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Year in Review: Learning to live with COVID-19 and getting back to business on big issues in Mountain View

Original post made on Jan 3, 2023

In Mountain View, 2022 was about getting back to business on some of the pre-pandemic issues -- the housing crisis, homelessness and income disparities -- that were only exacerbated and magnified during the previous two years.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, January 3, 2023, 11:46 AM

Comments (6)

Posted by J Randall
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jan 3, 2023 at 4:51 pm

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Learning to live with Covid-19 is a great resolution for Mountain View in 2023. When you get out of this area and travel, it becomes shockingly apparent how far behind this area is in terms of moving on from covid.

Posted by Another MV Resident
a resident of Willowgate
on Jan 3, 2023 at 6:07 pm

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How has Mtn View not moved on? What is anyone stopped from doing?

Posted by JAFO
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 4, 2023 at 12:56 am

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JUst an Observation,

Well here are the Covid is old news or Covid is over crowd again. But SCIENCE proves you wrong. You should read the article Omicron offshoot XBB.1.5 could drive new Covid-19 surge in US here Web Link

Especially the aprt here

"Bedford has pegged its effective reproductive number — the number of new infections expected to be caused by each infected person — at about 1.6, roughly 40% higher than its next closest competitor."


"He found that XBB.1 was the slipperiest of them all. It was 63 times less likely to be neutralized by antibodies in the blood of infected and vaccinated people than BA.2 and 49 times less likely to be neutralized compared with BA.4 and BA.5."


"In addition to being highly immune evasive, XBB.1.5 has an additional trick up its sleeve that seems to be helping to fuel its growth. It has a key mutation at site 486, which allows it to bind more tightly to ACE2, the doors the virus uses to enter our cells."

Please realize that Covid is WINNING. a 1.6 r not means that it can take only 30 infections to infect 1,329,227 people and at 40 infections it reaches 146,150,163 people.

Please tell me we are done with Covid?

Posted by J Randall
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jan 4, 2023 at 5:15 am

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The region’s tech based economy makes it unique as its highly remote work force still has the luxury of practicing covid avoidance, with many yet to get their first infection. Most regions don’t have that luxury. Ask blue collar and hospitality workers. Those states who learned to live with covid sooner are doing much better in some metrics, especially in regards to childhood development and learning loss. My child, developmentally speaking, would probably be better off in Jackson, Mississippi than here. Heck, even LA has done a better job in restoring rights and normalcy to children.

Posted by MV Resident
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jan 6, 2023 at 7:31 pm

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“with many yet to get their first infection”
so our “not getting over covid” has in fact protected people from getting it. Great news!

Don’t forget to write, J Randall!

Posted by JAFO
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 6, 2023 at 9:36 pm

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Just an observation,

Those commenting above are simply so intent to evade the threat regarding Covid, and putting the people at significant risk of injury that can leave them impaired enough to be disabled. That is not your right to do. So I am sorry that things are getting so bad

You should see the npr report here (Web Link

"The rate at which the coronavirus is being detected in wastewater, which has become a bellwether for the pandemic, has tripled or quadrupled in many parts of the U.S. in recent weeks, Jha says. COVID-19 hospitalizations have jumped 70%, he says. And 300 to 400 people are dying every day from COVID-19.

To make matters worse, all this is happening as yet another new, even more transmissible variant has taken over in the United States. Called XBB.1.5, this new omicron subvariant was barely on the radar in late November. But according to new estimates released Friday by the CDC, XBB.1.5 now accounts for almost a third of new infections and is the dominant variant in the Northeast.

"The current increase in cases that we are seeing really began around the Thanksgiving holiday when people gathered. And as we went into the bigger holiday season — the Hanukkah/Christmas holiday season — that has accelerated infections further," Jha says.

How to protect yourself from coronavirus subvariant XBB.1.5
"What is clearer now, compared to even a year ago, is that we can really blunt the worst of it by doing the things that we know work," Jha says.

That includes getting vaccinated and boosted, especially if you're older. Most deaths from COVID-19 are occurring in people age 65 or older.

Other precautions include avoiding crowded, poorly ventilated parties, restaurants, bars and other places; testing before gathering; and, yes, putting that mask back on in risky situations. And if you do get sick, check with your doctor about getting treatment quickly

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