“All around St. Mary Medical Center is a new silence. Fat Jack’s Bar & Grill is shuttered, never to reopen. The Chamber of Commerce, featuring a rearing, life-size model of the mid-century movie-star horse Trigger, is empty. ‘Intermission,’ reads the marquee of the High Desert Center for the Arts, which sits at the edge of this longtime home of antique Hollywood royalty, the singing cowboy Roy Rogers and his co-star wife, Dale Evans. The hospital, though, is alive with the dying.” WaPo: Covid patients are treated in parking lots, hallways and lobbies of a California hospital that, like the nation, is struggling to keep pace with the pandemic.

+ As bad as it is on the outside, it’s a lot worse on the inside. 1 in 5 Prisoners in the U.S. Has Had COVID-19.