21 coronavirus cases in SLO County, one person in the ICU

March 21, 2020

A San Luis Obispo County resident is in the intensive care unit at a local hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus. As of Saturday afternoon, 21 county residents have tested positive for the virus, though it is expected many more have been infected.

Twenty of the infected individuals are recovering at home.

Cases by county region:

  • Eight in the North County
  • Seven in the South County
  • Five on the coast
  • One in the San Luis Obispo area

On Thursday, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the state’s 40 million residents to stay home and for many businesses to close. And while many are complying with the mandate, there are some business owners and residents who have chosen to violate the order.

Increases in the number of cases in California have been rapid, as of Saturday afternoon, there have been more than 1,200 positive cases and 24 deaths.

The first confirmed case in the United States occurred just north of Seattle on Jan. 21. Two months later, more than 18,000 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and more than 200 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected by the virus worldwide continues to jump: more than 304,540 cases with more than 12,970 dead.


Snoid, Let’s parse through your facts to determine relevance to the containment of the disease.

January 3: Coronavirus disease known to the administration.

FAULTY Corona Virus Test Kits and Replacement Kits (We decided to make our own and not use the international kit in use):

January 23: The CDC sought a “special emergency authorization” from the FDA to allow states to use its newly developed coronavirus test.

February 6: The CDC began shipping CDC-Developed test kits for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus to U.S. and international labs.

February 12: The U.S. shipped test kits for the 2019 novel coronavirus to approximately 30 countries who lacked the necessary reagents and other materials.

The above kits were faulty.

Now for the replacement kit – YEAH!

February 29: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowed certified labs to develop and begin testing coronavirus testing kits while reviewing pending applications.

March 3: FINALLY A GOOD TEST KIT! TWO MONTHS LATE! The CDC lifted federal restrictions on coronavirus testing to allow any American to be tested for coronavirus, “subject to doctor’s orders.” IT TOOK FOUR DAYS TO MAKE A KIT, February 29th to March 3rd! THE ADMINISTRATION TOOK TWO MONTHS, January 3rd to March 3rd.

Travel Restrictions, OK but NO TEST KITS FOR INBOUND!:

January 6: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a travel notice for Wuhan, China due to the spreading coronavirus.

January 11: The CDC issued a Level I travel health notice for Wuhan, China.

January 17: The CDC began implementing public health entry screening at the 3 U.S. airports that received the most travelers from Wuhan – San Francisco, New York JFK, and Los Angeles.

January 27: The CDC issued a level III travel health notice urging Americans to avoid all nonessential travel to China due to the coronavirus.

January 31: The Trump Administration: Declared the coronavirus a public health emergency; Announced Chinese travel restrictions; Suspended entry into the United States for foreign nationals who pose a risk of transmitting the coronavirus.

January 31: The Department of Homeland Security took critical steps to funnel all flights from China into just 7 domestic U.S. airports.

February 29: The Trump Administration: Announced a level 4 travel advisory to areas of Italy and South Korea; Barred all travel to Iran; Barred the entry of foreign citizens who visited Iran in the last 14 days.


January 20: Dr. Fauci announces the National Institutes of Health is already working on the development of a vaccine for the coronavirus.

February 11: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) expanded a partnership with Janssen Research & Development to “expedite the development” of a coronavirus vaccine.

February 18: HHS announced it would engage with Sanofi Pasteur in an effort to quickly develop a coronavirus vaccine and to develop treatment for coronavirus infections.


March 4: The Trump Administration announced the purchase of approximately 500 million N95 respirators over the next 18 months to respond to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.


February 24: The Trump Administration sent a letter to Congress requesting at least $2.5 billion to help combat the spread of the coronavirus.

March 4: Secretary Azar announced that HHS was transferring $35 million to the CDC to help state and local communities that have been impacted most by the coronavirus.

March 6: President Trump signed an $8.3 billion bill to fight the coronavirus outbreak. The bill provides $7.76 billion to federal, state, & local agencies to combat the coronavirus and authorizes an additional $500 million in waivers for Medicare telehealth restrictions.

March 9: President Trump called on Congress to pass a payroll tax cut over coronavirus.

March 10: President Trump and VP Pence met with top health insurance companies and secured a commitment to waive co-pays for coronavirus testing.

Remaining points you listed:

Administrative Infrastructure:

January 7: The CDC established a coronavirus incident management system to better share and respond to information about the virus.

January 21: The CDC activated its emergency operations center to provide ongoing support to the coronavirus response.

January 29: The White House announced the formation of the Coronavirus Task Force to help monitor and contain the spread of the virus and provide updates to the President.

February 3: The CDC had a team ready to travel to China to obtain critical information on the novel coronavirus, but were in the U.S. awaiting permission to enter by the Chinese government.

February 12: The CDC was prepared to travel to China but had yet to receive permission from the Chinese government.

February 14: The CDC began working with five labs to conduct “community-based influenza surveillance” to study and detect the spread of coronavirus.

So what Catagory:

Eye wash:

February 4: President Trump vowed in his State of the Union Address to “take all necessary steps” to protect Americans from the coronavirus.

February 9: The White House Coronavirus Task Force briefed governors from across the nation at the National Governors’ Association Meeting in Washington.

February 26: President Trump discussed coronavirus containment efforts with Indian PM Modi and updated the press on his Administration’s containment efforts in the U.S. during his state visit to India.

March 3: The White House announced President Trump donated his fourth quarter salary to fight the coronavirus. WE PAY HIM TO DO THIS TO US!