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COVID levels in Palo Alto watershed reach pandemic high

Original post made on Dec 7, 2022

While transmission of respiratory syncytial virus has begun to plateau in Santa Clara County, the county's top health official said Tuesday that COVID-19 and flu transmission continue to rise.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 8:54 AM

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Posted by ReallyLiveHere
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Dec 7, 2022 at 2:16 pm

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I know multiple people who are home sick from work with COVID-19 right now.

It's an embarrassment that more of us aren't wearing masks to limit the spread

Posted by MyFeelz
a resident of JLS Middle School
on Dec 7, 2022 at 4:11 pm

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This doesn't surprise me. I feel like it's only a matter of time before it gets me, and everybody keeps saying as long as we're vaccinated we're good. Well, vaccination only keeps the hospitals from being overloaded. It won't keep people from getting a deadly virus. My Uncle is 90 and can't drive anymore but still wants to go to church. His son takes him. I went virtually to the church for one service. Everyone took communion from one cup. I can't even watch anymore. It must be like watching a snuff movie. At 90, a person is at high risk. But he feels safe, because somebody else drove him there. It's absolutely confounding. People with life-threatening health conditions are at the highest risk. And nobody who is on the lower tiers of risks, gives a crap. Especially Stanford's City called Palo Alto, full of well-to-do people, who have access to Concierge Medicine. I mask everywhere outside of home. And family and friends are imposing impossible burdens on me and other high risk individuals. After some people got vaxxed others who are morally opposed (a.k.a. "STUPID") opted out and here we see the results. The proof is in the poop. Just keep on waving your Bill Of Rights at a deadly virus. It's laughing at you.

Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 7, 2022 at 5:24 pm

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So much can be said about this. We have Covid in the general population, it isn't going anywhere. We have flu and RSV too. We all have to take our health seriously, but we also have to live our lives. Suicide, loneliness, isolation, overdoses both deliberate and accidental, are all affected by what has been called the worldwide pandemic. Children with speech problems, social issues, bad behavior particularly in classrooms.

The long term repercussions of what people have been put through in the past couple of years are only just beginning to surface. More will be inevitable.

Posted by TimR
a resident of Downtown North
on Dec 8, 2022 at 8:56 am

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China employed the strictest, most draconian measures imaginable to prevent the spread of COVID, and it didn't work. The virus still found a way to spread. So while Zero-COVID was a humanitarian tragedy in addition to a failure, at least we can all learn from it, and realize that there is no way to contain the spread. It's here to stay as part of our lives.

Posted by Jane
a resident of Ventura
on Dec 8, 2022 at 10:10 am

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No kidding. It's here to stay just like a whole lot of other infectious illnesses. Covid just had a better marketing department.

Wear a mask and stay out of crowds if you're afraid. The more businesses and high-density housing we pack into Palo Alto the more these things are going to spread.

Posted by John
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Dec 8, 2022 at 10:44 am

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Beyond the obvious negative repercussions of our poorly thought out lockdowns, I’ll be especially curious to see the clinical data once we know what happens to people with 4-5 shots from various pharmas, mixed and matched, over a 20 month period.

Posted by toransu
a resident of Barron Park
on Dec 8, 2022 at 8:58 pm

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As usual, the "I don't want to wear a mask, just stay home if you don't feel safe" crowd willfully ignores their responsibility towards people who are disabled and/or immunocompromised, who don't always have the luxury to shut themselves away from the world. Absolutely selfish and childlike.

Posted by Mary
a resident of Mountain View
on Jan 1, 2023 at 2:03 pm

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Thank you, Dr. Cody. Pls do more & bring back masks esp for the 2 wks after Winter Break. I agree w/ you re: when in a crowd, that is is prudent to mask.
I work at PAUSD. Teachers & staff are reluctant/scared to speak up.
Many students, teachers & staff are getting Covid, reinfected & disabled fr Long Covid. Kids infect families. Formerly healthy ppl are now immuno-compromised (even when original Covid symptoms may not have been severe). Teachers' union (PAEA) & staff union (CSEA) feel vulnerable/unprotected because PAUSD follows what Santa Clara Co dictates. If SCC requires a mask, then PAUSD will implement it. Kids are packed in classrooms, (many covid +) and are coughing like crazy, & usu unmasked. Lunch is often inside w/ no distancing. Windows closed (due to the cold). Ventilation is often poor. Some teachers don't use the portable filters. We are "sitting ducks" re: Covid, RSV, flu. Some easily workable suggestions include:
1). Pls bring back the mask mandates for schools - even short-term would help.
2). PAUSD - Pls bring back PAUSD's COVID dashboard. (For 2+ yrs, it showed Covid #s wk by wk by school). Ignorance is not bliss. It may help people to understand/stay healthier/be more considerate when they can see the current covid#s). For eg, there was a very high spike of #s after the Gunn HS prom (in the 100s), but it was kept hush hush.
3). There is free Covid-19 testing 4 PAUSD students/families, teachers, staff (RAT and PCR tests) at Cubberly Comm Ctr & PAUSD District Ofc. [email protected] /tel 855-286-2577
4). Covid-19 will surge after Winter Break. Here is what happened last Jan. Web Link
5). Talk to/test your students/children. In 12/2022, many classes had 30-40%+ absent. 6). Get current re vaccinations -(5th bivalent booster).
7). PAUSD Super/School Brd - help! 7). PA Online -pls write an article re: the Covid+ epidemic in PAUSD. HNY.

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