National Guard transforms LA Convention Center into field hospital amid coronavirus pandemic

The massive Los Angeles Convention Center was converted into a federal field hospital by the California National Guard over the weekend in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Airmen from the National Guard's 146th Airlift Wing out of the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station set up dozens of cots and unpacked medical supplies in the halls of the center to house patients and provide relief to the areas overly crowded hospitals.

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The idea right now is to transfer non-coronavirus patients from hospitals to the Convention Center to free up much-needed hospital beds for the expected surge.

However, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Sunday said it might be turned into a treatment facility for COVID-19 patients with lesser symptoms.

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