Newsom and Garcetti face backlash as COVID forces more closures

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COVID-19 cases are surging in California, and some critics say California Governor Gavin Newsom reopened the economy too quickly. Newsom has since closed businesses like bars, gyms, and restaurant dining rooms again. Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/CC 2.0, via Flickr

California and Los Angeles have set records this week for the number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. Officials are shutting down businesses again. Some people fault Governor Gavin Newsom and LA Mayor Eric Garcetti for reopening too fast, and others for not reopening fast enough.