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Gun Issue in U.S. a Matter of Public Health, Assault Weapon Ban Not Likely, says Analyst

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Tom Diaz, author of the upcoming book 'The Last Gun,' believes changing gun laws in this country is a matter of national priorities.
Gun Issue in U.S. a Matter of Public Health, Assault Weapon Ban Not Likely, says Analyst

President Obama has made gun control one of his priorities. He is reviewing Vice President Biden's recommendations for curbing gun violence. Meanwhile, gun sales across the country are surging. Tom Diaz has studied the gun industry for years. He has a book due out this spring called "The Last Gun," and he joins Madeleine from Washington

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Nurse Yvonne Yaory checks on a coronavirus patient who is connected to a ventilator. | Heidi de Marco/California Healthline

No More ICU Beds at the Main Public Hospital in the Nation’s Largest County as COVID Surges

As COVID patients have flooded into LAC+USC in recent weeks, they’ve put an immense strain on its ICU capacity and staff — especially since non-COVID patients, with gunshot wounds, drug overdoses, heart attacks and strokes, also need intensive care.
Vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

Your No-Panic Guide to the COVID-19 Vaccine: Is It Safe, and When Can I Get It?

Here's what we know about the COVID-19 vaccines and how they are being distributed in L.A. County.
Nurse Michael Lowman gets the first dose of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from nurse practitioner Christie Aiello at Providence St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, CA, on Dec. 16, 2020. | Jeff Gritchen/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty

Orange County Gets First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine

A Providence St. Joseph Hospital nurse was the first person in Orange County today to be vaccinated for COVID-19, shortly followed by other health care workers.