Three New Cases Reported Today, August 13

Humboldt Test Results by the NumbersPress release from Humboldt County COVID19 – Joint Information Center:

Humboldt County’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases now stands at 302, after three additional cases were reported today.

Today’s alert level stands at three or level orange. Visit humboldtgov.org/dashboard to view the county’s Alert Level Assessment tool.

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24 comments

  • 8 recovered cases slso.

  • So 30 more infected people according to Dr. Ennis . Death rate dropping drastically in Humboldt, we must be some kind of super humans.

    • It could be the county’s natural selenium soil content which they found back n the early 2000’s had great effect on coronaviruses and SARS viruses in general in China. It has a blocking effect at the Ace2 receptor. Humboldt has a good soil content. I have been following this line based on my family in South Dakota that I follow closely, many of whom are doctors. SoDak never shut down their economy, schools, nothing. No masks, bars full, restaurants full, essentially nothing has changed. Hospitals have cruised with no fear after the first month of their experiment. Sioux Falls, the most populous center, just had one of their most spectacular county fairs. This could be a very good year for my investments in SoDak, it could save my investment losses in this dumbass state. Anyway, SoDak has one of the highest selenium content soils in the country, they are carrying on as normal. Someone smarter will tell me I am wrong and that nothing I just said exists.

      • S. Dakota did close their schools. A little more about S. Dakota;

        In contrast to the majority of states (but in line with other rural, Republican-led states such as Nebraska), Governor Noem resisted imposing a mandatory, state-wide stay-at-home order, having argued that “the people themselves are primarily responsible for their safety”, and that she wanted to respect their rights to “exercise their right to work, to worship and to play. Or to even stay at home”.[18][19] Following the lead of President Donald Trump, Noem also promoted the unproven use of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19 symptoms.[19]

        Noem has faced criticism from residents, as well as other city and county leaders, for her lack of state-wide action, especially after the outbreak in Sioux Falls. The resistance has forced municipalities to implement their own ordinances to enforce social distancing, including Sioux Falls—which enacted a “no lingering” ordinance on March 26 to restrict all non-essential businesses to only serving a maximum of 10 customers at a time.[20][21

        https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_pandemic_in_South_Dakota

        But like most rural areas, they are not in too bad of shape.

        I wouldn’t put much into your soil type though, that sounds silly.

      • Take me to your tweeter

        It could be from all the hydrogen sulfide gas in the creek bubbles and dairy lagoons. Im from Jupitor, and covid has had very little effect there. We just had the most spectacular sproik fest held in 300 sun rotations! I think its the dense caustic atmosphere, similar to Mckinleyville but with vaporized sulphuric acid rather than water vapor.

  • Excuse me for being proactive but peeps should see this.

    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2769236

    Comparison of Estimated Excess Deaths in New York City During the COVID-19 and 1918 Influenza Pandemics

    In this study, researchers compared the death rate during the first two months of Covid in NYC to the worst two months during the Spanish Flu. Basically, when all things are factored in, the first two months of Covid in NYC were as bad as the worst two months of the SF. And Covid shows no signs of letting up. The following is copied from the Results section of the report

    “This cohort study found that the absolute increase in deaths over baseline (ie, excess mortality) observed during the peak of 1918 H1N1 influenza pandemic was higher than, but comparable to, that observed during the first 2 months of the COVID-19 outbreak in New York City.

    However, because baseline mortality rates from 2017 to 2019 were less than half that observed from 1914 to 1917 (owing to improvements in hygiene and modern achievements in medicine, public health, and safety), the relative increase during early COVID-19 period was substantially greater than during the peak of the 1918 H1N1 influenza pandemic.

    One limitation of this study is that a direct comparison of the native virulence of the 1918 H1N1 influenza strain and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is not possible. It is unknown how many deaths due to SARS-CoV-2 infection have been prevented because of modern interventions not widely available a century ago, including standard resuscitation, supplemental oxygen, mechanical ventilation, kidney replacement therapy, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. If insufficiently treated, SARS-CoV-2 infection may have comparable or greater mortality than 1918 H1N1 influenza virus infection.”

    • Yeah. I saw that too.

    • I set aside an article on this to read later. Thank you for sharing it.

      • Read critically; it doesn’t really say what the first commenter implies it does nor necessarily lead to the extrapolations that the article “suggest(s)” that it does. It may mean that we have a lot of people collected in nursing homes, vulnerable, that they didn’t have in 1918. At that time, 1918, the vulnerable had already been killed by other causes. This article points to a “relative increase” in the “baseline mortality.”

        “However, because baseline mortality rates from 2017 to 2019 were less than half that observed from 1914 to 1917 (owing to improvements in hygiene and modern achievements in medicine, public health, and safety), the relative increase during early COVID-19 period was substantially greater than during the peak of the 1918 H1N1 influenza pandemic.”

        “These findings SUGGEST (emphasis mine) that the mortality associated with COVID-19 during the early phase of the New York City outbreak was comparable to the peak mortality observed during the 1918 H1N1 influenza pandemic.”

        Because mortality was greater then, any increase now will be “relatively” greater. I’m not saying this is insignificant but I think I could reach a lot of different hypothetical conclusions, some of which might be a lot more informative. I would say that the data indicate that this is a disease of the health care system. The warehousing of vulnerable dying people, keeping them not-dead as long as possible, creates an extreme burden on the health care system.

    • Except that the 1918 flu was killing young and working age people. Covid hammered NY because some jackass forced infected elderly back into care homes.

      • That’s why the caveat that this thing ain’t over yet. But I consider the SF worse (so far) than Covid cause of how it killled and how fast it killed. Scary stuff.

        I should add that the first two months in NYC were when and where the Euro strain first hit the US and it appears the Euro strain has become less lethal, so hopefully no repeat of those early conditions.

      • Base all actions on accurate information

        The NY outbreak extended far beyond old folks’ homes. Hey for your own well being its good to be real. If you are out walking in the woods is it smart to convince yourself mountain lions only eat roses?

    • Have you done any research on the swine flu? Can you share those numbers? I’m not a researcher, sorry.

      • This is actually the first time I’ve done any research on infectious diseases in humans, so I’m learning as I go.

    • What is being said is that, while the numbers of deaths in the 1918 Flu Epidemic were proportionally higher, the excess death rate due to covid-19 was actually more virulent because the base rate of death of people in 2020 was lower than that of people in 1918 because medical treatment in general is currently able to save more lives.

      Of course the corollary effect of medicine (and government) is also that there is a current population that is much vulnerable to disease because medical intervention has kept them alive but not healthy enough to survive infection. So that SARS-COVID-19 maybe actually less virulent but the population it effects is more vulnerable. Not to mention fully a third of the New York deaths were the result of sending infected people into nursing homes – something not likely in 1918 where public wards specifically for the infected was the standard.

      This report said it was not peer reviewed because the data was publicly available but it might have needed a peer review for the logic used to come to conclusions. Beside that, I have a sneaking suspicion that extreme medical intervention was at least responsible for some covid-19 deaths as much as the transplants were responsible for saving people- overuse of ventilators come to mind. Total speculation of course but since that seems to have been acceptable science, there it is.

  • I made a big deal that they told me it would take 2 weeks to get my results of my covid test. Because my history involved possible infection from a health care worker they may have bumped me up, but I got my results in 3 days. That is still dismal from a contact tracing perspective but not catastrophic. I am negative, crushing my lemons to lemonade back up of selling ziplock bags of my anti-body blood on the dark web for bitcoin…

  • 🕯🌳Don’t forget Hoopa, they had 19 cases and they’ll be adding theirs to the total in a day or two.

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