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John Troidl
Davis, California
Public health and management expert
Interests: Social justice, travel, reading, and dining.
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Dear Friends, On Saturday, based on more widespread testing, Stanford University picked up an uptick in cases of Coronavirus among students at their campus in virus plagued Santa Clara County and changed the decision on bringing first and second year students back to campus this week. "In a message to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Davisite
Dear Friends: In my life, I have been blessed to have had several "wise women" who have always kindly shared their wisdom with me. They have actually been a major influence on me personally and professionally and I continue to learn from them. One of the wise women in my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2021 at The Davisite
Hello! Good morning and Happy New Year! Would you like to know where/when the FIRST County sponsored coronavirus testing opportunity will be in 2021? Here it is: DAY DATE LOCATION HOURS Mon 1/4 Davis Senior Center (646 A Street Davis) 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. And here are the rules,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2021 at The Davisite
Because he makes so darn much sense! Here is what he posted on the Yolo Community COVID-19 FB page a little while ago. Please take a look and don't forget to vote for "public health savvy" electeds like Jim Provenza! Regards, John ======================================================================= Jim Provenza shared a post. 2h ·... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2020 at The Davisite
Dear Friends, You may decide that the next two weeks are an ideal time to learn more about the coronavirus. Face it, we are all stuck with this virus and its impact for a while (read: months!). You can choose to ignore, to do basic coping, or dig in and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2020 at The Davisite
Dear Folks: Below is the agenda item for the Board of Supervisors (BOS) meeting related to COVID-19. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. Tuesday, December 15th. (tomorrow). The URL for the meeting is here: https://www.yolocounty.org/general-government/board-of-supervisors/board-meetings/board-of-supervisors-meeting-agendas-minutes Please note: When it comes to pandemics, "the buck stops" with the Supervisors. Please consider... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2020 at The Davisite
Dear Folks: Here is the answer I got: "Outdoor activity is permitted at this time, while maintaining a distance of at least 6' from others outside your household. A mask is not required, yet encouraged in case keeping a physical distance proves challenging. This information is available on the County's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2020 at The Davisite
Dear Friends: Sometimes it seems like it! I do a lot of regular walking in both Davis and in the Bay Area and since "Winter" hit, it appears that there are far fewer walkers outside than before. Maybe people are not really wimpy, maybe it is that they are confused... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2020 at The Davisite
Dear Folks: Quick but very exciting note from the news in the Bay Area. In Santa Clara County, East San Jose has had a lot of cases of coronavirus during this pandemic. This is a heavily Latino population (muy buena gente!) who live in crowded settings due to EXTREMELY expensive... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2020 at The Davisite
Dear Folks, Good evening! I am trying to prepare for the Yolo County Health Council meeting which starts at 9 a.m. tomorrow morning so I hit the Yolo County Coronavirus Dashboards: https://www.yolocounty.org/health-human-services/adults/communicable-disease-investigation-and-control/novel-coronavirus-2019/dashboard-and-documents to see what I could find on contact tracing. Why look up contact tracing? According to this UC... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2020 at The Davisite
Dear Folks: Somebody I know who runs a small business in Davis has been asking me a number of very cogent questions regarding the handling of the Coronavirus in our County. Here is what he wrote me a couple of weeks ago: "So Nov 23 was a bad day for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2020 at The Davisite
Hey Folks, Give THIS a listen! Dr. Sisson lays it out clearly and precisely..... what are the new rules and why. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KigMOsfR57g&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3v6hv-v5jsKt0t6PdV9jdBM-EkzCgKqu_vJGHMZQjNTsfuwgZFncVgqvA. She has a gift (of communication) and I am glad she is using it for our benefit! Regards, John Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2020 at The Davisite
Dear Folks, Well, they might be your neighbors! Or your friends! Or your co-worker! Or someone you know from church/temple/mosque. Or someone you don't know yet but would like to know because they represent your district in Yolo County. (Note: Supervisors are elected from districts now and a specific set... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2020 at The Davisite
NOTE: The Health Council meets this coming Thursday at 9 a.m. and the meeting is open to the public. Good morning! During this pandemic, friends in Yolo County have been asking me serious questions like "who is in charge over there?!". Good question to ask when we are being asked/"ordered"... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2020 at The Davisite
Dear Folks: You didn't forget did you? Your property taxes pay for a lot of stuff.... including HELP support the Yolo County Health Department. Although the reality is that public health in the United States is often funded in a "share" arrangement...... money originates in the Federal Government, then goes... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2020 at The Davisite
Well, let's note right up front that epidemiologists are not infectious disease physicians. I like to tell this little story/thought experiment: Q: If I have a lung infection, who should I go see, an infectious disease physician or an epidemiologist? Most people get the right answer. But then I ask:... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2020 at The Davisite
Dear Folks, Came across this little treasure.....actually, it was shared with me by a friend of mine. (Isn't that how we all REALLY keep up with a complex topic these days!). Here is a link to an interview by Autumn Labbe-Renault *** from Davis Media Access, broadcast on KDRT: https://kdrt.org/audio/covid-19-community-report-1200pm-dec-1st-2020.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2020 at The Davisite
Well, well, well friends, how is it going? Did you go all out on Cyber Monday getting gifts for family and friends (and ahem, yourself) online? As it turns out, I did not buy ANYTHING on Cyber Monday. Now, let you get the impression that I am an anti-commercial purest,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2020 at The Davisite
Dear Folks, How are you doing? You have a nice Thanksgiving? Slipping into Christmas and New Year's preparations without missing a beat? Well.... before you leap too far ahead, I wanted to share a news segment from ABC News that I thought was particularly helpful: Anyway, here is the ABC... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2020 at The Davisite
Hey Folks, Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! (Or even a mediocre one, beats "regular Thursday"). This morning I got up surprisingly early to hear the 7 a.m version of network news, tuning into ABC because they seem to provide more scientific and less hysterical coverage of the coronavirus pandemic.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2020 at The Davisite
Subject Line: COVID19TESTNOREPLY Dear/Estimado(a) JOHN TROIDL, The result of your 11/23/2020 SARS COV-2 COVID19 RNA (COVID19) test was NEGATIVE. You do not currently have COVID-19 infection. Please continue to wear a mask when you leave your house, practice social distancing, and wash your hands frequently. This letter may be presented... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2020 at The Davisite
Dear Folks, Day before Thanksgiving and it sure is quiet around here. And will be tomorrow, too. Just me and Mom and we're gonna have a fine time. Electronic greetings to others as we stay safe. Meanwhile, I have heard some more discussion about coronavirus testing. Seems to be a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2020 at The Davisite
Dear Folks, So, there I was in COSTCO #1 shopping very comfortably getting my Thanksgiving stuff when I noticed several shoppers coming out of the back corner of the store with big smiles on their faces and large bags of "30 County Bathroom Tissue" in their shopping carts. Oh, what's... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2020 at The Davisite
Dear Folks, Uh, yeah. If only more people took the "Honesty Pill" and what came out of their mouths was the truth. But failing widespread distribution of such a pill, we might want to keep an eye on folks, especially those who are members of our family. The reality is,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2020 at The Davisite
Dear Folks, Someone from the Yolo Health Department sent me this information yesterday p.m. and I am sharing it with you today. There are a couple of reasons to get the flu shot: It helps prevent you from getting the flu and even if you get the flu after taking... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2020 at The Davisite