trump did anything remotely close to what Biden is doing regarding limiting the press’ access to him, he would’ve been impeached a third time. Must be nice to have the mainstream media on your side! From New York Post: WASHINGTON — The White House is imposing a new $170 COVID-19 testing fee on reporters who want to access the West Wing, in what critics say is the latest step that constrains press coverage of President Biden. The Biden administration already imposed sweeping restrictions, including capping at 80 the number of pre-approved journalists who are able to access White House grounds on a given day — each of whom must take a COVID-19 rapid test before 1 p.m. CONTINUED: Under former President Donald Trump, any reporter with a “hard pass” was able to breeze past the White House gates at any time and without taking a coronavirus test. But few abused the privilege due to peer pressure to limit visits. The latest restrictions were announced in an on-the-record email from White House Correspondents’ Association President Zeke Miller, who is a reporter for The Associated Press. LOOK: https://twitter.com/mawilner/status/1364601466380578819?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1364601466380578819%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fnypost.com%2F2021%2F02%2F27%2Fwhite-house-imposes-covid-19-testing-fee-on-reporters%2F What are the odds we’ll all look back on this time and laugh?

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L.A. District Attorney Hires Prosecutor Who Wore Shirt Saying Cops Are ‘Trained to Kill Us’

She also looted during the Rodney King riots!!

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Anybody who believes that police officers are doing anything other than keeping our streets safe and arresting criminals is completely delusional. All you have to do, you know, if you don’t want to be shot by a cop, is cooperate with instructions. Why is that such a difficult concept for liberals to understand? From The Daily Wire: Los Angeles County’s new top prosecutor has made another controversial move that has angered local law enforcement unions. According to FOX 11, “Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón is under scrutiny after he hired a public defender who helped with his campaign to a high-ranking prosecutor position in his administration.” The outlet reports that Tiffany Blacknell “has in the past posted anti-police comments on social media,” which first surfaced last year. CONTINUED: Investigative reporter Bill Melugin posted screenshots of Ms. Blacknell’s previous comments disparaging law enforcement to Twitter earlier this week. Blacknell has referred to LAPD officers as “barbarians” and called for the abolition of prisons. Melugin also shared a photograph of Blacknell posing with D.A. Gascón and another showing Blacknell donning a t-shirt that read, “The Police Are Trained To Kill Us.” According to Melugin, “the former public defender posted on Facebook during the series of looting[s] that took place in May 2020 that she herself was a looter during the 1992 Rodney King riots.” https://twitter.com/BillFOXLA/status/1364787696418217988?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1364787696418217988%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fl-a-s-new-controversial-d-a-hires-prosecutor-who-suggested-cops-are-trained-to-kill-us https://twitter.com/NiggaTheory/status/1306977001857638400?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1306977001857638400%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fl-a-s-new-controversial-d-a-hires-prosecutor-who-suggested-cops-are-trained-to-kill-us

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