Hayley Smith

Los Angeles Times reporter

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In California, 40 to 60 people are still dying of COVID daily, and about 12 to 14 of those daily deaths are in LA County. That’s according to LA Times reporter Hayley Smith.

Shame and guilt as Californians are still dying of COVID: ‘Why couldn’t we have just held out a little bit longer?’

In California, 40 to 60 people are still dying of COVID daily, and about 12 to 14 of those daily deaths are in LA County. That’s according to LA Times reporter Hayley Smith.

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