USNS Mercy Leaves Los Angeles Port After Treating a Few Dozen Patients – But LA Still on Coronavirus Lockdown Until August

USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) approaches the pier in Los Angeles, March 27. (U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Alexa M. Hernandez)

In mid-March crazed Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom sent a letter to President Trump claiming that 25 million people in California would be infected with Coronavirus over an 8-week period.

Newsom asked President Trump in a letter on March 19 to deploy the USNS Mercy hospital ship “to help decompress our current healthcare delivery system in the Los Angeles region in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.”

“In the last 24 hours, we had 126 new COVID-19 cases, a 21 percent increase. In some parts of our state, our case rate is doubling every four days,” Newsom wrote. “Moreover, we have community acquired transmission in 23 counties with an increase of 44 community acquired infections in 24 hours.”

Newsom continued, “We project that roughly 56 percent of our population — 25.5 million people — will be infected with the virus over an eight week period.”

Here we are 8 weeks later and California only has 71,000 confirmed Coronavirus cases and 2,934 deaths.

President Trump at the end of March sent the USNS Mercy to Los Angeles to assist with the Coronavirus pandemic.

Seven weeks later, the Mercy, equipped with 1,000 hospital beds, only treated a few dozen patients.

What a surge!

The USNS Mercy left Los Angeles on Thursday and headed back to its home port in San Diego.

NBC Los Angeles reported:

A Navy hospital ship temporarily docked in Los Angeles Harbor to help during the coronavirus crisis left for its home port on Friday.

The Mercy arrived at the end of March to provide beds for non-coronavirus cases to take the load off regional medical centers expecting a surge of COVID-19 patients. The floating hospital was docked in LA to help in the event of a patient surge as coronavirus spread trhough the region.

“Having successfully decompressed the health care delivery system in the Los Angeles region,” the Mercy will return to its home port in San Diego, said a statement by the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.

Los Angeles has not experienced a surge in Coronavirus cases and the hospitals were never overwhelmed, but the county is on lockdown until August.

In fact, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday during an appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America” that Los Angeles won’t completely reopen until there is a cure for Coronavirus.

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