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As California reopens, 6 things you need to know about COVID-19

Original post made on Jun 15, 2021

Around 1,000 Californians are still newly infected every day, hospitalizations have hit a new low, people of color remain at high risk and almost half of eligible people aren't fully vaccinated.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 9:15 AM

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Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 15, 2021 at 11:48 am

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This is a very generic article. It mentions many counties in California, but not Santa Clara County which is most relevant to us here in Palo Alto.

Santa Clara County's numbers of vaccinations are nearing San Francisco's numbers which are the best in the state. I am not sure about Palo Alto's vaccinations but with a postcode that straddles two counties, that could well skew Palo Alto numbers.

If the Weekly is going to publish articles about California, it would be worth putting in our own numbers also.


Posted by Leland J.
a resident of Professorville
on Jun 15, 2021 at 12:59 pm

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Thanks for posting this misleading, emotional “news” story highlighting all of the risks while celebrating none of the miraculous victories thanks to the vaccine.

For instance, It was reported today (NYTimes) that Israel reached population immunity with only 61% vaccinated. The US is close to that right now, actually we’re as high if you take out the 12 year olds. And the US has much higher natural antibodies bc so many people already had it.

So the statement that “experts believe we need 70-85% vaccine rates for immunity” has
Not been borne out by actual data in the real world.

It just goes on and on. Why not just say the truth: today is a great milestone, let’s continue to take care of each other and urge those in minority communities to get vaccinated. The vaccines work!”


Posted by Adrian Lochner
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jun 15, 2021 at 1:38 pm

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The SARS Covid-2/19 virus had already been making its rounds prior to the December 2019 announcement by the PRC and there is no end in sight for future mutations as we have already witnessed.

The two theories still in play are whether Covid-19 was man-made or the result of mankind further encroaching on natural habitats where viruses have an opportunity to jump from animals to humans.


Posted by Artemis Beecher
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jun 15, 2021 at 2:26 pm

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I will continue wearing a face mask even after I receive my second vaccination.

And hopefully the second shot will enable me win one of Governor Newsom's innoculation lottery prizes.


Posted by menlo mom
a resident of another community
on Jun 15, 2021 at 3:54 pm

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@Leland J: I was thinking the same thing. Why is it always the good news given in a quiet voice, followed always by lots and lots of doom and gloom said in a loud voice. And my frustration on general (not just with this article) is the lack any discussion of natural immunity. A friend from Italy told me that there everyone gets tested for antibodies before their vaccine, and those who possess them only need one shot. Makes sense to me. I had COVID in October, got vaccinated in April and feel like I was stealing shots from someone who needed it more than me.


Posted by Jennifer
a resident of another community
on Jun 16, 2021 at 7:39 am

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"This is a very generic article."

Maybe it's a press release. Calmatters.org. Do people bother to read the article, or do they just go straight to the comments section?

Hopefully vaccinations will increase throughout California and herd immunity will be reached. California is trying their best with their incentive programs.


Posted by The Voice of Palo Alto
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jun 25, 2021 at 8:14 pm

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"But if needed, California is ready to re-up mass-vaccination efforts, he said.”

I’m so happy to live here in California knowing how well our great Governor Newsom and Ghaly would be on top of this if a booster shot is needed.

The simpletons only want the good news and don’t want to hear the so called doom and gloom. It’s true that the good news is if you are fully vaccinated you are likely to be very safe barring a rare breakthrough infection. On the flip side the pandemic is far from over. We are in a global social and medical crisis where events in one country can quickly lead to events in another country. In fact, the summer tourism season has started and people are traveling with all of those new more dangerous variants circulating. The word "pandemic" comes from the Greek "pan-", "all" + "demos," "people or population" = "pandemos" = "all the people." A pandemic affects all (nearly all) of the people. In fact today the World Health Organization urged fully vaccinated people to continue to wear masks. That goes for you too people of Palo Alto despite the CDC saying everything is all safe and all once you are fully vaccinated. Sorry for the so called doom and gloom but someone needs to look out for their fellow Paloaltonians.

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Posted by Cecilia Vegas
a resident of Mountain View
on Jun 26, 2021 at 8:32 am

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-- We are in a global social and medical crisis where events in one country can quickly lead to events in another country. In fact, the summer tourism season has started and people are traveling with all of those new more dangerous variants circulating.

Then why not further restrict or curtail international travel into the United States for the time being?

If visitors and tourists are bringing in the new Covid-19 variants, keeping them out of this country is a reasonable public health measure.


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