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Posted by: News_Desk on 10/24/2020 09:47 AM Updated by: News_Desk on 10/24/2020 09:47 AM
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Increase in Amador COVID-19 Cases: Cluster Investigations

Sutter Creek... Amador County Public Health confirms fifteen new cases of COVID-19 in Amador since Tuesday’s update. The new cases include 7 males and 8 females, 5 aged 18-49, 7 aged 50-64, 3 over 65 years of age, 7 residing in Ione, 4 living in Jackson, 2 in Pine Grove, 1 in Pioneer and
1 residing in Sutter Creek/Amador City. Two individuals are hospitalized locally.

These additional cases are grouped within two case clusters. One is an extended family cluster. The second is among Mule Creek State Prison employees as reflected on the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) COVID-19 website. Amador Public Health is actively collaborating with Mule Creek Public Health staff and Correctional Health Care Services on the investigation and containment strategy.

Prevention measures matter in reducing disease spread in the community. Outdoors is better than indoors. Staying further apart is safer than close together. It is important to continue to maintain 6-foot physical distance and to wear a face covering. Avoid mixing with others outside your household. Individuals may be contagious before symptoms of COVID-19 are present. Persons over age 65 and those with chronic health conditions that put them at higher risk for severe COVID-19 are encouraged to stay home as much as possible. Avoid unnecessary travel. Stay home if you are sick even with mild symptoms.

Total cases in Amador to date = 291 cases.
Total hospitalized in Amador County = 2 cases.
Total confirmed COVID-19 deaths = 15 deaths.
Total active cases = 21 cases.
Total cases released from isolation to date = 253 cases. Cases are released from isolation when they are no longer infectious.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-10-24 09:59:18   By: Anonymous
Exactly why none of us should be planning the extended family Thanksgiving or Christmas this year. If it's family and/or friends that don't live together, you may end up killing Grandma.

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Thanks to trump
Posted on: 2020-10-24 10:03:58   By: Anonymous
Thanks to trumps supporters for spreading Covid 19.
Not a mask in sight.
Go to a trump rally and get Covid 19 free.

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    Re: Thanks to trump
    Posted on: 2020-10-24 10:16:05   By: Anonymous
    I don't think it's just Trump's supporters.
    You go to Valley Springs and you see very few masks.
    Go shopping at SaveMart in Angels or BTM and just about everyone is wearing masks.
    Plenty of Trump supporters along Hwy 4.

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      Re: Thanks to trump
      Posted on: 2020-10-24 10:47:08   By: Anonymous
      Maybe less trump support than you think?

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        Re: Thanks to trump
        Posted on: 2020-10-24 11:48:53   By: Anonymous
        ^This. Not to mention that we have many visitors this time of year from - let us say - more educated populations.

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          Re: Thanks to trump
          Posted on: 2020-10-24 21:35:23   By: Anonymous
          Valley Springs is a hotbed of really stupid people. Someof them old timers. Really ignorant people. Guess there is something in the water.

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    Re: Thanks to your STUPIDITY
    Posted on: 2020-10-24 11:51:14   By: Anonymous
    That's the trouble with this country, stupidity and then they breed. Some idiot thinks it's only spread by political party members. No wonder the US has the most deaths.

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    Re: Thanks to trump
    Posted on: 2020-10-24 18:22:41   By: Anonymous
    Scientific consensus on the COVID-19 pandemic: we need to act now

    Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has infected more than 35 million people globally, with more than 1 million deaths recorded by WHO as of Oct 12, 2020. As a second wave of COVID-19 affects Europe, and with winter approaching, we need clear communication about the risks posed by COVID-19 and effective strategies to combat them. Here, we share our view of the current evidence-based consensus on COVID-19.

    SARS-CoV-2 spreads through contact (via larger droplets and aerosols), and longer-range transmission via aerosols, especially in conditions where ventilation is poor. Its high infectivity,1 combined with the susceptibility of unexposed populations to a new virus, creates conditions for rapid community spread. The infection fatality rate of COVID-19 is several-fold higher than that of seasonal influenza,2 and infection can lead to persisting illness, including in young, previously healthy people (ie, long COVID).3 It is unclear how long protective immunity lasts,4 and, like other seasonal coronaviruses, SARS-CoV-2 is capable of re-infecting people who have already had the disease, but the frequency of re-infection is unknown.5 Transmission of the virus can be mitigated through physical distancing, use of face coverings, hand and respiratory hygiene, and by avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces. Rapid testing, contact tracing, and isolation are also critical to controlling transmission. WHO has been advocating for these measures since early in the pandemic.

    In the initial phase of the pandemic, many countries instituted lockdowns (general population restrictions, including orders to stay at home and work from home) to slow the rapid spread of the virus. This was essential to reduce mortality,6, 7 prevent health-care services from being overwhelmed, and buy time to set up pandemic response systems to suppress transmission following lockdown. Although lockdowns have been disruptive, substantially affecting mental and physical health, and harming the economy, these effects have often been worse in countries that were not able to use the time during and after lockdown to establish effective pandemic control systems. In the absence of adequate provisions to manage the pandemic and its societal impacts, these countries have faced continuing restrictions.

    This has understandably led to widespread demoralisation and diminishing trust. The arrival of a second wave and the realisation of the challenges ahead has led to renewed interest in a so-called herd immunity approach, which suggests allowing a large uncontrolled outbreak in the low-risk population while protecting the vulnerable. Proponents suggest this would lead to the development of infection-acquired population immunity in the low-risk population, which will eventually protect the vulnerable.

    This is a dangerous fallacy unsupported by scientific evidence.

    Any pandemic management strategy relying upon immunity from natural infections for COVID-19 is flawed. Uncontrolled transmission in younger people risks significant morbidity3 and mortality across the whole population. In addition to the human cost, this would impact the workforce as a whole and overwhelm the ability of health-care systems to provide acute and routine care. Furthermore, there is no evidence for lasting protective immunity to SARS-CoV-2 following natural infection,4 and the endemic transmission that would be the consequence of waning immunity would present a risk to vulnerable populations for the indefinite future. Such a strategy would not end the COVID-19 pandemic but result in recurrent epidemics, as was the case with numerous infectious diseases before the advent of vaccination. It would also place an unacceptable burden on the economy and health-care workers, many of whom have died from COVID-19 or experienced trauma as a result of having to practise disaster medicine. Additionally, we still do not understand who might suffer from long COVID.3 Defining who is vulnerable is complex, but even if we consider those at risk of severe illness, the proportion of vulnerable people constitute as much as 30% of the population in some regions.8 Prolonged isolation of large swathes of the population is practically impossible and highly unethical. Empirical evidence from many countries shows that it is not feasible to restrict uncontrolled outbreaks to particular sections of society. Such an approach also risks further exacerbating the socioeconomic inequities and structural discriminations already laid bare by the pandemic. Special efforts to protect the most vulnerable are essential but must go hand-in-hand with multi-pronged population-level strategies.

    Once again, we face rapidly accelerating increase in COVID-19 cases across much of Europe, the USA, and many other countries across the world. It is critical to act decisively and urgently. Effective measures that suppress and control transmission need to be implemented widely, and they must be supported by financial and social programmes that encourage community responses and address the inequities that have been amplified by the pandemic. Continuing restrictions will probably be required in the short term, to reduce transmission and fix ineffective pandemic response systems, in order to prevent future lockdowns. The purpose of these restrictions is to effectively suppress SARS-CoV-2 infections to low levels that allow rapid detection of localised outbreaks and rapid response through efficient and comprehensive find, test, trace, isolate, and support systems so life can return to near-normal without the need for generalised restrictions. Protecting our economies is inextricably tied to controlling COVID-19. We must protect our workforce and avoid long-term uncertainty.

    Japan, Vietnam, and New Zealand, to name a few countries, have shown that robust public health responses can control transmission, allowing life to return to near-normal, and there are many such success stories. The evidence is very clear: controlling community spread of COVID-19 is the best way to protect our societies and economies until safe and effective vaccines and therapeutics arrive within the coming months.

    We cannot afford distractions that undermine an effective response; it is essential that we act urgently based on the evidence.

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    Re: Thanks to trump
    Posted on: 2020-10-24 18:25:02   By: Anonymous
    Another Trump Train in Amador today. Driving around Amador County is not spreading it. But, I can tell you, when I go over there to get some things I need, driving by I see all the restaurants are overloaded and overflowing. I do not go in any where I don't absolutely have to because of all the out of town people. Vehicle plates from out of state, plate holders and stickers that say Bay Area towns. The weekends are especially bad with many from other areas. But just as Calaveras they too are marketing for tourists to come everyday.

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      Re: Thanks to trump
      Posted on: 2020-10-25 17:56:59   By: Anonymous
      The bowling alley will be the nesxt hot spot

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dump Domestic Terrorist
Posted on: 2020-10-24 10:20:01   By: Anonymous
dump is by definition a domestic terrorist.
His knowing refusal to use known methods to curb the spread of the Covid virus, was a calculated policy after Jared Kushner counciled dump that mainly the virus is infecting "Blue Democrat States".
Now dump with his no mask policy especially at his rallies is a supers spreader of Covid, his 'Red State" base is now in epidemic highest case rates.
Where dump has had rallies, there were attributable hot spots of the virus.

dump is a domestic terrorist killing his own people.
There is no other way to describe this.

224,000 deaths directly from Covid, another 100,000 deaths from side effects related to Covid = 324,000 deaths.

The US has the highest death rate, and infection rates in the world.

Meanwhile dump says "we are rounding the corner". Really?

Liar, Domestic Terrorist

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    Re: dump Domestic Terrorist
    Posted on: 2020-10-24 11:37:32   By: Anonymous
    Well that was a wasted read! Lol

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      Re: dump Domestic Terrorist
      Posted on: 2020-10-24 11:49:36   By: Anonymous
      Actually, he or she called it quite right. Just days now...

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    Re: dump Domestic Terrorist
    Posted on: 2020-10-24 11:55:38   By: Anonymous
    Wow, 324,000?
    That's as many veterans as Obama and Biden killed in EIGHT YEARS by neglecting our Veterans Administration.

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      Re: dump Domestic Terrorist
      Posted on: 2020-10-24 13:05:39   By: Anonymous
      Neglected? With Veterans Choice that was put in by Obama and Biden in 2014?

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        Re: dump Domestic Terrorist
        Posted on: 2020-10-25 08:42:32   By: Anonymous
        Under Obama and biden's over 300,000 veteran's died because they couldn't get in to see Drs for months and months.

        ARMED FORCESPublished September 3, 2015Last Update December 20, 2015
        IG report: 300,000 vets died while waiting for health care at VA

        Yes, I know, it was not reported on CNN....gee I wonder why?
        The Cartoon National Network only trashes the Egotistical Trump
        Not obama or Biden. So democrat voters don't have to pull their heads out of the sand, or that other place where you're asked to #sand.
        Have a wonderful weekend and be prepared for having your electric shut off for a few days.

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      Re: dump Domestic Terrorist
      Posted on: 2020-10-24 13:06:18   By: Anonymous
      Obama Biden set up a better VA, he also allowed vets to go to local hospitals, but after the reforms, many vets preferred the VA hospitals.

      The best thing coming is people will shut off Fox and hate radio, they have been a divisive cancer on our Democracy with constant propaganda, misinformation. A campaign against America.

      Enough of the crazy conspiracies and idiotic crap lies.

      Let's return to a fact and science based society enough of idiotic Qanon and the Republicans who work to take our voting and rights away.

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        Re: dump Domestic Terrorist
        Posted on: 2020-10-24 18:33:43   By: Anonymous
        That is an outright lie. The censorship is coming from the dot com companies, media, and so called celebrity. The majority of those are not Republican.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-10-24 11:57:17   By: Anonymous
Cluster Investigation...aka cluster fuk

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