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Bay Area's ICU capacity below 1%; stay-at-home order likely to be extended

Original post made on Jan 12, 2021

Less than 1% of the Bay Area's intensive care unit beds remain available amid the region's latest coronavirus surge, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday.

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Posted by Willy
a resident of Old Towne
on Jan 12, 2021 at 9:49 am

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Open up the economy NOW!


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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 12, 2021 at 2:57 pm

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and schools still are not open, businesses are dying at record paces, while more and more people are recovering from covid than dying from it.

Greater harm is coming from these inconsistent and irresponsible orders.


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Posted by Roger Marez
a resident of Downtown
on Jan 12, 2021 at 4:21 pm

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Freedom above all else.


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Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 12, 2021 at 6:11 pm

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You might feel differently if someone close to you died of covid-19. Flatten the curve. Wear your mask. Social distance. Wash your hands.


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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 12, 2021 at 7:04 pm

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When will the liars behind these guidelines be held accountable for their failures?

We’ve worn masks, murdered businesses, infection/death numbers in Pleasanton are below requirements and our schools still are not open. I’m sorry if you’re not going to return to society what you’ve stripped away when numbers are met, you loose all credibility.

It’s time to move on cautiously.


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Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 12, 2021 at 8:36 pm

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Vaccines are already here. I lost a personal friend last week. We need to hang on for a while longer until we get herd immunity. This isn't fake.


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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 12, 2021 at 11:39 pm

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No one said it’s fake.
Ignoring the side effects that are becoming more pronounced in occurrence than the worst of the infection is akin to ignoring the science of the infection


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Posted by raven
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Jan 17, 2021 at 4:47 pm

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To all those who thinking feed you faces is more important than saving children, my beautiful son, Curtis, who passed away at age 31, graduate of AVHS says GTH. Shame on all of you!!!!!


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Posted by Gina Channell, Publisher
a resident of Downtown
on Jan 19, 2021 at 12:12 pm

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Raven, I'm so sorry for your loss. If you would like to share your story about Curtis, please email me at [email protected]


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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 19, 2021 at 9:36 pm

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Raven,
Apologies for your loss. Never easy to loose a family member, let alone a don or daughter.
And while it may not be sympathetic, did your son have underlying conditions? Doesn’t make his loss less hurtful, but you can’t scream “listen to science “ and then ignore the data even though the you’re in the minority.

Not saying throw everything out because the majority will be ok, but you can’t ignore it entirely either.


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Posted by BobB
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Jan 20, 2021 at 4:11 pm

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@Pleasanton Parent,

You can't just say well 99% of people won't die from it, so let's just let it spread and to heck with all the overwhelmed hospitals and ICUs and so on.

Vaccines are being distributed now. This isn't forever. Why can't you at least just wear a mask? What is the problem?


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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 20, 2021 at 7:18 pm

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BobB,
Nor did I. I said our district and counties and the state are making decisions based on 1 variable, and to ignore the other impacts based on their decisions is equally ignorant as saying covid isn’t harmful.
And based on those other impacts plus our specific situation (ie Pleasanton infection/death/icu/etc) we should be opening things safely, not hiding our heads in the sand waiting.
Vaccines are coming out, but businesses should be allowed to operate safely in parallel. People should still wear masks and kids should be in schools.

Why is it so hard to listen to the science and experts BobB? Why can’t “you” wear a mask at school?


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Posted by John
a resident of Birdland
on Jan 20, 2021 at 8:18 pm

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There you go again BobB. Remember WAMWYDSD.


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Posted by BobB
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Jan 20, 2021 at 10:52 pm

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@PP,

I do wear a mask. You were the one asking for me to respect your decision not to wear one. We are the ones following science.


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Posted by John
a resident of Birdland
on Jan 21, 2021 at 8:28 am

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WAMWYHSD


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Posted by Gina Channell, Pleasanton Weekly Publisher
a resident of Downtown
on Jan 21, 2021 at 9:22 am

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Since this has devolved into a conversation between 2 or 3 people, I am closing this topic.


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