Editor’s note: Mendocino Public Health published a COVID dashboard this afternoon, but after that 10 more positive cases of COVID were confirmed, and so the current dashboard does not reflect this, and we do not have detailed demographic data we use to put together graphs. We will have more data and graphs tomorrow once it’s fully updated.
WILLITS, 7/13/20 — With cases of COVID surging across the state and nation Governor Gavin Newsom announced today that he was rolling back reopening measures across the entire state, ordering that bars close entirely, and restaurants eliminate indoor dining among a slew of other restrictions. In counties that have been placed on the watchlist for dangerous COVID conditions either due to testing rates, or a dearth of available ICU beds, the governor has instituted additional restrictions including the closure of gyms, and indoor worship.
In addition the case count jumped today by another 14 cases. Yesterday saw a jump of 19 cases in the official count, a record number of new cases, with today’s additional 14, there have been 33 new positive tests recorded in the past three days, something of an acceleration of the pace at which new cases are coming in. Said the governor at the his noon update, “This virus is not going away anytime soon.”
Watch the governor’s press conference (read more below):
While Mendocino County is not currently on said watchlist, at the current pace of new COVID cases it is highly likely that the county could find itself on the list, and thus subject to greater restrictions, within a week. In a brief interview Mendocino County CEO Carmel Angelo said, “We have not been contacted by the state to say, but we have a good chance — we are at risk — of being on the watchlist. We’re supposed to [keep under] a 3% increase in our cases and we’re at 3.1% [growth].”
Dr. Noemi Doohan, public health officer for Mendocino County, has already promulgated a new public health order which brings the county orders into concordance with the states and goes into effect tonight at 11:59 p.m. That order places the following restrictions on activities in Mendocino County, per state orders:
- Bars, brewpubs, and pubs must close all operations, indoor and outdoor.
- Restaurants must ceases indoor operation, but can have outdoor dining, delivery, take-out, and drive-through.
- Movie theaters close, with the exception of outdoor movies, or presumably drive in theaters.
- Wineries and tasting rooms must close indoor operations, but may continue to operate outdoors without having to serve food
- Zoos and museums must close indoor operation.
- Card rooms must close indoor operation.
- Family entertainment centers, such as batting cages, arcades, and min-gold must close indoor operation.
If the county does find itself on the watchlist, the new restrictions will be placed on the following industries unless they can convert to outdoor activity: Gyms, houses of worship, the offices of non-essential industries (currently many offices have been reopened, nail salons, tattoo parlors and other “personal care services,” hair salons, and indoor malls.
In describing these news closures at his press conference Newsom explained that some counties are already beginning to see shortages of ventilators, a machine that in effect pumps the lungs of the most dire COVID patients so that they can breath — without sufficient supply of these machines a much higher percentage of people will die of the disease, and the worldwide shortage of such machines is often cited as a reason for attempting to flatten the curve. Though the likelihood of dying of the coronavirus disease is around 1% with treatment, it may be as high as 5% without effective treatment, and as cases spike hospitals become overrun with cases, forcing the rationing of medical equipment. Such rationing occurred in New York and in parts of Europe during the initial spring surge in cases. At such hospitals patients over a certain age, or with comorbidities were denied access to these potentially life saving technologies, with preference given to younger and healthier patients who stood a better chance of surviving.
According to Newsom hospitals in Placer and Butte counties are seeing a squeeze on ICU capacity, indicating that a surge of patients could overwhelm those hospitals and force transfers to other counties. According to the governor Lake County is also seeing a tightening of capacity.
The governor also pointed out that the hoped for warm weather decline has not materialized, and that this surge is taking place during triple digit weather across the country, in both humid and dry places.
Health officials across the state are already citing festivities over the Fourth of July Weekend as a contributing factor to this new surge. Speaking on the issued of people taking proper precautions such as wearing masks, and avoiding crowds, the governor said, “The data suggests not everybody’s following common sense.”
Read the revised public health order, in a redline version, below, if you have trouble seeing the PDF follow this link.71320UpdatedHOStage3OrderR
why is Gavin newsom smiling during the whole conference?
Because he is evil. Psychopaths commonly grin when they’re “having their way” with victims. Bill Gates is another one, smiling (or even giggling) while talking about gravely serious matters.
Gov. Nuisance is happy that his winery isn’t failing like all the other businesses he has shut down.
146 identified cases of CONVID-19 over about four and a half months since the first few were tested in Mendo County. The seemingly precipitous upsurge is because more people are being tested. One unfortunate death of an 80 year old man (who may or may not have died from C-19), very few hospitalized, most recovered, many had no symptoms… kinda like an ordinary flu year. Meanwhile the deaths nationwide—in spite of pumped up numbers attributing every fatality to the virus—have been diminishing. But be on the lookout for the next “wave,” which will be exacerbated by 5G as they continue to roll it out as fast as they can. (The viral hot spots occurred in cities and regions where 5G has been fully implemented, and the countries with no 5G have had hardly any cases.)
Be careful buying into the “5G is causing/making worse COVID-19” hoax. It’s deliberate disinformation to make those who advocate it look stupid.
Many places with very serious outbreaks (e.g., most of Iran) do NOT have 5G, on any frequencies, deployed.
Further, most “5G” currently is using the same old UHF TV bands repurposed for advanced 4G LTE (e.g., 600MHz/700MHz). The potentially dangerous mid- and high-band 5G frequencies are still very limited in deployment.
Right now, we’re seeing an erosion of the truth possibly unprecedented in human history. Along with the government-approved conspiracy theories and idiot cult propaganda, we’re seeing A LOT of deliberate misinformation from phonies claiming to be “helping us.”
I got my information about the relationship of 5G to disease hot spots from Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, who backs his data with sources. There is a difference between “causing” and “making worse” and, telecom industry claims to the contrary, there is a mountain of research corroborating the deleterious effects of RF/EMF on biological entities. I have a heart arrhythmia that ramps up around high EMF fields. Dr. Klinghardt also has data showing that the worst cases are in countries that chlorinate the public water supply. There are probably other contributing factors, including glyphosate, mercury, etc. There is no doubt, though, that 4G has had an extreme effect on both mental and physical health, and 5G will take it far beyond.
There are definitely agents provocateurs trolling the Internet, but keep in mind that the intention is to plant in people’s minds the notion that a plausible claim about anything (vaccine toxicity, terrorist attacks, nuclear radiation, etc.) is just wild-eyed hysteria. Add further ridicule comparing the claim with a dollop of flat-earth theory and alien abductions and the whole postulation is dismissed as silly conspiracy twaddle for weak minds. As always, the truth must be separated from the chaff.
I respect that you have well-researched the topic.
The fact that microwave radiation (including mobile telephony) induces both physical and psychological effects is well-known, and the latter has been well-known since the Russians aimed microwave antennae at the US Embassy in Moscow in the 1970s (anxiety, depression, and worse). So I definitely agree with you on that. Microwave radiation is emitted ubiquitously by industries that represent hundreds of billions of dollars worldwide, so real science on its effects is definitely going to be suppressed and opposed rabidly (we both know that). But enough is out there that tells us it’s not good for us, and, the talking point about “microwaves are not ionizing, so they’re harmless” has been demonstrated to be utter BS.
I work in IT, have a long history with IT, have a Master’s in a related field, and have long experience with telephony (hard line and mobile). I reject the 5G theories since I have closely followed the actual deployment here in America, and worldwide. The effects of current 5G are identical to that of 4G LTE, and close for previous mobile telephony deployments. I have not seen any evidence of correlation between 5G deployment, on any bandwidth (low-, mid- or high-), and when I have done cursory research, the theory was disproven entirely.
Personally, I think the accelerated rollout of 5G right now (which I have also noticed) involves creating the infrastructure for Total Information Awareness (a StasiNet to monitor everything we all do all the time), rather than causing or exacerbating disease.
As for the increasing numbers, of course we are going to see lots more “positive COVID-19 cases” if testing is greatly increased. What we do not see is an increase in the death rate – and if the media were honest, they’d point that out. I wish an antigen test were reliable and widely available, because it would put an end to the nonsense about SARS 2 being this uniquely dangerous pathogen. Almost certain a majority of folks will be positive for an antigen test, since we’ve already been infected.