Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Local L.A. Action: Maybe May

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti warns of mass death, condemns 'false hope,' and tells us his city will be on lockdown for another 2 months — and to 'be prepared for longer'

  • Los Angeles residents will be confined to their homes until at least May, Mayor Eric Garcetti told Insider on Wednesday.
  • In an interview, Garcetti pushed back against "premature optimism" in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, saying leaders who suggest we are on the verge of business as usual are putting lives at risk.
  • Garcetti said he was worried about the irreplaceable loss of life that's predicted in this outbreak. "This will not kill most of us," he said. "It will kill a lot more people than we're used to dying around us."
  • "It will be our friends. It will be our family. It will be people who we love dearly," he said. "And everything I do is through that lens."
Crap, now I guess I'll be shopping during old people hrs., 0700-0730. What a pain; usually going to or just gone to sleep around then.

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