California Gov. Gavin Newsom declares Coronavirus state of emergency

March 5, 2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom

By CCT STAFF

Following the announcement of the first death in California as a result of the Coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on Wednesday.

Health officials announced the death of a Coronavirus patient in Placer County. The patient was an elderly person with underlying health conditions, Placer County officials said.

As of Wednesday, California has 53 confirmed Coronavirus cases. Of the 53 cases, 24 are related to federal repatriation flights. Among the other 29 cases, 12 are travel related, while 10 are from person-to-person transmission; four are from community transmission and three remain under investigation.

Globally, the total number of Coronavirus cases has risen to 95,000. The worldwide death toll now exceeds 3,300.

The majority of cases and deaths remain in China, where the outbreak of the virus occurred.

Italy now has nearly 150 Coronavirus deaths, followed by Iran with more than 100 deaths.

South Korea is the country outside of China with the most cases — approximately 6,000. There have only been 37 deaths, though, in South Korea.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is now calling on countries worldwide to “pull out all the stops” to halt the spread of the virus.

“This is not a drill. This is not the time to give up. This is not a time for excuses,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.


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giblets56

Gavin Newsome is OUR state emergency ! Get rid of him!!


Rambunctious

State of emergency?…for the flu?…hey Gavin…if you can’t handle this on your own you need to find new employment….


Jorge Estrada

Well, Well, Now that California has a disaster we will need some of that 6 Billion Trump intends to fight the spread of the Corona Virus. Sadly I expect this money will be for government employees who choose to self quarantine (not go to work) and get paid anyway. This is my cynicism of how most of the money will be spent.


KAG2020

A little late Gavin. CA has been in a state of emergency ever since the Democrats took over.


NorthCountyLady

San Luis Obispo County has over 5000 inmates and patients incarcerated at CMC and ASH. ASH has between 2000 and 2500 employees, most of them healthcare workers who are level of care staff who are in constant contact with the approximately 1200 violent, mentally ill, felons. CMC has approximately 2000 employees who secure approx. 4000 prisoners. What will the State of California do to plan, protect, and provide adequate safety and medical care for it’s employees when/if the COVID 19 hits these institutions. This would be Princess Cruise Disaster X 1000.


RalphKane

Before any infections can occur, they could test everyone and sequester healthy staff on-site and restrict them to the institution. Dorms and tent cities. Don’t know if it would be legal or ethical, but it would keep staff from picking anything up in town.


Incoming inmates and patients should be quarantined themselves until they are cleared to be in general population.


Training and mandatory personal protective equipment (PPE) use off-site is another option, but one that would ultimately fail IMO, because someone would invariably cut corners and let their guard down by breaking protocol. Plus, people have families they go home to, who are themselves out and about.


Shocked in MB

When is everyone going to get a life? The press could make an epidemic out of anything. Everyone is in such a state of paranoia now that a runny nose during allergy season will result in isolation on an island such as they did with leprosy.


I remember when COPS first came on TV, people started thinking that crimes were taking place nightly on their own street.It’s just sensational info overload!!


oldtimer

So that’s why all of Italy and China shut down massive parts of global commerce and the stock market freaking out, hysteria yeah, if your not in the medical field, lay off on opinions. Folks, take it seriously, get some sanitizer and wash your hands.


KAG2020

No sanitizer available.


Snoid

Sheesh..go but a bottle of plain old rubbing alcohol.

How do you make hand sanitizer with rubbing alcohol?

Homemade Hand Sanitizer Ingredients

2/3 cup 99% rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) or ethanol.

1/3 cup aloe vera gel.

8-10 drops essential oil, optional (such as lavender, vanilla, peppermint, grapefruit)

bowl and spoon.

funnel.

recycled liquid soap or hand sanitizer bottle.

That will be $69.95 please. Standard Ca price gouge special.


oldtimer

Please delete your opinion piece, people need to be ready for economic hardship and change of lifestyle under quarantine, do you read the news? Fyi, someone in slo is being tested most likely positive as we speak, so stop your conspiracy theory rhetoric. You can’t cure pneumonia, you either suffer a long time or die. How do the sick and elderly or young usually die from colds or flus?, pneumonia!


Snoid

I must say in light of the homeless dying on the sidewalks, the meth and pain killer addiction problem and one death from CV makes a state of emergency? Well…ok then.


MrYan

Correct me if I am wrong, but homelessness and addiction is not contagious from 6 feet or less.


If the world is only separated by 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon: how do you think you will fair avoiding 6 degrees of Corona CoVid 19?


Snoid

Ca declares a state of emergency during fires,earthquakes and drought. Those are not contagious either. Well….unless your a TV media personality. Remeber the Ebloa threat? Gov official refused to declare a emergency for fear of mass panic. So which is i’ll ask? Politically motivated as we heard on the news where Obamas former campaign manager stated ” this is a political opportunity” in a certain party’s favor, and its not the Republicans. The scum of this earth know boundaries do they?


MrYan

There were 4 Ebola infected citizens in the USA, two of which were infected here. No need to declare state of emergency here. We attacked it there in North Africa early on.


It can be a political opportunity for Dems that’s true, but is it really their doing? Nope just like Bush with Katrina. Americans loath ineptitude.


kettle

“The scum of this earth know boundaries do they?”


The fox news meme virus is definitely contagious, you have it.


shishkabob141

WASH YOUR HANDS


panflash

“This is not a drill. This is not the time to give up. This is not a time for excuses,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.”


What a joke. Tedros is incompetent and the WHO has dangerously bungled the Corona virus issue:


https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/chinese-officials-note-serious-problems-in-coronavirus-response-the-world-health-organization-keeps-praising-them/2020/02/08/b663dd7c-4834-11ea-91ab-ce439aa5c7c1_story.html


https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-world-health-organization-draws-flak-for-coronavirus-response-11581525207


According to leading American health officials, WHO collaborated with China to keep the virus under wraps, until “the horse was so far out of the barn” that there was no way to keep it quiet any more. By then, the damage had already been done and the virus was out of control.


Yeah, great- NOW the WHO is “… calling on countries worldwide to “pull out all the stops” to halt the spread of the virus.” Too bad they didn’t feel that way in late 2019 when they first knew about this.


oldtimer

That’s the damn truth, thank you for posting this. A lot of innocent people have died due to status quo, greed and commerce. China and America then cut tariffs and lower interest rates hoping for a miracle to their ignorance, then OPEC cuts oil production to hike prices to keep Saudi Arabia rich. So the whole trade war was just for fun, and so are the peons suffering. Thank you Panflash, this is the most substantial bit of information I’ve seen anywhere the last few months in regard to this. Damn.