Throughout this pandemic, our California personal injury and wrongful death law offices continue to take new car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident and dog bite injury cases that occurred anywhere in Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley and California.
UPDATE: This morning the Los Angeles Times reported as its lead article that the Covid19 surge in California has been spurred by these two (2) causes: the re-opening of the California economy, which may include the opening of dine-in restaurants and other businesses, allowing the coronavirus to spread, especially among low-wage earners, including Hispanic workers, some of whose employers have been accused of not following the announced infection control rules, and many large summer celebrations by younger adults, including the recent YouTube star Jake Paul gathering in Calabasas (reportedly followed by an FBI / SWAT team raid executing a search warrant, with officers carrying weapons from the home) and USC fraternities linked to over 45 cases.
California health officials warn that some wild parties and other large social gatherings like weddings, birthday parties and other celebrations may threaten the progress California has been making.
In Los Angeles County, residents under the age of 50 now make-up 60% of the new Covid 19 cases, according to Barbara Ferrer, the Public Health Director for L.A. County.
While many younger folks apparently believe they may be immune from the coronavirus (which clearly now is NOT true) or if they get it their illness will be more like a flu than the deadly viruses sometimes portrayed in chilling horror movies like Contagion and Virus, health officials warn this group may help spread and transmit this virus to the elderly and also those with pre-existing problems such as asthma, other respiratory problems and cancer patients with low immune systems due to chemotherapy.
As of yesterday (August 6, 2020), in California alone the death toll from Covid 19 has exceeded 10,000 and the total number of cases is over 540,000!
It is so important to follow all mandated precautions including to properly wear face masks when near others (always covering both mouth and nose), wash hands with soap and warm water for at least 15 seconds, use disinfectants (we suggest you carry a small bottle with you at all times) and maintain physical distancing of at least six (6) feet whenever possible. It may also help to wear glasses to try to keep virus particles from entering your body via your eyes.
If we all follow these precautions, with the hope of an effective and safe vaccine around the corner, we can beat this awful virus!