UPDATE 8/18/21 — According to the August 18 case count update from Mendocino County Public Health, the announcement of 113 cases on August 17 was in error — however, no additional information as to the error was provided. Public Health’s Facebook post states that the previous day’s count was in fact 78 new cases, which would have put it at the second highest daily case rate since the previous peak of 95. However, today’s positive case rate was 89. That means the three highest daily case rates recorded in Mendocino County since the start of the pandemic have all occurred since August 12.
Here’s the latest Facebook post from Public Health:
UPDATE 9:50 p.m. — Mendocino County has just released the new daily positive COVID-19 case count, which sets a new peak of 113 cases. The previous peak was 95 cases on August 12; before that the previous high had been 57 cases on several days during the winter surge in December, 2020 and January, 2021.
According to the county’s post on social media, that brings the average daily case rate to more than 45 positive cases daily. There are 23 people in the hospital and six in the ICU, a slight decline in overall hospitalizations since the weekend, and 453 people in isolation.
Here’s the county’s Facebook post from August 17, and the original article covering today’s COVID-19 fatality and hospital capacity below:
MENDOCINO Co., 8/17/21 — A 49 year old man from Ukiah has died from COVID-19, the second death in Mendocino County reported in as many days, the fourth in August, and the sixth in the recent surge. The man was not vaccinated, according to the county’s announcement (see below). Sixty-five additional cases were reported over the weekend.
The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Howard Memorial hospital in Willits is full and Adventist Health hospitals in Mendocino County reached a greater number of admissions this weekend than at any other point since the COVID-19 pandemic started. At the regular Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, Public Health Officer Dr. Andy Coren warned of a “hospital crisis brewing,” explaining that the strain on staffing and bed capacity due to the COVID-19 surge across the county and region could mean residents seeking surgeries or non-COVID medical attention may face difficulty finding timely care.
Coren told supervisors the current average daily positive case rate was around 37.5 positive cases this past week, which he said was six times the average daily positive case rate from one month ago, and there are now double the number of hospital admissions compared to the winter surge. He added that Mendocino County was not the worst county in the region in terms of numbers of positive cases, and several patients from nearby counties were currently in local hospitals — although several Mendocino County residents were in out-of-county hospitals.
Judson Howe, president of Adventist Health in Mendocino County, said local hospitals had reached a peak number of 27 patients over the weekend, and that there was “significant fatigue” amongst staff. Howe explained that Adventist was coordinating between different individual hospitals to ensure adequate resources, noting Ukiah had several beds remaining, and the hospital on the coast had 75% ICU capacity. Mendocino County has a total of 16 ICU beds.
Over 85% of current admissions are amongst unvaccinated people, and Adventist Health has had to delay or cancel life saving surgeries due to the current surge, said Howe, calling the situation emotional. Adventist Heath’s Dr. Bessant Parker explained that there is no pediatric ICU in the county, and so any children needing intubation due to COVID-19 would need to be transferred to regional hospitals.
Dr. Doohan noted the surge driven by the delta variant in Mendocino County is “quite alarming,” and added “we’re calling it the fourth surge,” or “the surge of the unvaccinated.” She said that many people were continuing to go to work and gathering while positive for COVID-19, which was leading to further cases, and advised people that while vaccination was not “completely protective,” it was extremely effective in preventing fatalities from the virus.
More about the surge is in our previous article from August 16. Here’s the announcement from the county:
Public Notice: Mendocino County Public Health has been notified of another Mendocino County resident who has been lost to the COVID-19 Virus. We send our condolences to his family and friends.
A 49 year old Ukiah man has been confirmed as Mendocino County’s 56th death. At this time
Public Health asks all Mendocino County residents to exercise caution when placing themselves in situations that could expose them to COVID-19, especially considering the new more infectious Delta variant. Mendocino County Public Health asks that you follow all CDC and CDPH guidance’s at this time. Vaccination, masking and social distancing remain the best options for combating the Covid-19 Virus.
The individual in question was not vaccinated.
If you have no isolated, certified reference materials, you can’t develop a legitimate analysis test. And this is exactly what the FDA admits in its own documents, which state that since covid-19 viruses weren’t available for the development of the PCR test, they “simulated” it by using human cells and gene bank coronavirus fragments. From the FDA’s own document:
Since no quantified virus isolates of the 2019-nCoV were available for CDC use at the time the test was developed and this study conducted, assays designed for detection of the 2019-nCoV RNA were tested with characterized stocks of in vitro transcribed full length RNA … spiked into a diluent consisting of a suspension of human A549 cells and viral transport medium (VTM) to mimic clinical specimen.
Which test are you using to determine a “covid19 death”?
Vaccinated can pass on covid with no warning because they don’t feel sick. An people are still dying with it. Both vaccinated an not.
If you are allergic to most prescribed meds how do you know the shot won’t kill or disable you? Why aren’t the health professionals giving good info on making your immune system strong.
I know people that have gotten covid twice. So what’s the answer.
These are untested drugs.
Proceed with caution doctors, clinics and hospital administrators — medical malpractice class action.
If you are being out- smarted by a virus than sorry to say ,you are dumber than a plant.
Sad to see this bogus narrative about the pandemic of the unvaccinated. This article is very important for dispelling the data manipulation going on.
Regulatory capture is a real thing that affects every aspect of government. It’s how corporations get their way in this modern world.
If you think Pfizer and Moderna and the rest of the big pharmaceutical companies care about us I ask you this:
Which is a better business model, curing disease or lifetime treatments?
Courage is needed against this massive psychological campaign fear and terror for profit.
I guess I do not care if I seem smart or dumb, relative to my survival. If I look at the past, I see that vaccinations have saved many lives (polio, smallpox, tuberculosis). I see that in the past these diseases killed many people; my own 2nd great grandmother died of tuberculosis at 28, and many people died of it back then. You did not have to be poor or underprivileged, just unlucky enough to get the disease. Since I can see that these diseases mostly no longer exist, I have to surmise that vaccination and proper medication and sanitary practices got rid of them. I can then extrapolate that the same is most likely true regarding Covid-19. I am not a genius, just an ordinary person using logic. I believe the key to survival in general is a mild attitude that accepts facts as they are without elaborating too exhaustively on conspiracies and the bad intent of others. If there is bad intent, so be it, I will still take my chances with logic.
It’s these unvaccinated and anti-mask trump supporters that are ruining Mendocino county. That are getting our friends, family, coworkers and neighbors sick.
oh ok, suure we believe you….
Wow . just wow … Statistics say covid death rate is around 2% in the US. LESS in California. Geniuses who compare this to polio or smallpox VACCINES dont know that this isnt even a real vaccine in the true sense of vaccines. That is why you still catch it if you are vaxxed. If you are really worried about spike,write congress and tell them to CLOSE THE BORDER. SERIOUSLY
Courtesy of Brittany Mayer speaker San Diego BOS wuhan flu mtg.
“America is not a hospital,” she starts off by telling the board. “This is a constitutional republic that guarantees protection of individual liberty, freedom and due process.”
“San Diego is not a hospital floor that we have collectively checked into, that we collectively have checked into that subjects all patients to equiably subscribed medical care without due process” she continues.
“Our constitution does not secure for government power to impose forced equity in medical mandates. There are 3.338 million people in San Diego county, 3,811 people have died with Covid, of whom 96% had comorbidities, median age 77. That is a totally fatality rate of 0.1%!”
“WE REMOVE CONSENT from treating us like patients in a hospital ward!” she concludes, raising her voice at the end of her speech. “We are done, the consent of the governed is removed. We will not comply. We do not consent. Nathan Fletcher you are on notice. We will constitutionally remove all petty tyrants beginning now.”
Waking up Mendocino.
Again we were asked to mask and told that “vaccination, masking, social distancing remain the best options for combating the Covid 19 virus”
After almost two years into the pandemic, it should be clear that the current strategies are only prolonging the inevitable (and possibly selecting for more infectious variants).
Either the majority of the population will get vaccinated or will get sick .
Imposing restrictions again will only create more resentment among those that have done their civic duty (got vaccinated) towards those that are still unvaccinated.
The restrictions will only protect the bottom line of the hospital-industrial complex that does not want to expand capacity —it is not profitable to treat Covid patients.
Let the people make their own risk assessment. If the unvaccinated want to take the risk of getting sick and not having treatments available —that needs to be their choice in a free society.
Let’s learn to live with the virus —rather than trying to “combat” it. That change in the paradigm will open up better strategies and a clearer vision about how to deal with the next wave or the next pandemic.