42% of Santa Barbara County Residents at Least Partially COVID-19 Vaccinated

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Public Health Officer Dr. Henning Ansorg during Friday's virtual COVID-19 press conference
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Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) officials announced approximately 42% of eligible county residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

During a press conference Friday afternoon, officials stated 27% of the population aged 16 and older are fully vaccinated with 42% receiving at least one dose of a two-dose regime. 

PHD Director Dr. Van Do-Reynoso gave "huge kudos" to residents for decreasing the COVID-19 case rate by 41% over the past two weeks to get into the orange tier

Public Health Officer Dr. Henning Ansorg addressed the numerous conspiracy theories and false statements about the vaccine circling on social media. He clarified the vaccines do not affect fertility and a recent study confirmed the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are safe for pregnant women. In terms of vaccine development, he confirmed the underlying biotechnology of an mRNA vaccine has been in development for at least a decade.

In Santa Barbara County it appears to be the mid-county area that has lower vaccination rates than north or south county, said Dr. Ansorg. While admitting that vaccine hesitancy is nuanced and "mindboggling," he said conservative communities appear to be less willing to get the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Rough estimates show approximately 60% of people want the COVID-19 vaccines, 20% of people are categorically against all vaccines in general, and 20% of people are undecided due to various reasons, said Dr. Ansorg.

No corners were cut in the completion of phases to get FDA authorization and the best protection we have is to get immunized as soon as possible, Dr. Ansorg said.

Vaccine appointments are available through myturn.ca.gov or calling 2-1-1 and selecting option 4. Additionally, there will one community clinic in Santa Barbara this coming Tuesday and another on Wednesday in Santa Maria where appointments are not needed. Visit publichealthsbc.org or call 2-1-1 for more information.

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SBSand Apr 24, 2021 04:51 AM
42% of Santa Barbara County Residents at Least Partially COVID-19 Vaccinated

Word is that Cottage Health Vaccination Clinic out on Hollister and Patterson is now taking patients without an appointment, for first and second doses. They use pfizer and just ask for people to bring a photo ID of some sort. Anyone 16 and up is eligible and if you do stop in for your 2nd dose and your 1st was somewhere else just bring your vaccination card with you so that the staff can make sure that you're not getting it too early. The clinic is open today and taking walk ins from 8:30-4, appointments can be made online at https://asap.pdllabs.com/non-ees/CottageCovidVaccine.aspx?fbclid=IwAR2ZH0l-ioWe23NBiDE7-SUlyD1yS64IbPcaepuZTGonNlLlZN5wTZiw9fM

SBLetsGetAlong Apr 24, 2021 07:50 AM
42% of Santa Barbara County Residents at Least Partially COVID-19 Vaccinated

Plus those that had Covid, total immunity is about 70%.
300,000 people are “immune”
And only 153 people are infectious per SBPHD.
Herd immunity is upon us.
So when can go back to normal pre Covid??????

Per the National News they say September, maybe. Seriously?

Chip of SB Apr 24, 2021 09:42 AM
42% of Santa Barbara County Residents at Least Partially COVID-19 Vaccinated

We are back to normal. We need to learn to stop living in the past. It’s not 2019 anymore. We are becoming more educated and people have learned that wearing masks and staying more physically distanced from friends and relatives helps keep everyone safer and shows respect for others. These important developments are a great step forward in the evolution of our society and will continue to be enforced in the years to come.

MountainMan4865 Apr 24, 2021 11:04 PM
42% of Santa Barbara County Residents at Least Partially COVID-19 Vaccinated

According to Klaus Schwab and the Gates Foundation, who's driving this bus, as of last March (2020), we will never go back to normal. This is the Great Reset, baby! The Fourth Industrial Evolution
(https://www.weforum.org/agenda/archive/fourth-industrial-revolution?page=15). The World Economic Forum has been working on this for 50 years. "By 2030 - You Will Own Nothing, And Be Happy". https://twitter.com/wef/status/828646291399913472
Like the Chinese Social Credit System? Coming to you within the next year or two, if not tomorrow. Did you read 1984?
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/11/how-life-could-change-2030/
You have about 8 years until they envision this being a reality.

MarcelK Apr 25, 2021 08:58 AM
42% of Santa Barbara County Residents at Least Partially COVID-19 Vaccinated

They are (wild-eyed) predictions, not recommendations, and you only quoted the first part: "You'll own nothing; Whatever you want, you'll rent, and it will be delivered by drone". Of course this prediction for 2030 is not true, nor is it true that the WEF has been working on this for 50 years, nor is it true that Klaus Schwab and the Gates Foundation are "driving this bus". And yes, I did read 1984, and it bears no resemblance to the predictions in that video.

letmego Apr 26, 2021 10:23 AM
42% of Santa Barbara County Residents at Least Partially COVID-19 Vaccinated

That's a good question. I think the answer is: it depends. June 15, maybe. But for me, life doesn't even get to CLOSE to normal until my kids are eligible for vaccination. When kids can be vaccinated, can be with other kids indoors (aka, carpool), when after school programs are back to normal.

Herd immunity is not among those of us with children, unfortunately. Sure, with schools being open again, my world is more normal than ever before...we just aren't there quite yet. OTOH, bring on (outdoor) summer camp!!

Chip of SB Apr 24, 2021 07:34 PM
42% of Santa Barbara County Residents at Least Partially COVID-19 Vaccinated

You bring up a good point SBLetsGetAlong. Global warming is a far greater threat to humanity than covid. Global warming is also a threat to all life on earth, not just us. Bold and decisive change is needed to promote climate justice. Just as we have adapted to wearing masks, keeping our distance, and giving up certain activities we had become accustomed to in the past, we will make similar adaptations and sacrifices to help save the planet from carbon dioxide. This will mean that we will no longer be able to travel by air, we will no longer be able to drive long distances. We will downsize our homes and our lifestyles in order to achieve carbon neutrality. The changes we have made to live with covid are just the first step, much more work needs to be done.

MountainMan4865 Apr 25, 2021 12:10 AM
42% of Santa Barbara County Residents at Least Partially COVID-19 Vaccinated

Don't forget the 'ownership' of private property is totally unsustainable. We need to look toward the future. There should be a program... perhaps the Great Debt Reset, where the the state buys back all debt and everyone agrees to abandon the idea of private property, or that we own anything at all. There will be a Universal Basic Income. It will be a good day. The earth will be saved.

Chip of SB Apr 25, 2021 10:06 AM
42% of Santa Barbara County Residents at Least Partially COVID-19 Vaccinated

There is a little more to the carbon cycle Hado. The tree absorbs carbon from the CO2 in the air and makes leaves and wood. This process releases oxygen. When the leaves drop in the fall and rot, and when the tree dies and rots, the wood and the leaves decompose. Oxygen is absorbed from the air and CO2 is released into the air. When the rate of tree growth is equal to the rate of tree decay, trees are carbon neutral. The carbon simply changes forms.

Chip of SB Apr 25, 2021 10:13 AM
42% of Santa Barbara County Residents at Least Partially COVID-19 Vaccinated

Mountainman, you bring up an excellent point. In addition to the pandemic and climate justice, social justice is another issue that must be addressed. Wealth distribution in our country is grossly unfair and unequal. Wealthy families, particularly in communities like Santa Barbara, possess an undue share of wealth and land. In order to correct this imbalance, which is the product of historical injustice, a program of reform will be required to achieve a more equitable distribution of wealth and property. Other countries, like Zimbabwe, have taken the bold steps required to correct the injustices of the past and implemented land reform programs to achieve a greater measure of equality. We need to follow their example and do the same here in california. Wealth inequality is a public health problem too, and decisive measures must be taken to address it.

Bene Apr 25, 2021 06:31 PM
42% of Santa Barbara County Residents at Least Partially COVID-19 Vaccinated

I agree Chip. Only real way though to get other people's homes/land is to physically throw them and their families out of those unjustly acquired homes, tax them so they have to sell, or just have a government takeover of all private property. This was actually done with success in the good old days of Stalinist Russia I believe.

Bene Apr 25, 2021 06:48 PM
42% of Santa Barbara County Residents at Least Partially COVID-19 Vaccinated

Are you just being facetious, or do you really believe this? If "hard core " communism, which is of course what you have described, worked so well and "saves everyone," then how come every last time it has been tried in history, it has failed?! I could provide examples from history ad nauseum, but if interested, you can just study some history yourself.

lutra Apr 26, 2021 02:06 PM
42% of Santa Barbara County Residents at Least Partially COVID-19 Vaccinated

Why does the SB County Public Health Department keep announcing conflicting percentages for the number of SB county residents vaccinated? In this post, it says 42% with one dose and 27% fully vaccinated, but just a little over a week ago, another Edhat post (https://www.edhat.com/news/santa-barbara-county-nearly-50-vaccinated) said SB county already had 49% with one dose. So we went from 49% down to 42% over the course of one week. Is this a result of the PHD giving the wrong numbers, misreporting by Edhat, or some other reason?

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