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Bay Area health officials urge unvaccinated people to get shots as delta variant cases increase

Original post made on Jul 3, 2021

While Bay Area health officials don't plan to reimplement COVID-19 guidelines for masking and social distancing for now, their concern about the virus' delta variant is increasing for unvaccinated people.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, July 3, 2021, 9:26 AM

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Posted by The Voice of Palo Alto
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jul 3, 2021 at 2:40 pm

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1. Thank you to the Bay Area health officials for fighting the good fight with their messaging about getting vaccinated and also thank you to the Weekly for consistently publishing this information. I think at this point everyone is pretty much aware that life saving vaccines are now widely available and that there is currently a potentially more dangerous and more transmissible variant circulating in communities. Unfortunately we have people still waiting to see how the whole vaccine thing shakes out even after a year with the vaccines and nearly 330 million vaccine doses given in the United States alone. If you are vaccine hesitant remember you can put the parking brake on a car pointing down hill for as long as you want but as soon as you let up it will start rolling downhill again. Or for folks who have problems getting the point of the car-parked-on-a-hill analogy, let's try another one: Hold a beach ball underwater as long as you want, and as soon as you let go it will surge upwards. The point is that the end state will be the same and all you have to decide is how long you want to waste either parked on the hill or holding a beach ball under water. In other words you might be wasting time not getting vaccinated and in the process putting yourself in danger. 156 million Americans are fully vaccinated! Let’s keep going!

2. According to state data, only 584 of the more than 20 million vaccinated people in California have contracted the virus and required hospitalization, a rate of just 0.003%.
Whenever I see this kind of data I am just amazed. It’s really just staggering how effective these vaccines turned out to be in the real world. Thank you to the scientists for producing these amazing vaccines and thank you to our great President Biden for fixing the empty shell known as “Operation Warp Speed” and actually getting these vaccines distributed and made available to U.S. citizens at a rate no other country has even come close to matching.


Posted by Byron Johnston
a resident of Barron Park
on Jul 3, 2021 at 3:10 pm

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- and thank you to our great President Biden for fixing the empty shell known as “Operation Warp Speed”

And thank you to former President Trump who initiated Project Warp Speed in order to address the emerging pandemic in America.

While President Biden may receive all of the credit, it took considerable time to develop these vaccines and to ensure the public of their overall safety and potential efficacies.


Posted by The Voice of Palo Alto
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jul 3, 2021 at 3:41 pm

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“And thank you to former President Trump who initiated Project Warp Speed”

He initiated the program and did provide funding and cut some red tape while the scientists developed it. He had no further national plan to distribute the vaccine. Hence why I called it an “empty shell.”
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A lot of supporters of Trump like to promote Operation Warp Speed as a great accomplishment of his Presidency, without any nuance. Yes I agree, to a certain extent, that OPS was an accomplishment of the former administration. But still with that one success it’s hard to overlook all of Trump’s other blatant lies and missteps in handling the pandemic:

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My two “favorites” from the link:

When: Thursday, February 27, 2020
The claim: The outbreak would be temporary: “It’s going to disappear. One day, it’s like a miracle—it will disappear.”

When: Friday, April 24, 2020
The claim: Trump was being “sarcastic” when he suggested in a briefing on April 23 that his medical experts should research the use of powerful light and injected disinfectants to treat COVID-19

Classic. He did accomplish a lot of golf though!
Congratulations!

“President Donald Trump has spent 307 days, almost a full year, golfing during his presidency. The total is likely to be the most golf outings of any president in history. Additionally, Trump is likely to be collectively viewed by historians as one of the worst presidents in American history.”

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Please educate yourself on how many lives could have been potentially saved if Trump hadn’t reacted so ineptly:

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Posted by Byron Johnston
a resident of Barron Park
on Jul 3, 2021 at 3:53 pm

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- "Additionally, Trump is likely to be collectively viewed by historians as one of the worst presidents in American history.”

While Trump certainly won't go down as one of the best presidents of all time, the 2020 coronavirus pandemic-related tragedies severely hindered any chances of him getting re-elected.

Someday Trump will be recognized by historians for two things... his constructive and austere stance against the likes of China and Iran, both of whom will NEVER be global friends of America.

And by severely restricting travel from China in 2020, he saved many lives that may have perished due to Covid-19.

With the Delta variant now making its rounds, international travel into the United States should be rescinded for the time being.

Any potential or wishful visitors from abroad can use ZOOM instead.


Posted by The Voice of Palo Alto
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jul 3, 2021 at 4:24 pm

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I totally disagree. If you are talking about how Trump will be remembered by history or in the history books in the future that the children will read in school, he will be remembered mostly as the only President to be impeached twice. Just like people learned in schools that Andrew Johnson was the only impeached President(before Bill Clinton). Next, I think he will also be remembered as a one term President. I think he will also be remembered for losing the popular vote twice. Finally, I think he will also be remembered for lying about election fraud and inciting an insurrection. The small things he did like cutting off travel or his stance on China and Iran will probably not jump off the page. In other words, history will not be kind to “the former guy” Trump.


Posted by Priscilla Watson
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Jul 3, 2021 at 5:03 pm

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Having listened to my share of presidents from JFK through Obama, all I can say is that Donald Trump was the least eloquent compared to any of his predecessors.

No diplomacy, no tact, simple phrasings, along with an ongoing sense of anger and ridicule towards his adversaries were Trump oratorical trademarks.

It's no wonder he attracted the vote and ardent admiration from a supportive voting bloc that Hillary Clinton once referred to as 'the deplorables'.


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