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Sat Nov 28, 2020, 03:47 AM

Los Angeles County, the most populous county in the country, gets a new stay-home order after COVID-

Source: Associated Press

Los Angeles County, the most populous county in the country, gets a new stay-home order after COVID-19 cases surge

Brian Melley , Associated Press 4 hours ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) ó Los Angeles County announced a new stay-home order Friday as coronavirus cases surged out of control in the nation's most populous county, banning most gatherings but stopping short of a full shutdown on retail stores and other non-essential businesses.

The three-week "safer at home" order takes effect Monday. It came as the county of 10 million residents confirmed 24 new deaths and 4,544 new confirmed cases of COVID-19.

The county had set a threshold for issuing the stay-home order: an average of 4,500 cases a day over a five-day period, but hadn't expected to reach that level until next month. However, the five-day average of new cases reported Friday was 4,751.

The order advises residents to stay home "as much as possible" and to wear a face covering when they go out. It bans people from gathering with others who aren't in their households, whether publicly or privately.

Read more: https://www.businessinsider.com/los-angeles-county-stay-home-order-covid-19-cases-surge-2020-11

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Reply Los Angeles County, the most populous county in the country, gets a new stay-home order after COVID- (Original post)
Judi Lynn Nov 28 OP
JI7 Nov 28 #1
C Moon Nov 28 #2
PoindexterOglethorpe Nov 28 #3
jimfields33 Nov 28 #6
former9thward Nov 28 #7
jimfields33 Nov 28 #8
SunSeeker Nov 28 #4
calimary Nov 28 #5
Starfury Nov 28 #9
Raine Nov 28 #10
MichMan Nov 28 #11
RandiFan1290 Nov 29 #12
MichMan Nov 29 #13
CTyankee Nov 29 #14

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 04:13 AM

1. Monthly checks of 1500-2000 for each person is needed

until we can get through this.



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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 04:19 AM

2. This is a good move.

I think the cases are going to peak quite a bit after the Thanksgiving season.
In my neighborhood, it appeared most neighbors headed out to see family for Thanksgiving.
I just don't get it.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 04:53 AM

3. Among the things I hope come out of this is some kind of

Universal Basic Income.

There are many ways it could work, and in all honesty, I don't personally need it, as my various sources of income (SS, small pension, a couple of annuities, and what I take from savings) is decent and gives me a reasonable life. So maybe, depending how the UBI might be calculated, I wouldn't get any of it. No biggie. I do want it for others who need it desperately.

I have, in the past, been relatively poor, and have gone hungry at various times. I've never been close to homelessness, lucky me, but I can almost imagine what it might be like.

Along with a UBI (whether or not I get it) I also think that every single citizen should get food stamps. SNAP. We should all have some kind of a card that would be loaded with that benefit at the beginning of every month, and zero out at the end of the month. All of us. Regardless of our income status.

One of the reasons I think this should happen is that those who live above the poverty line simply have no clue what it is like to live below it. Plus, I think that some kind of minimum food budget should be guaranteed to all. And if you really don't need that benefit for yourself, you could use it to buy food for the local food bank or homeless shelter. They would appreciate it, trust me.

When I got my stimulus check earlier this year, I immediately gave half of it to a local homeless shelter I do volunteer work at, and the other half to a local food bank. And if I get another stimulus check, I will distribute it in a similar manner.

As I mentioned above, I have been relatively poor earlier in life. At one point when I was in high school I had a Saturday babysitting job, and I always spent that money on food for the family. Not on myself. Yeah, it would have been nice to have bought clothes or cosmetics or whatever, but we needed the food. So it was easy.

A few years later, as an adult on my own, there were times when I scraped up the change at the bottom of my purse to buy something to eat.

Luckily for me, by the time I had kids my financial situation was both more stable and more prosperous. But I've never forgotten my earlier life (and there's even more I'm not describing here) and feel very strongly that people at the bottom need to be guaranteed things like enough food. Even if I need to pay more taxes. It's only right.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 08:17 AM

6. I believe we all are going to pay our original taxes starting in 2021

The trump taxes expire for the middle class and below due to sunset clause. Billionaire taxes were permanent. Iím sure President Biden is aware. It could be 2022 but I know they stop at some point.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 11:23 AM

8. Oh thank you.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 05:32 AM

4. LA County had to do this. The numbers are exploding, with Thanksgiving pouring gas on the fire.

The lockdown is tentatively only until Dec. 20, but they'll be lucky if they emerge from lockdown by New Year.

Neighboring Orange County, where I live, is next.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 06:16 AM

5. Sure sounds like it.

Hang in there, Los Angeles!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 06:03 PM

9. It'll have to extend into next year...

From LA Times:

The new order comes as L.A. County faces its worst crisis of the pandemic. In recent weeks, the number of new daily coronavirus cases has quadrupled, while hospitalizations and daily deaths have tripled. Officials have warned that unless transmission rates drop substantially, L.A. County is on track to run short of hospital beds within two to four weeks.


LA County is the most populous county in the nation. Things are gonna get grim here...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 08:42 PM

10. I doubt Governor Newsom's political career will survive

all this. There's already a recall effort against him and lots people are really getting frustrated, it will be taken out on him.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 09:41 PM

11. Seems more symbolic than anything

"Stay home as much as possible" means something different to everyone.

Stay at home as much as possible; unless you want your nails done?

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Response to MichMan (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 10:31 AM

12. trump lost

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 02:17 PM

13. Biden won

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 04:21 PM

14. I was surpised to learn that Warner Brothers Studio had their folks work at home.

My daughter works there, manages the Costume Department, and works from home.

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