Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, August 14, 2021

MVNews this week:  Page 8

Following the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention (CDC) approval of an additional dose of the 
Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for immunocompromised people, 
Los Angeles County will begin administering third doses to those who 
qualify tomorrow. The FDA has amended the Emergency Use Authorization 
for these vaccines to allow for a third dose which can be administered 
at least 28 days following the second dose of the vaccine. 
Ideally individuals should be vaccinated with the same vaccine they received 
for the first and second dose, but if that is not possible, receiving a 
third dose with another mRNA vaccine is acceptable. 
Although the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines work very well in the majority 
of individuals, there is evidence that individuals who are severely immunocompromised 
are not fully protected after receiving two doses and this small, 
vulnerable group may benefit from a third dose. Certain medical conditions 
or the treatments used for specific conditions may prevent the immune system 
from responding adequately to two doses of the vaccine and therefore 
require an additional dose to provide adequate protection from COVID-19. 
Individuals who qualify for a third dose include organ transplant recipients, 
people undergoing cancer treatment, people with advanced or untreated 
HIV and those on certain immunosuppressive medications. 
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) encourages 
individuals who qualify for a third dose to speak to their healthcare 
provider to confirm their eligibility and get vaccinated. Third doses of 
the vaccines will be accessible through vaccination sites that currently offer 
Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. Eligible individuals will be able to provide a 
self-attestation that they have a qualifying medical condition at these sites. 
A follow-up dose is not currently recommended for those who have received 
a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The FDA is still 
evaluating data on the effectiveness of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in 
immunocompromised individuals. COVID-19 vaccine booster doses are 
also not recommended for the general public at this time. 
L.A. County continues to offer vaccines at many different sites across the 
county to make it as easy as possible for eligible L.A. County residents to 
get vaccinated. Anyone 12 and older living or working in L.A. County can 
get vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccinations are always free and open to 
eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status. 
To find a vaccination site near you, make an appointment at vaccination 
sites, and much more, visit: (English) and (Spanish). If you don’t have internet access, 
can’t use a computer, or you’re over 65, you can call 1-833-540-0473 for help 
finding an appointment, connecting to free transportation to and from a 
vaccination site, or scheduling a home-visit if you are homebound. 
COVID-19 Sector Protocols, Best Practices, COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, 
COVID-19 Surveillance Interactive Dashboard, Recovery Dashboard, 
and additional actions you can take to protect yourself, your family 
and your community are on the Public Health website, www.publichealth. 
LOCAL STATISTICS 07/30/2021 vs. 08/6/2021 
Cases: 1,315,313 
Deaths: 24,739 
Altadena 43,260 3,590 78 
Arcadia 57,754 2,967 141 
Bradbury 1,069 39 0 
Duarte 22,016 2,442 98 
Monrovia 38,800 3,398 80 
Pasadena 141,371 12,004 353 
Sierra Madre 10,989 523 13 
Cases: 1,342,839 
Deaths: 24,872 
Altadena 43,260 3,675 79 
Arcadia 57,754 3,030 141 
Bradbury 1,069 39 0 
Duarte 22,016 2,492 98 
Monrovia 38,800 3,493 79 
Pasadena 141,371 12,246 353 
Sierra Madre 10,989 541 13 
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TABLE FOR TWO by Peter Dills 
Mountain View News Saturday, August 14, 2021 8 
Mosquitoes spread West Nile virus. 
Protect yourself and your loved ones from 
mosquito bites. 
• Wear mosquito repellent when you’re 
outdoors. Use spray, wipes or lotion. 
• Cover, clear, clean and throw away items 
that can hold water and breed mosquitoes. 
LEARN MORE AT or call 2-1-1 JULY 2018 
I grew up in a waste not want not household, it meant eat what you 
have and you can always have more. Not a bad deal I’d say. My drink 
of choice when going out to restaurants is bubbles, champagne or sparkling 
wine. Remember it can only be called champagne if the grapes 
were grown in the region of Champagne France. 
There was a wonderful eatery in Old Pasadena called “Pop”, and they 
specialized in (you guessed) sparkling wines and champagnes. They 
seemed to do quite well with “mouse*” crowd, the story here was a few 
years back they were open Wednesday through Sunday, I asked the 
bartender/sommelier Raphael what they did with the opened bottles 
of sparkling wine? He said they poured out in the sink; I shook and 
quivered at such a thought. We made a deal on the spot that I could 
come in on any Sunday night and for $15 (friends included) drink 
what otherwise would be thrown away. 
Pop has gone out of business since this great event but it got me to 
think about the wine that is sitting in your favorite restaurants refrigerator, 
how long has it been sitting there? As far as sparkling wines, there should still be a “pop” when 
your server takes off the “stopper” if you aren’t sure simply grab a utensil and see if you can stir up some 
White wines and red will stay fresh a day or two longer, 
but here is my tried and true suggestion. And 
not once have I had a no or a roll of the eyes. Simply 
ask the server when the bottle was opened and if 
they aren’t sure ask for a fresh bottle. The mark up 
on wines by the glass is in the restaurants favor, all 
you are doing is evening the odds. There are a handful 
of restaurants that sell splits of sparkling wines, 
you get about a glass and a half from a split, though I 
don’ t and can’t recommend them there are no corks 
-- they are screw tops. Sparkling wine with a screw 
top? Dom Perignon would turn over in his grave. 
Wine by the glass? 
Check out the Parkway Grill or Flemings in Pasadena 
, I promise that there will be no eye rolling and they 
do rotate their wines by the glass program often. 
Listen to Dining with Dills Sunday on AM 830 The 
Angels Flagship Station