Five more Positive Cases and Second Death Today

Press release from Humboldt County COVID19 – Joint Information Center:

Public Health Lab reportA second death due to COVID-19 was recorded today, and Humboldt County’s case count rose to 86 as five new positives were confirmed.

The individual who died was a very elderly resident of Alder Bay Assisted Living.

“This second death is a stark reminder of the severity of this virus,” Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich said. “Older individuals and those with chronic illnesses are most at risk of serious illness.”

Of the five new cases, one is a worker at Alder Bay, three are contacts of a known case and one is under investigation.—

Total new positive cases confirmed on May 19: 5

Daily COVID-19 case report for May 19

  • Total number of confirmed cases: 86
  • Total number of recovered cases: 59
  • Total number of hospitalizations: 11
  • Total number of deaths: 2

Transmission information for all known cases

  • Contact to a Known Case: 46
  • Travel-Acquired: 24
  • Community Transmission: 14
  • Under Investigation: 2

Total number of people tested by Public Health Laboratory: 2,497

Total number of people tested by all other sources: 2,148
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, California Department of Public Health and commercial labs)

The Public Health Laboratory currently has a capacity of approximately 2,000 tests and can process about 65 samples a day with an approximate turnaround time of 48 to 72 hours.

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  • 🕯🌳Prayers and condolences to both of the families of the victims. If you feel like a majority of the people in Congress then it’s only the elderly that’s being effected so let the young ones go back to work. Hmmmmmm. 🐸🌍🖖Who holds the majority in Congress?🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  • William Shakespeare

    It’s going to get worse before it gets better..😷😷😷😷😷

  • Can we close the County to all Natives from the idiotic tribes that are opening casinos? Also close the roads that lead to the casinos on the County side of the reservation/rancheria? These idiots are even planning to have senior only hours. That’s exactly what seniors need to be enticed to do. Better change the BINGO cards to COVID cards while they are at it. Another example of Native tribes more interested in money than safety.

    • in reality we should just lock all the elderly people in the casinos til this is over. Problem solved.

      • Reply to Mike. Are you serious? What a rude crude thing to say!

        • I think some people are just tired of the ineptitude of those people who are making economic viability almost impossible. There is a long tradition of the elderly and poverty stricken being underrepresented in every way by our society.

          Mikes blowing off steam, and tired of the BS we’ve been forced to swallow. Those in government should have their pay cut, period, and maybe lose that cosy pension. You can’t spend money without it coming back to haunt the next generation of tax indentured servants of the political spend a holics.

          You need to worry about the people virtue signaling like they are crack fiends…

          Fricken travesty….

        • Why is it crude? We let prisoners out of jail because being trapped in such a small space is a “death sentence” but you leave your grandparents in a similar space and pretend to be shocked when they die. If anything my idea offers compassion. They need space and activities, to be safe from the virus and for mental health to keep from dying from depression after we have abandoned them for their own “safety” in their cess pool of a nursing home. And aparently were mad at the casinos for ebdanging life’s, 2 birds one stone. Temporality confiscate the casinos, put the vulnerable in them for increased safety, get employees who’ve already had the virus for their increased immunity to tend to them, put the national guard around the casino to keep isolation from the virus til we build herd immunity keeping everyone safe. How is this a bad plan?

    • They insist they are not under California’s jurisdiction. And I doubt whether Newsome will take them one.

    • I totally agree with you Alf, like they really need the money…

    • Idiotic tribes? C’mon dude…..these people took care of this place for millennia and left it beautiful….. look what we’ve done to it in a mere 150 years…. don’t say idiotic tribes….that’s very offensive

  • The Real Brian

    I’m sorry if I’ve missed it, but what is Humboldt’s bed capacity and ventilator capacity?

    • The numbers have gone up and I don’t have the recent ones. However, Humboldt’s attestation to the state says, “Beyond in-hospital surge beds, our County has worked with the two largest hospitals to
      develop substantial bed capacity beyond hospital walls. Mad River Community Hospital has
      an alternate care site (ACS) for overflow of medical surgical patients during a COVID-19
      surge and would make requests to the MHOAC program, through logistics in the County
      EOC to assist with supplies and set up an additional 30 to 50 beds on or adjacent to their
      campus if needed. St. Joseph Hospital–Eureka will oversee operations at an ACS with EOC
      support on our county fairgrounds and can serve 96 additional low acuity COVID-19
      patients. Our ACS capacity effectively doubles our in-hospital surge capacity.”

      • The Real Brian


        Thanks. I appreciate that feedback.

      • Put him in prison

        CDC, the WHO and anything involving Bill and Melinda Gates in anyway is fake news and propganda. Bill Gates owns both of those and well as financed the lab in Wuhan and couldn’t even graduate college but wants to sell you all his vaccines. Only an idiot can’t seewhat’s happening people. He created and released the germ making billions off it and now he will make billions infecting you with his cyrtocurrency vaccine. If you haven’t figured this out by now then your really behind the times.

        • But if you do believe this stuff, then you are living in another world. Don’t believe everything you think. Trying to make a conspiracy out of volcanic eruption makes more sense.

          • Or you are brainwashed by fake news and television

          • The Real Brian

            Gill Bates is behind the anniversary of Mt. St. Helens.

            There was never an eruption, just anniversaries.

            It was explained in a unfilmed twilight zone episode, and the Simpsons of course.

        • The Real Brian

          Gill Bates is a distraction.

          The Cookie Monster and Big Bird, and Lisa Simpson are the ones running the show.

          If you haven’t figured this out by now, you’re behinder on the times.w

  • Please Check One

    Can someone please define “very elderly”?
    The first victim was 97. May we know the age of the second victim (may they rest in peace)?
    Condolences to the friends and family. Very sad.

    • Probably around the same age. I’m guessing they were in their 90s


    • Somehow this is important to you? You are an ignorant person if you think that has significance.
      The important issue here is that the person WAS INFECTED BY SOMEONE who may go on to infect others. Maybe you

  • 🕯🌳Now think people not all elderly are in care homes. Some are in your own houses. So even if your mildly sick with the virus you can still infect someone you love or a person walking down the street. Don’t get me wrong I see the need to start your businesses get your jobs back but everyone’s so spooked by this thing it’s still going to be awhile before things actually get back to any kind of normalizing. 🖖🌍🐸

  • What this indicates to me is that it is far too early to relax the SIP rule or open any non essential businesses.

    • Readbetweenthelines

      Every things needs to open ASAP!

      • back when my mother was in assisted living in Kansas the turnover rate for employees was 80% what is it here now in Humboldt. Not the kind of stats the county wants u to see.

      • Don’t forget they didn’t pass away peacefully. They probably suffered immensely. They didn’t deserve for their lives to end like that.

        • How many people die peacefully. How many people live into their 90s

          • The Real Brian

            My grandparents died peacefully, in their 90’s, in their beds, at their homes and with family holding their hands.

            And yes, I think we all were lucky for that and I give thanks.

  • • H.R.6666 (TRACE) Act was introduced by IL Rep. Bobby Rush for a $100 billion grant to NGOs and organizations to carry out contract tracing throughout the U.S. just months after attending the Aspen Institute’s conference in Africa which was paid for in part by Bill Gates, Rockefellers, and the Democracy Fund.

    • Dr. Paul Farmer of Partners in Health was also at the Aspen Institute with Bobby Rush, who is currently running the contact tracing program in Massachusetts and beyond. Dr. Jonathan Epstein of EcoHealth Alliance whose $3.7 million NIH funding was recently cut off due to ties to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, was also in attendance, among others.

    • Former World Bank President and co-founder of Partners in Health Jim Yong Kim is the man contacting governors to implement the contact tracing program in multiple states.

    • Bill Gates has funded Partners in Health over $44 million between the Gates Foundation and Global Fund, and goes back decades with this group, working on numerous agendas and initiatives together. Chelsea Clinton is also on the board of trustees of PIH.

    • There are over 60 companies rolling out tracing apps and getting people to register, while RFID/NFC syringes are being manufactured by the millions for a future vaccine.

    From early on, everyone was told that Google was working on an app that people could “voluntarily opt into” that would allow them to register their information and get notified if they come in close proximity to those who test positive for COVID-19. They portrayed it as a helpful safety tool for all (that tracks you), but they most certainly didn’t want to infringe on anyone’s privacy, so it would therefore be “voluntary” – until it wasn’t. This was merely a dipping of everyone’s toes into the pool of shit that was coming down the pike.
    Over 60 Companies on Board

    There are already over 60 companies pushing everything from cell phone apps to other ways of tracking COVID-positive people, along with anyone who signs up, under the guise of returning society to ‘normal’ in a “controlled, measurable, and privacy-preserving way.” They allege that this ‘Covid Credentials Initiative’ is a “direct response from many calls for an ‘immunity passport,’ a digital certificate that lets individuals prove (and request proof from others) that they’ve recovered after testing negative, have tested positive for antibodies, or have received a vaccination, once one is available. By proving some level of immunity, individuals will be able to begin participating in everyday life again.” Let’s all pause for a good laugh. The “digital certificate” was a Gates brainstorm, so the “many calls” for this they allegedly received, were likely very few, and this mind manipulation tactic of being able to participate in everyday life again is a crock of shit to scare everyone into complying.
    (D-IL) Rep. Bobby Rush’s H.R.6666 (TRACE) Act

    Is it a mere coincidence that Microsoft filed a ‘cryptocurrency system using body activity data’ patent WO2020060606 in June 2019 that was just published March 26, 2020? Just imagine a future where AI data mines your body activity to verify you for cryptocurrency exchanges. What could possibly go wrong? Is that where all of this is leading? It will make more sense after reading this entire report.

    Then, on May 1, 2020 Rep. Bobby Rush introduced the H.R.6666 TRACE Act. Between the patent and the TRACE Act, that’s just a heck of a lot of sixes. Mere synchronicity?

    Bobby and 44 of his Democrat friends and one Republican from New Jersey would like a cool $100 BILLION dollar grant program for local organizations to hire, train, and pay individuals to run mobile testing units and conduct door-to-door outreach, as well as monitor and quarantine.

    And that fast, just 13 days after the TRACE Act was introduced, Nancy Pelosi snuck it into her new 1,815-page draft for a $3 trillion coronavirus package, requesting $75 billion for “Covid-19 testing, tracing and isolation efforts.” Once again, this package is another wish list that also aims to prohibit voter id requirements to obtain a ballot. It will likely be rewritten several times before anything is hashed out, but people need to stay on top of sounding the alarm bell when it comes to them sneaking the TRACE Act into this next package.

    from a conservative site

    • The Real Brian

      More Gill Bates conspiracie$$$!

      Gill bates has gills and is actually Aquamans nemesis who is here from the depths of Atlantisia to take over and destroy the 2nd and terd amendments.

      He destroyed my links, so trust me.

    • Yes, we all know conservative sites are full of crazy conspiracy theories… the product of dark minds. But thanks for sharing that one.

      Out here in the real world, some things are just as they appear to be, and are not powered by the sinister forces of imaginary demons.

      • The Real Brian

        Some conservatives and liberals live in comic book make believe land.

        Where complexities of history, society, government and humankind can be summed up with Simpsons quotes, 62 questions (no desire to hear 1 answer) , no links, 1 or 2 names of rich democrats or computer geeks and a whole lotta whining.

        It’s an amazing, albeit sad, look at human psychology..

      • No you assume all conspiracies are conservative so you call the sites where they appear conservative. Actually a Bill Gates conspiracy seems more of the liberal brand of paranoia- the anti corporation, anti rich people paranoia that permeates socialists thinking.

    • i am always amused by you guys who think everything is rigged but think nothing of posting nut ball conspiracy theories taken from the internet which has more snake oil and conspiracy looney tunes than any other single source. At least post the name of this font of foolishness so we can judge its veracity.

    • Would a liberal site actually publish this news?

      $ome news is antithetical to the mission of team trying to take power, or hold on to power.

      • Because it is not news.

        • There are always those who have trouble with the ideas of chaos, uncertainty or even human nature. They tend to construct a vision of rich people with evil intentions conquering a world of ignorant, innocent victims… Oh. Yes. Socialists.

  • Bobby Rush Has Been Busy

    • Rush has a history of pay-to-play.

    • Rush was a Pastor at the Beloved Community Christian Church in Chicago, where non-profit organizations complained about Rush’s inordinate amount of government aid he received. By 2013, they had racked up $195,000 in tax delinquencies that went back a decade, including property tax, income tax, and employee withholding tax. As of 2018, five percent of Rush’s congressional salary is being garnished to repay more than $1 million he owed on a delinquent loan.

    • Rush was a participant in the Aspen Institute Congressional Program for Africa’s Economic, Security, and Development Challenges and the U.S. Role, which took place August 12-19, 2019 in Kigali, Musanze, and Muhanga, Rwanda. There were seven other participants from the U.S. Congress, all of whom were Democrats from CA, IL, NY, and MO, except for Republican Fred Upton from Michigan, who was the former chairman of the committee on energy and commerce.

    There were a handful of speakers in attendance, including Madeleine Albright who served under President Bill Clinton and received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama, Peggy Clark who received a presidential award for excellence in microenterprise from Bill Clinton, and Mary Robinson the former President of Ireland from 1990-1997 who also received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.

    Who else was in attendance? Dr. Paul Farmer from Partners in Health who is running a massive scale contact tracing program in multiple states, two representatives from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and a dozen other scholars. It was a cozy group of about 45.

    Who funded Bobby Rush’s expenses in part or in full for this trip, via the Aspen Institute, to the tune of over $19,000? The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund Foundation, Democracy Fund Foundations, and Eleanor Crook Foundation.

    Who’s taking the bet on pay-to-play with this $100 billion-dollar grant aiming to fund non-profits and other organizations to run contact tracing clear across the country? Dr. Paul Farmer is already rolling out a program in Massachusetts and multiple other states through his Partners in Health non-profit, and with the millions going into their “army,” a federal grant sure would come in handy. Meanwhile, co-founder of Partners in Health and former World Bank President Jim Yong Kim continues to work with governors across the country to setup contact tracing on a larger scale. It kind of takes one back to the days of Haiti, when the Clintons were sure to line Paul Farmer’s pockets there as well, or Africa where Bill Gates continues to line their pockets.


    • I worry more about Facebook’s grant program than the usual Washington insider political-business machine.

  • Has CNN or Pelosi mentioned any of this to you? Maybe this is why no one will tell you what the plan is.

    Are you old enough to remember this?

    Tuskegee syphilis experiment
    1932—1972 human experiment in Alabama, USA

    The Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the African American Male was a clinical study conducted between 1932 and 1972.

    Or What about this

    Operation Sea-Spray – Wikipedia

    Operation Sea-Spray was a 1950 U.S. Navy secret experiment in which Serratia marcescens and Bacillus globigii bacteria were sprayed over the San Francisco …

    Even today we are being sprayed …with what?

    Don’t worry THEY wouldn’t lie to you or keep you in the dark.

  • A Scholar from EcoHealth Alliance was Also in Attendance with Bobby Rush – $3.7m EcoHealth Alliance Grant from NIH was Cut Off Due to Ties to Wuhan Institute of Virology

    Another scholar at this event Bobby Rush attended, that was funded by Bill Gates and friends, was Dr. Jonathan Epstein who is the Vice President for Science and Outreach of EcoHealth Alliance, founded in 1971. He is a veterinarian and disease ecologist who studies emerging zoonotic viruses such as Nipah and Ebola, along with SARS, MERS, and coronavirus. His specialty is bats. “In 2004, Dr. Epstein was part of a team of Chinese, Australian, and American scientists that identified horseshoe bats as the natural wildlife reservoir for SARS coronavirus in China. He also worked on the first team to investigate animal reservoirs of MERS coronavirus in Saudi Arabia, following its discovery in 2012.”

    EcoHealth Alliance is the non-profit that received the $3.7 million NIH grant back in 2014 to study the coronavirus and had been working with the Wuhan Institute of Virology. EcoHealth Alliance’s President Dr. Peter Daszak said that none of the funds were given to the Wuhan Institute, but after Trump raised concerns, NIH contacted EcoHealth and instructed them to halt spending the remaining grant and that they were pulling their five-year grant that was just reauthorized in 2019. Daszak also stated that EcoHealth was spending $100,000 a year to collaborate with the Wuhan Institute, which was always preapproved by NIH. They used a portion of the grant funds to run genetic sequences of two bat coronaviruses that they discovered, which have since been used as lab tools to test the antiviral drug Remdesivir.

    EcoHealth works in nearly 30 countries studying emerging pandemic threats. They have over 20 science and policy advisors, including individuals from the National Institutes of Health, World Health Organization, CDC, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

    In addition to NIH funding, the EcoHealth Alliance has played a vital role in the ‘Emerging Pandemic Threats PREDICT-I’ and ‘PREDICT-II’ program with USAID, universities and other NGOs. This dates back to 2009. Between 2009-2018, $195 million has been disbursed and funds continue to be dispersed through 2020. In their Road to EPT-2 document, they state that EPT-1 was to support the World Health Organization, who is currently under investigation and the Trump administration has halted funding to them. They “targeted 25 laboratories in 20 EPT-2 focus countries for enhanced capacities in handling, diagnosing and characterization of known high consequence and novel viruses in wildlife (PREDICT and CDC).”

    The funds for the program come out of the Department of State Global Health Programs and the “partner” listed for the funds is the University of California at Davis. There are several organizations and universities involved in these programs, so the funds surely get divided up amongst them. PREDICT I ran from 2009-2013 and each year there was a single grant. In 2014, PREDICT II rolled out, and in 2015 the funding distribution suddenly changed from a single grant to $13.6 million designated to the “world” and 14 individual grants to locations all throughout Africa totaling an additional $49 million, with the grant partner still listed as the University of California at Davis. WHY was there a massive increase in funding in 2015, and why did the distribution change? Was it to spread the funds out so the total disbursement amount wasn’t a red flag or were funds increased due to Ebola? Either way, $62 million in one year, despite skipping payouts in 2016, is still far greater than any other year to date.

    2009 – $11m
    2010 – $15m
    2011 – $17.7m
    2012 – $21.5m
    2013 – $9.6m
    2014 – $13.6m
    2015 – $62 million
    2016 – $0
    2017 – $20.6m from 4 disbursements
    2018 – $23.6m from 6 disbursements
    2019 – $11m from 26 disbursements
    2020 is still rolling out, but they’ve already disbursed close to $2m

    Whereas the grant was “cut off” to EcoHealth Alliance from NIH, due to their affiliation with the Wuhan Institute of Virology, one wonders if the Trump administration is also looking into the funding from the Department of State listed above?

    In 2018, while co-founder of Partners in Health Jim Yong Kim was the president of the World Bank, they released the ‘One Health Operational Framework for Strengthening Human, Animal, and Environmental Public Health Systems at Their Interface,’ with EcoHealth Alliance. This entire 152-page document is about ‘One Health,’ which originated out of a Wildlife Conservation Society conference at Rockefeller University in 2004, and its aim is to reduce risks of infectious diseases at the animal-human-ecosystems interface. It is a collaboration between the World Bank, WHO, UNICEF, CDC, FAO, OIE, other partners, NGOs.

    To summarize, Bobby Rush has a long history of pay to play and disregarding paying taxes of any kind. Just last August, he traveled to Africa for an Aspen Institute congressional conference of approximately 45 individuals and spent time with Obama and Clinton award winners, Dr. Paul Farmer from Partners in Health who is currently running the contact tracing program in Massachusetts while his partner Jim Yong Kim is rounding up other states, Dr. Jonathan Epstein from EcoHealth Alliance who just had their NIH funding cut due to connections with the Wuhan Institute of Virology, and two representatives from the Gates Foundation, while the Gates, Rockefellers, Democracy Fund, and others paid toward the $19,000 dollar expense Rush incurred for this sponsored event. Nine months later, he introduced a bill to dispense $100 billion dollars to NGOs and other organizations to carry out home-to-home contact tracing throughout the country.

    Heavy Hitting Surveillance Under The Guise of Contact Tracing

  • I’m sorry Kym for taking up so much space but I believe it’s important for the few that will take the time to read this.

    As if the drones from China weren’t eye-opener enough, we’ve now moved into contact tracers digging into your personal life, quarantine camps, mandatory masks in public despite Dr. Fauci stating they don’t protect you, and mobile units showing up at your door. Gosh this sure sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

    Dr. Michael Ryan (Executive Director of WHO Health Emergencies Program) spoke at a press briefing on April 13, 2020. He stated “WHO has been clear that there is no specific evidence that suggest a mask may protect you from infection. And equally a mask may provide protection from others if you happen to be symptomatic and coughing it may stop you from contaminating someone else, but there are a number of issues around the broader use of masks.” He followed up with the fact that the masks would have to be disinfected consistently, and putting the masks on and off means you are touching the mask and therefore possibly contaminating it. The WHO believes that masks are pointless unless they are in addition to a much broader control system – one that consists of tracking everyone who may be positive and separating families by removing those that test positive and isolating them away from their home, as he stated at a press conference in March.

    This must have seemed like a good idea for Ventura County, California, who followed suit stating precisely the same thing. In fact, they received so much backlash that they had to walk it back. Dr. Robert Levin stated, “If they live in a home where there’s only one bathroom and there are 3 or 4 other people living there and those people don’t have COVID infection, we’re not going to be able to keep the person in that home. Every person who we’re isolating for instance needs to have their own bathroom. So, we’ll be moving people like this into other kinds of housing that we have available.”

    The real alarm bells went off on April 18, 2020 when the Clinton Global Initiative organized a virtual conference and rolled out video clips with Bill Clinton, Gov. Cuomo, Gov. Newsom, Chelsea Clinton, Ophelia Dahl of Partners in Health, and others all discussing the need for contact tracing “armies.”

    the end.

    An investigation done by a woman.

    My question is WHO will really run the Country if Joe Biden wins…certainly not Joe.

    I don’t want to be safe enough to live like the Chinese or the N. Koreans Do you?

    • The organization that controls thwith political class is merely the ultra wealthy and the ones who have connections to the tax exempt foundations.

      People who haven’t researched tax exempt foundations and the relationship between government and corporations will never understand what is taking place.

      People have been educated in non critical thinking arenas and our worship of Hollywood culture has lowered the bar for our children in the arena of life.

      I recommend these two interviews with critical thinkers who have a good idea of the psychological operation being played.

      It’s not whether friends or family want to hear this, it’s whether or not you are ready to hear it.

    • I, for one, welcome our new administrative overlords.

      • The Real Brian


        A full reading of Gill Bates and Cill Blinton conspiracies…. followed by Simpsons cuts!

        Will tickle-me-Elmo make a surprise appearance in the conspira-comments lineup today?

        How about Big Bird, he must be running some of this program of mass enslavement?

        I mean, they don’t call him Big Bird because he’s yellow!

        • So many liberals believed in the Democrats’ Russian- Trump Political Fiasco based on the same exact level of evidence- innuendo, paranoia, coincidence and mudslinging. And probably still do. The holier-than-thouness comes off as pretty oblivious.

          • The Real Brian

            Yeah, and Trump was not exonerated in that investigation, then he went to Ukraine and asked for help in the elections.

            “And obama was born in kenya, Michelle’s a man.”

            That’s the other side of the coin. You know, the one you never speak against. That one.

            • Ooogie boogie wallah caballa. There. Trump is exonerated with the same level of proof as Democrat evidence they wanted to use to indict on Russian collusion. Which the Democrats failed to do despite spending millions of government money trying as hard as they could.

              As for the actual impeachment, guess what. Trump was really, truly, actually acquitted. Of course that was a party line vote just as the impeachment was a party line vote. And I expect that House rules will be or already have been amended so that the Democrats never has to go through the stinking political fiasco themselves that they created trying to unseat Trump. You of course will continue to believe just what suits your political agenda as said above. Conspiracy stuff that can never be discredited for the true believer.

      • …and more flights from the hot spots around the world.

        You can “shelter-skelter”, and lose your business, but trust the government knows what’s best for the country by continuing to bring in more wild cards.

        The second wave is on its way. …via JFK.

        • We’re just getting into the first wave. The quarantining has to end before that one works it’s way through so a second round is even noticeable.

    • Or just maybe it’s that social distancing and contact tracing are the most effective ways that are currently available to slow down the spread of a disease that has killed 300,000 people and Bill Gates and Bobby Rush, et al, think that reducing the number of people dying from this disease is worth the effort.

      But go ahead and imagine the government’s coming to get you and carry you away.

      • Have you been to China? Russia? Or any country that has political prisoners?

        It’s dangerous to ignore the fact that governments, and their advisors, have a dirty little secret.

        Do you have any idea what that is?

    • There not gonna carry you away. Why, when they have you inprisoned in your own home. Well, your home for now, until you can’t pay the mortgage. News flash. If you refuse testing, you will not be allowed to leave your home for ANY reason. If you do, you will be put in jail. Free?????

      • The disturbing thing is how many people will allow others to suffer as long as they don’t have to DEAL WITH IT.

        Just more good Germans in Hitlers Germany.

        Silence, by definition, is ACCEPTANCE.

        Keep yelling from the rooftops, FOG!

      • I am not “imprisoned”. I am back at work and from the look of Garberville yesterday life will go on. You really need to get out more often. These conspiracy bugs in some ways are more destructive than COVID. Can’t imagine what its like to be that suspicious of everything. I have always thought that people who believe everything is a conspiracy are trying to justify why their life’s not turned out to be what they hoped…it has to be rigged.

        • I literally think they are simply trying to lower the bar of discussion here.

          The level of their information and discourse is beyond intolerable.

          Once, ok. We show they’re wrong. But they don’t correct themselves. They dig deeper.

          But 5-20 times per thread per article per day is stupid, and intentionally so.

          • Reminds us of the failed impeachment process.

            Both sides are the problem.

            The travesty is the working class had to suffer the distraction whIle covid snuck in.

            There’s a strong case to be made to eliminate the entire house and Senate, to start over with new blood.

            • The Real Brian

              It was not a failed impeachment process.

              The impeachment happened.

              It was a perfect call.

              What failed was, besides Mitt, the Republicans choosing party of Country.

          • You seem to want a blog where the only opinion allowed is yours Brian.

            You haven’t shown anyone to be wrong in any way except that YOU think so.

            You’ll have to excuse people for not being convinced of your opinion just cause you told them to be convinced.

            • The Real Brian

              Negative, I just hate seeing you slide into the rabbit hole.

              Soon you’ll be passing along flat earth links.

        • But people are not supposed to be getting out more. Isn’t that the point?

  • The liberal crowd is quick to call things a conspiracy and claim others have dark minds. But we have the Obama regime of corruption as evidence conspiracy issues quickly turn into reality.

    Obama’s Lois Lerner weaponizing the IRS against political opponents & taking the 5th.
    Using the FBI & intelligence agencies to spy on opposing political party
    Lies & outright fraudulent applications for FISA warrants
    Susan Rice & her many lies now exposed by emails
    Hillary Clintons private server & destroying emails she was worried would be exposed
    All the immunity given to Clinton associates who never testified against her
    VP Biden family members raking in big money from Russian & Chinese companies while he is in office! Unbelieiveable

    The “dark minded” liberal crowd has the nerve to label something a conspiracy and many times they turn out to be reality & complete abuse of power.

    What happened to the Democrat party of the Kennedy era & what turned it into a corrupt bunch of thugs?

    Maybe some people should look at their own reasons for cheer leading a bunch of corrupt thugs.

    • Surprise the minders here can’t touch this news, it would give people the excuse for the Trump Presidency.

      Tribalism will never die, it will just result In more winning for the rich and powerful, and the elimination of the working class.

      Bring on the low wage indentured servitude.

      Neo FEUDALISM is knocking.

    • Case in point. You can justify censorship when it’s convenient to do so…

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    Putting COVID-19 fatalities in context. Based on 2016 figures from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, and assuming 150,000 total U.S. deaths from COVID-19 in 2020, deaths from the novel coronavirus would rank between 4th and 7th as a cause of death among working-age adults. For age brackets above 25, the grey-shaded areas indicate causes of death that would be less frequent than COVID-19. (Graphic: National Center for Injury Prevention & Control; A. Roy / FREOPP.)

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    Comparing the relative risk of death from COVID-19 vs. influenza or pneumonia. Estimating relative risk is highly dependent upon the ultimate lethality of COVID-19, which is unknown at this time. Nonetheless, a clear pattern emerges from what we know, in which those under aged 25 are at the lowest risk of death from COVID-19, relative to influenza or pneumonia. (Source: National Center for Health Statistics; A. Roy / FREOPP)

  • Is it because I don’t watch Fox News that I’m unaware of Bill Gates trying to run the world?

    I do read their internt site daily, in order to know what the cons are up to. I don’t reside in a partisan news bubble.

    Here’s what troubles me. According to a Fox News reporter, “Our job is to protect our viewers from those who hate them.”

    Nothing about truth or facts. Fox is a bigot protection scheme and right-wing authoritarians are who they follow.

    Truth is not at all important to this crowd, words of confirmation bias ARE.

    • Primer on Bill Gates.

      • The Real Brian

        Um most super duper secret truth holders know his name is not Bill Gates.

        It’s Gill Bates.

        He’s already fooled you. Seek truth.

    • So it’s ok to hate “Fox viewers” but assume that the haters are unbiased? Really? As Cuomo of CNN put it- ““talking to Democrats about things that I don’t really believe they mean” and “talking to Republicans about them parroting things they feel they have to say.””and “The host seems to be reevaluating his role in the fake news system that has become purely about winning ratings by saying ridiculous things.”

      99% of what is on the internet and TV is partisan spin. Just because you don’ like Fox’s spin doesn’t mean the ones you do like are one bit better. In fact the whole sorry mess public politics is in derives from exact that problem.

  • Did anyone watch Clarence Thomas in his own words on PBS may 18th?

    • No, but I will now. Thanks.

      Thomas has been a stalwart for upholding our enumerated rights in the Constitution. I hope he’s there for a long time to come.

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