Useless Act: California Monitors 8,400 People for Coronavirus; 33 Test Positive

Mish

In a useless act of governance, California is monitoring 8,400 for the coronavirus.

Useless Act

CNBC reports California is Monitoring at Least 8,400 People for the Coronavirus.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday that 33 people have tested positive for COVID-19 and the state is currently monitoring at least 8,400 others —a day after U.S. health officials confirmed the first possible community transmission of the coronavirus in a Solano County resident.

“This is a fluid situation right now and I want to emphaize the risk to the American public remains low,” said Dr. Sonia Y. Angell, California Department of Public Health Director and State Health Officer during a press conference. “There have been a limited number of confirmed cases to date.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention doesn’t know exactly how the new California patient, who’s receiving medical care in Sacramento County, contracted the virus. The patient didn’t have a relevant travel history or exposure to another patient with the virus, the CDC said Wednesday.

“We are currently in deep partnership with CDC on one overriding protocol that drives our principle focus right now and that’s testing, and the importance to increase our testing protocols and to have point of contact diagnostic testing as our top priority not just in the state of California but I imagine all across the United States,” Newsom said at a press conference.

Newsom said five of the 33 patients who tested positive for the virus have since left the state. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the 33 positive cases were part of the group of Diamond Princess passengers who were evacuated from the cruise ship that was quarantined off the coast of Japan. The U.S. had 60 cases as of Wednesday night, 42 of which are people who were on the ship, according to the CDC.

California health officials have 200 testing kits on hand and will be receiving more over the next few days, Newsom said.

Monitoring people is useless. By the time anyone show symptoms, they have been a carrier for as long as 19 days.

and 200 test kits for 8,400 people being "monitored" is of course absurd.

OK, not to worry, because Trump says we are "Very, Very Ready for the Coronavirus, for Anything"

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (20)
Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett

"This is a fluid situation right now"

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Understatement_of_the_Year.

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lol
lol

Trump knows he can't win,so he'll use the bioweapon er er er "virus" as cover for martial law and canceling of "elections"!

Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett

"In a useless act of governance"

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WWMLVD*

*Mayor Larry Vaughn

Maximus_Minimus
Maximus_Minimus

Let's bring out the positives: Dow below 26k instead of breaking 30k. Thanks to corona virus, return to some sanity.

numike
numike

During his 2001 run for Congress while he was governor of Indiana, Pence penned an op-ed where he claimed that despite the “hysteria” from the “political class,” there’s no evidence that smoking is dangerous for humans. “In fact, 2 out of every three smokers does not die from a smoking related illness and 9 out of ten smokers do not contract lung cancer,” Pence wrote.

Bam_Man
Bam_Man

Treat the infected people with Brawndo. It has electrolytes.

Latkes
Latkes

By the time anyone show symptoms, they have been a carrier for as long as 19 days.

This is not true or at least poor wording. The median incubation period is just 3 days.

Casual_Observer
Casual_Observer

It is getting warm out here in California. I am sure there will be more cases of Influenza-B in all those monitorings. I've read multiple sources that these viruses do die on the vine when the weather gets warmer.

abend237-04
abend237-04

There's ample reason to hope, and I'd like to thank people like Mish and Bianco, who started screaming Bullshit on all the official 'it's only the flu"dissimulation before it became fashionable to do so.
We seem to be positioned at a similar time to the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Africa. It took months then to get the world focused on the fact that experts were beginning to project enormous numbers of sick and dead.
Very smart modellers were proved wrong eventually, but only because the humans got their A game on in time to reduce eventual deaths to "only" 11,323, or 39.5 percent of all cases, from as high as 500,000 being projected in September, 2014 by Los Alamos and others. All this was accomplished without the vaccine developed in 2018. R naught on Ebola was almost 4 until they drove it below 2 in late October and put the fire out...again.

Mish
Mish

Editor

Chinese health officials previously estimated that the incubation period for the virus ranged from one to 14 days, but recent research suggests it could be as long as 24 days.

Doctors concluded that the woman's incubation period – the time during which she was infectious – was 19 days.

5 cases over 14 days

Latkes can apologize any time

TimeToTest
TimeToTest

Went all in on SQQQ at the top.

Has been a good last couple days. More virus please.


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