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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, Good afternoon! I grabbed this information from the eventbrite site that supported my enrollment in the UC Davis 2021 Mini-Medical School. The last session, described below, is this coming Saturday =================================================== Saturday, March 13, 2021 Healthy Aging in a Digital World—A co-presentation by Thomas S. Nesbitt, M.D., M.P.H,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2021 at The Davisite
Dear Friends, Heard this VERY interesting news segment recently which described an 8 week research project in three counties in California regarding transmission of COVID-19 in elementary schools. The study is funded by a foundation and is located in three counties in California: Merced, Los Angeles, and San Mateo in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2021 at The Davisite
Dear Folks, Thought you might like to hear this clip, it is really a gold nugget. Dr. Wilkes (the guy with BOTH a medical degree and a doctorate in public health) answers questions and shares tips about what is and is not safe to do sports wise at this stage... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2021 at The Davisite
Dear Friends, Oh my, yes, we are pretty much all stressed by this long term pandemic. There is a saying that you should be nice to people because you do not know what burdens they are carrying...... a message that is twice as important during this public health crisis. What... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2021 at The Davisite
Dear Friends, Dr. Haydee Dabritz, a UC Davis graduate with a PhD in Epidemiology has recently left Yolo County Health Department after 8 years to work for the California Department of Public Health. Yolo County's loss is California's gain as Dr. Dabritz is a well regarded epidemiologist/scientist with a practical... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2021 at The Davisite
Dear Friends, LOTS of good news! What is the headline? SACRAMENTO COUNTY NETS $60 MILLION WINDFALL FROM FEDS. HOW IT WILL HELP FIGHT COVID-19. Sacramento County nets $60 million windfall from feds. How it will help fight COVID-19 https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article249136850.html?ac_cid=DM382849&ac_bid=-588765852 But what about Yolo County? And why wasn't Yolo in the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2021 at The Davisite
Dear Friends, Supervisor Provenza ran on a ticket of BOTH fighting COVID and supporting local businesses. And.... he is following through on his campaign promises! Please see the press release below for details .... TODAY is the first day that restaurants can apply for this help. Meanwhile, everybody, to the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2021 at The Davisite
Dear Friends, Today is Dr. Michael Wilkes last official day as a member of the Yolo County Health Council. *** A celebrated physician and public health expert, Dr. Wilkes is board certified in Internal Medicine and has both a Masters in Public Health (Columbia) and a PhD in Public Health... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2021 at The Davisite
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 Jan 11, 2021 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