One Death and 73 New COVID-19 Cases

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By edhat staff

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department reported one death and 73 new COVID-19 cases Thursday.

The individual was 70+ years of age with no underlying health conditions.  The death did not occur at a congregate care site and the individual resided in the City of Santa Barbara and the unincorporated area of Mission Canyon.

There have been 421 deaths due to COVID-19 since last March.

Currently, there are 358 active cases in Santa Barbara County. Of those, 52 are hospitalized including 18 in the ICU.

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Luvaduck Mar 05, 2021 07:58 AM
One Death and 73 New COVID-19 Cases

Maybe we should have left the old confederacy secede. Seems like so many of the difficulties and expenses come from there.....

PitMix Mar 05, 2021 12:38 PM
One Death and 73 New COVID-19 Cases

Can you imagine if we had left the poor people in Texas to the tender mercies of the southerners that controlled it? Probably still would have slavery or Jim Crow laws there. No, we had to preserve the union for the common decency.

MountainMan4865 Mar 04, 2021 07:38 PM
One Death and 73 New COVID-19 Cases

My prediction... Texas and other states will open up. In a month or so, case rates will suddenly spike with a new, more deadly variant. It will get its own name, something catchy, like... "Covid 21". A new even more restrictive national lock down will occur. One will need proof of vaccination in order to attend any public event, travel, perhaps even shop. There will be isolation centers built for those that don't want the vaccination, because they will be deemed a public health threat.

Voice of Reason Mar 04, 2021 05:48 PM
One Death and 73 New COVID-19 Cases

If you want to get something done well and efficiently, remove the bureaucrats and let the private sector have at it. Done.

Voice of Reason Mar 05, 2021 01:03 PM
One Death and 73 New COVID-19 Cases

Sorry Pit, I have to circle back to your comment "[Government] is very rarely deliberately vindictive and murderous" Seriously? What planet or you living on? sounds like a wonderful place and I'd like to join you.

Voice of Reason Mar 05, 2021 12:47 PM
One Death and 73 New COVID-19 Cases

Isn't that "whataboutism" again? Besides, with most of the countries your referring to their systems wouldn't in a county as large and diverse as the US. If each state were it's own country possibly, but then why, as the 5th largest economy in the world and a single party controlling the government the past several decades, is CA not leading the country, or even the world, in these ideals of European social democracies you hold so dear?

PitMix Mar 05, 2021 12:40 PM
One Death and 73 New COVID-19 Cases

Just pointing out the weakness in your argument, as usual. Government is inefficient (just like our crony capitalism system) but is only very rarely deliberately vindictive and murderous. Why are the socialist democracies in Europe doing better than us in almost every category that matters? That's no accident.

Voice of Reason Mar 05, 2021 10:40 AM
One Death and 73 New COVID-19 Cases

If you're looking for perfection Pit you'll never find it, FYI, and we both could easily make long list of equally messed up government boondoggles that lost money due to fraud, screwed people over, and/or destroyed the environment. Isn't this the "whatabousim" you so often use to refute other peoples comments? Rules for thee but not for me... I also don't think your correct on the Medicare front, both the service provided and it costing less. Costing less for the patient doesn't mean its costs less.

PitMix Mar 05, 2021 09:54 AM
One Death and 73 New COVID-19 Cases

Exxon Valdez
Union Carbide Bhopal
American Pipeline
United Fruit in Central America
Deepwater Horizon

All examples of the shining efficiency and upright behavior of private corporations. Explain to me how Medicare provides better medical care that costs less than any major HMO?

Voice of Reason Mar 04, 2021 06:27 PM
One Death and 73 New COVID-19 Cases

What exactly, are you talking about? Just throwing Texas out there because....? Is it their electrical issues? The ones that were taken out by a once in a century weather event, while CA has rolling blackouts every heatwave? You're incapable of seeing in anything but blue and red. Yet there is a world full of beautiful colors out there, if only you'd open your mind a little.

yacht rocked Mar 04, 2021 05:39 PM
One Death and 73 New COVID-19 Cases

A positive comment: Cottage Hospital should be acknowledged as doing a terrific job in getting vax's rolled out at the site adjacent to Goleta Valley Hospital. Cars are rolling through smoothly as volunteer RN's do the jabs and mostly-retired MD's do the post-vax monitoring. I was told they are doing three days this week now that vax shipments have increased and they're committed to doing up to seven days a week depending on vax supply. Today they said they were dispensing 1,850 Pfizer jabs. The takeaway is that we're finally moving at speed to get vaxes into arms and it's only going to accelerate. Yay!

a-1614908628 Mar 04, 2021 05:43 PM
One Death and 73 New COVID-19 Cases

Yesterday, from the time I pulled in until the end of the 15 minute wait was 22 minutes. 12 lanes of vaccination stations. It is, indeed, and impressive operation.

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