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Santa Clara among 3 Bay Area counties urging employers to implement vaccination policy

Original post made on Jul 22, 2021

As the Bay Area experiences an increased rate of COVID-19 cases, particularly among the unvaccinated population, three county health officers urged employers on Thursday to consider implementing a vaccination mandate in the workplace.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, July 22, 2021, 2:28 PM

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Posted by JS
a resident of Rengstorff Park
on Jul 22, 2021 at 10:40 pm

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Posted by Alex M
a resident of Willowgate
on Jul 23, 2021 at 2:15 pm

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My employer is starting to encourage people to come back to work. I'm willing to return to the office if my employer is comfortable with me not wearing a mask. It's just too annoying having to work with a mask while wearing reading glasses that fog up all the time. I've had to go into the office for one or two partial days each week. No matter what mask I wear (currently the KN94, which is a good mask) I just cannot get a good enough seal on the sides of my nose to prevent fogging. It's hard to get stuff done under those conditions.

Until I am allowed to be mask-free at work, I'll work from home. A vaccination mandate would solve the problem. I hope employers consider that masks and glasses aren't a good mix, and factor that into their decision about a vaccination mandate if they want employees to return to the office.


Posted by chewie
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 24, 2021 at 12:50 am

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Posted by Tim
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jul 26, 2021 at 11:08 am

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Those who refuse to get vaccinated are putting our entire community at risk — including children under 12 years old, those with a compromised immune system, and the elderly.

While non-vaxers have a right to refuse vaccinations, employers, particularly small businesses, should require vaccinations as a employment requirement. Many small businesses are hanging by a thread. They can’t afford to be shut down again.


Posted by PeaceLove
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 27, 2021 at 6:18 pm

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Tim: You include "children under 12" in your list of at-risk people. On what evidence are you basing this claim? I ask because the CDC's own provisional mortality stats showed that in 2020 the total number of children under 15 who died from Covid was just 134. Out of 377,883 total Covid deaths. That's one third of one percent of Covid deaths (.035%). Statistically, children are at greater risk from crossing the street.

Source: Web Link


Posted by PeaceLove
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 27, 2021 at 6:22 pm

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Is anyone talking about a vaccine exemption for those who have previously had Covid? It is now well-established that prior infection confers equal or greater immunity than vaccination. Given this, a vaccine provides no benefit to those who are previously infected, only risk -- small though that may (or may not) be.
Source: An article by scientists from Stanford, Oxford and Harvard: Web Link


Posted by Randy Guelph
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Jul 27, 2021 at 8:11 pm

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PeaceLove, those scientists are all but disgraced at this point. They've been pushing for "herd immunity" since the beginning, and their studies on infection fatality rate were wildly flawed (to the point where their estimates were lower than the observed fatality rate in NYC if every resident had been infected).

As to "children under 12", death is not the only bad outcome from disease.


Posted by PeaceLove
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 28, 2021 at 3:16 am

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Randy: Got a source for your claim that their studies were "wildly flawed," let alone that they are "all but disgraced at this point?" They have disagreed with much of the "official" narrative around Covid but they're all highly credentialed scientists at three of the world's most respected mainstream academic institutions.


Posted by PeaceLove
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 28, 2021 at 3:18 am

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Randy: Got a source for your claim that their studies were "wildly flawed," let alone that they are "all but disgraced at this point?" They have disagreed with much of the "official" narrative around Covid but they're all highly credentialed scientists at three of the world's most respected mainstream academic institutions.


Posted by Randy Guelph
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Jul 28, 2021 at 9:25 am

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Sure! Flaws in their statistics for an expert audience (Web Link and flaws in their methods and ethics for a lay audience (Web Link I hope that helps!


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