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Crimson Contagion Exercise of 2019

By Michael G. Stogner

This was a Nine Month Exercise put on by the Trump Administration from Jan to September 2019.

The Crimson Contagion 2019 Functional Exercise included robust participation from federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal communities, as well as from private sector partners including the White House National Security Council. Participation included 19 federal departments and agencies, 12 states, 15 tribal nations and pueblos, 74 local health departments and coalition regions, 87 hospitals, and over 100 healthcare and public health private sector partners.

Alex Azar was part of it and San Mateo County Health EMS Agency allegedly participated.

In this exercise The virus is in the “acceleration phase”, the phase during which the number of cases consistently increases. That sounds familiar doesn’t it also they predicted 586,000 Deaths in America alone.

Remember this report was produced in September 2019.

Crimson Contagion Exercise 2019

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Dr. Scott Morrow on Vaccines.

By Michael G. Stogner

Dr. Scott Morrow

Dr. Scott Morrow issued a statement Yesterday Jan 19, 2021. Here are the takeaways. Plan for 1 more year.

Late Summer is August “Many will get first dose by late summer.”

“If you are confused, don’t be alarmed. We are all confused,” Morrow said residents should instead focus on practicing gratitude and patience.

“The solution is to ramp up production,” said Morrow, adding, “I don’t know how feasible this is.”

It’s unclear how many doses have actually been shipped into the county or how many have been administered. Other than the fraction of doses shipped to County Health, local officials are unable to track shipments to multi-county health care providers or the commercial pharmacies treating long-term care facility residents and staff.

Getting vaccinated will not immediately exempt inoculated residents from COVID-19 health restrictions, noted Morrow who suggested mask wearing, social distancing and not gathering will be necessary through most of the new year.

Let’s give the new Federal Administration who is actually interested in giving the vaccines to the American Public a couple of weeks to see what they say.

Stay Safe, Wear a Mask, be Nice

San Mateo County Health Statement Jan 19, 2021

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Supervisor President David Canepa is Silent.

By Michael G. Stogner

SMC Board of Supervisor’s President David Canepa

San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa is well known for his Interviews and Opinions in front to the television cameras. His opinions on the COVID-19 Pandemic have been like a Roller-Coaster up and down and all over the place.

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  • Michael Stogner <michaelgstogner@yahoo.com>To:Dave Canepa,Bill Silverfarb,Dave Pine,Don Horsley,Carole Groom and 2 more… Sun, Jan 17 at 8:33 AM
  • Hello Dave,
    Can you tell me how many long term care residents have received the first and second doses of the COVID-19 Vaccine as of today?
    How many long term care residents does SMC have?
    Last weeks Burlingame’s Facility outbreak brought back memories for me personally, that is where my father spent the last days of his life.
    I think we can agree this population is the most likely to fill the Hospital ICU beds once they get COVID-19 and most likely to die.

  • Thank You, in advance for your response.
    Michael G. Stogner, San Mateo County News.com

I will publish the answer as soon as I get it.

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San Mateo County 12,000 COVID-19 Vaccines injected in Arms.

By Michael G. Stogner

Last week I asked San Mateo County Manager Mike Callagy how many vaccine injections into arms have taken place in the entire county. Once I saw that Operation Warp Speed being promoted by our Federal Government telling us that 20,000,000 Americans would be vaccinated by December 31, 2020 was really less than 3,000,000, I wanted to know what is actually happening in San Mateo County.

This morning I received an e-mail from SMC Manager Mike Callagy in response to my question.

 Over 12,000 individuals have been given their 1st dose.

San Mateo has about 750,000 residents.

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San Mateo County President of Supervisors David Canepa wants to close Schools.

By Michael G. Stogner

SMC Supervisor President David Canepa

President of the San Mateo County Supervisors wants to close all schools. San Mateo County has 1 available ICU Bed. That’s 1 for the whole County. Santa Clara County next door has 1 Death and 60 Emergency Room Staff that are Positive for COVID-19.

San Mateo County is supposed to have 25% of it’s ICU Beds and trained staff available. If the number of ICU Beds and Staff total number is 82 than 21 ICU Beds and Staff should be available, again today SMC has 1 available. That is what everybody should be worried about.

“To even have conversations of keeping schools open, probably not the most responsible to do at this point in time.” said Supervisor David Canepa.

It’s interesting that it has taken this long for an Elected Supervisor of San Mateo County to take this position. Now lets see what happens.

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Do Not Board a Commercial Aircraft in America.

By Michael G. Stogner

At this time that is my opinion. Remember under the current leadership of America we were the last Country in the entire world to ground the Boeing 737 Max. We should have been the first. The FAA has failed to protect the public. There is a Pandemic raging and most Americans have heard about it by now. The simple reality is the Federal Government, FAA, TSA, Airlines, Flight Crews can not protect you and your loved ones. It is YOUR responsibility to protect Yourself it always has been. Consider this what if there is No hospital to go to if you get sick?

Stay Safe, Best of Health to you and your loved ones.

Today’s LATIMES.

Visibly ill people are still boarding planes
Recent fatal in-flight incident is only one example. A database reveals safety gaps.
AIRLINES boast layers of protocols intended to protect fliers from the coronavirus. Above, the cabin of a United Airlines jet is disinfected before passengers are allowed on at Los Angeles International Airport in July. (Mel Melcon Los Angeles Times) A PASSENGER service representative for Avianca Airlines takes the temperature of Eva Zapata at LAX before her flight to El Salvador in November. (Al Seib Los Angeles Times)
By Hugo Martín
Before boarding a flight from Orlando to Los Angeles, Isaias Hernandez filled out a health checklist provided by United Airlines, asserting that he had not been diagnosed with COVID-19 and had not shown any of the disease’s symptoms in the previous two weeks.
But during the flight, the 69-year-old Angeleno collapsed. Three passengers gave him CPR for nearly an hour in the aisle of the plane, and the flight was diverted to Louisiana, where Hernandez was pronounced dead. The coroner’s report listed the cause as “acute respiratory failure, COVID-19.”
The Dec. 14 incident illustrates the deficiencies in the systems that are meant to prevent people from bringing the coronavirus aboard commercial flights and potentially spreading it to the people packed in around them. And it happened as holiday air travel ramped up. In the days surrounding Christmas, more than a million passengers boarded planes almost daily, reaching 1.3 million last Sunday — the most since March.
U.S. airlines boast layers of protocols intended to protect passengers from the virus, including the increased cleaning of plane cabins and a requirement that passengers wear face coverings except when eating or drinking. Nearly all of them also require passengers to fill out a health declaration before boarding. But the only repercussion for lying on the declaration or refusing to wear a mask on the plane is getting banned from the airline, if caught .
How often people with COVID-19 board planes is impossible to know.
Federal rules require airline pilots to report to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention any deaths or illnesses aboard interstate and international flights, and in March, the CDC updated its guidance reminding pilots of that duty.
But on Thursday, the CDC told The Times that it does not keep track of the pilots’ reports. The U.S. Transportation Department and the Federal Aviation Administration said they don’t keep track of COVID-19 cases on planes either.
Flight attendants are asked to be on the lookout for symptoms — coughing, sneezing, high body temperature — but airline representatives say they can’t evaluate every passenger.
Only a few airlines, such as Avianca and Frontier , take the temperature of each passenger before boarding.
Some U.S. airports, including Los Angeles International Airport, take the extra step of using thermal cameras to gauge people’s temperatures as they enter the terminal, but fliers are allowed to opt out.
The CDC launched an enhanced screening program last January for international passengers arriving to the U.S. from certain countries with widespread transmission of the virus. But it ended the program in November, concluding that the effort failed, partly because COVID-19 has too many symptoms that are also common to other illnesses; travelers could mask their symptoms to avoid detection; and even travelers with no symptoms can still carry and spread the virus.
What is needed, passenger rights advocates, flight attendant unions and academics say, is for the U.S. Department of Transportation to adopt uniform standards for airline safety, including a mask mandate that is enforced with steep fines.
They also call on the federal agency to put more resources into contact tracing of known cases and improved access to quick and reliable COVID-19 tests that passengers can take before a flight.
“Without health security rules by [the Transportation Department], air travel will continue to spread COVID,” said Paul Hudson, president of Flyersrights.org, an airline passenger rights group with more than 60,000 members.
The Trump administration has been reluctant to impose airline screening and safety requirements, opting instead to let each carrier and airport create and enforce their own individual policies.
“Unless that message is coming from the top, it’s really hard to take action,” said Jan L. Jones, a professor of hospitality and tourism at the University of New Haven.
The tragedy on the Dec. 14 United Airlines flight was only the latest reported incident in which a passenger boarded a plane despite showing COVID-19 symptoms or testing positive for the coronavirus.
In late November, a Hawaii couple who tested positive for the virus were told to isolate in San Francisco but instead boarded a plane to Kauai, where they were arrested on suspicion of reckless endangerment, police said.
Several other incidents involving passengers who showed COVID-19 symptoms on flights have been reported to an aviation safety reporting database operated by NASA . The reports in the database are filed anonymously by pilots and flight attendants, with the exact dates and airlines’ names omitted to protect the tipsters’ privacy.
The database was created so NASA can report safety problems to aviation manufacturers and operators without putting those companies’ employees at risk of reprisal for flagging the problems.
According to a report in the database filed in October, the pilot of a commercial flight was alerted to a female passenger who complained of extreme pain while the plane was at cruising altitude. The pilot offered to divert the flight to the nearest airport to get her immediate medical attention, but she said she was feeling better after an EMT on the flight gave her oxygen.
“While she received attention on the plane, the passenger stated that she had been exposed to COVID in the last three days,” the pilot said in the report, which offered few other details.
On a flight in May, a pilot reported being notified by a flight attendant that a male passenger was “coughing, sneezing, not wearing a mask, and he refused to wear a mask despite repeated attempts by her to give him one.” The plane had just pulled away from the gate, the pilot reported.
The flight attendants also said that other passengers were starting to panic because the coughing passenger had gotten up about five times to use the lavatory, the pilot wrote.
“During a global pandemic, a visibly sick passenger was able to get through check-in, security, walk through the terminal, past a gate agent, and onto an airplane with … other passengers and … crew members,” the pilot wrote.
In August, a pilot reported that just before departure, a flight attendant said a passenger was coughing, not wearing a mask and had just vomited on himself.
“I made the decision that the person was not suitable for a [long] flight and was to be removed,” the pilot said in the report.
In other incidents, pilots and flight attendants fault their colleagues and employers.
A pilot reported to the database in September that a flight attendant had been feeling ill but had not disclosed her symptoms to the pilot or other crewmates. She later tested positive for COVID-19, the pilot said.
“Lack of communication and transparency from the [flight attendant] about her preexisting health condition led to the compromised safety of passengers and fellow flight crew,” the pilot wrote.
In April, two flight attendants reported that even though a passenger on one of their recent flights had tested positive for the coronavirus, their airline ordered them to show up for duty a few days later.
“The company refused to give us alternate travel despite being potential carriers,” one of the flight attendants wrote in their report in the NASA database. “We were not granted assurance of tests upon landing, or that we would be given leave to quarantine for the full recommended 14 days to allow for symptoms to manifest or not.”
But it’s the case on last month’s United Airlines flight — with Hernandez collapsing in view of other travelers, and with the attempts to revive him caught on video and posted online — that has painted the most vivid and accessible picture of the problem.
United Airlines said Hernandez “acknowledged on our Ready-to-Fly checklist that he had not been diagnosed with COVID-19 and did not have COVID-related symptoms.” The airline said it realized only after Hernandez died that he had “wrongly acknowledged this requirement.”
Hernandez had preexisting health conditions, including high blood pressure and upper respiratory issues, and was feeling sick leading up to the day of travel, the airline said in a statement.
Hernandez collapsed early in the flight. At least three passengers with medical training, including Tony Aldapa, an off-dutyemergency medical technician from Los Angeles, performed CPR on him in the aisle.
Passengers overhead Hernandez’s wife telling Aldapa that Hernandez had COVID-related symptoms, including loss of taste and smell, according to United Airlines. At least one posted about it on Twitter, prompting hundreds of responses of outrage and panic.
Despite the comments by Hernandez’s wife, the plane was not disinfected immediately after Hernandez was removed, and the flight continued to Los Angeles, the airline said.
At the time, the crew believed Hernandez suffered a heart attack and offered the passengers the option to take a later flight, United Airlines spokesman Charles Hobart said. All the passengers opted to stay on the plane, he said.
Hobart said that the CDC contacted United Airlines and that the carrier provided the information needed to notify the passengers on the flight that they may have been exposed to the virus.

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San Mateo County is Now under Stay at Home Order until January 7, 2021

By Michael G. Stogner

Posted December 16 at 12:45 p.m.
Redwood City – As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surge and ICU capacity declines, San Mateo and 10 other Bay Area counties are under a mandatory Regional Stay At Home Order that takes effect Thursday, Dec. 17, at 11:59 p.m.

The order prohibits private gatherings of any size, except for outdoor church services and political demonstrations. Restaurants must stop offering in-person dining and can offer only take-out and delivery.

Many businesses and activities must close, including salons and barbershops. Retail can remain open at 20 percent capacity. Nonessential travel and the use of hotels or short-term rentals for leisure is banned.

The state of California announced the order today as regional ICU bed capacity fell below 15 percent, a trigger threshold. The order is meant to prevent crowding and mingling among non-household members and overwhelming the health care system.

The order is less sweeping than the lockdowns ordered in the spring. People can continue with essential activities like going to the doctor, buying groceries and picking up takeout food.

The rules will remain in effect for at least three weeks.

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San Mateo County Happy Talk

By Michael G. Stogner

Todays LATIMES article titled Stay Away, San Mateo County tells outsiders. By Hayley Smith

I call this Happy Talk because Without Enforcement and a real Stay at Home Order in place this is just Silly Talk. Dr. Scott Morrow is the only person who has the authority to issue a Stay at Home Order.

Dr. Scott Morrow

San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow “the need for people to take personal responsibility over their actions and risks.” Everybody knows that is Not going to Happen.

SMC County Manager Mike Callagy

“We are in a public health crisis with alarming rates of COVID-19 transmission,” San Mateo County Manager Mike Callagy said in a statement. “While we absolutely support our local business serving our local community, we do not want nonessential travel and nonessential activities such as crossing counties for an outdoor restaurant or salon. This is the time to stay close to home.”

Who is going to listen to a County Manager? It would have been nice if his statement said We Absolutely Support our Healthcare Workers but it didn’t.

SMC Supervisor David Canepa

San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa implored outsiders to stop visiting.

‘You respect your stay-at-home order in your own county. Please respect our ‘stay out’ order in San Mateo County.’ ”

This is the best example of Silly Talk, There is NO Stay Out Order, this comes from one of the Five Supervisors of San Mateo County.

This is probably the most important statement in the article.

San Mateo County has reported an average of 354 new cases per day, a 120% increase from two weeks ago, according to The Times tracker.

Stay Safe Best of Health to You

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Dr. Scott Morrow “The Impossible Task.”

By Michael G. Stogner

Dr. Scott Morrow

Without Enforcement it doesn’t matter what Dr. Scott Morrow says. Everybody knows that. It’s always been that way, This should be No surprise to any reasonable thinking person in San Mateo County.

Dr, Scott Morrow Public Statement made yesterday December 7, 2020. I have picked out some key statements.

“This is a horrible, nasty and lethal virus that is highly transmissible and one you do not want to get. To get out of this situation depends on all of us.”

I have no intent to fault the state on their impossible task.

The power and authority to control this pandemic lies primarily in your hands, not mine,” he said. 

Morrow called the new shelter orders “symbolic gestures” which lack enforcement.

“The structure of our economy is, for the most part, if you don’t work, you don’t eat or have a roof over your head,”

Every thing that is happening in America today was predicted and the response by the Trump Administration is Deliberate. Donald Trump, Jared Kushner and Blackstone are all Real Estate Guys, They know about Evictions and purchasing property at distressed prices at auctions. This is no mistake, This was the expected result of ignoring COVID-19.

Trump Administration Crimson Contagion Exercise of 2019

Protect Yourself, Your loved ones, and all who are forced to work, especially the Healthcare Workers.

Something for Businesses of all sizes to think about, Your employees are under extreme pressure to come to work. Some will come to work with COVID-19 some will know, most won’t that is just a fact.

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Flying with COVID-19 from SFO.

By Michael G. Stogner

Something to think about, is there a risk in getting on an Airplane for a 5 hour flight?

Now add with a couple who have tested Positive for COVID-19.

Now add who were ordered not to board the Airplane but they did anyway.

That is what just happened this week on a United Flight from San Francisco International located in San Mateo County to Hawaii. They were arrested upon arrival in Hawaii. You might ask How were they allowed to board? How was the plane allowed to takeoff? and many more questions.

Wesley Moribe, 41, and Courtney Paterson, 46, of Wailua, Hawaii, face charges of “reckless endangering” after they put fellow passengers “in danger of death,” according to a statement from the Kauai Police Department.

Remember this is a Pandemic, we have never experienced one before. There is nobody to enforce the rules of behavior. What makes you think others are concerned about your Health and Safety?

Best of Health, Stay Safe, Stay Home.

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