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'This is a war': the coronavirus disaster in California's hardest-hit – and poorest – county

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About 17 patients are airlifted out of Imperial county every day, as the virus takes a devastating toll on Latino residents In southern California’s Imperial county, the chuff-chuff of spinning helicopter blades has become a familiar noise. It’s the sound of coronavirus patients being airlifted out – 15 to 17 a day, on average. This remote region along the US-Mexico border is under siege from Covid-19,...

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