MENDOCINO Co., 7/23/21 — To date, the total number of COVID-19 cases is 4,583 in Mendocino County and rising. For info on where to receive COVID-19 testing in Mendocino County, please visit the county’s testing website at: https://www.mendocinocounty.org/community/novel-coronavirus/covid-19-testing. For more info about COVID-19 vaccines, testing, and masking, contact the Mendocino County Public Health COVID-19 Call Center at (707) 472-2759 or visit: www.mendocinocounty.org/covid19
The following statement was issued this evening, from the Mendocino County Public Health Officer, Dr. Andy Coren:
Hello Mendocino County,
I am making this strong recommendation to you as your Public Health Officer and as a family doctor. I am very concerned about the increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in our county. In the past month we have seen the average new COVID cases triple from 3.7 to 11 per day and the number of people hospitalized has almost tripled from 5 to 14—numbers we have not seen since the terrible surge last winter.
The Delta Variant, which is now in our county, is twice as contagious, spreading to more people faster than we’ve seen before. It mostly targets the unvaccinated people but even vaccinated people who are immune-compromised (advanced age, some illnesses or medications) are at risk. COVID-19 is targeting younger adults and it is now the 10th leading cause of death in children.
Therefore, I am strongly recommending that everyone in our community (who is not exempt) WEAR A MASK INDOORS AND OUTSIDE in a crowd with unvaccinated people. Masks are proven to slow transmission to friends, family and the community. Masks should be 2-3 layers of cloth and should fit tightly over the nose and under the chin for optimal protection of those around you. People who need more protection should consider a more effective N95 type mask.
Masks will help control this pandemic. But vaccines can help get us back to normal. So GET VACCINATED NOW. Vaccines are extremely effective. Unvaccinated people get COVID 8 times more than vaccinated. And those who are vaccinated who get COVID have milder disease, rarely need the hospital and almost never die. Immunity obtained from the vaccine is greater and more reliable than getting COVID. The science behind the vaccines has been around for over 20 years and has been used successfully for influenza, rabies, ebola and others.
Vaccines are safe. There is no evidence that they change our DNA, tag or “chip” us or interfere with fertility. In fact, Infants and nursing babies whose mothers have been vaccinated get immune globulins that may protect them. American Academy of Family Practice, American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and the CDC all recommend vaccinating pregnant and nursing women. ‘Long COVID’ has already proven to be much worse than any long-term side effects of the vaccine. Bottom line: the risk of getting COVID is much greater than the vaccine.
Finally, if you get sick with even mild symptoms, STAY HOME and GET TESTED, even if you are vaccinated, so we can stop further transmission.
None of us want to get sick, get others sick, or go back to “lock-down mode” again. Our community successfully fought this pandemic last year by working together. If we follow these common sense, scientifically proven recommendations we can get control of this surge sooner and get back to normal again.
What a bunch of hogwash! Always talk about cases, never mention the millions that have recovered and have IMMUNITY! Never mention that vaxxed people are mostly the ones getting the virus! Never mention that messing around with a mask increases your chances of getting sick. Never mention things to increase or natural immunity like Vitamin D3. I also see they haven’t mentioned how many people have died taking the fake nonFDA approved experimental vax or how many suffer from side effects.
If this virus or any variant strain is SO contagious, then WHY aren’t the discarded masks everywhere on the ground being treated as Biologically hazardous waste??? Why the mask push to ‘protect’ if they don’t care about disposal?
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Normalcy for me,
Masks for thee.
Are you getting the picture yet?
Wear a mask – support communist dictatorship.
Display your social signaling; wear 5 masks while taking a knee to ccp.
Gaslighting brought to you by your local medical quackery.
Are masks “proven” to help slow the spread? Where is the medical literature to support this? The literature does not support those cloth diapers on your face slowing the spread. In fact, the literature does not support any of these measures slowing the spread. The literature supports that doing nothing, keeping business as usual, as no less effective than all of this nonsense you are doing. And, the literature supported masks as actually harmful to patients in the inpatient setting. I follow the literature!