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COVID levels in Santa Clara County sewershed reach pandemic high

Original post made on Dec 7, 2022

While transmission of RSV 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, 9:56 AM

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Posted by rickflucke
a resident of Rex Manor
on Dec 7, 2022 at 7:01 pm

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I am interested in watching sports.

Posted by JAFO
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 7, 2022 at 10:16 pm

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Just an Observation,

Since our antibody treatments don't work on the new variants. Now that we have more than 300 variants. Now that vaccines are proven to NOT control infections. We are back in the same situation we were in in March 2020 except our spread is out of control again.

The Washington Post again reported that Covid is the most dangerous problem for the economy. THe article is called "Mass Long-Covid Disability Threatens the Economy" written by Kathryn Anne Edwards is an economist at the Rand Corp. and a professor at the Pardee Rand Graduate School.

With the extremely limited testing we are only aware of an average of 321 cases a day in November BUT our testing was only 4,480 which means we have a positive rate of 7%.

The current rate of mutation appears to be 1 out of 100,000 infections results in new variants. In November we had more ant 130,000 cases, meaning we have a new variant born, not yet detected.

In CA we have had 290K cases per million and more than 100,000 deaths. we had more than 2,500 deaths in November.

Who really thinks that Covid is over? I have confidence that the state of emergency regarding Covid will NOT end in Feb 2023

Posted by J Randall
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Dec 8, 2022 at 5:31 am

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I took my 7 year old to the Niners vs Dolphins game on Sunday (great game). He had never been to an NFL game before and had great time. It did him so much good to be among his neighbors, rooting for the home team. We realize that we are at risk but willingly accept that risk at this time. We also enjoyed the tree lighting event in Mountain View this week - was so well done - fantastic work whoever put that together.

Posted by JAFO
a resident of Castro City
on Dec 8, 2022 at 12:23 pm

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Just an Observation,

Recently there was a new explosion of Measles reported, why? Because people were not vaccinated.

Mr. Randall, you of course have the right to take on the risks for yourself and your family, but if your children get infected and spread it to others, that is NOT your right.

Given that even the vaccine providers do not claim that the vaccines prevent infection, then it is NOT a vaccine. And we are not protected given the variety of variants that are here now. Most not even identified yet.

I know everyone wants to just forget Covid, but it won't forget us.

Posted by J Randall
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Dec 8, 2022 at 1:15 pm

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Jafo - I would agree that there’s some sort of social negligence at play if someone spread measles, for which there exist a time-tested vaccine. But respectfully disagree on your point regarding community spread. If a barber unknowingly spread covid to a customer, have they been socially negligent? Or were they just trying to make a living? Given the current situation and statistics in Year 3, I believe every child has a right to socialize without inhibition.

Posted by JAFO
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 8, 2022 at 7:09 pm

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Just an Observation,

Mr. Randall, you cannot distinguish the problem where people make decisions regarding OTHERS risk of harm. Time is not a factor also.

The reality is that since Covid is going to be continuing to damage people and disable them and people are NOT trying to contain it, especially intentionally, you have a real problem here.

There is NO difference whether you are a barber or a student or any individual and you choose to act in the danger of others. In fact that can get you institutionalized. This behavior is called being a danger to yourself or others. This is actually an involuntary policy for the public safety.

Are you going to support also the possiblilty of what is called involuntary manslaughter, a crime. All you need to do is be found the source of infection and that you chose to act contrary to a reasonable persons perspective to due diligent behaviors.

This has been one of the problems that has enabled Covid to get back out of control again, and with so many variants and the increasing rate of them, I feel it may be too late to control it. And thus this could be the first virus that starts the extinction of human beings on this planet.

It will be a chain of them, and this one proved that even with the information age, the human race is too unfit perhaps to survive.

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