Isabel Pedraza

MD, medical director of Cedars-Sinai’s Intensive Care Unit

MD, medical director of Cedars-Sinai’s Intensive Care Unit

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More than 1,900 coronavirus patients are currently lying in hospital beds in LA County. More than 500 of them are in the intensive care unit.

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