Sunday, January 29, 2023

Mendocino County’s Emergency Room Wait Times Increase as Patients Seek Care from Winter Illnesses

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The following is a press release issued by Mendocino County Public Health:


COVID-19 under an electron microscope [Image from National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases]

Cold and flu season has begun early in Mendocino County and emergency rooms across the county are seeing very long wait times for care as a result. To reduce the burden on  overwhelmed emergency room staff, Public Health recommends the following guidance for  deciding whether to go to the emergency room: 

At-home treatment: Treat mild cases of flu, cold, or COVID at home with plenty of fluids and supportive medications like cough medicine, Tylenol, Advil, etc. Use local Test to Treat clinics,  or telehealth services that prescribe the flu and COVID treatments. 

Go to the Emergency Room: Go immediately if you see or feel danger signs: shortness of breath, dehydration (from vomiting/diarrhea), or ANY change of mental status. 

In addition, Public Health expects local schools and employers to temporarily suspend return to work/school slips so that providers can assess and care for the many sick people currently in the community. 

Public Health continues to encourage getting flu and COVID vaccines as the best way to fight the winter viruses and avoid overwhelming emergency room staff. Vaccines and treatments are available at local pharmacies, through your health provider, and at Public Health offices and clinics throughout the county. Please see the Vaccines webpage for more information. Questions? Contact the Call Center 707-472-2759.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Public health officials need to watch the documentary ‘Died Suddenly’ and explain to the community what is causing white, amyloid fibrous protein structures that funeral directors and embalmers have been finding in cadavers since the experimental mRNA gene therapy injections were released. Why are all-cause mortalities increasing and birth rates declining?

      • It’s on Rumble, watch for yourself before making any assumptions. Pathologists, oncologists, and medical professionals from around the world are sounding the alarm. These issues deserve thorough, scientific scrutiny.

  2. This situation was caused by public health for bad recommendations. Scare the public to wear masks for so long and this is what you get.

    I would like to see Mr Coren of public health resign at once.

  3. Germophobia and long term masking produce lower immune systems and antibiotics produce super germs. This is the history of medical science. If it cannot be questioned it is not science.

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