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County court requiring all staff to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 1

Original post made on Aug 30, 2021

Alameda County Superior Court officials announced Thursday a new policy requiring all court employees, contractors, interns and volunteers to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 1.

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Posted by Local Citizen
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Aug 30, 2021 at 5:07 pm

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Absurd and insane, a product of people's fear. The vaccine doesn't stop transmission, yet people are all in on forcing it. Your vaccine protects me, mine protects yours is the fantasy people are sticking to because they don't want to face reality.


Posted by buklau
a resident of Avila
on Sep 1, 2021 at 1:27 pm

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Israel iceland and UK are among the highest for vaccination rates, yet they're surging in cases.

Meanwhile Armenia, Romania, and Ukraine have a low vax rate and covid is all but gone there LOL


Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 2, 2021 at 2:33 pm

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@Local Citizen,

The vaccines slow transmission of covid. (Un)Vaccinated people are 3 - 5 times more likely to become infected than vaccinated people. Talk to your doctor. Ignore the anti-vax nonsense on the internet.


Posted by Mike Davis
a resident of Carriage Gardens
on Sep 2, 2021 at 8:00 pm

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Good. It's long past time to fire these anti-vax idiots from their jobs, deny them access to public accommodations, deny them medical care, and make them personally financially liable for pain, suffering, and medical care for anyone they spread covid to. If they cant act like responsible members of society, they need to be outcast from society.

A good start would be to ban the two covid deniers spreading misinformation above.


Posted by John
a resident of Birdland
on Sep 3, 2021 at 8:31 am

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Mike, could you point out where the covid denying statement is in these posts above. We also need to clamp down on obese people, more likely to die from covid. Bad drivers, more likely to die from auto accidents. General risk takers, smokers, drinkers, gamblers and a myriad of other human frailities.


Posted by Mike Davis
a resident of Carriage Gardens
on Sep 3, 2021 at 9:41 am

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Sure - pretty much everything buklau stated is patently false.

Covid cases are fairly flat in the UK and Iceland and death rates are down dramatically.

Covid is very much alive and well in Armenia (600 cases a day, up from a low of 41), Romania (1400 cases a day, up from a low of 36), and Ukraine (2900 cases a day, up from 800).

He is correct that Israel is surging, but conveniently fails to mention why - because they did not follow vaccination guidelines and have not utilized social distancing. He also conveniently ignored the data that unvaccinated individuals are more than 9x as likely to contract covid and far more likely to suffer complications.

This is typical rhetoric of covid deniers, anti vaxers, etc. Pick some random data point, use the data point to justify their ignorant beliefs, ignore all facts and data contrary to their ignorant beliefs, then go on social media and spread their bullshit to others.


Posted by John
a resident of Birdland
on Sep 3, 2021 at 10:24 am

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I fail to see where anyone denied covid existed. Just that it exists in different levels in different places. Disagreeing on treatment is a personal choice.


Posted by Mike Davis
a resident of Carriage Gardens
on Sep 3, 2021 at 11:25 am

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Disagreeing on treatment, sure. Disagreeing on vaccination, however, is not. The Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled the government has the constitutional authority to mandate vaccination in the general population. This is not controversial, it is the long standing law. It is even more crystal clear in this instance where the subjects are government employees.


Posted by John
a resident of Birdland
on Sep 3, 2021 at 11:35 am

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The government does not have the authority to mandate the vaccine to the general population. To employees as a condition of employment yes. To schools to attend. Yes. To general population. No. You are not required to work at a job requiring vaccination or attend a school requiring vacation. An all inclusive mandate has not been implemented nor will it.


Posted by Mike Davis
a resident of Carriage Gardens
on Sep 3, 2021 at 1:03 pm

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Why are people who are so wrong always so confident about it?

Read Jacobson v Massachusetts, where the supreme court overwhelmingly ruled the state had the authority to mandate vaccinations to the general public. As they unanimously reaffirmed 17 years later, "Jacobson v Massachusetts, had settled that it is within the police power of a state to provide for compulsory vaccination."

This has been the law for more than 100 years. Lets "make america great again" and return to our historical roots of mandatory vaccination.


Posted by John
a resident of Birdland
on Sep 3, 2021 at 7:33 pm

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Why are people who are so wrong always so confident about it?

Good question. What was the vacine required in that ruling and was that a federal ruling or a state ruling in a small state.


Posted by Mike Davis
a resident of Carriage Gardens
on Sep 3, 2021 at 7:43 pm

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That would be the United States Supreme Court (Federal, since you asked) ruling that the state has the constitutional authority to mandate smallpox vaccinations for the general public. The US Supreme Court upheld that same decision unanimously 17 years later. As they are both US Supreme Court decisions, that is the undisputed law of the land.

I'll now wait patiently for the goalpost to predictably be moved.


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