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San Mateo County raises concerns over COVID-19 delta variant

Original post made on Jul 16, 2021

As the delta strain jumps to the head of the line of COVID-19 variants, San Mateo County leaders are urging unvaccinated residents to get their shots if they have been delaying immunizations.

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Posted by Mark Eibert
a resident of another community
on Jul 16, 2021 at 10:27 am

Mark Eibert is a registered user.

1. The CDC could cause a big jump in vaccinations if it would just give final approval to the vaccines. Many people won't take it while it is still considered "experimental" and only has "emergency use authorization."
2. People who refuse vaccinations are just choosing to get their immunity the other way--by getting infected and recovering. Of course they stand a small chance of dying by getting immunized that way, which is unfortunate and sad but it is their choice, just like choosing skydiving as a hobby.
3. Perhaps if the unvaccinated get infected quickly enough they, together with the vaccinated, may get us to herd immunity soon enough to head off still newer variants that vaccines can't protect against.
4. Get vaccinated.

Posted by The Voice of Palo Alto
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jul 18, 2021 at 1:29 am

The Voice of Palo Alto is a registered user.

Get vaccinated already. How many warnings and announcements does everyone need? You will either be vaccinated or infected because of the more transmissible Delta variant. Again, to be clear, the choice is no longer vaccinated or unvaccinated. The choice is now vaccinated or infected. Also, get vaccinated so we ALL can pull out of this COVID cycle and move forward. Stop putting everyone else’s health at risk by walking around unvaccinated, infected, and spreading it. I am tired of Earth. These people. I’m tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives. Get the vaccine already and stay out of my beloved Crescent Park until you are fully vaccinated!

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