Category Archives: San Mateo County Health

San Mateo County 7 ICU Beds Available

By Michael G. Stogner

According to the County Health Data website the amount of ICU Beds and Staff has not been above the 15% the State is requiring for the last 12 days in a row. It would be good to know what is the real number of total ICU Beds and Staff . SMC has always allowed that number to fluctuate for some unexplained reason.

As you can see Jan 16, 2021 SMC had only 1 ICU Bed and Staff available. Think about that for a moment.

Also in the last 15 days San Mateo County had 106 Deaths from COVID-19.

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Pacifica Beach Yoga Court Ordered Closed

By Michael G. Stogner

San Mateo County Finally Enforcing State Orders. Enforcement is the most important part of any Order.

Thursday Jan 21, 2021 Hon. Judge Danny Chou granted the county’s request for a temporary restraining order that Pacifica Beach Yoga immediately shut down

San Mateo County Counsel John Beiers “Our community rightly expects that when its state government imposes shelter-in-place laws, those laws will be enforced justly and equitably to ensure that everyone is playing by the same rules.

Next Court date is Feb, 4, 2021 

Court Case Filing

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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.

Yahoo/Sent

  • 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 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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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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San Mateo County goes Purple again.

By Michael G. Stogner

San Mateo County New Cases Saturday 441 all time record.

As of Sunday November 29, 2020 San Mateo County is Purple again.

The state today announced that, effective tomorrow (Sunday, Nov. 29), San Mateo County will move to purple Tier 1, the most restrictive on the state’s four-tier, color-coded COVID-19 reopening plan. A new stay-at-home order — prohibiting residents from leaving their homes to gather with other households from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. — also takes effect at 10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30.Under purple Tier 1 restrictions, businesses and activities that may have been operating indoors — including places of worship, movie theaters, gyms and museums — must move outdoors or close. Shopping malls and all retail must operate at no more than 25 percent capacity. Indoor gatherings among members of different households are banned and outdoor gatherings can include people from only three households outside of the 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. restrictions. During those hours, no gatherings are allowed among households, with certain exemptions.State officials said restrictions are necessary to control a recent surge in coronavirus cases across the Bay Area and state. San Mateo County Health reported an approximately 85 percent spike in new COVID-19 cases from October to November: https://www.smchealth.org/coronavirus. The rollback to purple is due to the county’s new adjusted case rate of 7.6 per 100,000 population.“We have not seen numbers like this in quite a while and we really need to reverse this incredibly troubling trend,” County Manager Mike Callagy said. “What’s important to remember is that we can reverse the trend as long as we follow common-sense health and safety practices.”The virus is considered “widespread” in purple Tier 1 in state’s four-tier “Blueprint for a Safer Economy” plan. Callagy added, “We need everyone to do their part to keep our community safe. That’s why we are urging everyone to stay home for the holidays. I know that means a lot of sacrifice, but the best way to show your family that you love them is to stay home and stay safe.”Limited Stay At Home OrderThe new stay at home order, announced by the state Nov. 19, is more limited than the spring “Shelter in Place” order and applies only to counties in the purple Tier 1. It went into effect November 21 and will remain in place until December 21.Residents can still go outside alone or with members of their own household “as long as they do not engage in any interaction” with members of other households or to work at essential jobs, such as in grocery stores. The order requires all nonessential businesses and restaurants – even if operating outdoors – to cease operations by 10 p.m. Holiday TravelCounty Health officials urge residents to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for testing and California Department of Public Health tips for healthier holiday season:· Stay home or in your region and avoid non-essential travel· Do not gather indoors with other households· Contact your healthcare provider if you have a concern about your exposure. “We continue to advise against traveling and want to reinforce that testing provides only a point-in-time result,” said County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow. “A test during the incubation period is too early to detect the virus during the infectious period. So if you test negative before or during a trip, you may still present a risk of exposing others to COVID-19. A negative test does not clear you for visiting relatives.”Morrow advised everyone to wear a face covering, maintain social distance and avoid gatherings even if your test result is negative.Activity and Business Restrictions Under Purple Tier 1Restaurants (Dine In)· Outdoors only with modifications (takeout and delivery open with modifications)Gatherings· Outdoors only with modifications· No more than three households· Prohibited, with certain exemptions, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.Places of Worship· Outdoor only with modificationsMovie Theaters, Gyms and Fitness Centers, Museums, Zoos and Aquariums· Outdoor only with modificationsHair Salons, Barbershops, Personal Care Services· Open indoors with modificationsAll Retail (except stand-alone grocers), Shopping Centers, Malls, Swap Meets· Open indoors with modifications· Maximum 25% capacity· Closed common areas· Closed food courtsSchools· The County’s move to the Purple Tier will have no impact on schools that have already resumed modified in-person instruction. · However, additional restrictions and/or a waiver process will apply to those that have not yet transitioned to in-person instruction.Offices for Non-Essential Workers· Remote onlyOutdoor Playgrounds/Recreational Facilities· Open with modificationsAll businesses are required to follow industry-specific guidance: https://covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance….(What’s open and what’s closed in each tier? Find out on the California Department of Public Health’s website. Look at each county’s tier status here: https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/.)

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Dr. Scott Morrow “It’s in Your Hands.”

By Michael G. Stogner

Dr. Scott Morrow

That simple statement is refreshing. It has always been in Your Hands. Nobody likes being told what to do. I’m one of those people, if you tell me not to do something it makes me want to do it, even if I didn’t want to do it in the first place.

I first had to look up the word Pandemic, I didn’t know what it meant, I thought I did but I wanted to check, it turns out I didn’t.

Then add No Symptoms, Airborne, No Cure, No Treatment, No Vaccine,

Then add The Trump Administration conducted the Crimson Contagion Exercise from Jan. though Sept, 2019. Google it.

You are responsible for Your Health and Safety everything you do has risks.

Best of Health, Stay Safe, Wear a Mask

Article It’s up to You, Figure it out.

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Half Moon Bay Beaches OPEN Labor Day Weekend.

By Michael G. Stogner

Half Moon Bay City Council voted 5-0 last night to keep the Beaches in Half Moon Bay Open while Monterey County, Santa Cruz County and the City of Pacifica have decided to Close Beaches and Parking Lots.

There is a Worldwide PANDEMIC, No Cure, No Treatment, No Vaccine but that has never been a concern for San Mateo County Leadership. They have consistently been dedicated to Staying off of the States Watchlist, or Getting Off of the States Watchlist. That might be why they have made so many changes to the Data Base, None of it matches.

Back to the Beaches of Half Moon Bay you can’t blame the elected officials in this case, so many moving parts and they don’t get paid for this. The City Manager, Assistant Manager, Sheriff, Chief of Police they do, the Chief who by the way said he would make some calls to see if he could get some extra staff to enforce the closure of Beaches if they voted to close. Think about that, He didn’t say Of Course I will get the extra staff I need to enforce your decision. This is San Mateo County, now known as Silicon Valley and the Police Chief says its going to be tough to enforce it. All five council members were OK with his response.

Even from a simple Math point of view, This is a very bad idea. Half Moon Bay and the SMC Coast experience Gridlock on normal weekends, watch what happens now. This is an invitation to the world the Party is in Half Moon Bay this Labor Day Weekend.

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Citizen Advocate Brent Turner Petition to remove Dr. Scott Morrow.

By Michael G. Stogner

Brent Turner

If any San Mateo County Residents have asked/wondered how did the San Mateo County Coast Beaches Close on July 3-6 2020. The simple answer is Brent Turner and two Mayors and about 100 phones calls, e-mails etc. His concern has remained consistent every single day Protect the Residents of San Mateo County.

Now Mr. Turner has started a Petition for the same reason, He is unable to find any elected official to take charge to protect the Residents of San Mateo County.

Petition to remove Dr. Scott Morrow & HMB City Manager

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