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As Stage 2 of reopening begins, county has more to do to meet state requirements

Original post made on May 20, 2020

As the state inches toward reopening from the COVID-19 crisis, counties are working to meet the California Department of Public Health's criteria in order to further relax restrictions.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 11:21 AM

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16 people like this
Posted by C Goodenouth
a resident of Waverly Park
on May 20, 2020 at 2:32 pm

Thank you for this clear breakdown of where we stand.


18 people like this
Posted by Dan Waylonis
a resident of Jackson Park
on May 20, 2020 at 5:14 pm

All of the “criteria” are completely arbitrary. Time to just ignore Newsom and get back to our lives.


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Posted by Libertarians
a resident of Jackson Park
on May 20, 2020 at 7:17 pm

Here goes Dan Waylonis again, ready to sacrifice poor people in order to "get back to" his life.

Don't be mistaken, his cushy tech job means he'll be safely working from home for the rest of the year either way. Exposure to the novel coronavirus is for his lessers, not for him.

Thank goodness this crank lost his City Council election.


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Posted by Gary
a resident of Sylvan Park
on May 21, 2020 at 3:36 am

What are health experts now recommending apart from distancing and covering up? For example, I know they don't yet recommend the potion President Trump claims to have started taking. Vodka may only protect Vladimir Putin. I have heard Vitamin C is good - so is Vitamin D - best spread on skin to be absorbed. Zink could help. One key is to avoid prolonged exposure to alot of the virus - such as in nursing homes or on cruise ships. How about classrooms? Can school children be used to build "herd immunity"? There are tipping points with this virus. Antibodies can be produced with little exposure. But those initial antibodies may not prevent replication and development of disease including terrible symptoms, harm to organs and even excruciating death in ICUs or elsewhere. Of course, while SARS-CO-2 is bad, it may be nothing compared to the next virus ready to "jump" to humans. Nations need to give far higher priority to forestalling and getting ready to mitigate epidemics. That includes remote work, education and other activities as an option if not the new model.


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Posted by FEB 28 “It’s going to disappear. One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”
a resident of St. Francis Acres
on May 21, 2020 at 5:47 am

> Nations need to give far higher priority to forestalling and getting ready to mitigate epidemics.

Perhaps supporting public health agencies instead of cutting budgets, and un-muzzling scientists, such as the CDC.

And not having a impudent fool in charge, suggesting bleach ingestion, and claiming miracles from am drug that is more likely to harm folks.

Dunno, just a thought.


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Posted by psr
a resident of The Crossings
on May 21, 2020 at 12:08 pm

So there is a criteria of ZERO deaths in the last 14 days? That's ridiculous. There are over 2 million people in this county. That could take months to reach. This is simply a number pulled out of a hat without scientific basis, much like most of the rest of it.

The entire purpose of the SIP order was to keep the number of cases within the capacity of the hospitals. Period. We are well within that capacity. The rest of this is mission creep. I am happy to take reasonable measures that are based on scientific data. Otherwise, this is just local authorities making up their own set of rules based on how they "feel". Too bad that doesn't include feeling responsible for the lives they ruin in the process.


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Posted by The Business Man
a resident of Castro City
on May 21, 2020 at 2:14 pm

In response to Dan Waylonis you said:

“All of the “criteria” are completely arbitrary. Time to just ignore Newsom and get back to our lives.”

Dan, obviously you have no education about public health. Your answer, give everyone a revolver with one bullet and have them spin the chamber and take a shot at their head on day one, then you add another bullet on day 2 and do it again. Until you are dead.

Public health must PROTECT from HEALTH RISK. Not ACCEPT HEALTH RISK.

That is why in many ways for profit health care is very scary, it is a cost benefit balance so that some must die for the rest to live.

In response to Libertarians I won’t quote, I simply agree.

In response to Gary again I won’t quote, I will simply say, when we have a drug that is 95% effective with 5% serious risks of side effects, or a vaccine like this, maybe we can get everything started again.

In response to FEB 28 “It’s going to disappear. One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.” Again, should the President be making this kind of decision when he takes a MALARIA drug, that was shown to KILL patients. Unbelievable, And I won’t get started on the Scientific fudging going on regarding testing the government.

In response to psr you said:

“So there is a criteria of ZERO deaths in the last 14 days? That's ridiculous. There are over 2 million people in this county. That could take months to reach. This is simply a number pulled out of a hat without scientific basis, much like most of the rest of it.”

IT is called PUBLIC HEALTH PROTECTION and not PUBLIC HEALTH RISK. You said:

“The entire purpose of the SIP order was to keep the number of cases within the capacity of the hospitals. Period. We are well within that capacity. The rest of this is mission creep. I am happy to take reasonable measures that are based on scientific data. Otherwise, this is just local authorities making up their own set of rules based on how they "feel". Too bad that doesn't include feeling responsible for the lives they ruin in the process.”

They ARE responsible for LIVES and HEALTH, not money. Every life they prolong, every person not infected, and every death that DID NOT OCCUR is their CREDIT. Otherwise you would be criticizing them for the reckless loss of health and death.


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