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31 Costco Employees Positive for COVID-19 at 4 Silicon Valley locations.

By Michael G. Stogner

I asked San Mateo County Manager Mike Callagy How many San Mateo County Costco Employees have tested positive? His response was “Michael I do not have that information.” That would be good for the Residents of SMC to know.

The cases were reported to the county by Costco after workers reported their diagnoses to the company. 

Where were they tested and by who?

The LATIMES reported today that 31 employees from four locations in Santa Clara County have tested positive for COVID-19.

The largest cluster of coronavirus cases among workers of the warehouse chain’s stores in Santa Clara County — Northern California’s most populous — is the Costco in Sunnyvale, where 13 cases were reported between July 23 and 26.

Cases were also reported at Costco locations in San Jose on Senter Road, southeast of downtown, with eight cases between July 17 and 22; Gilroy, with six cases between July 24 and 30; and Mountain View, with four cases between July 15 and 29.

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Supervisor David Canepa is the problem.

By Michael G. Stogner

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SMC Supervisor David Canepa

We have plenty of hospital beds and are ready for a surge. I don’t want to take a step back, but we must all be prepared. This will require an extraordinary effort at every level of government to ensure these businesses do not fail,” said Supervisor David Canepa. You can see he has shifted to protect businesses instead of Residents.

Supervisor Canepa knows his statement is Misleading and False ICU Beds are the issue not Surge Beds.

San Mateo County has 67 ICU Beds & Staff and was supposed to have 13 ICU Beds and Staff available to meet the 20% Availability Rate 67 ICU Beds & Staff x 20% = 13.4. You will see on the chart below July 23-24 the gray bar is blank the available beds & staff were 5 and 3. Does that sound like “We have plenty of hospital beds.”

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San Mateo County Finally on State Watchlist.

By Michael G. Stogner

There was ZERO benefit for not being on this Watchlist since July 15, 2020. It’s difficult to find politicians who are not conflicted with the normal powers that get people elected. The Red Flags are simple to spot in a Pandemic when at first they are for protecting the residents and then the shift occurs to “We have got to get back to Work”

  • San Mateo County (has variance) is experiencing an elevated case rate that exceeds the State threshold. The County sees roots of community transmission related to social gatherings without sufficient physical distancing and wearing of facial coverings, as well as higher exposure for residents performing work that involves person-to-person contact and crowded housing conditions that make home isolation difficult.  Key actions to address the increase include: 1) expanding the case and contact investigation team that is following up on every COVID-19 positive case and related contacts to assure safe quarantine and isolation in order to break the chain of transmission; 2) developing strategies to strengthen support for those facing barriers in safely isolating or quarantining; 3) continuing to work with hospital system partners and our Medi-Cal managed care plan partner to monitor and understand hospitalizations, support effective pathways to appropriate levels of care and prepare for surge, 4) continuing to provide infection prevention expertise and specimen collection and test processing support to assist skilled nursing facilities and other congregate care facilities in protecting all residents and staff; 5) continuing to analyze the epidemiology of local spread to inform additional prevention strategies; 6) reinforcing community-wide messaging about the importance of key behaviors individuals can take (wearing facial coverings, maintaining physical distance, avoiding gatherings, washing hands and not touching one’s face) to keep themselves and the community safe; and 7) tailoring communication and outreach to the most impacted populations and communities to strengthen trust and engagement in case and contact investigation. The County continues to partner with cities, schools and community-based organizations and leaders to advocate for the longer-term policy changes that can prevent COVID-19 from exacerbating the burdens shouldered by the lowest income residents and populations of color.  San Mateo County also continues to work with the State’s decisions regarding reduced testing capacity at the Project Baseline sites and revised testing prioritization criteria that contribute to an increased positivity rate.  (Date added to CDM List: July 29, 2020) 

 

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SMC has 3 ICU Beds and Staff Available

By Michael G. Stogner

That number is supposed to be 13 not 3.

San Mateo County has consitantly had 67 ICU Beds and Staff until July 21, 2020. On that day the County’s Data Base showed 82 ICU Beds and Staff. I asked County Manager Mike Callagy which Hospital/s had the Beds and Staff. His response is below. Today the County says they have 64 Total ICU Beds and Staff. Why?

20% Availability of 67 ICU Beds and Staff equals 13, with the exception being 7/21/2020 16

According to the data published by San Mateo County for the last 10 days the County has not maintained the 20% availability of ICU Beds and Staff.

Below you will see ICU Beds Available 3. Remember they are supposed to have 13.

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The above chart leaves blank (Gray) July 23-24 Staffed & Available Beds. Why?

Michael Callagy <mcallagy@smcgov.org>
To:Michael Stogner
Wed, Jul 22 at 4:48 PM
Michael,
I don’t know specifically, but I do know many hospitals now are able to easily convert rooms to ICU… it is not like the ICU wards they use to have.  Most rooms now are set up to convert to ICU.
Mike

From: Michael Stogner <michaelgstogner@yahoo.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 3:30:40 PM
To: Michael Callagy <MCallagy@smcgov.org>
Cc: Jeff Regan <jeff@ssv.com>; Ian MacDougall <ian.michael.macdougall@gmail.com>
Subject: Increased 15 ICU Beds and Staff

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Hello Mike,
Can you tell me which hospital/s added 15 more ICU beds and Staff today?
The County has had 67 ICU Beds and Staff from the beginning to yesterday, today you have 82.
Thank You
Michael G. Stogner
San Mateo County News.com

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San Mateo County Manager Mike Callagy ” Pretty Good Position.”

By Michael G. Stogner

Update: July 24, 2020 San Mateo County has had 3 COVID-19 Deaths and as of this morning the County is reporting only 5 ICU Beds and Staff available. That number has been 13 up until July 21, 2020. 20% Availability of 67 = 13 on the bar graph below you will see on the far right the GRAY color is supposed to show how many ICU Beds and Staff are available, for the first time it is BLANK.

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In a SMDJ article this morning titled “Keeping closures at bay in San Mateo County.”

Mr. Callagy says: “Dr. Morrow does believe that we’re in a pretty good position here that doesn’t warrant the type of measure of closing more businesses down.” 

I don’t know where Mr. Callagy got his information about Dr. Scott Morrow’s Belief’s but I do know This is exactly what Dr. Scott Morrow said. Nowhere in this statement does he mention “PRETTY GOOD POSITION.”  He said “We don’t have the resources to do case-control studies given the enormous burden on all the staff at the health department at this time.” “No gatherings outside of immediate households, use facial coverings extensively, and social distancing.”

It’s a shame the SMDJ which has 84,000 readers just promoted the PGP statement. This is a PANDEMIC.

Health Officer Statements

Message from July 20, 2020

Please read or reread my previous statements below to get a better understanding of where we find ourselves today and actions you can take to protect yourselves and your family.

Why is the virus spreading here at it’s current higher level now? I don’t know exactly, but it appears to me that there are 3 major factors. In order to understand what’s going on completely with transmission risks, we would need to do case-control studies.  We don’t have the resources to do case-control studies given the enormous burden on all the staff at the health department at this time, but we can take some educated guesses based on patterns that we are seeing here.

  1. The virus appears remarkably, even surprisingly, transmissible.  At pretty much every point over the last 6+ months, I’ve been surprised, and impressed, at how capable this virus is at moving itself between people.  It spreads in households like wildfire and it spreads in other indoor environments too.  It seems to be everywhere we look.  I know this is hard, we’re all exhausted and frustrated by having to take precautions, but the implication of this fact is that you can’t let your guard down, or be careless, even once, especially if you are at high risk.
  2. Fundamental structural failures of the US economy are being laid bare by the pandemic. These structural issues seem to be a major cause of the transmission we’re now seeing, at least in San Mateo County.  Many elements of the US economy can be viewed as illogical, even immoral in my opinion, in that so many people are forced to live lives of economic desperation, live pay check to pay check, are not paid a living wage, live with no workplace safety nets, like healthcare, like paid sick leave, or other wage protection programs.  While these structural issues are illogical in good times, they are downright inexplicable in times of a pandemic.  These structural problems are at such a massive scale, they can not be ignored.  A majority of people we are seeing infected now are front line workers (people who allow the rest of us to eat, and have electricity, and have our garbage picked up, etc), live in crowded multigenerational conditions, live with lack of trust in, and in fact have downright fear of, government.  Remember to stem the spread of this very transmissible virus, people who are infected need to be separated from others (isolation and quarantine), not go out in public, and not go to work while they are infectious.  Try getting compliance with isolation and quarantine when the infected person is the breadwinner for the family and the family will be out on the street if they don’t go to work.  And when they go to work they will, perhaps, interact at that job with you.  There is not enough enforcement capacity in the world to stop this from happening.  The implication of this is that the current business focused restrictions will do little to stem the spread of the virus when the spread is exacerbated by these conditions.  This requires rapid policy and systems changes at every level of both public and private sectors, from the feds on down, and from the largest corporations to the smallest business.  We need to see much more work in this area, and we need to have less reliance on business sector closures and restrictions, beyond getting businesses to do the basic transmission control measures.  Failure to fix some of these issues will prolong our collective pain.
  3. Complacency is the other majority factor enabling spread.  This is either born of belief systems (this is all a hoax, this isn’t that bad for me, let’s go to a party and get infected), or born of just not paying attention.  Many, many of our infections are related to fairly small gatherings of family and friends.  Birthday parties, picnics, eating at restaurants with mixed households, etc, without the basic precautions being taken.  Most of these gatherings are innocent, no doubt, not intending to spread the virus, but they do spread it, and with far reaching implications.  Please note, your seemingly innocuous get togethers are driving the spread and are a major reason why you can’t go to a restaurant, why you can’t go to the gym, why you can’t go get your hair cut, why kids can’t go to school.  Until, or unless more people get this fact, we will continue to be stuck in the situation we are in.  To get out of this situation depends on all of us.  Our collective best course of action: No gatherings outside of immediate households, use facial coverings extensively, and social distancing.

Scott Morrow, MD, MPH, MBA
San Mateo County Health Officer

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Good News & Bad News

By Michael G. Stogner

The Good News July 20, 2020, No New Cases.

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The Bad News July 20, 2020, 130 New Cases

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More Good News San Mateo County has Added 15 ICU Beds and Staff somewhere. I’ve asked San Mateo County Manager Mike Callagy to tell me which Hospital/s they are at. Up until today SMC has had 67 ICU Beds and Staff.

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San Mateo County Jury Trials Suspended until August 17, 2020. COVID-19

By Michael G. Stogner

Due to the significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in San Mateo County. All Jury trials are suspended until August 17, 2020.

You will remember that a San Mateo County Prosecutor tested positive  recently after being in the 400 County Center Building all day and in more than one Courtroom.

Judges Order

July 3, 2020 I recommended the Courts be Closed

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SMC 605 Covid-19 Tests per day Average.

By Michael G. Stogner

San Mateo County should have been on the State’s Watchlist several days ago.

July 12-18, 2020 San Mateo County Tested 4238 for a daily average of 605. Why? According to Louise Rogers of SMC Health the County is supposed to be testing 1500 people per day.

San Mateo County has a population of at least 750,000 residents.

It’s time for the local Mayors to provide the testing for their residents.

July 19, 2020 San Mateo County had 8 ICU Beds and Staff available. They are supposed to maintain a 20% availability which would be 13 beds. July 15,16,17 & 19 they had less than the 20%.

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SMC COVID-19 Positivity Rate 29.3%

By Michael G. Stogner

This screenshot is from the County Website at 7:45 AM today the data is for July 14, 2020.

Positivity Rate is 29.3% out of 41 Tested. Remember it’s supposed to be 1500 tested per day. I’m sure I could be reading/interpreting the numbers the wrong way.

What do you see?

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The black box from above.

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July 15, 2020 82 new cases.

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Governor Newsom Orders Statewide Shutdown.

By Michael G. Stogner

July 13, 2020 – Governor Newsom Orders Statewide Shutdown of Indoor Dining, Movie Theaters, Family Entertainment Centers as COVID-19 Cases Spike

San Mateo County Avoids Stricter Shutdowns Ordered Elsewhere 

WHY? Perhaps it has to do with testing only 9 people in one whole day.

 

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Gov. Gavin Newsom today ordered a sweeping shutdown of indoor dining, movie theaters, family entertainment centers and additional indoor operations in all counties, including San Mateo County, amid a statewide spike on COVID-19 cases.

“Governor Newsom’s measures further emphasize the need for all of us to do our part in stopping the spread of COVID-19,” said Dr. Scott Morrow, San Mateo County Health Officer. “That means wearing a face covering, maintaining social distancing, and limiting our activities. It’s up to us to determine our future.”

The following must close statewide – including in San Mateo County – under the governor’s emergency order:

  • Dine-in restaurants (indoor)
  • Wineries and tasting rooms (indoor)
  • Movie theaters (indoors)
  • Family entertainment centers (indoors)
  • Zoos and museums (indoors)
  • Cardrooms (indoors)
  • Brewpubs, breweries, bars and pubs (indoor and outdoor)

Outside dining is still allowed.

As of Sunday, San Mateo County Health reported a total of 4,045 cases of COVID-19. The county experienced a record 108 new cases on Friday, July 10, 2020. surpassing the previous one-day record of 90 set Friday, July 3, 2020.

The County’s rolling seven-day positivity rate stands at 4.9 percent, below the state average of 7.7 percent.

Newsom ordered further restrictions in 30 other counties on the state’s COVID-19 “watch list” – forcing the closure of gyms, churches, hair salons, malls and other businesses.

San Mateo County – so far – is not on the watch list and avoids those additional rollbacks.

Find San Mateo County Health data at https://www.smchealth.org/coronavirus-county-data-dashboard

Learn more about how the County of San Mateo is responding to COVID-19 and sign up for news updates at www.smcgov.org

The County’s rolling seven-day positivity rate stands at 4.9 percent, below the state average of 7.7 percent. Note July 10, 2020 San Mateo County Tested a Grand Total of NINE people Eight tested Negative for 0.0% Positivity Rate helps keep the 7 day average down. They are supposed to be TESTING 1,500 people per day.

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