MENDOCINO Co., 12/20/21 — More than two-thirds of Mendocino County’s eligible residents are fully vaccinated, including more than half of minors ages 12 to 17, Public Health Officer Dr. Andrew Coren said Friday during a press conference. New daily case rates remain persistently high, however, and the hospitals are nearly full. With the Omicron variant confirmed in California, Coren expects a holiday surge, potentially worse than last year’s, and described this moment as a “calm before the storm.”
“The outlook for the new year looks ominous,” Coren said. “The presence of Covid is expected to increase tremendously.”
Our daily new positive case rate in Mendocino County has varied “erratically” over the last month, Coren said, ranging from 11 confirmed cases per day to 22. Vaccination rates have improved dramatically since the Covid-19 vaccine was approved for minors 5-years-old and above, however, with 69% of eligible residents fully vaccinated and about 54% of children ages 12 to 17. Coren said there have been three outbreaks confirmed so far in schools, but all of them were resolved by Friday. Mendocino County’s hardest-hit demographic continues to be the Native American community, due in part to low vaccination rates.
“I’m begging you to vaccinate,” Coren said. “Use your masks. Stay home if you’re sick.” On a personal note, however, he advised against verbal confrontations over vaccination with loved ones over the holidays. “I really warn against arguments, because in an argument people dig their heels in.”
As of December 15, the California Department of Public Health has mandated masks be work indoors regardless of vaccination status until January 15; see the announcement here.
It had been five weeks since the county’s last public health update on the state of the pandemic before the Dec. 17 press conference. The first part of that hiatus was planned for just two weeks over the Thanksgiving holiday, but dragged on inexplicably into mid-December. When asked to explain, Coren stated his absence was prolonged due to a respiratory illness — but not Covid-19. He did, however, have an audible cough. The next public health update is scheduled for Jan. 7, 2022, more than two weeks from today.
As of Monday, Mendocino County had logged 8,475 confirmed cases of Covid-19 — the vast majority of which infected residents ages 19 to 49. There were two Covid-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, and five more hospitalized but not in ICU. We have suffered 103 deaths so far, including several late last week. There have been 670 “breakthrough” infections documented among fully vaccinated individuals.
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I think the covid virus could be considered endemic now. We all have a likelyhood of coming into contact with it at some point, that is why I think vaccination is a good idea. So case numbers to me aren’t nearly as important as hospitalizations and deaths from covid. Frankly due to our good vaccination rates in county I don’t expect a surge greater than last year, my outlook for the new year isn’t ominous and I have heard nothing about hospitals being full. I understand it is expected that omicron will be the dominant strain and symptoms are milder & less deadly especially with vaccines. So remember this is the season to be jolly. Enjoy the holidays with your loved ones, be considerate, healthy and help make the new year better.
The war against COVID-19 is not meant to be won. It is meant to be continuous.
It will never end until the People END IT. NON-compliance is one of the keys. DO NOT test, DO NOT take their Liquid Idol sham “vaccines.”
Newspeak to English translation:
Commissar Coren spews what he is expected to spew, as provided to him by the CDPH and the Centers for Deception and Control.
You must worship the Liquid Idol, including all “boosters” (to profits), even though the sham “vaccines” clearly do not work.
You must continue the meaningless charade of masking and “social distancing.”
Thats what all the (((cohens))) said last winter.
Report immediately to the “Quarantine Center” for “treatment.”
When the redwood valley grocery store has wear mask to enter on its front door in walks several sheriff deputies all without mask going about. ..come on! Let’s all try our best to provide a safe environment for everyone else who are following mask rules. Safe distance wear mask be kind show respect of others.
Be kind by minding your own business.
Respect others by allowing them to CHOOSE what medical products they wish to use, or not.
Covid is not a political rights issue. The virus does not play that human game. It plays nature’s survival game. It is a personal health issue and if you are not 100 percent sure you need to take measures to try to prevent it from happening to you, just talk to someone who has been hospitalized and lived through it. Omicron may be less serious but not if you have other health issues so why gamble with your health. Anyone not know this? The uninformed, the misinformed and the lazy among us shall be taken like the wolves gathering around the confused elk who has strayed away from the safety of the herd. Nature’s way of thinning the herd is a good analogy for how the virus affects our human society. Herd immunity comes to mind.