County Community Data Dashboard Transitioning

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Source: Santa Barbara County Public Health Department

The Santa Barbara County Community Data Dashboard will be transitioning to a new format utilizing data from the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) COVID-19 Dashboards beginning Friday, July 1, 2022.

This change marks an important step in the COVID-19 response as County Public Health routinizes the reporting of COVID-19 data for long-term monitoring of the virus in Santa Barbara County. Leaning on data from CDPH is a practice various Counties have adopted as part of their ongoing strategy. Local data will continue to be monitored and reviewed by local epidemiologists on a routine basis.

“Through the course of the pandemic our epidemiology team has worked diligently to ensure high quality data is available for our policy leaders, healthcare partners, and our community at-large,” shared County Public Health Director, Van Do-Reynoso. “This shift to the use of CDPH data will allow our County Public Health team to continue monitoring  COVID-19 data while refocusing on other critical health data, including chronic diseases and social determinants of health.”

The new dashboard will continue to be updated on Tuesday and Friday and will focus in on key metrics such as case count, hospitalizations, vaccination, and testing. It will be located in the same site on the COVID-19 Information Portal as the current dashboard for continued ease of access. The current Community Data Dashboard will be archived on July 1. For more information, please visit the Dashboard Transition FAQ’s webpage.

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Luvaduck Jun 21, 2022 11:01 AM
County Community Data Dashboard Transitioning

I hope they keep the demographic/location information. It was helpful in knowing the degree of threat in one's own immediate area and age group so you could avoid hot spots.

a-1655836050 Jun 21, 2022 11:27 AM
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Fentanyl's contagious? What about heart disease and cancer? Just what is the connection of any of those with a deadly pandemic, anyway?

From some of the examples presented here by the freedumb crowd, maybe the world should pivot to a stupidity dashboard.

Voice of Reason Jun 21, 2022 12:39 PM
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Yes! fentanyl is very similar to being contagious. It is so incredibly powerful just touching it can lead to an opioid OD and has impacted many people who weren't intending to take the drug to get high including police officers, social workers, customs agents, children and other family members. Then there's people who think their taking some other "safe" drug and not even know there's fentanyl in it. Not to mention the impact and significant negative consequences a fentanyl death has on the persons loves ones and children.

a-1655841626 Jun 21, 2022 01:00 PM
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Fentanyl does not cause an OD to the touch. Misinformation that for some reason the police department is spreading.

https://healthandjusticejournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40352-021-00163-5

https://www.ems1.com/opioids/articles/toxicologist-you-cant-just-touch-fentanyl-and-overdose-qCP7P9puLCouxYbr/

Voice of Reason Jun 21, 2022 01:22 PM
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Really? Because this CA.gov webpage disagrees: "Fentanyl poses a significant threat to law enforcement personnel and other first responders who may come in contact through routine law enforcement, emergency or life-saving activities. Fentanyl may be ingested orally, inhaled through the nose or mouth, or absorbed through the skin or eyes. Exposure to a very small amount may lead to significant health-related complications, respiratory depression, or death." https://post.ca.gov/fentanyl-exposure-risks-for-law-enforcement

Voice of Reason Jun 21, 2022 01:25 PM
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Because it's directly from the State of California, we KNOW there is zero-chance it would be misinformation - CA would never put out misleading information in order coerce a specific action from it's citizens. That's only a right-wing extremists tactic...

Notmyname Jun 21, 2022 01:31 PM
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Without citing your sources for data and facts, this is nothing but conjecture and noise.

The CDC does track overdoses and virtually all other causes of mortality down to some surprisingly specific levels. Per the COVID dashboard above, there have been 91,314 confirmed total deaths in California from COVID in just over 27 months.
From the CDC "In 2020, 91,799 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States" and only 68,630 or 74.8% of those drug deaths were from opioids. Of those opioid overdose deaths (68.630), 82.3% or 56,482 were from synthetic opioids like Fentanyl. Math isn't my strong point, so I'll apologize and please excuse and correct me if I'm wrong.

Yes, that is old data from 2020, yes it's only for one year. and yes I do realize that the number of deaths has increased since then, but... that's for the entire country and not just the state of California like the COVID Dashboard.
All the data is out there, you just have to dig for it and take the time to understand what you are reading as well as accepting when you may have made a mistake in your interpretation. Yes, I may be guilty of this too.

https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/deaths/index.html

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