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The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team reported more new cases Thursday than any other day throughout the pandemic.

The team reported 44 new cases Thursday, breaking the previous record of 38 cases set Nov. 21.

“We cannot even begin to tell you how hard it was to see and report the case numbers today. Disappointed would be an understatement,” the team said in a press release.

Over the past three days, the county has reported 116 new cases. That’s the highest three-day consecutive total.

“We have been very fortunate over the last 11 months to be one of the top five counties in the United States with the lowest case counts. But we are seeing that success slip away,” the release said.

The release said the team for the first time feels “we are losing our edge in combating this pandemic,” but it’s not giving up.

If the downward spiral continues, the worsening case numbers could jeopardize the county remaining in the state’s high risk level. It needs to remain at under 200 cases per 100,000 population over a two week period to avoid being pushed into the extreme risk level — a change that would force some struggling businesses to close their doors again.

Douglas County Public Health Officer Bob Dannenhoffer said in a press release the increase is “terribly disturbing.”

He said he has seen more gatherings and some “unfortunate laxity with physical distancing and the use of face masks.”

The biggest outbreak is at a skilled nursing facility in Roseburg, he said. It has gone from a single positive case Feb. 5 to more than 33 positive cases as of Thursday, Dannenhoffer said.

He did not name the care facility. It did not appear in the state’s weekly outbreak report Wednesday, which often has a time lag for reporting.

So far, that outbreak has not been linked to any hospitalizations or deaths, he said.

The COVID-19 vaccine was offered to staff members and patients at the facility. Ninety percent of those who chose to be vaccinated were protected from contracting the virus, he said.

“This is proof that the vaccine works. If you are a front line caregiver and are eligible for the vaccine, please get it!” Dannehoffer said.

He said he’s also seen an increase in the cases connected to schools, churches, parties and travel. The school cases amount to 44% of the current outbreaks.

A few have also been workplace outbreaks. No large outbreaks have been related to gyms, restaurants or bars.

All were related to people failing to keep social distance and wear masks, he said.

No new deaths were reported Thursday.

Twelve county residents are hospitalized with the illness, nine locally and three out of the area.

Douglas Public Health Network is supporting 227 people with COVID-19 who are in isolation, as well as another 460 people who have been in contact with an infected person and are in quarantine.

The Oregon Health Authority on Thursday reported 621 new cases and 12 new deaths.

Statewide, 623,909 vaccinations have been given. Of those, 7,512 have been given in Douglas County, according to the health authority.

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Rise722

How many of these are the seasonal flu - and how many are false positives?

Mike

After vaccinating 194 people yesterday, Douglas County has now risen to the second WORST County in Oregon for vaccinating its residents. 8,366 of Douglas County’s 112,251 residents have now been vaccinated. This is a mere 7.5% of Douglas County residents compared to Oregon’s average of 11.4% residents vaccinated. Only Columbia County at 7.3% has vaccinated a lower percentage of its residents than Douglas County.

It took Douglas County two months to vaccinate 7.5% of its residents. At this rate, it will take OVER four years to vaccinate all Douglas County residents.

Below is the updated percentage of residents vaccinated in each Oregon County today according to the Oregon Health Authority.

COUNTY-------------%

Wheeler-----------29.97

Deschutes--------15.50

Polk----------------14.32

Benton-----------13.81

Wallowa---------13.59

Harney-----------13.47

Sherman---------13.43

Lincoln-----------13.29

Jefferson--------12.55

Hood River------12.52

Multnomah-----11.89

Wasco------------11.89

Baker-------------11.87

OREGON---------11.28

Marion-----------11.10

Lake---------------10.93

Klamath---------10.81

Lane--------------10.75

Jackson----------10.52

Crook-------------10.03

Clackamas------10.01

Linn----------------9.99

Yamhill-----------9.79

Washington-----9.65

Curry--------------9.56

Tillamook--------9.50

Clatsop-----------9.42

Gilliam------------9.39

Union-------------9.21

Coos---------------8.99

Malhuer----------8.95

Grant--------------8.90

Morrow-----------7.94

Josephine--------7.73

Umatilla----------7.62

Douglas-----------7.45*********

Columbia---------7.29

Douglas County Public Health Network Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Dannenhoffer, LIED in a recent radio interview that low supply of vaccine is the reason for Douglas County’s slow vaccine roll-out to its residents. Dr. Dannenhoffer complained that Douglas County was being short changed vaccine doses and untruthfully claimed in the interview that ALL of Douglas County, not just DPHN, received only 700 doses of vaccine last week when DPHN’s own website indicated DPHN had received 3,900 doses, not including other doses delivered to hospitals and clinics directly from the state. Then Dr. Dannenhoffer lied again by claiming 10% - 11% of Douglas County residents have been vaccinated already. Dr. Dannenhoffer is a liar and anything he says cannot be trusted.

If you really think supply is the issue, then you need ask yourself why vaccine supply is NOT an issue for the rest of Oregon, with almost all counties having vaccinated a much higher percentage of their residents. Moreover, the CDC (below link) indicates 841,550 doses of vaccine have been delivered to Oregon. Oregon has enough to vaccinate 20.0% of all Oregon residents. But Only 677,192 doses have been administered to date. This means Oregon has 174,358 vaccine doses that have NOT been administered. That’s an average of 4,843 doses sitting on the shelf in EVERY Oregon County that have yet to be administered.

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#vaccinations

Mike

17 new coronavirus cases were reported in today’s press release from the County Commissioners Coronavirus Task Force. This brings Douglas County totals to 2,163 cases and 51 deaths.

Roseburg Veteran Affairs reported 1 new coronavirus cases since yesterday, bringing Roseburg VA totals to 216 cases and 7 deaths. Roseburg VA administered 0 vaccine doses for the second day in a row, keeping its total at 2,259 doses administered with 133 veterans have received both doses of vaccine according to the VA National website link below.

https://www.accesstocare.va.gov/Healthcare/COVID19NationalSummary

The Commissioners Response Team reported 292 coronavirus cases over the past two weeks which calculates to a 14-day case rate of 260.1 today for Douglas County, which is greater than the maximum case rate of 200 required for in-dining restaurants, bars, theaters and health clubs to remain open.

The Commissioners Response Team reported 299 coronavirus cases and the OHA reported Douglas County received 3,647 test results over the past two weeks. Dividing 299 cases by 3,647 test results gives Douglas County a 14-day positive test rate of 8.2% today.

The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 78 new coronavirus cases and 0 deaths today. The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 867 cases and 16 deaths over the past week.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 247 new coronavirus cases and 0 deaths today in Oregon. That’s 0 deaths today after reporting 106 deaths in the previous four days. Oregon’s 7-day positive test rate is 3.1% today.

FormerDemocrat

Mike, I was seriously wondering how long it was going to take for you to start going after Dannenhoffer. I knew it was only a matter of time once you weren't getting enough traction with your campaign to denounce county officials. It's very sad to me that you are living this life full of so much mistrust, resentment and fear. It's also worrisome that you feel so compelled to spread these thoughts and opinions to others. And, for what purpose? People will believe you because of all the numbers, data, and statistics presented regardless of the fact that they are being paired with misinformation caused by your jaded opinions and biased conclusions. With 17 comments here, your paranoia and delusional thinking are really starting to show.

Mike

Apparently you haven't been paying attention. I've been blowing the whistle on Dr. Dannenhoffer's untruthful and misleading comments for over ten months. Back before schools shut down and Dr. Dannenhoffer fought to keep them open. I have an entire file dedicated to Dr. Dannenhoffer’s untruthful comments. If you want, I can post all 29 untruthful and misleading comments and the proof they are untruthful and misleading. I've done so by request more than once before.

I previously described much of what Dr. Dannenhoffer said as being merely untruthful and misleading because I couldn't prove he knew he wasn't telling the truth. That changed with these recent radio interviews. Dr. Dannenhoffer is now a full fledged liar. He said untruthful things knowing fully well they are untruthful.

Dr. Dannenhoffer untruthfully claimed in his radio interview that all of Douglas County received “a pittance” of 800 doses of vaccine last week, knowing full well his own Douglas County Public Health network has received 3,900 doses since February 3. And that doesn’t include the many doses received by hospitals and clinics in Douglas County. He LIED. That makes Dr. Dannenhoffer a liar.

Dr. Dannenhoffer untruthfully claimed in another radio interview that 10% - 11% of Douglas County residents had been vaccinated; knowing fully well only 6.9% of Douglas County residents had been vaccinated according to the Oregon Health Authority numbers published EVERY day. Again, Dr. Dannenhoffer LIED. That makes Dr. Dannenhoffer a liar.

Dr. Dannenhoffer continues to lie to cover up the FACT Douglas County is the WORST county in Oregon for vaccinating its residents. NO county in Oregon has vaccinated a lower percentage of their residents than Douglas County. Dr. Dannenhoffer could address this problem honestly but instead chooses to be a liar and make excuses that are untrue.

And you, FormerDemocrat are little different than the angry mob who believes, defends and fights for every lie told to them by Trump without question.

Mike

22 new coronavirus cases were reported in today’s press release from the County Commissioners Coronavirus Task Force. This brings Douglas County totals to 2,146 cases and 51 deaths.

Roseburg Veteran Affairs reported 3 new coronavirus cases since yesterday, bringing Roseburg VA totals to 215 cases and 7 deaths. Roseburg VA administered 0 vaccine doses since yesterday, bringing its total to 2,259 doses administered with 133 veterans have received both doses of vaccine according to the VA National website link below.

https://www.accesstocare.va.gov/Healthcare/COVID19NationalSummary

The Commissioners Response Team reported 292 coronavirus cases over the past two weeks which calculates to a 14-day case rate of 260.1 today for Douglas County, which is greater than the maximum case rate of 200 required for in-dining restaurants, bars, theaters and health clubs to remain open.

Mike

The Commissioners Response Team reported 292 coronavirus cases and the OHA reported Douglas County received 3,568 test results over the past two weeks. Dividing 292 cases by 3,568 test results gives Douglas County a 14-day positive test rate of 8.2% today.

The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 142 new coronavirus cases and 2 deaths today. The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 882 cases and 17 deaths over the past week.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 458 new coronavirus cases and 43 deaths today in Oregon. Oregon’s 7-day positive test rate is 3.1% today.

Mike

Saturday's vaccination update. After two months of vaccinations, Douglas County remains the WORST County in Oregon for vaccinating its residents. Only 8,172 of Douglas County’s 112,251 residents have been vaccinated. This is a mere 7.3% of Douglas County residents compared to Oregon’s average of 11.3% residents vaccinated. No county has vaccinated a lower percentage of its residents than Douglas County.

It took Douglas County two months to vaccinate 7.3% of its residents. At this rate, consider how many years it will take to vaccinate all of Douglas County residents. Consider how many people will needlessly die because of Douglas County's slow vaccination roll-out.

Below is the updated percentage of residents vaccinated in each Oregon County today according to the Oregon Health Authority.

COUNTY-------------%

Wheeler-----------29.90

Deschutes--------15.47

Polk----------------14.27

Benton-----------13.76

Wallowa---------13.59

Harney-----------13.47

Sherman---------13.38

Lincoln-----------13.28

Jefferson--------12.52

Hood River------12.49

Multnomah-----11.83

Baker-------------11.81

OREGON---------11.28

Wasco------------11.22

Marion-----------11.07

Lake---------------10.84

Klamath---------10.80

Lane--------------10.48

Jackson----------10.25

Clackamas------10.01

Linn----------------9.98

Crook--------------9.96

Yamhill-----------9.71

Washington-----9.63

Gilliam------------9.39

Tillamook--------9.39

Clatsop-----------9.36

Union-------------9.21

Coos---------------8.90

Grant--------------8.87

Malhuer----------8.84

Curry--------------9.09

Morrow-----------7.93

Josephine--------7.64

Umatilla----------7.60

Columbia---------7.28

Douglas-----------7.28*********

Our County Commissioners untruthfully claim low supply of vaccine is the reason for Douglas County’s slow vaccine roll-out to its residents. If so, ask yourself why vaccine supply is NOT an issue for the rest of Oregon, with some counties having vaccinated a much higher percentage of their residents. Moreover, the CDC (below link) indicates 840,575 doses of vaccine have been delivered to Oregon. Oregon has enough to vaccinate 19.9% of all Oregon residents. But Only 669,986 doses have been administered to date. This means Oregon has 170,589 vaccine doses that have NOT been administered. That’s an average of 4,738 doses sitting on the shelf in EVERY Oregon County that have yet to be administered.

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#vaccinations

OregonHusker

From yesterday's Medford Mail Tribune:

"Across Jackson County, 12,434 people in Jackson County were fully vaccinated as of Friday and another 10,240 had begun the vaccination process with their first dose, according to the latest Oregon Health Authority data."

They seem to be getting their hands on the vaccine. The also have a centralized location to get the vaccine out quickly. Strange what happens when there is leadership in local government.

Mike

Douglas County’s Public Health Officer Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer LIED about vaccinations, again. Dr. Dannenhoffer was interviewed yesterday by KLCC radio where he said, “So, the vaccine delivery model is going well but we’re getting just a pittance in terms of the amount of vaccine we need…So, for example, last week, we got 800 doses for our population 80 and above.” You can listen to the audio of the interview for yourself at the below attached link.

A lie is when a person knowingly says something untruthful. That is exactly what Dr. Dannenhoff did. He lied. As he has done so many times in the past.

Douglas County Public Health Network reported on their own website receiving 1,900 vaccine doses of vaccine on February 3 and 2,000 doses of vaccine on February 10. NOT 800 doses as Dr. Dannenhoffer claimed. And that is just the vaccine delivered to DPHN and doesn't include vaccines sent directly from the federal or state government to Roseburg VA Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, Emergency Medical Services, the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians or local pharmacies. Moreover, when Dr. Dannenhoffer untruthfully claimed Douglas County received 800 doses of vaccine last week, he alluded that it was the total received by the entire county, not just DPHN.

Dr. Dannenhoffer is lying to news media to cover-up the fact Douglas County is the worst in the state for vaccinating its residents and DPHN’s vaccine roll-out under his leadership has been a dismal failure.

https://www.klcc.org/post/some-oregon-counties-still-getting-smaller-share-vaccines

Mike

Douglas County Douglas County’s Public Health Officer Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer LIED yet again about coronavirus vaccinations yesterday during a different interview with KVAL radio (below link). In the interview, Dr. Dannenhoffer lied when he told KVAL radio that Douglas County had vaccinated 10 – 11% of the Douglas County community. According to the Oregon Health Authority, Douglas County has vaccinated only 6.99% of its residents.

This was not a simple mistake. This was Dr. Dannenhoffer’s lying attempt to draw attention away from the FACT Douglas County has the worst vaccination record in Oregon. NO other county in the state have vaccinated a lower percentage than Douglas County.

https://kval.com/news/local/douglas-county-on-track-to-return-to-extreme-risk-category

Mike

On February 9, Mark Tsuchiya, the Director of Marketing and Development at Aviva Health was interviewed by KMTR TV station (below link) about Douglas County coronavirus vaccinations and said;

According to public health (DPHN), there are 7200 eligible seniors in Douglas County, but they only got 700 doses for this week.

This statement is untrue and perpetuates the new BIG LIE. Douglas County Public Health Network reported on their own website receiving 1,900 vaccine doses on February 3 and 2,000 doses of vaccine on February 10. It appears medical leaders in Douglas County are intentionally misleading the public about its dismal vaccination record of vaccinating the lowest percentage of its residents of any county in Oregon. You say it enough times and people believe it’s true.

I'm Here to Fact-check Mike

I'm pretty sure the Aviva person didn't say that as you purport he did. KMTR and you yourself attribute the statement to public health. That's what "according to" means, Mike. If you can't understand attribution, why should I believe you understand and correctly cite data? To answer my own question, I don't believe and you don't understand and correctly cite. You're neither Woodward nor Bernstein. Keep up the good work, Mike. Your swiss cheese analysis is truly illuminating (like a flashlight through a slice of swiss cheese).

Mike

Forgot to attach the link:

https://nbc16.com/news/local/douglas-county-hopes-to-start-vaccinating-seniors-on-wednesday-02-10-2021

st paddy

is there a black market for the vaccine?

NJ

I believe that what is not occurring to people who refuse to protect themselves is that once people who have received the vaccine are protected from it, the non-vaccinated will be the only ones becoming ill and dying. My patience is thinned by their arrogance. If those who want to play games with death, all that's left is to support them in their decision. There will be no monument to them who choose to die for their political beliefs as they are not the martyrs they believe themselves to be.

Mike

In some ways I feel the same. However, many of my friends and family count among those whom you are writing about and who are indeed arrogant in their political beliefs. It pains me to think of losing them for something so preventable, so heartbreaking.

The ones for whom I lost my patience long ago are our elected leaders who could have done so much more to protect the people who elected them, the community they swore to protect. They failed so miserably from the outset with their anti-mask rally’s, support of opposition to virus restrictions and now the FACT Douglas County is last in Oregon for vaccinating its residents. It’s the cherry on the coronavirus pie. Because of their twisted politics, people will die that need not have to.

Mike

Roughly 40% of the USA’s coronavirus deaths could have been prevented, new study says. That's 20 Douglas County lives that could still be with us today had our county leaders supported coronavirus restrictions from the beginning rather than pushing an opposition agenda in support of their twisted politics.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/roughly-40-of-the-usa-s-coronavirus-deaths-could-have-been-prevented-new-study-says/ar-BB1dAznj

Mike

16 new coronavirus cases were reported in today’s press release from the County Commissioners Coronavirus Task Force. 132 new cases have been reported in just the last four days. This brings Douglas County totals to 2,124 cases and 51 deaths.

Roseburg Veteran Affairs reported 3 new coronavirus cases since yesterday, bringing Roseburg VA totals to 212 cases and 7 deaths. Roseburg VA administered 5 vaccine doses since yesterday, bringing its total to 2,259 doses administered with 133 veterans have received both doses of vaccine according to the VA National website link below.

https://www.accesstocare.va.gov/Healthcare/COVID19NationalSummary

The Commissioners Response Team reported 276 coronavirus cases over the past two weeks which calculates to a 14-day case rate of 245.9 today for Douglas County, which is greater than the maximum case rate of 200 required for in-dining restaurants, bars, theaters and health clubs to remain open.

Mike

The Commissioners Response Team reported 276 coronavirus cases and the OHA reported Douglas County received 3,595 test results over the past two weeks. Dividing 276 cases by 3,595 test results gives Douglas County a 14-day positive test rate of 7.7% today.

The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 131 new coronavirus cases and 5 deaths today. The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 740 cases and 15 deaths over the past week.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 494 new coronavirus cases and 38 deaths today in Oregon. Oregon’s 7-day positive test rate is 3.1% today.

The Oregon Health Authority tracks hospital statistics for seven different regions in Oregon. Region 3 consists of Douglas, Coos, Curry and Lane Counties. The OHA reported there are 19 ICU beds and 136 non-ICU beds available in Region 3 today. 27 coronavirus cases are hospitalized in Region 3 today. 13 are in ICU. There were 75 new coronavirus cases were reported in Region 3 today.

Mike

Its another day, and Douglas County remains the WORST county in Oregon for vaccinating its residents. ONLY 7,842 of Douglas County’s 112,251 residents have been vaccinated. This is a mere 7.0% of Douglas County residents compared to Oregon’s average of 11.1% residents vaccinated. No county has vaccinated a lower percentage of its residents than Douglas County.

Below is the updated percentage of residents vaccinated in each Oregon County today according to the Oregon Health Authority.

COUNTY-------------%

Wheeler----------28.58

Deschutes--------15.40

Polk----------------13.83

Benton-----------13.66

Wallowa---------13.57

Harney-----------13.41

Sherman---------13.38

Lincoln-----------12.65

Hood River------12.44

Jefferson--------12.40

Multnomah-----11.72

Wasco-----------11.19

OREGON--------11.07

Marion----------10.82

Lake--------------10.67

Klamath---------10.49

Lane--------------10.04

Jackson----------10.10

Clackamas-------9.92

Linn----------------9.91

Crook--------------9.85

Washington-----9.59

Baker--------------9.46

Yamhill-----------9.44

Gilliam------------9.39

Tillamook--------9.27

Grant--------------8.80

Union-------------8.76

Clatsop-----------8.74

Malhuer----------8.74

Curry--------------8.67

Coos---------------8.04

Morrow-----------7.86

Josephine--------7.51

Umatilla----------7.25

Columbia---------7.08

Douglas-----------6.99*********

Our County Commissioners untruthfully claim low supply of vaccine is the reason for Douglas County’s slow vaccine roll-out to its residents. If so, ask yourself why vaccine supply is NOT an issue for the rest of Oregon, with some counties having vaccinated a much higher percentage of their residents. Moreover, the CDC (below link) indicates 840,575 doses of vaccine have been delivered to Oregon. Oregon has enough to vaccinate 19.9% of all Oregon residents. But Only 649,600 doses have been administered to date. This means Oregon has 190,975 vaccine doses that have NOT been administered. That’s an average of 5,304 doses sitting on the shelf in EVERY Oregon County that have yet to be administered.

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#vaccinations

Mike

The County Commissioners Coronavirus Response Teams today indicated Sutherlin School District announced positive COVID19 cases at both West Intermediate School and Sutherlin Middle School in Sutherlin.

http://douglaspublichealthnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/2-12-2021-DCCRT-DAILY-UPDATE-COVID-19.pdf

Marine Vet

It is possible tho to Use some common sense & Attribute it Directly to Opening Bars & Restaurants simply by the Increase of Numbers of Infections Since they Let them Open back up. Your Inability to Understand Science is Not a Valid Argument against it.

Mike

Oregon seniors can get alerts on when, where they can receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/oregon-seniors-can-get-alerts-on-when-where-they-can-receive-the-covid-19-vaccine/ar-BB1dwUBO

Mike

CVS, Walgreens to begin administering COVID-19 vaccines on Friday

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/cvs-walgreens-to-begin-delivering-covid-19-vaccines-on-friday/ar-BB1dxwbs

Mike

Douglas County is STILL the WORST county in Oregon for vaccinating its residents. ONLY 7,512 of Douglas County’s 112,251 residents have been vaccinated. This is a mere 6.7% of Douglas County residents compared to Oregon’s average of 10.8% residents vaccinated. No county has vaccinated a lower percentage of its residents than Douglas County.

Below is the updated percentage of residents vaccinated in each Oregon County today according to the Oregon Health Authority.

COUNTY-------------%

Wheeler----------28.16

Deschutes--------15.20

Polk----------------13.66

Wallowa---------13.54

Benton-----------13.40

Harney-----------13.30

Sherman---------12.70

Hood River------12.37

Multnomah-----11.51

Jefferson--------11.30

Lincoln-----------11.23

Wasco-----------10.90

OREGON--------10.80

Lake--------------10.67

Marion----------10.61

Lane---------------9.78

Jackson-----------9.77

Crook--------------9.76

Clackamas-------9.71

Klamath----------9.71

Linn----------------9.58

Washington-----9.44

Baker--------------9.36

Yamhill-----------9.19

Tillamook--------8.78

Grant--------------8.74

Gilliam------------8.69

Union-------------8.67

Clatsop-----------8.51

Curry--------------8.30

Morrow-----------7.82

Malhuer----------7.80

Coos---------------7.65

Josephine--------7.35

Umatilla----------7.05

Columbia---------7.02

Douglas-----------6.69*********

Our County Commissioners untruthfully claim low supply of vaccine is the reason for Douglas County’s slow vaccine roll-out to its residents. If so, ask yourself why vaccine supply is NOT an issue for the rest of Oregon, with some counties having vaccinated many much higher percentages of their residents. Moreover, the CDC (below link) indicates 831,350 doses of vaccine have been delivered to Oregon. Oregon has enough to vaccinate 19.7% of all Oregon residents. But Only 623,907 doses have been administered to date. This means Oregon has 207,443 vaccine doses that have NOT been administered. That’s an average of 5,762 doses sitting on the shelf in EVERY Oregon County that have yet to be administered.

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#vaccinations

mworden

44 cases today and 116 in the last three days. If we keep going in this direction, businesses will be closed down. If that happens, the fault will lie squarely with the folks who think that a face covering is a sign of tyranny, who think careless social gatherings are more important than keeping business open and people working.

Please use your good sense, stay safe, respect your friends, neighbors and the businesses you frequent. We can turn this around. Right now, all businesses except senior centers and hookah bars can be open. If we carelessly expose ourselves and others to infection, then businesses will be forced to shut down on February 25. Please do your part to keep people working. Wear masks in public, avoid unnecessary travel and social gatherings, wash hands frequently, don't go to work if you have symptoms, and please love yourself and your neighbors.

Mike

The Commissioners Response Team reported 267 coronavirus cases over the past two weeks which calculates to a 14-day case rate of 237.9 today for Douglas County, which is greater than the maximum case rate of 200 required for in-dining restaurants, bars, theaters and health clubs to remain open.

The Commissioners Response Team reported 267 coronavirus cases and the OHA reported Douglas County received 3,702 test results over the past two weeks. Dividing 267 cases by 3,702 test results gives Douglas County a 14-day positive test rate of 7.2% today.

mworden

Correct. If we keep going at this rate, we will again be in the Extreme Risk category and some businesses will close. The current High Risk category runs from February 12 - 25. Business can be open. At that point, the next two week risk period will be calculated. It looks to me as if we're heading for an Extreme Risk designation, with many businesses forced to close.

Calculating the rate daily gives an indication of the direction we're heading. So, thanks for doing that, Mike. The state calculates on a two week basis, rather than a daily basis. Our direction looks alarming right now.

Dallas Heard and Supporters ... is your so-called stand against tyranny worth it?

Scomo

I’ll bet the Commission Report Team reports directly to the witch in Salem. She’ll do all she can to punish Douglas County, like giving us the same number of vaccine doses as small counties

Scomo

The majority of the cases are in NURSING HOMES! No outbreaks in bats or restaurants. Using your logic the state should close nursing homes to prevent the spread. Notice that there have been no deaths from these “outbreaks”. I wonder how many of these new cases are actually the flu being reported as covid.

Marine Vet

Please provide actual FACTS to your Claim of No Outbreaks in Bar's or Restaurants.? You Can Not. It is possible tho to Use some common sense & Attribute it Directly to Opening Bars & Restaurants simply by the Increase of Numbers of Infections Since they Let them Open back up. Your Inability to Understand Science is Not a Valid Argument against it.

mworden

Scomo, If you knew anything, you'd know that death rates usually take a couple weeks to increase. You'd also know there are tests for flu and tests for covid. The flu does not register as positive on a covid test.

But I'm not really talking to you, Scomo, because you sound as if your mind is made up. I post in response to you so that other readers have a chance to get something other than your disinformation.

Is it that big a deal to wear a mask, avoid unnecessary visiting and travel, social distance, stay home from work if you're sick, and keep washing your hands. Right now, I'll add support your local restaurants by getting take-out food. And don't forget to tip. If everyone made an effort starting today, we might be able to keep business open after Feb 25. Oh, one more thing ... get the vaccine when you're eligible. Nursing home staff and residents were eligible from the beginning. But that hasn't worked out so well.

For some darn reason, nursing home caregivers refused the vaccine in large numbers. The vaccine was 90 percent effective among staff and residents who had the shots. That's according to Dr. Dannenhoffer. Right now, contact tracers are probably interviewing people to find out where they might have picked it up or spread it. I do hope it's some super-spreader private party and not one of our local business establishments.

But according to the CDC, "Adults with positive SARS-CoV-2 test results were approximately twice as likely to have reported dining at a restaurant than were those with negative SARS-CoV-2 test results."

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6936a5.htm

OregonHusker

I'm going with none since flu and Covid are different when under the microscope. You know, Scomo, that "sciencie" thing you were supposed to learn how to use back in high school. Also, deaths while bad aren't the only issues caused by Covid.

melrosereader

A big thank you to all of the anti-maskers. And kudos to our county commissioners for encouraging businesses to open before the pandemic is under control.

A pox on your houses.

CitizenJoe

melrosereader: well, technically, it's not a pox. But this pandemic is enough, and will serve....

What the devil has come between us? We ought to have been united against the virus; but so many seem to have allied themselves with the virus.

"No, ’tis not so deep as a well nor so wide as a church-door, but ’tis enough, ’twill serve. Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man. I am peppered, I warrant, for this world. A plague o' both your houses! Zounds, a dog, a rat, a mouse, a cat to scratch a man to death! A braggart, a rogue, a villain that fights by the book of arithmetic! Why the devil came you between us? I was hurt under your arm."

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