COVID Bed Check

(Steven Hayward) California has passed the 25,000 mark for COVID deaths: LOS ANGELES (AP) — California surpassed 25,000 coronavirus deaths since the start of the pandemic and officials disclosed Thursday that three more cases involving a mutant variant of the virus have been confirmed in San Diego County.

I don’t doubt that hospitals are badly strained at the moment. But is this really unprecedented? Check out this Los Angeles Times story from January 2018:

California hospitals face a ‘war zone’ of flu patients — and are setting up tents to treat them

Or have a look at the situation in Britain over the last decade, as compiled from Guardian headlines:

Source: COVID Bed Check