RT @jeremyphoward: Sacramento's entire response is the most totally insane official covid-19 response I think I've seen yet.
With the amount of folks traveling to and from the SF bay area, I fear this is going to hurt us too. https://t.co/v5r9FfEUxB
RT @balajis: Sacramento County is turning off quarantine for people exposed to COVID19?
They aren’t understanding WHO’s recommendation. Yes, you may not be able to trace every contact anymore. No, that doesn’t mean people KNOWN to be exposed should be running around.
How is this "flattening the curve" behaviour? I understand that people need to make a living - what about asking them to contact a GP to get surgical masks for a set period of time...would this be a reasonable precaution against asymptomatic spread?
Q: Why did Sacramento County move to mitigation of COVID-19?
A: Public health officials have recommended to move Sacramento County onto mitigation of the virus. The distinction is important because it shifts the focus from labor-intensive “contact-tracing” – the process of trying to track down every person a known COVID-19 infected person has had contact with since they contracted the virus, to trying to protect the most vulnerable populations from contracting the virus. These new measures will include ending 14-day quarantines simply based on contact exposure and applies to the general public, as well as health care workers and first responders. This decision will free up public health resources to protect the most vulnerable populations.
My god wtf is happening. This all seems like I am in a horrible dream world. Wtf about the rest of us - they are affecting all humanity by doing this shit. Wtf not even trying. We need to at least try for gods sake.
It's like they are actively trying to import the virus or encourage the spread.
Plus the mismanagement like this in California
>[It is also unclear when the state may get more specialized face masks, known as N95 respirators. **Most of the state’s stockpile of several million is expired, leaving only about 20,000 masks for use, the governor’s office confirmed.**](https://timesofsandiego.com/tech/2020/02/29/california-faces-shortage-of-coronavirus-test-kits-and-specialized-face-masks/)
What's interesting is that actually nothing in their philosophy changed. These people have known for months this was coming and did exactly nothing. They are still doing nothing. We can never expect them to. We are on our own.
It says if you've had contact with someone who has COVID19 there is no need to quarantine. I'm wondering if maybe this is a strategy to keep health care workers working? I imagine in the not-so-distant future most health care workers will have been in contact with someone who tests positive. Otherwise it just seems totally insane.
I've been saying this to my wife for weeks... but I honestly wasn't expecting the "bury our heads in the sand" strategy to hold out this long. I'm feeling a bit more guilty for the implication as it becomes more and more inevitable.
If it's only for properly trained medical staff with PPE then I'm on board, but what about the random grocery clerk/bus driver/waiter? They don't even have masks. We already know that the virus can spread before symptoms show up.
Lots of medical staff will not have appropriate PPE, the CDC is changing their guidelines this week to say we should be wearing surgical masks unless engaged in very high risk aerosolizing procedures (like bronchoscopy, bipap, etc). Unless they're in the ICU, they'll probably just have a flimsy paper mask. It's bullshit. We're all going to get sick and then get guilt tripped and threatened for not coming to work.
They are preparing you for a Malthussian crisis. It is airborne, all hospital healthcare workers will be infected, most will live. That part is inevitable. Sidelining them would mean many, many more would die.
Lots of medical staff will not have PPE, the CDC is changing their guidelines to say we should be wearing surgical masks unless engaged in very high risk procedures (like bronchoscopy, etc). Unless they're in the ICU, they'll probably just have a flimsy paper mask. It's bullshit.
That's the impression you get from the article. They still give guidelines on what to do but if you know you are in contact with a person that has it then you don't have to do anything until you get symptoms. I live close to south sac and we already have another death today from a senior living facility.
Shit is about to get real 1 week from now.