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Alameda County advances to state's orange tier after improved coronavirus infection rates

Original post made on Oct 14, 2020

Alameda County was upgraded to the orange tier in the state's COVI9-19 blueprint on Tuesday, another improvement that sets the stage for the lessening of certain restrictions on indoor businesses in the future.

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Posted by LanceM
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 14, 2020 at 9:38 am

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"Alameda County Public Health Department officials announced later Tuesday that they plan to draft a new health order that will take effect in two weeks"

Why two weeks? Why isn't the order already drafted for when the county moved into a new tier. What does the county health department know that the state doesn't? I understand that the county is allowed to be more restrictive than the state, but we are no longer hearing anything about WHY Alameda county is being more restrictive than the state. At least early on they were making up stuff, now it seems they are just to lazy to join the state.


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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 14, 2020 at 3:46 pm

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Open up the schools already.

This is not acceptable.

Time to rise up and fight back.


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Posted by Jake Waters
a resident of Birdland
on Oct 18, 2020 at 9:26 am

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We have learned so much since March, but Herr Commandant Newsom is now doubling down on stupid. We now know the science of spread, the poor data, the truth behind these magical sanitary cotton masks, and more. We now know this has been political. Follow the science? Doctors are really speaking out about this lockdown and the mask scares. Our youngest generation will grow up fearful, disjunctional, and confused.

Open the schools and save these children. Call off the lockdown. Let the people and what is left of our businesses live again. This has gone to far.

This is Frontline Doctors.: Web Link


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Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 18, 2020 at 10:07 am

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"We are glad to see improving case rates and decreasing test positivity, including among our communities of color, but we caution residents that cases can rise very quickly, as we saw during the summer surge," said Dr. Nicholas Moss, Alameda County's interim health officer."

I am not glad to see medical professionals or politicians inserting race into this issue - as though a virus "cares" or "chooses" who it infects base on skin color. Or that businesses in the state would be delayed in reopening based on "equity" metrics.


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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Oct 18, 2020 at 12:48 pm

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MichaelB, black and Latinx people are catching the virus more often Web Link

Being aware of it is important to our recovery.


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Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 18, 2020 at 1:37 pm

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"MichaelB, black and Latinx people are catching the virus more often Web Link
Being aware of it is important to our recovery."


There isn't going to be much of a "recovery" for anyone in the state (regardless of race) if Newsom keeps moving the goalposts on this issue - and that includes "social justice" reasons. The effects of the lockdowns (depression, suicide, loss of employment, etc.) are worse than the disease itself.

We know from past experience who is most at risk - the elderly and those with preexisting medical conditions. Protect those and let others go about their lives.


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Posted by Jake Waters
a resident of Birdland
on Oct 19, 2020 at 1:45 pm

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@ MichaelB

Well said Michael, I agree, and as the Dems love to lecture us with: the science in, the debate is over.


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Posted by James Michael
a resident of Val Vista
on Oct 19, 2020 at 2:42 pm

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LATINX...the new PC term. So if you had any doubt about where KR resides then I guess that doubt has been erased. Just put an X after everything and its OKKKKKKKKKK.


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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Oct 19, 2020 at 3:29 pm

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James,
I try to stay up with current references; don’t always know them. I do, however, have a grandchild who is half Latina, so it’s important. Otherwise, I reside in my home. Where are you coming from?


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Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 19, 2020 at 10:24 pm

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It is truly nutty that some people insist on not wearying masks. It is not to much to ask.


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