L.A. County outlines wrenching moves to ration health care if COVID-19 hospital crisis worsens – Los Angeles Times (Where-what is the response of Federal government-National Guard?)

The chief medical officer of L.A. County’s flagship public hospital warned that although the county has not yet suffered catastrophic consequences, it “is now moving towards becoming the epicenter of the pandemic … and if we don’t stop the spread, our hospitals will be overwhelmed.”

“If you have a heart attack, if you get into a car accident, if you fall off a ladder, or have a stroke, we may not have a bed for you,” said Dr. Brad Spellberg, chief medical officer of L.A. County-USC Medical Center.

He added: “I’m not going to sugarcoat this: We are getting crushed.”

Source: L.A. County outlines wrenching moves to ration health care if COVID-19 hospital crisis worsens – Los Angeles Times