Virtual COVID-19 Town Hall on Thursday Evening

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Source: Public Health Department

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is inviting community members to join a Virtual Town Hall tomorrow, February 11 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. regarding COVID-19 vaccines with local Public Health leaders. A brief update about vaccine distribution will be shared followed by a Q&A session with community members.
-For English and ASL, join via Zoom: 

-For Spanish, join via Facebook Live: Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE)

-For Mixteco (San Juan Piñas), join us via Facebook Live: Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project (MICOP)
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ChemicalSuperFreak Feb 10, 2021 05:11 PM
Virtual COVID-19 Town Hall on Thursday Evening

I think so, which is really sad. What’s the point now, when the numbers are dropping and the vaccine is slowly rolling out? I suppose they’ll try to quell distrust in the vaccine. At least they had the forethought to have this translated into Mixteco, for the benefit of the hard hit indigenous who work in Santa Maria’s agriculture. It is painfully evident from Santa Maria’s COVID cases that the SBPHD has failed to reach this community and have any impact on their numbers.

MountainMan4865 Feb 10, 2021 05:47 PM
Virtual COVID-19 Town Hall on Thursday Evening

Unfortunately, that's probably the single demographic which has the least access to computers and wi-fi, so not sure how much it will benefit them.

RHS Feb 10, 2021 06:20 PM
Virtual COVID-19 Town Hall on Thursday Evening

CSF: I am sympathetic to the history of inattention or even denial that institutions give to demographic "minorities" but at the same time I read surveys that report that certain ethnic/racial communities are more than double the "white" population in being "vaccine hesitant." If people will not agree to be treated there should be outreach and education but meanwhile the vaccines need to be administered to as many as possible to slow the spread and get ahead of the variants. Let's act. Too much debate and analysis will kill us all.

a-1613009802 Feb 10, 2021 06:16 PM
Virtual COVID-19 Town Hall on Thursday Evening

SBCHD has been a disaster for a long time. It is almost always about "process" and rhetoric. SB may be the worst county in the state for distributing the vaccine. It is impossible to get an appointment unless you are very closely monitoring this stuff and then they claim that only X population is eligible despite general guidance that says, for example, that over 65 may be treated. Recently they had an scandalous experience through Marian Hospital in Santa Maria where they originally signed up anyone who registered, then told them they could not get a shot, they gave them a shot anyway when they showed up and even so had unfilled openings. Now they are restricting us to going to our "local" sites so people in Santa Barbara can't Bogart a visit to Lompoc. While this may sound fair, it is not good if the Lompoc community doesn't show up. etc. It is really badly managed. Minimally they should have a site where people can register with their demographic info and be notified when they can sign up and where.

JB86 Feb 10, 2021 09:30 PM
Virtual COVID-19 Town Hall on Thursday Evening

Nice try, but what people need is specific information on how, when and where they can be inoculated.
From what I have seen County Health is unable to answer these basic questions. With what the various hospitals are doing, I can't even tell who's in charge, let alone how it might impact me. I know this is an unprecedented problem, but we've had almost a year to get organized, and it isn't happening.
Best case, maybe those of us shut out will just get by until the pandemic abates. 'God Willing.'

SBLetsGetAlong Feb 11, 2021 01:44 PM
Virtual COVID-19 Town Hall on Thursday Evening

I find it funny, laughable.
That active cases are almost triple the Summer numbers, death toll is the highest, there’s a new strain and it “feels” like the SBPHD & SB leaders are now downplaying the pandemic.
There aren’t enough “vaccines” to vaccinate even 10% of the population.
But now CDC says you don’t need to be vaccinated to open schools.

Seems like a total reversal by our leaders and medical community.

a-1613081568 Feb 11, 2021 02:12 PM
Virtual COVID-19 Town Hall on Thursday Evening

With a little thought you might realize that it's because they have less access to medical care and lower-paying jobs that mean they can't avoid exposure. It's not the virus that's racist, but perhaps you.

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