Los Angeles medical officials are preparing to use refrigerated trailers to house a possible sudden storage need during the ongoing CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic.
«In preparation for the pandemic, [we] installed refrigerated storage units in early April 2020. The units have remained largely unused until recently, ”said Dr. Jonathan Lucas of the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Department in a press release on 8 April. January.
«[Our agency] has enough storage for current needs; however, the department is expanding its capacity to meet potential future demands.
More than 900,000 Los Angeles residents have been diagnosed with the CCP virus since the pandemic began last March. More than 12,000 people have died, according to the Los Angeles Department of Health.
On January 9, 221 deaths were reported, along with 17,000 new cases.
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has helped the county prepare for an anticipated increase as a post-vacation increase begins to take hold.
« Although [our department] has already secured most of the additional storage and is currently organizing the secondary location, we are very grateful to Cal OES for supplementing our resources with additional refrigerated trailers and providing racking systems, ”said Lucas. « While there has been an increase in dead bodies, DMEC is confident in managing the effects of the pandemic with the help of our partners at Cal OES. »