News

  • COVID mortality drops below “epidemic” threshold

    This past week we dropped below the CDC’s threshold to be classified as being in an “epidemic” based on mortality data from their own website.

  • Could false-positive PCR test results be fueling a Fake Pandemic?

    I have researched PCR tests that have been given an Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA, and their specificity rating varies from about 95% to 99% (source). To be "fair" I will assume a specificity rating of 98%. So here's what we have: a virus prevalence of 1.2%, specificity rating of 98%, and an average daily test count of 150 tests. Doing the math gives a likelihood of 3 false-positives on average per day in Mendocino County.
  • COVID-19 average age of death exceeds average life expectancy

    I've been comparing the average age of death for various pandemics in history. What I find most interesting is the drastic difference in age of death for the 1918 Spanish Flu (28 years) and  COVID-19 (80 years). Also notable is that the average life expectancy in the United States is 78.7 years, over a year lower than that of COVID-19.
  • Owner of “Maskless Cafe” Defends His Stance on "The Chip Franklin Show"

    Chris Castleman, Owner of Fiddleheads Cafe in Mendocino County, joins The Chip Franklin Show. His business was fined $10 thousand dollars for workers not wearing facial coverings or otherwise comply with Mendocino county’s health order. Now they are offering 50% discount to those who throw away their masks before entering the establishment.
  • Cafe offers controversial 50% discount for those willing to toss their masks

    “It’s very alarming how people have gotten all up in arms about this sign — the sign isn't breaking any law or any ordinances,” Castleman told SFGATE. “If people are upset with it, they don't have to come here. … My point is, if you don't like me, that's fine. I respect that opinion of yours, and you can go anywhere else in this county right now to eat and pretend that you're in a safe environment.”
  • Mendocino County Coast Restaurant Defies Pandemic Protocol

    When we asked Mendocino County 5th District Supervisor Ted Williams for comment regarding Castleman’s sign, he simply said, “Imagine the good he could do with that energy.”
  • Owner closes rather than comply with health order

    Fiddleheads Cafe owner Chris Castleman boarded up his Mendocino restaurant over the weekend after Mendocino County threatened him with a second $10,000 fine for violating provisions in the county health order, including failures to require employees to wear face coverings or post necessary signage concerning mandated social distancing and hygiene protocols.
  • Mendocino County fines owner $10,000 for defying local health order

    Mendocino County officials have issued a $10,000 citation against the owner of a coastal restaurant for his persistent defiance of a countywide health order intended to help contain the spread of the coronavirus.
  • Letter to the citizens of Mendocino County

    I respect everyone who has been taking actions over the past few months to protect their family, friends, coworkers, and the community. But protecting our health does not just end with COVID-19. There are serious negative effects of an economic shutdown and lack of social interaction on a person’s mental well being.