Overdoses, not COVID-19, drive spike in LA homeless deaths

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Overdose overdose overdose overdose is is is is not not not not covered covered covered covered nineteen nineteen nineteen nineteen drove drove drove drove a a a a spike spike spike spike in in in in homeless homeless homeless homeless deaths deaths deaths deaths in in in in Los Los Los Los Angeles Angeles Angeles Angeles almost almost almost almost two two two two thousand thousand thousand thousand homeless homeless homeless homeless people people people people died died died died in in in in Los Los Los Los Angeles Angeles Angeles Angeles county county county county during during during during the the the the first first first first year year year year the the the the pandemic pandemic pandemic pandemic and and and and authorities authorities authorities authorities say say say say drug drug drug drug overdose overdose overdose overdose was was was was the the the the main main main main cause cause cause cause for for for for the the the the fifty fifty fifty fifty six six six six percent percent percent percent increase increase increase increase in in in in deaths deaths deaths deaths from from from from the the the the previous previous previous previous year year year year not not not not covert covert covert covert nineteen nineteen nineteen nineteen the the the the findings findings findings findings released released released released Friday Friday Friday Friday in in in in a a a a report report report report from from from from the the the the county's county's county's county's department department department department of of of of public public public public health health health health showed showed showed showed that that that that despite despite despite despite initial initial initial initial fears fears fears fears the the the the virus virus virus virus itself itself itself itself was was was was not not not not the the the the main main main main cause cause cause cause of of of of death death death death among among among among California's California's California's California's largest largest largest largest in in in in the the the the nation nation nation nation on on on on house house house house population population population population but but but but the the the the corona corona corona corona virus virus virus virus did did did did cut cut cut cut people people people people off off off off from from from from mental mental mental mental health health health health and and and and substance substance substance substance abuse abuse abuse abuse treatment treatment treatment treatment after after after after services services services services were were were were drastically drastically drastically drastically reduced reduced reduced reduced to to to to prevent prevent prevent prevent the the the the spread spread spread spread of of of of the the the the virus virus virus virus I'm I'm I'm I'm surely surely surely surely Adler Adler Adler Adler

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