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Coronavirus weekend update: Peninsula records 350 new cases over past 5 days

Original post made on Apr 11, 2020

Santa Clara and San Mateo saw their totals of coronavirus cases and deaths climb over the past week. As of Friday, Santa Clara County had 1,484 cases and 50 deaths and neighboring San Mateo County had 652 cases and 21 deaths.

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Posted by Gary
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Apr 11, 2020 at 12:25 pm

I read in another newspaper today (Saturday) that if and when the virus (response) reaches the lungs, the patient is nearly doomed and in for a horrible death. Ventilators may do more harm than good. A new treatment must be devised. Your best bet is to not contract the virus. And we still need testing to know when to isolate from others completely. For his part, President Trump said Friday that he had just realized the day before that he faced a "big decision" on when to "re-open the economy." Voters in swing states will also face a big decision before and on November 3, 2020: whether to keep or replace Trump as President (and Michael Pence as Vice-President). A "yes" or "no" would likely oust them. But that will not be the question on the ballot. The question will be whether the Democratic ticket is preferable to the Republican ticket. What we here in uncontested California must do is find ways to register, turnout and sway voters in a dozen swing states across America - mostly without going there. Give it some thought.

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Posted by Where are all the tests that the Feds promised?
a resident of Rengstorff Park
on Apr 11, 2020 at 12:31 pm

> And we still need testing to know when to isolate from others completely.

No. We MUST isolate until we have testing for the virus, as well as antibodies, and research that determines if antibodies 100% keep the virus from reinfecting...

Other than that...

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Posted by Gary
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Apr 11, 2020 at 6:59 pm

Testing to know when to isolate even away from family members. But good point about whether people who get and seem to beat the virus can still transmit it and whether they might again get sick.

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Posted by The Business Man
a resident of Castro City
on Apr 11, 2020 at 9:35 pm

My MAJOR complaints going on here:

WE have no SITUATIONAL AWARENES yet. The number of tests and how it is done is not designed to get any current infection rates regarding the states or the nation at this time. The facts are what we are hearing from these people are nothing but “models”. This leads me to the next MAJOR complaint.

WE have NO TRANSPARENCY regarding the sources of current testing data. The government is in fact withholding the sources of which the testing data is being accumulated. WHAT proof do we have to establish that these numbers are accurate at all? Which leads me to my next MAJOR complaint.

To what extent can we establish that the data being reported is NOT being undercounted because of the lack of testing resources? At least when it came to the Polio outbreak, the process was well documented and the testing resources were sufficient. The simple reality is that even Drs. Fauci and Brix have on many occasions simply said they still don’t know the extent of this crisis.

Many hospitals and mortuaries and coroners do not have the tests supplies to test all possible deaths that can be associated with COVID 19. So we really do not have a truly accurate tracking process. I don’t fault the Drs. In this case at all. This is a VERY SERIOUS CRISIS which we appeared to be simply not yet up to speed regarding it.

Please understand, I am not trying to put undue complaints on the medical system, but it simply has not yet even achieved situational awareness, which is the required FIRST step to addressing this situation. The process goes like this:

Step 1: Situational Awareness

Step 2: Getting enough samples of the virus to be able to learn how to address it in medical treatment.

Step 3: Getting enough samples of the virus to be able to learn how to address it as a vaccine treatment.

Step 4: Identifying in a Laboratory what medical treatments are SCIENTIFICALLY effective against the virus for treatment. But since this is new VIRUS, a NEW drug is likely to be needed because it is BIOLOGICALLY UNIQUE regarding its molecular stereochemistry, thus prior drugs are likely not going to be useful unless they treated the same FAMILY of VIRUSES. For example Malaria IS NOT IN THE FAMILY of a Coronavirus, thus SCIENTIFICALLY it is highly unlikely to have any real effect on COVID 19. One option is to use those that are infected already and overcome the VIRUS thus are now carriers of the COVID 19 ANTIBODIES. This can be used to treat, but it does not create immunity. Thus this treatment will need to be injected into an infected ill person multiple times until there is no traceable ANTIGEN of COVID 19.

Step 5: The SYNTHESIS of a VACCINE that will e4ach the body how to build effective ANTIBODIES against COVID 19. THIS STEP IS THE HARDEST TO ACHIEVE.

Step 6: The use of treatments are used to rehabilitate those that are infected.

Step 7: The use of the Vaccine will be able to be traced to determine the reduction of disease regarding those treated.

I think we need to see the health system to provide transparency with ALL of these steps. Do you think my ideas are unreasonable?

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