[ExI] meanwhile, back in california...

spike at rainier66.com spike at rainier66.com
Sat Mar 7 20:03:01 UTC 2020

I live in Santa Clara.  Here's the story that came out yesterday:

March 6 - ABC7 News (Julian Glover): "A Santa Clara couple on the Grand
Princess Cruise ship to Mexico with a coronavirus-positive man is ill and
now getting tested for COVID-19. Leanne and Robert Cummins of Santa Clara
were on board the Grand Princess Cruise ship to Mexico that departed on Feb.
11. A man on board that ship was infected with coronavirus and later died...

After being notified of the man's death by the cruise line, Mrs. Leanne
Cummins said they started looking to be tested for the virus - especially
since they are feeling ill. Cummins said her husband has been very ill in
recent days with no appetite, trouble breathing, and a fever at one point as
high as 103 degrees. .

They have been self-quarantining at their Santa Clara home. Mrs. Cummins
also said at one point she felt weak and fainted. 

On Wednesday Cummins said she called the Sutter Health Urgent Care facility
in Mountain View looking to be tested for the virus. She was told to go to
the emergency room at her local hospital. She reached out to the emergency
room at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View which then told her to call her
doctor. She said her doctor then told her to go to Santa Clara Valley
Medical Center to get tested. She said she called Valley Medical Center and
was told that the hospital did not have any test kits and would not be
conducting any testing. She was told to call the CDC. 

On Thursday, Mrs. Cummins said she did exactly that and a CDC representative
told her to call the California Department of Public Health. She did and was
told to call the Santa Clara County Health Department. She made that call
and reached an answering machine. 

ABC7 News has also tried several times to speak to a public information
officer at Santa Clara County Health Department in reference to where
someone concerned about exposure to the virus should go for testing and was
unsuccessful. After numerous calls a non-public health employee who was
assigned to answer phones told ABC7 News that Mrs. Cummins should call her
primary care physician back and have the doctor call the public health
provider intake line. 

Again, still no answer as to where the couple should go to get tested."

OK, suppose you are Mrs. Cummins.  What would you do?  I would be inclined
to call 911 and tell them everything.


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