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Posted by: thepinetree on 01/08/2022 10:02 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 01/08/2022 10:02 AM
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Governor Newsom Activates National Guard to Bolster State’s COVID-19 Testing Capacity

Sacramento, CA...Governor Gavin Newsom announced that he has activated the California National Guard to support local communities with additional testing facilities and capacity amid the national surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the Omicron variant.






“California has led the country’s fight against COVID-19, implementing first-in-the-nation public health measures that have helped save tens of thousands of lives,” said Governor Newsom. “We continue to support communities in their response to COVID by bolstering testing capacity.”

This new action is on top of the existing 6,000 testing sites that have been set up across the state, the recent demand-based expansion of hours at state-operated sites and the 9.6 million tests that the state has distributed to schools since early December.

The announcement comes as Omicron continues to spread rapidly across the globe, accounting for at least 80% of COVID-19 cases in California. The National Guard plan will deploy over 200 Cal Guard members across 50 Optum Serve sites around the state, providing interim clinical staff while permanent staff are hired, adding capacity for walk-ins, assisting with crowd control and back-filling for staff absences – all in an effort to conduct more tests for more Californians. Additional members of the Guard will be deployed next week in similar capacities.

These measures will bolster California’s already robust testing program – the most extensive in the nation. Currently, 90% of Californians live within a 30-minute drive of a site. Amidst the surge, the state has been able to maintain a 48-hour turn around for PCR tests.


California National Guard personnel arrive at Antioch Community Center testing site today

To date, California has administered almost 67 million vaccination doses and over 122.7 million tests. In recent months, Governor Newsom implemented a series of measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, including first-in-the-nation vaccine and masking measures requiring that workers in health care settings be fully vaccinated, announcing plans to add the COVID-19 vaccine to the list of vaccinations required to attend school in-person when fully approved, requiring masking in schools and implementing a standard that all school staff and all state workers either show proof of full vaccination or be tested. To help slow the spread of COVID-19, Californians are encouraged to get vaccinated, get boosted, wear a mask indoors and get tested if sick.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2022-01-08 10:10:45   By: Anonymous
 

Fuk Donald Trump & his brainwashed lying, racist, hate filled, heartless, ignorant, inbred trolls of the GOP!!

President Biden is the best President in history!! Four More Years of Biden!! Superhero in chief!! Build Back Better!! Let’s Go Joe!!


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    Re:
    Posted on: 2022-01-08 16:16:22   By: Anonymous
     
    You retarted comment on Trump shows your true love for him ❤️. Real people see through your “ mental illness.” Yes, call out the national guard and milk our flu season until a republican president takes over. Santa Clara county liberals now realize what a mistake they made voting for this loser for president! LETS GO BRANDEN.

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      Posted on: 2022-01-08 17:11:42   By: Anonymous
       
      We have an update on Cirsten Weldon. She's the loud Q promoter who adamantly urged followers not to take the vaccine, cut a video that said Dr Fauci should be hung, then cut her last video short (on Dec 28) as she was coughing and complaining of exhaustion.
      Update: She's dead. From Covid.

      Karma is a bitch, eh?

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2022-01-08 17:18:42   By: Anonymous
         
        Our Fault, Calaveras. Since vaccines became widely available, counties that voted heavily for Donald Trump have had nearly THREE TIMES the Covid-19 death rate as counties that voted for Joe Biden.



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        Re:
        Posted on: 2022-01-09 06:40:05   By: Anonymous
         
        She wanted Dr Fauci to be hung and she died? I guess she didn't die from asphyxiation then?

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2022-01-09 09:34:16   By: Anonymous
           
          Glad she died.

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2022-01-09 09:35:10   By: Anonymous
             
            Hopefully MTG is next. Fuk that cant.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2022-01-09 11:08:27   By: Anonymous
         
        Karma? Or did you meam Kamela?

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2022-01-08 17:13:53   By: Anonymous
       
      Shelley Luther, hairdresser and Texas GOP House candidate: “Chinese students should be BANNED from attending all Texas universities. No more Communists!”

      Next time some MAGA Fag claims their not racist you now have 10,001 example that they are lying.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2022-01-09 06:52:23   By: Anonymous
         
        It they're not their, they are... they're. Anyway sounds like you're not only a bigot, you're also a Homophobia and an imbecile. California is the least educated state in America of adults 25 years of age and older. Overwhelmingly democrat. So one can safely assume, you're a male, over the age of 25, a Homophobia, a bigot, an imbecile, a democrat, also known as a 73 Percentile. Are you still on probation and wearing your ankle monitor?

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          Re: they're not their(sic)?
          Posted on: 2022-01-09 18:12:48   By: Anonymous
           
          I guess you are proving your own point. And it seems you are a ditard Trump supporter that can't handle the Democrat run state of CA.
          If you also think we shouldn't vaccinate, or wear a mask, you have shown your true colors.
          Yes, I assumed too much on that.
          Either way, dotard mentality clearly shows in your post.
          I do appreciate that you didn't mention the Sniveler, Fuk Trump, nor any sexually disgusting perversions.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2022-01-08 10:29:03   By: Anonymous
 
THANK YOU NEWSOM! Let's do what's right and stop the spread by masking and staying home if positive! How do you know if you're positive? Get tested!
They are trying their best to keep us safe and keep schools OPEN!!
If you don't like it, then just stay home, teach your own children, and don't gather with others. Not fun though.

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    Posted on: 2022-01-08 11:10:22   By: Anonymous
     
    A lot of children now getting quite sick with covid . All the anti vaccine crap and people refusing to wear a mask . All the disinformation and propaganda against medical science. Just take a look at how that has helped anything with the pandemic . You cannot fix stupidity . It’s predicted 44, 000 Americans will die in the next four weeks .

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      Posted on: 2022-01-08 11:40:43   By: Anonymous
       
      And they'll be the first ones complaining when the restaurants and salons close down again. All those outspoken parents in Angels and Tuolomne went pretty silent when they learned their schools could lose funding or they could choose home schooling. Haven't heard much from that ambulance chaser lawyer from the other side of the county who was convincing folks that their rights were being violated. He must have missed that part about, "...The Public Health Service (PHS) Act authorizes the HHS Secretary to determine that a public health emergency exists if
      1) a disease or disorder presents a public health emergency; or
      2) a public health emergency, including significant outbreaks of infectious diseases or bioterrorist attacks, otherwise exists." I guess 50M cases and 835,000+ deaths doesn't constitute a concern for them. Thank God our grandparents and great grandparents thought it was worth getting a vaccine to fight polio, TB and more.

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        Posted on: 2022-01-08 13:56:52   By: Anonymous
         
        Sieg Heil Newsom

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2022-01-08 17:15:26   By: Anonymous
         
        And that's why they were shocked when Newsom won the recall.

        They *literally* have no idea how a democracy, a state, a county, a school board, or ANYTHING runs.

        Every time the GOP *bleep*s something up, we need to put Dems in to unfuk it. I swear.



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      Re:
      Posted on: 2022-01-09 11:15:58   By: Anonymous
       
      Hopefully you will be one of them idiot!!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2022-01-08 11:40:50   By: Anonymous
     
    STFU!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2022-01-08 11:42:07   By: Anonymous
     
    A true Patriot acts selflessly for the greater good. These people are only about themselves.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2022-01-08 12:01:56   By: Anonymous
       
      To me it appears this pandemic is mother nature way of population control . And trump supporters are taking it hard .

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2022-01-08 13:58:31   By: Anonymous
         
        Your just upset because "I will stop the virus" Biden was lying to you the whole time.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2022-01-08 14:16:58   By: Anonymous
           
          Bumbling Biden says that he will shutdown the virus! What a fuking liar. There have been more than 1 million cases and over 400,000 deaths from Covid since this ass hole took office. This demented old fuk is a failure and just needs to die.

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            Re: I will stop the virus and Bumbling Biden
            Posted on: 2022-01-08 15:07:30   By: Anonymous
             
            Blame Biden for dotard stupidity.
            No Vax and no mask means your chance of spreading a virus is greater.
            Dotards can't reason with facts.
            My body my choice means you're too stupid and stubborn to see that the virus continues to flourish because of dotard mentality.
            Yes, a vaccinated person can spread the virus. 90+% of those that die are unvaccinated. You can't deny facts.
            Those that are hospitalized are 90+% unvaccinated. What don't the dotards understand?

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              Re: I will stop the virus and Bumbling Biden
              Posted on: 2022-01-08 15:45:41   By: Anonymous
               
              Then it was their choice. I salute them for having the courage of their convictions. Better than the Covinazis

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              Re: I will stop the virus and Bumbling Biden
              Posted on: 2022-01-08 15:54:44   By: Anonymous
               
              You are an ignorant Demorat! You can't blame this virus or the spread of the virus on former President Trump! President Trump was able to have these vaccines manufactured at warp speed. It was your two ass holes, Biden and Harris that told everyone not to take the vaccine because it was from President Trump. Now Biden is dragging his ass getting testing kits when these should have been available months ago. Just admit it, your old fuk President is a failure and doesn't know what the hell he is doing.

              B-BASTARD
              I-IDIOT
              D-DEMENTED
              E-EGOTISTICAL
              N-NASTY

              LETS GO BRANDON! FUK JOE BIDEN!

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                Re: ignorant Democrat?
                Posted on: 2022-01-08 16:08:03   By: Anonymous
                 
                Who said anything about your demigod Trump.
                I mention masks and vaccines. Oh, and facts.
                None of those mean anything to a dotard.
                When one mentions a dotard, a dotard thinks of Trump.
                True ignorance.
                You still flying flags on your truck?

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                  Re: ignorant Democrat?
                  Posted on: 2022-01-08 16:49:28   By: Anonymous
                   
                  Do you have a problem flying the American Flag? It is a sign of patriotism and support of this country. Unlike the ass hole Demorats that constantly play the racism card and try to force their Communist beliefs on everyone else. Maybe you should stick one of those American Flags up your ass as far as it can go and then you will be a true American.

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                    Re: ignorant Democrat?
                    Posted on: 2022-01-08 19:24:58   By: Anonymous
                     
                    ^You are one true Jethro.^ AKA brain dead retard

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2022-01-08 17:16:02   By: Anonymous
           
          Are you advocating for Brandon to Vacinate the unwilling? How else is he going to do this?

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2022-01-08 17:57:28   By: Anonymous
             
            People should be mandated to have the covid vaccine. It’s the best idea to help end the pandemic. The world doesn’t give a fu— what the ass hole tucker carlson thinks .

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            Posted on: 2022-01-08 18:02:03   By: Anonymous
             
            RACISM CARD? EASY FOR A 99.99% IVORY WHITE TO PRETEND IT DOESN'T EXIST.
            BIDEN SURE WASN'T BUMBLING WHEN IT TOLD OFF THE LOSER FORMER PRESIDENT

            THE BUMBLERS ARE THE MARK TWAIN SCHOOL BOARD AND THE IDIOT HILLBILLY TRUMPTURDS WHO VOTED THEM INTO OFFICE. IGNORANCE IS BLISS. NOT.
            LOL LOL DUMBSH!TS


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              Re:
              Posted on: 2022-01-08 18:06:33   By: Anonymous
               
              MAGA FAGA FOOL. TRUMP GETS VAXED AND THE ANTIVAXERS GET WHACKED!!

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              Re:
              Posted on: 2022-01-08 18:10:30   By: Anonymous
               
              42,000 people are in the hospital with covid in California . All the bull *bleep* on the republicans side . It’s killing people .

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              Re:
              Posted on: 2022-01-08 20:29:58   By: Anonymous
               
              Your President is not able to tell off anybody because he is a demented old fuk. Everything he says is written on a teleprompter for him by one of his inept staff. Bumbling Biden can't even remember what day or year it is. As for vaccinations, there are just as many Demorats who refuse to take the jab as there are Republicans and Independents. The Demorats have turned this pandemic into a political brawl. The Demorats have proven that they are racists and so has racist Biden. It's amazing that Bumbling Biden has been in office for 1 year and has nothing to show for it and none of you ignorant Demorats can backup for failed President. One last word for the white Demorat Hillbilly who thinks his sh*t don't stink, EAT SH*T AND DIE MOTHER FUKER!

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                Re:
                Posted on: 2022-01-09 07:29:56   By: Anonymous
                 
                It might be true that our president is declining in health both physically and mentally and reads from a teleprompter, but he's classy. He's also going after the greedy giant corporations that created inflation too and raising taxes on them. He's bringing in the poor, the hungry, the needy masses from other countries because he wants to help those with less. He also took us out of Afghanistan for good, and it was so successful getting out almost 100,000 Afghanistan's in the biggest airlift in history. Signed us up to climate change, getting rid of fossil fuel dependency. He would rather rehabilitate felons and set them free instead of locking them up for life for making one mistake. I'd say President Biden has done one helluva job in less then a year. If only the republicans would get on board our country would run on all cylinders, full speed ahead!.

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                  Re:
                  Posted on: 2022-01-09 09:37:27   By: Anonymous
                   
                  Calaveras Reptrumplicans, keep sending your money to your false idol.

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                  Re:
                  Posted on: 2022-01-09 11:47:10   By: Anonymous
                   
                  The only thing Biden does best is sh*t his Depends all day!

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                    Re:
                    Posted on: 2022-01-09 14:29:00   By: Anonymous
                     
                    ^It's a good thing too. At least you're being fed.

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                      Re:
                      Posted on: 2022-01-10 07:37:41   By: Anonymous
                       
                      Sniveler eats cock sandwiches...

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              Re:
              Posted on: 2022-01-09 11:48:44   By: Anonymous
               
              Racists does not mean anything anymore. If a Snowflake does not agree with you and cannot think of an intelligent reply, they simply call you a name...Racist appears to be the knee jerk reply currently. Even if your discussion had nothing to do with race

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                Re:
                Posted on: 2022-01-10 01:48:16   By: Anonymous
                 
                Tell that to dumbass Greg and Travis McMichael, both sentenced to life in prison without parole for their racist knee-jerk reaction to a black man running through their neighborhood.
                Racism is real, and Calaveras County has the racists to prove it.

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    Re: President Trump saved Billions of lives
    Posted on: 2022-01-09 07:02:37   By: Anonymous
     
    Yes thank you newsom forcing nurses to work WHILE TESTING POSITIVE WITH COVID.
    "The California Department of Public Health issued new guidance allowing hospitals and health networks to force COVID-postive healthcare workers to continue working if they are asymptomatic"
    The announcement sparked outrage from the SEIU, as well as other health officials and workers in the state.

    "Healthcare workers and patients need the protection of clear rules guided by strong science. Allowing employers to bring back workers who may still be infectious is one of the worst ideas I have heard during this pandemic, and that’s really saying something," Bob Schoonover, President of SEIU California and Executive Director of SEIU California, said according to CBS Sacramento. "

    More deaths under Biden from covid then Trump, and Trump gave the entire WORLD THREE VACCINES. He saved our planet. You should give Trump's anal glands a big wet 💋 for saving your life. Pucker up and plant your lips on President Trump's A S S

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    Re: President Trump saved Billions of lives
    Posted on: 2022-01-09 07:18:19   By: Anonymous
     
    Yes thank you newsom forcing nurses to work WHILE TESTING POSITIVE WITH COVID.
    "The California Department of Public Health issued new guidance allowing hospitals and health networks to force COVID-postive healthcare workers to continue working if they are asymptomatic"
    The announcement sparked outrage from the SEIU, as well as other health officials and workers in the state.

    "Healthcare workers and patients need the protection of clear rules guided by strong science. Allowing employers to bring back workers who may still be infectious is one of the worst ideas I have heard during this pandemic, and that’s really saying something," Bob Schoonover, President of SEIU California and Executive Director of SEIU California, said according to CBS Sacramento. "

    More deaths under Biden from covid then Trump, and Trump gave the entire WORLD THREE VACCINES. He saved our planet. You should give Trump's anal glands a big wet 💋 for saving your life. Pucker up and plant your lips on President Trump's A S S and thank him for saving YOUR pathetic existence.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2022-01-09 11:13:55   By: Anonymous
     
    YES!! Let's go out and stand in line for hours to get tested. Now that makes alot of sense...just like you wear a mask to walk into a Resturant & remove it when you sit down...because the virus does not like tables???? Or are we all just stupid!

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      Re: Or are we all just stupid!?!
      Posted on: 2022-01-09 15:38:44   By: Anonymous
       
      Just people that think like you.
      Mask up when entering or leaving a building.
      When you get to a table in a restaurant you are separated from other tables.
      What don't you understand?


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No Subject
Posted on: 2022-01-08 22:00:46   By: Anonymous
 
I’d feel 100% better if Gavy put these troops on the border in Texas and turned the invaders back, be it bayonet, or live fire!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2022-01-09 06:36:31   By: Anonymous
     
    Actually Newsom is proposing deploying the guard along the borders of Calaveras County, to keep all the dumbasses inside the county.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2022-01-09 07:07:17   By: Anonymous
       
      Blame whoever you want but the vax doesn't work

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2022-01-09 07:34:10   By: Anonymous
         
        And that's the truth.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2022-01-09 09:38:29   By: Anonymous
           
          Please die

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2022-01-09 10:15:54   By: Anonymous
             
            They will..

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        Re: vaccinations don't work
        Posted on: 2022-01-09 12:17:22   By: Anonymous
         
        Says the dotard.

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