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Officials are trying to understand why some of LA's highest coronavirus
case rates are currently in communities with high vaccination rates.
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During a two-week period ending Nov. 6, several of the Los Angeles
County communities with the highest rates of coronavirus cases are also
communities that have higher than average vaccination rates.
During a two-week period ending Nov. 6, several of the Los Angeles
County communities with the highest rates of coronavirus cases are also
communities that have higher than average vaccination rates. (Mario
Tama/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA — While unvaccinated people continue to become infected,
hospitalized and killed by the coronavirus at dramatically higher rates,
a peculiar pattern is developing in Los Angeles County that has health
officials puzzling for an explanation.

During a two-week period ending Nov. 6, several of the Los Angeles
County communities with the highest rates of coronavirus cases are also
communities that have higher than average vaccination rates. Authorities
aren't quite sure why that would be. Differences in behavior or waning
immunity from vaccines may be factors. People in those communities may
also have lower levels of natural immunity due to historically low
levels of coronavirus exposure.

Department of Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said authorities are
trying to examine what factors are in play in individual communities
that have above-average vaccination rates but still had among the
highest new-case rates. One common denominator appears to be age.
Younger people are driving this pandemic, Ferrer said.


The median age of people becoming infected ranges from 26 to 36, meaning
young people are driving the numbers. More than half of the county's
confirmed COVID-19 cases to date have been among people 18 to
49-year-old, according to county health officials.

"I will say the one thing that does jump out -- the average ages were
very low in all these communities," she said. "This is, essentially, in
the communities with the highest rates, this is a pandemic that is in
fact fueled by younger people."

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Given the young median age of infected people, "we know that
intermingling both socially and at work sites is contributing," she said.

"Whoever you are and wherever you live, whether you live in a community
with a high vaccination rate or with not-so-high vaccination rates, the
most important thing you as a person are going to need to do is get
yourself vaccinated, the people you love vaccinated, and then be
sensible about precautions around intermingling while transmission rates
remain relatively high across the county," Ferrer said.

Of the 10 communities that had the highest rate of new cases, seven had
vaccination rates that exceed the countywide rate, according to Ferrer.
She insisted, however, the numbers don't mean vaccines aren't effective.

"If you're not vaccinated, you've got a much higher risk of ending up
infected, ending up in the hospital and tragically passing away. That's
crystal clear and it hasn't really changed for months now," Ferrer said
during a media briefing.

She said current figures show unvaccinated people are nine times more
likely than vaccinated people to get infected, and 67 times more likely
to be hospitalized.

Communities such as Lancaster, Palmdale, Studio City and Santa Clarita
were among the 10 Los Angeles County areas that had the highest rates of
new COVID-19 infections during a two-week period that ended Nov. 6, even
though most of the areas that made the list have above-average
vaccination rates, the county's health director said Thursday.

The top two communities on the list with the highest new case rates --
Lancaster and Palmdale -- have below-average rates of fully vaccinated
residents, at 58% and 66%, respectively. But Studio City, with the
third- highest new case rate, has a 79% vaccination rate, and Santa
Clarita, placing fourth on the list, has a 75% vaccine rate.

The countywide number of fully vaccinated residents is 73%.

Of the other communities on the top 10 list of highest new-case rates,
only Willowbrook, at 62%, falls below the countywide vaccination rate.

"Some of our communities that have right now these higher case rates are
in fact communities that have really decent coverage in terms of
vaccination ... and they still have a problem with high case rates,"
Ferrer said.

She said a variety of factors could be at play in different communities,
among them the possibility that some areas had large numbers of people
who were never previously infected with COVID-19 and remain
unvaccinated, leading to higher current infection numbers.

"That certainly is possible, although we have to look at more data to
draw that conclusion," Ferrer said.

The county reported another 26 COVID-19 deaths on Thursday, raising the
overall virus-related death toll to 26,949. Another 1,088 cases were
reported, giving the county a cumulative pandemic total of 1,515,324.

The rolling average daily rate of people testing positive for the virus
in the county was 1.1% as of Thursday.

According to state figures, there were 611 COVID-positive patients being
treated in county hospitals as of Thursday, down from 616 on Wednesday.
Of those hospitalized, 148 were in intensive care, down from 155.

Ferrer said 82% of county residents aged 12 and over have received at
least one dose of COVID vaccine, and 73% are fully vaccinated. Of the
county's overall population of 10.3 million people, 71% have received at
least one dose, and 63% are fully vaccinated.

She said the number of people who received a first dose of vaccine in
the past week jumped up sharply, due primarily to the expansion of
vaccine availability to include children aged 5-11.

Black residents continue to have the lowest vaccination rates, at 54%,
followed by Latina/o residents at 59%, whites at 72% and Asians at 80%.

Of the roughly 5.99 million residents who were fully vaccinated as of
Nov. 16, 75,249 have subsequently tested positive for the virus, for a
rate of 1.26%, Ferrer said. Of the vaccinated population, 2,528 have
been hospitalized, for a rate of 0.042%, and 422 have died, a rate of
0.007%.

Ferrer noted that the county has not seen a spike in COVID infections
following Halloween, unlike the situation last year when cases began
rising sharply. She said she is hopeful that residents will continue to
exercise caution over the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

"We will need to take a cautionary note from what we're currently seeing
in other parts of the United States and in other parts of the world
right now," Ferrer said. "In the Mountain West and throughout Europe,
cases are rising and hospitals are once more flooded with COVID cases,
almost all of them among unvaccinated people. These trends remind us
that the virus is much more easily transmitted when people are indoors
and intermingling without protection from vaccines and other mitigation
measures."

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Officials are trying to understand why some of LA's highest coronavirus
case rates are currently in communities with high vaccination rates.
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Posted Thu, Nov 18, 2021 at 5:47 pm PT
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During a two-week period ending Nov. 6, several of the Los Angeles
County communities with the highest rates of coronavirus cases are also
communities that have higher than average vaccination rates.
During a two-week period ending Nov. 6, several of the Los Angeles
County communities with the highest rates of coronavirus cases are also
communities that have higher than average vaccination rates. (Mario
Tama/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA — While unvaccinated people continue to become infected,
hospitalized and killed by the coronavirus at dramatically higher rates,
a peculiar pattern is developing in Los Angeles County that has health
officials puzzling for an explanation.
During a two-week period ending Nov. 6, several of the Los Angeles
County communities with the highest rates of coronavirus cases are also
communities that have higher than average vaccination rates. Authorities
aren't quite sure why that would be. Differences in behavior or waning
immunity from vaccines may be factors. People in those communities may
also have lower levels of natural immunity due to historically low
levels of coronavirus exposure.
Department of Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said authorities are
trying to examine what factors are in play in individual communities
that have above-average vaccination rates but still had among the
highest new-case rates. One common denominator appears to be age.
Younger people are driving this pandemic, Ferrer said.
The median age of people becoming infected ranges from 26 to 36, meaning
young people are driving the numbers. More than half of the county's
confirmed COVID-19 cases to date have been among people 18 to
49-year-old, according to county health officials.
"I will say the one thing that does jump out -- the average ages were
very low in all these communities," she said. "This is, essentially, in
the communities with the highest rates, this is a pandemic that is in
fact fueled by younger people."
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Given the young median age of infected people, "we know that
intermingling both socially and at work sites is contributing," she said.
"Whoever you are and wherever you live, whether you live in a community
with a high vaccination rate or with not-so-high vaccination rates, the
most important thing you as a person are going to need to do is get
yourself vaccinated, the people you love vaccinated, and then be
sensible about precautions around intermingling while transmission rates
remain relatively high across the county," Ferrer said.
Of the 10 communities that had the highest rate of new cases, seven had
vaccination rates that exceed the countywide rate, according to Ferrer.
She insisted, however, the numbers don't mean vaccines aren't effective.
"If you're not vaccinated, you've got a much higher risk of ending up
infected, ending up in the hospital and tragically passing away. That's
crystal clear and it hasn't really changed for months now," Ferrer said
during a media briefing.
She said current figures show unvaccinated people are nine times more
likely than vaccinated people to get infected, and 67 times more likely
to be hospitalized.
Communities such as Lancaster, Palmdale, Studio City and Santa Clarita
were among the 10 Los Angeles County areas that had the highest rates of
new COVID-19 infections during a two-week period that ended Nov. 6, even
though most of the areas that made the list have above-average
vaccination rates, the county's health director said Thursday.
The top two communities on the list with the highest new case rates --
Lancaster and Palmdale -- have below-average rates of fully vaccinated
residents, at 58% and 66%, respectively. But Studio City, with the
third- highest new case rate, has a 79% vaccination rate, and Santa
Clarita, placing fourth on the list, has a 75% vaccine rate.
The countywide number of fully vaccinated residents is 73%.
Of the other communities on the top 10 list of highest new-case rates,
only Willowbrook, at 62%, falls below the countywide vaccination rate.
"Some of our communities that have right now these higher case rates are
in fact communities that have really decent coverage in terms of
vaccination ... and they still have a problem with high case rates,"
Ferrer said.
She said a variety of factors could be at play in different communities,
among them the possibility that some areas had large numbers of people
who were never previously infected with COVID-19 and remain
unvaccinated, leading to higher current infection numbers.
"That certainly is possible, although we have to look at more data to
draw that conclusion," Ferrer said.
The county reported another 26 COVID-19 deaths on Thursday, raising the
overall virus-related death toll to 26,949. Another 1,088 cases were
reported, giving the county a cumulative pandemic total of 1,515,324.
The rolling average daily rate of people testing positive for the virus
in the county was 1.1% as of Thursday.
According to state figures, there were 611 COVID-positive patients being
treated in county hospitals as of Thursday, down from 616 on Wednesday.
Of those hospitalized, 148 were in intensive care, down from 155.
Ferrer said 82% of county residents aged 12 and over have received at
least one dose of COVID vaccine, and 73% are fully vaccinated. Of the
county's overall population of 10.3 million people, 71% have received at
least one dose, and 63% are fully vaccinated.
She said the number of people who received a first dose of vaccine in
the past week jumped up sharply, due primarily to the expansion of
vaccine availability to include children aged 5-11.
Black residents continue to have the lowest vaccination rates, at 54%,
followed by Latina/o residents at 59%, whites at 72% and Asians at 80%.
Of the roughly 5.99 million residents who were fully vaccinated as of
Nov. 16, 75,249 have subsequently tested positive for the virus, for a
rate of 1.26%, Ferrer said. Of the vaccinated population, 2,528 have
been hospitalized, for a rate of 0.042%, and 422 have died, a rate of
0.007%.
Ferrer noted that the county has not seen a spike in COVID infections
following Halloween, unlike the situation last year when cases began
rising sharply. She said she is hopeful that residents will continue to
exercise caution over the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.
"We will need to take a cautionary note from what we're currently seeing
in other parts of the United States and in other parts of the world
right now," Ferrer said. "In the Mountain West and throughout Europe,
cases are rising and hospitals are once more flooded with COVID cases,
almost all of them among unvaccinated people. These trends remind us
that the virus is much more easily transmitted when people are indoors
and intermingling without protection from vaccines and other mitigation
measures."
City News Service and Patch Staffer Paige Austin
The only *healthy* way to stop the pandemic, thereby saving lives, in
the U.S. & elsewhere is by rapidly ( http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 )
finding out at any given moment, including even while on-line, who
among us are unwittingly contagious (i.e pre-symptomatic or
asymptomatic) in order to http://bit.ly/convince_it_forward (John
15:12) for them to call their doctor and self-quarantine per their
doctor in hopes of stopping this pandemic. Thus, we're hoping for the
best while preparing for the worse-case scenario of the Alpha lineage
mutations and others like the Gamma, Beta, Epsilon, Iota, Lambda, Mu &
Delta lineage mutations combining to form hybrids that render current
COVID vaccines/pills no longer effective.

Indeed, I am wonderfully hungry ( http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 )
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Officials are trying to understand why some of LA's highest coronavirus
case rates are currently in communities with high vaccination rates.
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Posted Thu, Nov 18, 2021 at 5:47 pm PT
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During a two-week period ending Nov. 6, several of the Los Angeles
County communities with the highest rates of coronavirus cases are also
communities that have higher than average vaccination rates.
During a two-week period ending Nov. 6, several of the Los Angeles
County communities with the highest rates of coronavirus cases are also
communities that have higher than average vaccination rates. (Mario
Tama/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA — While unvaccinated people continue to become infected,
hospitalized and killed by the coronavirus at dramatically higher rates,
a peculiar pattern is developing in Los Angeles County that has health
officials puzzling for an explanation.
During a two-week period ending Nov. 6, several of the Los Angeles
County communities with the highest rates of coronavirus cases are also
communities that have higher than average vaccination rates. Authorities
aren't quite sure why that would be. Differences in behavior or waning
immunity from vaccines may be factors. People in those communities may
also have lower levels of natural immunity due to historically low
levels of coronavirus exposure.
Department of Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said authorities are
trying to examine what factors are in play in individual communities
that have above-average vaccination rates but still had among the
highest new-case rates. One common denominator appears to be age.
Younger people are driving this pandemic, Ferrer said.
The median age of people becoming infected ranges from 26 to 36, meaning
young people are driving the numbers. More than half of the county's
confirmed COVID-19 cases to date have been among people 18 to
49-year-old, according to county health officials.
"I will say the one thing that does jump out -- the average ages were
very low in all these communities," she said. "This is, essentially, in
the communities with the highest rates, this is a pandemic that is in
fact fueled by younger people."
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Given the young median age of infected people, "we know that
intermingling both socially and at work sites is contributing," she said.
"Whoever you are and wherever you live, whether you live in a community
with a high vaccination rate or with not-so-high vaccination rates, the
most important thing you as a person are going to need to do is get
yourself vaccinated, the people you love vaccinated, and then be
sensible about precautions around intermingling while transmission rates
remain relatively high across the county," Ferrer said.
Of the 10 communities that had the highest rate of new cases, seven had
vaccination rates that exceed the countywide rate, according to Ferrer.
She insisted, however, the numbers don't mean vaccines aren't effective.
"If you're not vaccinated, you've got a much higher risk of ending up
infected, ending up in the hospital and tragically passing away. That's
crystal clear and it hasn't really changed for months now," Ferrer said
during a media briefing.
She said current figures show unvaccinated people are nine times more
likely than vaccinated people to get infected, and 67 times more likely
to be hospitalized.
Communities such as Lancaster, Palmdale, Studio City and Santa Clarita
were among the 10 Los Angeles County areas that had the highest rates of
new COVID-19 infections during a two-week period that ended Nov. 6, even
though most of the areas that made the list have above-average
vaccination rates, the county's health director said Thursday.
The top two communities on the list with the highest new case rates --
Lancaster and Palmdale -- have below-average rates of fully vaccinated
residents, at 58% and 66%, respectively. But Studio City, with the
third- highest new case rate, has a 79% vaccination rate, and Santa
Clarita, placing fourth on the list, has a 75% vaccine rate.
The countywide number of fully vaccinated residents is 73%.
Of the other communities on the top 10 list of highest new-case rates,
only Willowbrook, at 62%, falls below the countywide vaccination rate.
"Some of our communities that have right now these higher case rates are
in fact communities that have really decent coverage in terms of
vaccination ... and they still have a problem with high case rates,"
Ferrer said.
She said a variety of factors could be at play in different communities,
among them the possibility that some areas had large numbers of people
who were never previously infected with COVID-19 and remain
unvaccinated, leading to higher current infection numbers.
"That certainly is possible, although we have to look at more data to
draw that conclusion," Ferrer said.
The county reported another 26 COVID-19 deaths on Thursday, raising the
overall virus-related death toll to 26,949. Another 1,088 cases were
reported, giving the county a cumulative pandemic total of 1,515,324.
The rolling average daily rate of people testing positive for the virus
in the county was 1.1% as of Thursday.
According to state figures, there were 611 COVID-positive patients being
treated in county hospitals as of Thursday, down from 616 on Wednesday.
Of those hospitalized, 148 were in intensive care, down from 155.
Ferrer said 82% of county residents aged 12 and over have received at
least one dose of COVID vaccine, and 73% are fully vaccinated. Of the
county's overall population of 10.3 million people, 71% have received at
least one dose, and 63% are fully vaccinated.
She said the number of people who received a first dose of vaccine in
the past week jumped up sharply, due primarily to the expansion of
vaccine availability to include children aged 5-11.
Black residents continue to have the lowest vaccination rates, at 54%,
followed by Latina/o residents at 59%, whites at 72% and Asians at 80%.
Of the roughly 5.99 million residents who were fully vaccinated as of
Nov. 16, 75,249 have subsequently tested positive for the virus, for a
rate of 1.26%, Ferrer said. Of the vaccinated population, 2,528 have
been hospitalized, for a rate of 0.042%, and 422 have died, a rate of
0.007%.
Ferrer noted that the county has not seen a spike in COVID infections
following Halloween, unlike the situation last year when cases began
rising sharply. She said she is hopeful that residents will continue to
exercise caution over the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.
"We will need to take a cautionary note from what we're currently seeing
in other parts of the United States and in other parts of the world
right now," Ferrer said. "In the Mountain West and throughout Europe,
cases are rising and hospitals are once more flooded with COVID cases,
almost all of them among unvaccinated people. These trends remind us
that the virus is much more easily transmitted when people are indoors
and intermingling without protection from vaccines and other mitigation
measures."
City News Service and Patch Staffer Paige Austin
The only *healthy* way to stop the pandemic, thereby saving lives, in
the U.S. & elsewhere is by rapidly ( http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 )
finding out at any given moment, including even while on-line, who
among us are unwittingly contagious (i.e pre-symptomatic or
asymptomatic) in order to http://bit.ly/convince_it_forward (John
15:12) for them to call their doctor and self-quarantine per their
doctor in hopes of stopping this pandemic. Thus, we're hoping for the
best while preparing for the worse-case scenario of the Alpha lineage
mutations and others like the Gamma, Beta, Epsilon, Iota, Lambda, Mu &
Delta lineage mutations combining to form hybrids that render current
COVID vaccines/pills no longer effective.
Indeed, I am wonderfully hungry ( http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 )
and hope you, Michael, also have a healthy appetite too.
So how are you ?
I am wonderfully hungry!


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Officials are trying to understand why some of LA's highest coronavirus
case rates are currently in communities with high vaccination rates.
Paige Austin's profile picture
Paige Austin,
Patch Staff
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Posted Thu, Nov 18, 2021 at 5:47 pm PT
Replies (74)
During a two-week period ending Nov. 6, several of the Los Angeles
County communities with the highest rates of coronavirus cases are also
communities that have higher than average vaccination rates.
During a two-week period ending Nov. 6, several of the Los Angeles
County communities with the highest rates of coronavirus cases are also
communities that have higher than average vaccination rates. (Mario
Tama/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA — While unvaccinated people continue to become infected,
hospitalized and killed by the coronavirus at dramatically higher rates,
a peculiar pattern is developing in Los Angeles County that has health
officials puzzling for an explanation.
During a two-week period ending Nov. 6, several of the Los Angeles
County communities with the highest rates of coronavirus cases are also
communities that have higher than average vaccination rates. Authorities
aren't quite sure why that would be. Differences in behavior or waning
immunity from vaccines may be factors. People in those communities may
also have lower levels of natural immunity due to historically low
levels of coronavirus exposure.
Department of Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said authorities are
trying to examine what factors are in play in individual communities
that have above-average vaccination rates but still had among the
highest new-case rates. One common denominator appears to be age.
Younger people are driving this pandemic, Ferrer said.
The median age of people becoming infected ranges from 26 to 36, meaning
young people are driving the numbers. More than half of the county's
confirmed COVID-19 cases to date have been among people 18 to
49-year-old, according to county health officials.
"I will say the one thing that does jump out -- the average ages were
very low in all these communities," she said. "This is, essentially, in
the communities with the highest rates, this is a pandemic that is in
fact fueled by younger people."
Find out what's happening in Los Angeles with free, real-time updates
from Patch.
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Given the young median age of infected people, "we know that
intermingling both socially and at work sites is contributing," she said.
"Whoever you are and wherever you live, whether you live in a community
with a high vaccination rate or with not-so-high vaccination rates, the
most important thing you as a person are going to need to do is get
yourself vaccinated, the people you love vaccinated, and then be
sensible about precautions around intermingling while transmission rates
remain relatively high across the county," Ferrer said.
Of the 10 communities that had the highest rate of new cases, seven had
vaccination rates that exceed the countywide rate, according to Ferrer.
She insisted, however, the numbers don't mean vaccines aren't effective.
"If you're not vaccinated, you've got a much higher risk of ending up
infected, ending up in the hospital and tragically passing away. That's
crystal clear and it hasn't really changed for months now," Ferrer said
during a media briefing.
She said current figures show unvaccinated people are nine times more
likely than vaccinated people to get infected, and 67 times more likely
to be hospitalized.
Communities such as Lancaster, Palmdale, Studio City and Santa Clarita
were among the 10 Los Angeles County areas that had the highest rates of
new COVID-19 infections during a two-week period that ended Nov. 6, even
though most of the areas that made the list have above-average
vaccination rates, the county's health director said Thursday.
The top two communities on the list with the highest new case rates --
Lancaster and Palmdale -- have below-average rates of fully vaccinated
residents, at 58% and 66%, respectively. But Studio City, with the
third- highest new case rate, has a 79% vaccination rate, and Santa
Clarita, placing fourth on the list, has a 75% vaccine rate.
The countywide number of fully vaccinated residents is 73%.
Of the other communities on the top 10 list of highest new-case rates,
only Willowbrook, at 62%, falls below the countywide vaccination rate.
"Some of our communities that have right now these higher case rates are
in fact communities that have really decent coverage in terms of
vaccination ... and they still have a problem with high case rates,"
Ferrer said.
She said a variety of factors could be at play in different communities,
among them the possibility that some areas had large numbers of people
who were never previously infected with COVID-19 and remain
unvaccinated, leading to higher current infection numbers.
"That certainly is possible, although we have to look at more data to
draw that conclusion," Ferrer said.
The county reported another 26 COVID-19 deaths on Thursday, raising the
overall virus-related death toll to 26,949. Another 1,088 cases were
reported, giving the county a cumulative pandemic total of 1,515,324.
The rolling average daily rate of people testing positive for the virus
in the county was 1.1% as of Thursday.
According to state figures, there were 611 COVID-positive patients being
treated in county hospitals as of Thursday, down from 616 on Wednesday.
Of those hospitalized, 148 were in intensive care, down from 155.
Ferrer said 82% of county residents aged 12 and over have received at
least one dose of COVID vaccine, and 73% are fully vaccinated. Of the
county's overall population of 10.3 million people, 71% have received at
least one dose, and 63% are fully vaccinated.
She said the number of people who received a first dose of vaccine in
the past week jumped up sharply, due primarily to the expansion of
vaccine availability to include children aged 5-11.
Black residents continue to have the lowest vaccination rates, at 54%,
followed by Latina/o residents at 59%, whites at 72% and Asians at 80%.
Of the roughly 5.99 million residents who were fully vaccinated as of
Nov. 16, 75,249 have subsequently tested positive for the virus, for a
rate of 1.26%, Ferrer said. Of the vaccinated population, 2,528 have
been hospitalized, for a rate of 0.042%, and 422 have died, a rate of
0.007%.
Ferrer noted that the county has not seen a spike in COVID infections
following Halloween, unlike the situation last year when cases began
rising sharply. She said she is hopeful that residents will continue to
exercise caution over the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.
"We will need to take a cautionary note from what we're currently seeing
in other parts of the United States and in other parts of the world
right now," Ferrer said. "In the Mountain West and throughout Europe,
cases are rising and hospitals are once more flooded with COVID cases,
almost all of them among unvaccinated people. These trends remind us
that the virus is much more easily transmitted when people are indoors
and intermingling without protection from vaccines and other mitigation
measures."
City News Service and Patch Staffer Paige Austin
The only *healthy* way to stop the pandemic, thereby saving lives, in
the U.S. & elsewhere is by rapidly ( http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 )
finding out at any given moment, including even while on-line, who
among us are unwittingly contagious (i.e pre-symptomatic or
asymptomatic) in order to http://bit.ly/convince_it_forward (John
15:12) for them to call their doctor and self-quarantine per their
doctor in hopes of stopping this pandemic. Thus, we're hoping for the
best while preparing for the worse-case scenario of the Alpha lineage
mutations and others like the Gamma, Beta, Epsilon, Iota, Lambda, Mu &
Delta lineage mutations combining to form hybrids that render current
COVID vaccines/pills no longer effective.
Indeed, I am wonderfully hungry ( http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 )
and hope you, Michael, also have a healthy appetite too.
So how are you ?
I am wonderfully hungry!
While wonderfully hungry in the Holy Spirit, Who causes (Deuteronomy
8:3) us to hunger, I note that you, Michael, not only don't have
COVID-19 but are rapture (Luke 17:37) ready and pray (2 Chronicles
7:14) that our Everlasting (Isaiah 9:6) Father in Heaven continues to
give us "much more" (Luke 11:13) Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) so
that we'd have much more of His Help to always say/write that we're
"wonderfully hungry" in **all** ways including especially caring to
http://bit.ly/convince_it_forward (John 15:12 as shown by
http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 ) with all glory (
http://bit.ly/Psalm117_ ) to GOD (aka HaShem, Elohim, Abba, DEO), in
the name (John 16:23) of LORD Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen.

Laus DEO !

Suggested further reading:
https://groups.google.com/g/sci.med.cardiology/c/5EWtT4CwCOg/m/QjNF57xRBAAJ

Shorter link:
http://bit.ly/StatCOVID-19Test

Be hungrier, which really is wonderfully healthier especially for
diabetics and other heart disease patients:

http://HeartMDPhD.com/HeartDocAndrewToutsHunger (Luke 6:21a) with all
glory ( http://HeartMDPhD.com/Psalm117_ ) to GOD, Who causes us to
hunger (Deuteronomy 8:3) when He blesses us right now (Luke 6:21a)
thereby removing the http://HeartMDPhD.com/VAT from around the heart

...because we mindfully choose to openly care with our heart,

HeartDoc Andrew <><
--
Andrew B. Chung, MD/PhD
Cardiologist with an http://HeartMDPhD.com/EternalMedicalLicense
2024 & upwards non-partisan candidate for U.S. President:
http://HeartMDPhD.com/WonderfullyHungryPresident
and author of the 2PD-OMER Approach:
http://HeartMDPhD.com/HeartDocAndrewCare
which is the only **healthy** cure for the U.S. healthcare crisis
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