COVID-19 numbers are up again — to levels not seen since April

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A sign in Burbank, California says “No Mask, No Entry.” COVID-19 numbers are exceeding expectations. Photo by Cory Doctorow (CC BY-SA 2.0).

The number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are up in LA County, as well as the infection rate. Public health experts expected an increase in cases once LA County started slowly reopening. But the numbers are exceeding expectations. What went wrong, and how is the increase playing out at local hospitals?

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Guests:
Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith - Dean and Professor of Medicine for the College of Medicine at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Alicia Padilla - ICU Nurse, Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center

Host:
Steve Chiotakis

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Jenna Kagel, Kathryn Barnes