COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise Significantly Among Unvaccinated Residents

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COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise Significantly Among Unvaccinated Residents
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Source: Santa Barbara County Public Health Department

COVID-19 cases have reached critically high levels in Santa Barbara County as the local case rate has reached 9.8 cases per 100,000 residents and a positivity rate of 6.9%. With these metrics, Santa Barbara County would be in the purple tier in the now retired tiered framework. These metrics mean that we have widespread community transmission of the delta variant. Over 400 active cases have been detected locally, a 55% increase from the previous 2-week average. As of July 20, over 86% of new cases occurred in unvaccinated community members.
New cases of COVID-19 have dramatically increased in July and the demographics of those contracting the virus have shifted. Cases in the past month have trended younger with persons 18-29 years of age making up the majority of cases. More cases are now being detected in the southern part of the county which is a contrast from earlier in the pandemic when the majority of new infections occurred in north county. 
The Public Health Department strongly advises all community members to follow these strategies:
  • Wear a mask in all indoor spaces outside your home.
  • Stay home if you are ill, even if you have been vaccinated. 
  • Avoid crowded events. 
  • Get vaccinated if you have not done so already.
"As we enter this new phase of the pandemic, the landscape has changed dramatically from last year's summer surge", shared Van Do-Reynoso, County Public Health Director. "We have the safe, effective solution to stop this surge in its tracks.  We need every eligible member of this community to act and get vaccinated as soon as possible. There are still 149,688 persons eligible to be vaccinated in Santa Barbara County, who have not been vaccinated."
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SBLetsGetAlong Aug 03, 2021 08:46 AM
COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise Significantly Among Unvaccinated Residents

Thus far the “experts” have guessed their way through a virus. We’ve been studying viruses for over a hundred years. And they still have to guess & go back on their decisions regularly.

The deaths that are occurring are still people with multiple underlying health issues, vax & unvax.
Who’s to say that the unvax would have survived.
Thus far there has been a lot of guesswork by the “experts”
Now this latest, “oh by the way, even though you’re vaxed you can still get sick a d you can carry the disease asymptotically & infect other vaxed & unvaxed people. “

Oh and by the way” some blood clotting is now expected”

Oh and by the way” if you’re pregnant we don’t have enough data to say it’s safe “ per Pfizer & Moderna websites. While there are ads on cable telling pregnant women it’s totally safe.

Clinical trials are over in 2022-2023. Per the manufacturers.
Meaning as a reminder these are not FDA approved. And anyone who takes these non FDA drugs are in essence a part of the clinical trials.

letmego Aug 03, 2021 09:05 AM
COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise Significantly Among Unvaccinated Residents

You understand how science works, yes? Or maybe not? The experts use what they know from prior studies and other viruses to predict what this one will do. They make recommendations. They collect data as the virus spreads and mutates. They analyze the data, and adjust recommendations accordingly.

Lather, rinse, repeat.

Oh, and from 7/23/21, Public Health Website:
"CORRECTION: The individual was 18 - 29 years of age and did not have underlying medical conditions. The death was not associated with a congregate care site."


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