Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Five Mendocino County Residents Passed Away With COVID-19 Between May and June

[Graphic designed by Matt LaFever]

Though the COVID-19 pandemic might seem over, for some in our community it is tragically still here.

A press release from Mendocino County Public Health(MCPH) announced today that between May and June, five more county residents have died with COVID-19.

  • Death #127 was an 84-year-old man from the greater Ukiah area.
  • Death #128 was a 67-year-old man from the North Coast area.
  • Death #129 was an 89-year-old woman from the greater Ukiah area.
  • Death #130 was an 89-year-old man from the Greater Ukiah area.
  • Death #131 was a 69-year-old woman from the greater Ukiah area.

This news from MCPH is a stark reminder that “COVID-19 is still active across the globe” MCPH said, “we do have to tools to decrease the risk of bad infections. Those tools include vaccines and boosters for everyone ages 5 and up, as well as masking and social distancing in crowded areas.”

Data from the California COVID-19 county dashboard does point towards an uptick in Mendocino County’s total COVID-19 cases, deaths, and hospitalizations during May and June. These trends are mirrored across California. Though, within Mendocino County, all three of those metrics seem to be trending downward in the first weeks of July.

Another tool available to Mendocino County residents is the oral treatment being used to reduce the risk of serious infection and hospitalization available through local providers.

Paxlovid, the most prescribed oral treatment for COVID-19 in the United States, has recently come under scrutiny as described on Science.org:

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But a bevy of new lab studies shows the coronavirus can mutate in ways that make it less susceptible to the drug, by far the most widely used of the two oral antiviral drugs authorized to treat COVID-19 in the United States. Researchers have found some of those mutations in variants already circulating in infected people, raising fresh concerns that physicians could soon lose one of their best therapies for fighting COVID-19. 

For any residents that have questions about boosters, vaccines, or other COVID-19-related questions, call Public Health at 707-472-2759.

For information about vaccine clinics, visit the Public Health website at www.mendocinocounty.org/covidvaccine

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  1. Thank you, Matt, for your integrity here. “Passed away with covid” – the operative word being “with”, not “from”.

    • That’s because there is a pandemic of the injected. The jab is unkind to the human immuno system. People are being hospitalized with adverse reactions, not from “Covid”. And what is so unusual about five elderly people passing over a two month period here in Mendocino County. When will county public health cease the BS. Hardly a frightful deadly pandemic. Of course the perps are rolling out Monkeypox. So, strap in because the next jab is a smallpox vaxx that sheds. Yes, their own words. Another insane experiment.

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I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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