Santa Barbara County Doesn't Qualify for Orange Tier

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By edhat staff

Santa Barbara County is not eligible to move into the orange tier due to an uptick in COVID-19 cases, says Public Health.

Even though state officials announced today the metrics are widening yet again due to 4 million of the most at-risk Californians being vaccinated, Santa Barbara County came up short. Other Southern California counties such as Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino, and Riverside all moved into the orange tier.

During Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting, Public Health Director Dr. Van Do-Reynoso stated the county has a 6.8 adjusted case rate per 100,000 population and it needs a 5.9 or lower for two consecutive weeks to qualify for the less restrictive orange tier.

Last week Santa Barbara County had a 5.3 adjusted case rate. "We will have some work ahead of us," she said. 

The Public Health Department is attributing the slight uptick as a result of reopening and loosening restrictions. Dr. Do-Reynoso said the pandemic is shifting nationally towards younger unvaccinated people who appear to be more mobile and social. Locally there has been an increase in cases for people in their 20's who are college students or work in offices. Regionally the increase is seen in Santa Barbara, Goleta, unincorporated areas of Goleta, and unincorporated north county.

On Monday, the Public Health Department announced anyone age 16 or older are now eligible to receive the vaccine at public health vaccination sites due to a large volume of vaccine availability. More appointments will open up for those 16 and older at clinics and pharmacies on April 15.

Approximately 17.3% of Santa Barbara County is fully vaccinated with 30% receiving at least one dose of the two-dose vaccine.

The Public Health Department administered 8,314 first vaccine doses in Lompoc last week and they plan to administer 9,150 doses in Santa Maria this week and 7,530 doses in Santa Barbara next week. Click here to make an appointment.

California as a whole had administered over 20 million vaccines, has stable hospitalization rates, and has the lowest testing positivity rate in the U.S., said Governor Gavin Newsom. In a statement on Monday Newsom said they plan to fully reopen the state by June 15.

Visit publichealthsbc.org for more information.

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Voice of Reason Apr 06, 2021 05:32 PM
Santa Barbara County Doesn't Qualify for Orange Tier

History will show they will be the true "covidiots", ditched common sense and critical thinking and hid inside because the talking head doctor media personality on TV said millions in CA were going to die and took comfort in knowing the politicians cared about us and not strengthening their grasp on power . Kinda like the Orson wells "Alien Invasion" radio broadcast.

a-1617759632 Apr 06, 2021 06:40 PM
Santa Barbara County Doesn't Qualify for Orange Tier

Some people truly are delusional. Unmasked people and freedumbers are more likely to get COVID. COVID infection has been shown to have lasting neurological effects. Coincidence?

dukemunson Apr 06, 2021 08:12 PM
Santa Barbara County Doesn't Qualify for Orange Tier

640pm - Yep... keep it closed and shut down forever! You were angry that schools restarted... in fact you’ve been posting the “freedumb” and “COVIDIOT” for a year now... and would continue for another 10! You haven’t followed logic or reason... just fear and delusion. We should have opened schools in august and stopped killing our local economy then too. Thanks though... you haven’t made SB safer and you sure have made it worse!!!

PitMix Apr 07, 2021 09:24 AM
Santa Barbara County Doesn't Qualify for Orange Tier

PDW, you can find my Edhat posts if you work hard. $50 says you can't find a post where I said millions would die in Cali. They've been saying that 12% of the infecteds would get sick, and 12% of those would die over the summer. That works out to 1.4%. That would have been a max of 700,000 people if everyone in CA got infected. Lucky the infecteds were less than that, so only 60,000 have died. That's still a lot of people, not that you care.

PdW Apr 07, 2021 11:22 AM
Santa Barbara County Doesn't Qualify for Orange Tier

You were pushing 3% in late October...that puts it over 1 million in California...no?

PITMIX 3 4 OCT 21, 2020 07:17 AMREPLY
Reputable scientists who are not President Rump Kissers are in agreement, masks help. Mortality rate is 3% average, 5.4% if you are over 70. Misinformation continues- why? LFG joins the extremist crowd on Edhat.

a-1617756682 Apr 06, 2021 05:51 PM
Santa Barbara County Doesn't Qualify for Orange Tier

How shameful, the rest of Southern California is easing up, while our county remains with high numbers… Maybe the county supervisors need to worry more about their lack of enforcement of some of the public health orders, allowing overcrowded gyms to remain open, and less “shaming” of people who have gone to any lengths to get vaccines. The contempt they (esp Das Williams, and the PH director) expressed today for “south county” and “white” people who sought and got vaccines is truly mind boggling. Our county has lagged behind our neighboring counties in distributing and opening up a wider net; if the pharmacies in Oxnard or SLO or Orcutt “allow” someone to sign up for a vaccine, yay. If the laborers and convalescent home employees refuse to get a vaccine thats been available to them for months- whose fault is that?

letmego Apr 06, 2021 06:35 PM
Santa Barbara County Doesn't Qualify for Orange Tier

Some of the difference with the rest of So Cal is that they have gotten greater numbers of shipments of vaccines than SB has. Also, in Los Angeles, 12.2% of the population has had COVID! (At least). SB's numbers are 7.5%.

I thought it interesting that Das and others expressed dismay at white people driving up north to get vaccines. Obviously, the way they are being rolled out is not in a way that is easy for anyone, really. IF you want certain demographics to get vaccinated, you need to figure out why they are not. Is it lack of computer skills? Language? Convenience? The whole process is sort of a pain. Make it easy. Do walk ups, go to their neighborhoods, do outreach through the schools.

Although I did read an interesting argument that said we should prioritize the youngsters who are out partying and who are the cause of the increases.

a-1617762502 Apr 06, 2021 07:28 PM
Santa Barbara County Doesn't Qualify for Orange Tier

The sign up system has been stupid. Too much “sign up now! Oh, sorry, nothing available!” If they invite you to sign up, you should be given a spot, and they should bring the vaccine to communities that want it.

a-1617768929 Apr 06, 2021 09:15 PM
Santa Barbara County Doesn't Qualify for Orange Tier

"I thought it interesting that Das and others expressed dismay at white people driving up north to get vaccines. Obviously, the way they are being rolled out is not in a way that is easy for anyone, really."
You mean the same Das Williams that sends out eblasts on vaccine locations, including Santa Maria? The same Das that as a supervisor, has oversight of this same public health department? The one that had such a struggle getting vaccines, and registrations for people out? The same department where 211 rang endlessly? That Das Williams? Now proudly wearing the banner of equity and social justice AFTER his constituents got vaccines?

LakerGirl Apr 06, 2021 07:11 PM
Santa Barbara County Doesn't Qualify for Orange Tier

We were merged with LA and OC earlier this year when Newsom moved the goalposts yet again. They are opening while we remain shut down. Who is fighting for this county? We are being f^^ed and no one cares.
Florida and Texas are doing great. Too bad California and Santa Barbara county has no pro-personal responsibility, pro freedom leaders.

dukemunson Apr 06, 2021 08:20 PM
Santa Barbara County Doesn't Qualify for Orange Tier

Florida and Texas are doing virtually the same as us... just with a silly amount of additional restrictions (and quite a bit less schooling!)... so how is this post wrong again?

GeneralTree Apr 06, 2021 08:53 PM
Santa Barbara County Doesn't Qualify for Orange Tier

Florida is not doing great. Are you reading or actually keeping up to date on ANYTHING Lakers Girl? Florida is one of 5 states that have more than half of the Covid cases. California is not one of the other 4. Maybe research a bit before making things up???

sacjon Apr 06, 2021 10:14 PM
Santa Barbara County Doesn't Qualify for Orange Tier

LAKERGIRL AND VOICE OF REASON - "New York, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey together reported 44% of the nation's new COVID-19 infections, or nearly 197,500 new cases, in the latest available seven-day period, according to state health agency data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. " ---------https://apnews.com/article/nearly-half-us-coronavirus-infections-come-from-5-states-53888dc78894cc76cb1bb50f8300f102

PdW Apr 07, 2021 07:29 AM
Santa Barbara County Doesn't Qualify for Orange Tier

Pit - you have been making the same comment about Florida and Texas for a year... and California about schools... at what point do you acknowledge that maybe every thought you had about COVID was wildly over the top and exaggerated? At least you backed off your 3 million in California dead prediction and your “look around 10% of the people you see will be in the ICU” prediction.

dukemunson Apr 07, 2021 08:43 AM
Santa Barbara County Doesn't Qualify for Orange Tier

There won’t be anything to see Pit... but when that confirmation of “nothing to see” in a month pops up you will be on to the next thing and will have completely forgotten about another one of your dire (yet ultimately once again erroneous) predictions. And next week we’ll open LA theme parks and the Staples Center and life will continue to slowly resume here too... and we’ll all finally get what we deserve... OUR LIVES BACK!!!!!

PitMix Apr 07, 2021 09:18 AM
Santa Barbara County Doesn't Qualify for Orange Tier

Based on the stats, if everyone in the US got sick with Covid, those numbers across the US were entirely possible. But we had enough sensible people, and now have enough vaccine, that only 550,000 of us have died and millions more will have long hauler effects. I guess you are not one of them, and don't give a hoot about anyone else. Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.

GeneralTree Apr 06, 2021 08:51 PM
Santa Barbara County Doesn't Qualify for Orange Tier

June 15th. Just continue some basic things like masking up and social distancing will help us get there. Get your vaccine unless you have a medically legitimate reason for not getting it. Anti-Vaxxers and morally corrupt Evangelist-Q-Trumpers will be socially ostracized and obstructed from playing in the reindeer games. Darwinism will kill end-game capitalism. Let me just be clear though - Bevmo has been accessible through lock down and will continue to be accessible through the end of days. Don't step on any snow plovers and the beaches shall remain open.

SBLetsGetAlong Apr 06, 2021 09:10 PM
Santa Barbara County Doesn't Qualify for Orange Tier

From Moderna’s website
“ Pregnancy and Lactation
Available data on Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine administered to pregnant women are insufficient to inform vaccine-associated risks in pregnancy.”

That’s opposed to the ads running on tv saying the vaccine is safe for pregnant women.

Why the push for everyone to be vaccinated despite the disclosure from the manufacturer?

MONEY, PROFIT, PAYOFFS?

All I know is Moderna posted the warning on its website.

https://www.modernatx.com/covid19vaccine-eua/providers/?gclsrc=aw.ds&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIkqiv9qDr7wIV4w59Ch0nnwyLEAAYASAAEgJZDvD_BwE

MountainMan4865 Apr 10, 2021 08:34 PM
Santa Barbara County Doesn't Qualify for Orange Tier

You have to scroll down to find it...
https://www.modernatx.com/covid19vaccine-eua/providers/dosing-administration

I find it sad/alarming that you have to research down a rabbit hole to find out that what is being pushed could be problematic.

SBLetsGetAlong Apr 06, 2021 09:11 PM
Santa Barbara County Doesn't Qualify for Orange Tier

“ Data are not available to assess the effects of Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine on the breastfed infant or on milk production/excretion.”
Here’s the Modern web site stating this,
https://www.modernatx.com/covid19vaccine-eua/providers/?gclsrc=aw.ds&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIkqiv9qDr7wIV4w59Ch0nnwyLEAAYASAAEgJZDvD_BwE

GauchoGurl Apr 06, 2021 09:28 PM
Santa Barbara County Doesn't Qualify for Orange Tier

Are any of the vaccines approved by the FDA? I don't think any of them are are. At least in the info packet given to those getting the Johnson & Johnson one, that's what it stated.

SBLetsGetAlong Apr 06, 2021 09:14 PM
Santa Barbara County Doesn't Qualify for Orange Tier

“ A vaccine based on messenger RNA (mRNA) technology, such as Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine, does not use inactivated virus, attenuated virus, or any other kind of virus.”

Not a vaccine, an experimental drug without FDA approval.

I didn’t sign up for clinical trials, did you?

ChemicalSuperFreak Apr 06, 2021 10:06 PM
Santa Barbara County Doesn't Qualify for Orange Tier

We have become a world of beta testers. Look at the Boeing 737 MAX...rolled out without sufficient testing and failed with catastrophic results. Look at some of the operating systems or games that are released full of bugs, only to be perpetually patched (and even refunded) after users complain about the experience. Even some iterations of popular cell phone models have been released without proper testing only for users to discover manufacturing flaws (Samsung Galaxy 7, Galaxy Fold, iPhone 4). Most people are just sheep that follow trends/fads and don't really care about---or expect---quality anymore.

MarcelK Apr 07, 2021 11:04 AM
Santa Barbara County Doesn't Qualify for Orange Tier

9:14 quotes a sentence starting with "A vaccine" as proof that it's not a vaccine--amazing. Definition of "vaccine": "a substance used to stimulate the production of antibodies and provide immunity against one or several diseases, prepared from the causative agent of a disease, its products, or a synthetic substitute, treated to act as an antigen without inducing the disease" -- thus, the mRNA vaccines are vaccines (duh).

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