How can you stop spread of COVID-19 in CA?

What can you do to stop spread of COVID-19 in CA?  Use the particular skill set you have.  We all have one.  Use yours.

Dr. Erickson of Kern County did his own thinking and he concludes that lots of people get the virus but few die from it.  About 0.02% die from it which is about double the number of persons who die from flu every year.   Those who die from COVID-19  are the elderly with pre-existing conditions.

Imagine that you are a  newly  minted attorney in CA. How can you  help stop deaths by COVID-19 in CA?  Attorneys are trained to think logically and to think for themselves.   

First of all don’t believe the experts, don’t believe Gov. Newsom and don’t believe whatever your local health officer in your county says. The BIG PICTURE is that old people die in nursing homes.

Example why to question the “experts”:     Santa Cruz County’s health officer Gail  Newel  recently double booked and walked out of a ZOOM meeting scheduled by the City of Santa Cruz.   One wonders what meeting she went off to  attend that was more important than addressing questions from the public.  This not very tech  savey  Santa Cruz County public health officer  Dr. Newel  does not use  an electronic calendar.   With an electronic calendar Dr. Newel  would know ahead of time that she had double booked.

Gov. Newsom is another example why you should not trust  “the experts” or  politicians.   Gov. Newsom recently shut down a facility for veterans which costs $25K  a year while giving $100 million to illegal families who have COVID-19 related expenses.   So who does Gov. Newsom want to protect more — veterans who are old or young illegal families?

Headline in Santa Cruz Sentinel today  5/28/2020:   County may apply for reopening variance.  Local news is that 5 large restaurants in neighboring county  Monterey are opening up entirely.  So if Monterey can do it why is Santa  Cruz so slow?   Don’t trust your local  Santa Cruz county health department to know squat. They follow ‘orders’ from above which goes to the Democrat Party and Gov. Newsom.

Remember  — think for yourself and think outside the box.

Some basics you  can do to reduce deaths by COVID-19 in CA:

  1.  Get business cards &  a simple  web site  page functioning     Call a web page:    CA Health Justice for Elderly Patients   & Staff 
  2.  Focus on  the BIG problem in CA:  deaths of vulnerable persons in long term care facilities.  Statistics show that  50+% of  CA COVID-19  deaths occur in long term care facilities.  Old people with multiple health conditions get the virus and  die in these facilities.   Staff  may bring infections or may get infected. As CA citizens take it into their own hands to ‘put out the fire’ where the fire is bigest — that will do a lot to manage the virus overall.   Overall, lots of people are or well get infected BUT few die.  Those who die are the elderly with pre-existing conditions.
  3. Remember  the overall make up of workers employed  in long term care facilities. What kind of training have they had about bacteria and spread of virus?   When staff leave where do they go and who do they contact?
  4.   Connect with resources at CANHR.    Look at the website for  California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform  CANHR offers two Online courses for Attorneys in June 2o2o.  They have a website specific for  COVID-19.
  5.  Tell CANHR that  you are an attorney — or whatever your professional  skill set is —  and what you know about COVID-19. Tell CANHR you want to do what you can in your local community.
  6. ……more to come what you can do about COVID-19

Project Pajamas — needs your help Sat., Oct 19, 2019 sorting & folding PJ’s for Santa Cruz kids

Can you help?  Project Pajamas,  started 10+ years  by Judge Ari Symons, needs your help.  Over the years,  over 10,000 PJs have been distributed throughout  Santa Cruz County.
Through Project Pajamas,  all kids needing sheltering in Santa Cruz County  receive a NEW pair of PJs the first night they are in emergency sheltering.   All sizes for girls and boys — infant to teenage  — are needed.

How  you can help:  

Drop off new  PJs from Oct 1-18, 2019 at:
  •   Santa Cruz County Bank locations (e.g., across  from Safeway in Aptos, CA ) or
  • at Twin Lakes Church (barrels are located  at entrance to  the church sanctuary). Robin is the admin contact person at TLC.
  Come SAT., OCT 19, 2019 9 am-11 am   to the Lobby of   Twin Lakes Church  in Aptos, CA.    Help other volunteers sort, fold and ready for distribution   of  PJ’s which have been  collected Fall 2019.  You can sign up to help  Project Pajamas at www.tlc.org/aok

Rotary Club Sunrise  and Twin Lakes Church (Robin is the admin  contact person)  have  been gathering PJs and publicizing. Many hands make light work.

Enjoy meeting other volunteers Sat. Oct. 19  and help bring comfort to kids needing sheltering in Santa Cruz County. 

Started by Judge Ari Symons, over 10,000 PJ’s have been distributed since the program started.  Wow!

Please help Project Pajamas to  continue its mission:   distributing brand new PJs to every child needing sheltering in Santa Cruz County.  These kids, infant to age 18,  need our love and support.

written by Cameron Jackson   JAJ48@aol.com

 

 

which RAIL TRAIL best for people living in Santa Cruz County? Still time to tell the RTC what you think!

Which RAIL TRAIL best for people who live in  Santa Cruz County?

Do we want a wide TRAIL  that can handle electric bikes and wheel chairs and walkers or do we want  a narrow trail  along a high fence that preserves the rail tracks for a train that may never happen?

There’s still time for you to tell the Regional Transportation Center what you think.

Measure D — which passed in 2017  — preserves the current  rail tracks and permits only a narrow trail.

Maybe there’s a better solution?  Read and decide.

Click  here   for a comparison of the wide one versus narrow one.

Go to the link below to sign petition.

https://www.change.org/p/santa-cruz-county-rtc-help-build-a-world-class-greenway-in-santa-cruz-county-by-removing-the-train-tracks

Thank you Dana Abbott, a gardener with Aptos Community Garden, for providing information.

written by  Cameron Jackson   drcameronjackson@gmail.com