12020-04-10T14:48:50-07:00Alexis Bard Johnson9328ae6a5985e503ee2cbc8a82cadb50636ac23d3708912plain2020-06-04T17:22:10-07:00Alexis Bard Johnson9328ae6a5985e503ee2cbc8a82cadb50636ac23dThis photograph, "Protest against the the lack of hospital space for AIDS patients," documents a protest against Los Angeles County and USC Hospitals to highlight the dearth of hospital space for AIDS patients, circa 1989. Replace “AIDS” with “Covid-19” in the above image and it bears remarkable similarity to the images and statistics available 24/7 on CNN. For some, this image will bring up the pain and trauma of living through the AIDS-crisis. For others, it might dispel the myth that this is the first time we are experiencing a hospital shortage in response to a spreading disease. In either case, it demonstrates that progress is not linear and that there is always more to learn from the past.
1media/2012030_b01_f13_1_thumb.jpg2020-04-10T14:34:20-07:00Protest against the the lack of hospital space for AIDS patients3Protest against the the lack of hospital space for AIDS patients at Los Angeles County and USC hospitals. Circa 1989.media/2012030_b01_f13_1.jpgplain2020-04-18T22:05:44-07:00ONE Archives at the USC LibrariesONE Archives at the USC LibrariesCourtesy of ONE Archives at the USC Libraries20150708192957-0700Coll2012-030 Advocate recordsProtest against the the lack of hospital space for AIDS patients at Los Angeles County and USC hospitals. Circa 1989.KMDemonstrations--California--Los AngelesAIDS activists