Overlap in COVID-19, smoke inhalation symptoms complicates diagnoses

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By Emily Jo Wharry, Contributing Writer

The symptoms of wildfire smoke inhalation — coughing, a sore throat, trouble breathing — can appear similar to those of COVID-19, making it difficult for physicians on the West Coast to quickly diagnose the latter. — L.A. Times

Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore attributed a rise in gun violence and killings to stress and depression created by the coronavirus pandemic. — KTLA

A group of landlords is suing L.A. County, nearby cities and the state, alleging that they’ve faced undue financial burdens created by tenant eviction protection ordinances. And an association of gym owners is also suing the county for its restrictions on indoor business operations. — NBC Los AngelesCBS Los Angeles

Pedestrians walk the Echo Park Lake trail counter-clockwise to adhere to current safety guidelines. Photo by Afonso Salcedo.

This article first appeared on Los Angeleno and is shared with their permission in partnership with the Los Angeles Wave. You can subscribe for news and features from Los Angeleno here.

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