Brittny Mejia

2020 campaign reporter, LA Times

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For some people, losing a sense of smell can be a predictor of contracting COVID-19, while for others, it can be a temporary or even permanent side effect of having the virus.

COVID-19 leaves many grappling to find their sense of smell again

For some people, losing a sense of smell can be a predictor of contracting COVID-19, while for others, it can be a temporary or even permanent side effect of having the virus.

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Three months is the average wait time for LA County DHS patients who needed to see a specialist, according to a Los Angeles Times investigation.

Many patients had to often wait months for speciality care in LA County, investigation finds

Three months is the average wait time for LA County DHS patients who needed to see a specialist, according to a Los Angeles Times investigation.

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In March alone, about 19,000 migrant children came alone to the U.S.-Mexico border, seeking asylum. That's an all-time high.

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