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Posted by: thepinetree on 08/27/2021 07:06 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 08/27/2021 07:06 PM
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Calaveras Public Health and Mark Twain Medical Center Encourage Vaccination as Hospital Nears Capacity

San Andreas, CA...On Friday, August 27, 2021, Officials from Calaveras Public Health and Mark Twain Medical Center reported a significant increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations this week. By Thursday, August 26, 2021, Mark Twain Medical Center neared capacity. The hospital typically operates with an average daily census of 9 patients. As of Thursday, there were a total of 17 inpatients, 6 of those patients are hospitalized due to COVID-19. An ongoing staffing shortage threatens to worsen the situation if numbers continue to grow.




Staff are working hard to keep up with the current surge as administration searches for additional help. Mark Twain Medical Center’s President and CEO, Doug Archer, has requested additional resources and traveling medical professionals with little success.

“Many hospitals are experiencing similar situations when trying to bring in relief staff. We’re all going to the same well but the well is quickly drying up,” said Doug Archer. “Our hardworking hospital staff are wiped out after almost two years of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic,” added Archer. Members of the public are still encouraged to seek healthcare at Dignity Health clinics for non-emergent medical care. Mark Twain Medical Center requests that patients who need to go to the hospital, limit their visit to a single caregiver to avoid overcrowding. The hospital will continue to triage patients while operating near capacity.

The county’s low vaccination rate may be a contributing factor to the rise of COVID-19 hospitalizations. The current vaccination rate in Calaveras County among fully vaccinated eligible individuals falls below 50 percent (47.92%) compared to the rest of the State of California (65.8%). An approach to reducing COVID-19 hospitalizations is centered around vaccination and other approaches such as masking and physical distancing. People can schedule a free COVID-19 vaccine appointment by visiting myturn.ca.gov.

“The tools we have to fight against COVID-19 such as vaccination, masking, and social distancing are right in front of us, but stopping the further spread of COVID-19 is led by the community,” said Dr. René Ramirez, Calaveras County Health Officer. “What we’re seeing across this nation is that the vast majority of hospitalizations are happening among those who remain unvaccinated. Calaveras County ranks among the lowest
vaccination rates in the State of California. Nevertheless, it is not too late to get vaccinated.” added Dr. Ramirez.

Earlier this week, the FDA announced its approval of the Pfizer vaccine. While millions have already safely received the COVID-19 vaccine, including thousands of people living in Calaveras County, the FDA approval will provide added confidence to get vaccinated.

In addition, the recent air quality advisory issued by Calaveras Public Health and the Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District worries public health officials as smoke from area fires may worsen health outcomes of those infected with COVID-19.

Calaveras Public Health urges that everyone take steps to protect themselves against COVID-19 including anyone not fully vaccinated, children under 12 who cannot be vaccinated yet, and those with weakened immune systems. The best way to protect yourself and others is to:
 Get vaccinated
 Wear a mask in public indoor settings
 Get tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or were exposed to someone with COVID-19
 Stay at least 6 feet from others
 Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces

Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
 Fever or chills
 Cough
 Shortness of breath or difficulty
breathing
 Fatigue
 Muscle or body aches
 Headache
 New loss of taste or smell
 Sore throat
 Congestion or runny nose
 Nausea or vomiting
 Diarrhea

Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing signs, seek emergency care immediately:
 Trouble breathing
 New confusion or weakness
 Bluish lips or face
 Persistent pain or pressure in the
chest
 Inability to wake or stay awake

Due to a surge of COVID-19 infections, Calaveras Public Health is currently prioritizing cases. Calaveras county residents who test positive are encouraged to self-isolate and follow isolation instructions even if they are not contacted by local public health staff.

For information about testing and vaccination visit the Calaveras County COVID-19 website. https://covid19.calaverasgov.us/
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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-08-27 19:37:35   By: Anonymous
 
There would not be a staffing shortage if Governor Newscum mandates vaccinations or be fired!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2021-08-27 20:07:46   By: Anonymous
     
    That would just create less staffing

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2021-08-27 21:19:41   By: Anonymous
     
    No, they are quitting because they are exhausted from treating people who wouldn’t get vaccinated and *now* believe in medicine now that they’re sick.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2021-08-27 21:38:00   By: Anonymous
       
      No, they will be fired if they don't vaccinate! It sounds like blackmail!

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2021-08-27 22:16:07   By: Anonymous
         
        Some jobs have extra requirements, get a different one if you can’t deal

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2021-08-28 05:16:12   By: Anonymous
           
          Some Governors are ass holes and that is why the people will recall Newscum!

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            Re: Stupid Calaveras County
            Posted on: 2021-08-28 06:30:49   By: Anonymous
             

            We are under 50% for covid shots as a county! THAT IS SO STUPID. Thanks for filling up our hospitals with your ignorance. By the way do not tell me to leave and go back to the bay area. I was born iin San Andreas and have lived up here my entire life. Just stupid.

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              Re: Stupid Calaveras County
              Posted on: 2021-08-28 06:46:41   By: Anonymous
               
              Not surprising. I always thought half the people around here were idiots. Really funny thing about it is they're so proud of it. Right Derby?

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                Re: Stupid Calaveras County
                Posted on: 2021-08-28 08:12:34   By: Anonymous
                 
                It's Darby

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                  Re: Stupid Calaveras County
                  Posted on: 2021-08-28 16:50:55   By: Anonymous
                   
                  Hey Derby, how about a dewormer comic for your skeletons?

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                    Re: Stupid Calaveras County
                    Posted on: 2021-08-28 18:50:06   By: Anonymous
                     
                    That would be funny

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              Re: Stupid Calaveras County
              Posted on: 2021-08-28 07:09:04   By: Anonymous
               
              So you are an ignorant Hillbilly and your comment reflects that. Maybe you should live in the Gay Area! YEE HAW HAHA!

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              Re: Stupid Calaveras County
              Posted on: 2021-08-28 07:14:27   By: Anonymous
               
              I agree. If you were born in San Andreas and lived here all your life, YOU ARE STUPID!!!

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              Re: Stupid Calaveras County
              Posted on: 2021-08-28 08:57:11   By: Anonymous
               
              Yeah your relatives that breed you came from there. The lifestyle and mental illness from diseased sea food, coastal pollution, sewer issues, cramped living with disease, drug addiction, etc. is all part of your family genes today. Moving does not cure it. You are no asset here.

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                Re: Stupid Calaveras County
                Posted on: 2021-08-28 10:35:58   By: Anonymous
                 
                You know you're an illiterate inbred jack off right?

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                  Re: Stupid Calaveras County
                  Posted on: 2021-08-28 10:48:22   By: Anonymous
                   
                  So.

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                    Re: Stupid Calaveras County
                    Posted on: 2021-08-28 13:12:23   By: Anonymous
                     
                    What it like eating and drinking sewer water… food is was grown from sewer water since birth. Wait you unsure if you’re a boy or girl. Go back you don’t belong in the area.

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              Re: Stupid Calaveras County
              Posted on: 2021-08-28 17:41:28   By: Anonymous
               
              Israel Study Results:
              Double vaccinated are 13 time higher chance to catch Covid and be hospitalized than people with herd or natural immunity.
              Pfizer shots in US are not for Delta variant.
              The shot FDA approved is only available in Europe. Vaccine in US is millions of “left overs”
              Just follow. the money from Big Pharma to FDA & CDC
              Also, follow the vaccine liability protection issues!

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                Re: Stupid Calaveras County
                Posted on: 2021-08-28 18:23:01   By: Anonymous
                 
                The study in Israel only included 238 people.

                And where did you get the FDA approved vaccine not being available in the US? I can’t find that

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                  Re: Stupid Calaveras County
                  Posted on: 2021-08-28 22:29:29   By: Anonymous
                   
                  The team of researchers, from Maccabi Healthcare and Tel Aviv University, published their study earlier this week to medRxiv.org.
                  The researchers conducted an extensive study on 800,000 individuals that were broken into 3 groups. People who had received either one or two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine were compared with unvaccinated individuals who have natural immunity, because they

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                    Re: Stupid Calaveras County
                    Posted on: 2021-08-28 22:34:26   By: Anonymous
                     
                    Approved vaccine is not what is approved.


                    https://www.wnd.com/2021/08/stunner-expert-says-fda-approved-pfizer-shot-not-people-getting/

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-08-28 08:11:58   By: Anonymous
 
You realize that if y ou have a non-covid problem ( heart attack, car accident) all of the local hospitals are overwhelmed with people who are only in the hospital because they *chose* not to get vaccinated. This selfishness could cost you your life, or that of a loved one.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2021-08-28 09:07:17   By: Anonymous
     
    "As of Thursday, there were a total of 17 inpatients, 6 of those patients are hospitalized due to COVID-19. "

    6 WITH VIRUS!
    11 with other issues. (Smoke is a big one right now.)

    Guess they will have to bring out the tents if they get a 7th patient.

    Seriously? The hospital is completely useless if 6 people out of a population of 46,319 are such a problem.

    https://worldpopulationreview.com/us-counties/ca/calaveras-county-population

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2021-08-28 09:25:45   By: Anonymous
       
      Have you ever been to Mark Twain? Someone can’t even give birth there, they aren’t equipped or staffed for that.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2021-08-28 11:01:55   By: Anonymous
       
      It’s a matter of staff, not beds.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2021-08-28 17:23:32   By: Anonymous
         
        Yes you two posters above I know that. The hospital is completely useless.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-08-28 09:09:15   By: Anonymous
 
Typical liberal rant, now you have a county supervisor with Rona that had the shot. And, we are finding in Israel that the shot only made the situation worse for those that came down with it. Compare Germany where compliance is high to Sweden where compliance is low and you will find as a percent of population, their Rona numbers are nearly the same. If you have had a cold, you will always have a cold virus in you. Tired of the liberals wanting to use this to control people's lives out of fear of dying which causes them to really fear living. Come on man.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2021-08-28 09:27:31   By: Anonymous
     
    Incredible that you know more than the world’s public health experts. Bet you think everyone should just eat horse paste or drink sheep drench instead.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2021-08-28 09:28:34   By: Anonymous
       
      Better be careful with the invermectin though, because there’s no room for you in the hospital when you poison yourself.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2021-08-28 09:35:44   By: Anonymous
         
        Manning, anti-vaxx Georgia sheriff captain who took horse dewormer for coronavirus, died from COVID19

        He complained Facebook “censored” him for posting misinformation. On 8/14, he shared location of feed shop that carried ivermectin

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2021-08-28 10:01:12   By: Anonymous
           
          He died the way he lived, free of parasitic worms generally found in horses.

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2021-08-28 13:23:37   By: Anonymous
             
            Fond? Like Ole Joey is of ice cream and little girls and another guys wife shampoo scent. Here’s the deal folks…? C’mon man!

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2021-08-28 13:51:22   By: Anonymous
           
          Yes, Captain Joe Manning died of covid. Incredibly poor judgement, and a cop. Now dead as a doornail. RIP Joe, you sure owned the libs!

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2021-08-28 17:27:32   By: Anonymous
       
      Keep drinking the KoolAid and deflecting. We all are better off without you on the planet anyway.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2021-08-28 18:24:23   By: Anonymous
         
        Keep drinking the sheep drench while you call me a sheep!😂😂😂

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Vaccinated are the Weapon
Posted on: 2021-08-28 13:32:15   By: Anonymous
 
Look at the science, the vaccines have been out a few months now, cases were on a downward spiral prior to the vaccine. Now a few months with the vaccine and surges again. It's the vaccinated that are spreading, the vaccinated loading up the hospitals with Corona related issues. It's the vaccinated that is the weapon to continue this scam with no accountability other than regurgitate propaganda from fake news that its the healthy, unvaxxed that are the problem.

Unfortunate that there are individuals out there that truly belive the vaccine works and it will save them.



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    Re: Vaccinated are the Weapon
    Posted on: 2021-08-28 14:26:58   By: Anonymous
     
    Please seek help, you are heavily detached from reality.

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      Re: Vaccinated are the Weapon
      Posted on: 2021-08-28 20:27:37   By: Anonymous
       
      It is so easy to read in the post from the native Calabamans regarding a shot. The problem is they have an old saying of improper breeding guidelines. You know the Calabama motto, "Its not your girlfriend, its just your turn",
      If you dont want to get the vaccine, Thats fine, Just stay home dumb ass, because some of us have a pupose in life.

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        Re: Stupid Calaveras County
        Posted on: 2021-08-28 20:35:25   By: Anonymous
         
        Approved vaccine is not what is approved.

        https://www.wnd.com/2021/08/stunner-expert-says-fda-approved-pfizer-shot-not-people-getting/

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