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COVID infection rate greater among unvaccinated people, counties find

Original post made on Aug 5, 2021

A new dashboard shows the seven-day daily average of COVID-19 case rates in Santa Clara County for the overall population, unvaccinated residents and fully vaccinated residents.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, August 5, 2021, 11:08 AM

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Posted by acomfort
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Aug 5, 2021 at 3:17 pm

acomfort is a registered user.

"Will you ever run an article where you interview a person who refuses to take the so called vaccine and let them make the points they want to.
We might learn a lot if you publish a debate
between a pro-vaccine and an anti-vaccine person. We might learn why some take it and some wont."


Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 5, 2021 at 4:23 pm

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.

acomfort:

to have a debate one has to have facts on both sides. The anti-vaxxers have no facts, therefor a debate is not possible.


Posted by acomfort
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Aug 5, 2021 at 6:08 pm

acomfort is a registered user.

Menlo+Voter:
You stated, "the anti-vaxxers have no facts,". You could only say this if you have only heard the pro-vaccine side of the story. You may find some anti-vaccine facts if you go to
Web Link
or Web Link
or Web Link
You will find many anti-vaxxer facts if you do some searching on the internet. The major media does not publish anti-vaccine stories or facts. The closest I have seen to an anti-vaccine show was one that had pro-vaccine person telling about the beliefs of the anti-vaccine people on "Democracy Now." That was not a convincing program.


Posted by acomfort
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Aug 5, 2021 at 6:21 pm

acomfort is a registered user.

I see the web links didn't work on my last post.
With luck here they are again.
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Web Link


Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 5, 2021 at 6:39 pm

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a comfort:

I've seen much of what the anti-vaxxers present as "facts". It usually is total nonsense, something based on a total misunderstanding or misinterpretation of the science or crazy conspiracy theories.


Posted by Enough
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 6, 2021 at 8:43 pm

Enough is a registered user.

I have actually discussed vaccinations with a couple people who are opposed to them. I listened to their facts and then proceeded to look up on respectable medical sites, ones that cite their sources and studies, these "facts" were debunked by several independent studies. When I showed them the empirical data they responded that it was not reputable or was lies that showed media bias or was an effort by the current administration to "Pull the wool over our eyes". These conversations have led me to believe that many/most anti-vaccination people don't care about the truth or are so lost in their conspiracy theories that they are unable to see beyond them. I don't bother to discuss the topic any longer and I find my self distancing myself from previous acquaintances that will not get or do not believe in the vaccines or that Covid actually exists.

BTW - The title of this article made me think of Captain Obvious...


Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 7, 2021 at 8:27 am

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Enough:

shocking isn't it, how some people would rather ignore facts and science in furtherance of their belief in conspiracies. smh


Posted by acomfort
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Aug 7, 2021 at 11:20 am

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Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 7, 2021 at 12:52 pm

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acomfort:

Kennedy is an anti-vaxxer and NOT a doctor. He has no medical training at all. Not to mention, at least half of your points above are flat out wrong or false and the rest are twisting of facts. You go ahead and trust a politician over the medical community. There are none so blind as those that will not see.


Posted by Enough
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 8, 2021 at 9:43 pm

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Menlo+Voter

Some people choose to believe the Earth is flat, others that Trump actually won, others will grasp at any straw to avoid vaccination. I have seen several news articles in my feed in recent days about very adamant anti-vaccination people changing their mind on their death bed and regretting not getting the vaccine. These have included Radio Talk show hosts, GOP leaders in Texas and husbands in Vegas. You only need to do a quick search on Google to find stores and videos of people who regret not getting vaccinated only after getting severely ill (and dying) from Covid.

acomfort, I hope you never fall into this group of people... But spreading easily verifiable misinformation as you do above is wrong and hurts others.


Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 9, 2021 at 8:36 am

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Enough:

just heard a report on the radio about a woman that "prayed" on it and "god" told her not to vaccinate her family. Her husband is now in the ICU with Covid and she's saying she regrets not vaccinating her family. Of course, it wasn't "god" that gave the bad message, it was all the "noise" from anti-vaxxers that affected her choice. So, I guess "god" didn't speak loudly enough or her faith wasn't as strong as it should have been? Anyway, these stupid choices can have serious and deadly consequences.

It sounds like the vaccines will be certified soon, so what will the anti-vaxxers say then? The government will be able to mandate vaccines then and the law was long ago decided on mandatory vaccines being constitutional.


Posted by Westbrook
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Aug 9, 2021 at 1:06 pm

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Another way to look at it is, "we are the privileged" To have the best vaccines in the world, To have easy access, To have at no cost, To know we have the best care should we need it. but that High Quality of Care is being depleted every day thanks to you not being vaccinated, Hospitals are being over-taxed again, You see you not being vaccinated affects the rest of us in many ways, not just that you are spreading it to the rest of us. Since we now know the vaccinated can still get infected, Personally when I got my shots I felt like the luckiest guy around, I felt like I won the lottery, Got my second Pfizer shot on my birthday, What a gift, knowing I won't be suffering a horrible death isolated in a bleak hospital room alone, due to covid, You need to appreciate privilege when it comes your way, People around the World would give anything to be in our position and you flaunt it.
Sorry for the double posting but I think this is the better place to submit this post,


Posted by Enough
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 10, 2021 at 4:33 pm

Enough is a registered user.

Menlo,

Unfortunately those seeking excuses not to get vaccinated will not be swayed by the vaccines being approved. I expect that the next argument from the antivaccine side will be "The CDC was forced to approve it by Biden/Gates/Satan/(your bogeyman here)", "The data used to approve the vaccine is skewed" (though there is no proof or even evidence of that) or some other conspiracy theory. It is sad that it takes people being in the ICU, incubated or dying to get people to believe it is real. Someone said to me "not believing COVID is real is almost like having to get shot to believe bullets can hurt you" I laughed, but they did have a point...


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