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Santa Clara County opens up COVID-19 vaccines to all residents age 75 and older

Original post made on Jan 13, 2021

All Santa Clara County residents age 75 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine effective immediately, vastly expanding the number of people eligible for immunization against the virus.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 5:00 PM

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Posted by Shwonder Sharikov
a resident of Barron Park
on Jan 13, 2021 at 7:39 pm

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Good. Finally some lapse of reason. I hope they wouldn’t overthink it and just set a deadline before lowering age instead of trying to account everyone and chase folks.

“ The change of pace is driven by data that overwhelmingly shows older residents are far more likely to fall ill and die when they contract COVID-19.”

Did they hired Sherlock Holmes? One year of looking into it and we finally have this insight:(...

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Posted by Longtime Resident
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jan 14, 2021 at 4:54 am

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Posted by NeilsonBuchanan
a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 14, 2021 at 12:44 pm

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Let's be patient and forgiving. This is not a simple process given the traditionally vague powers granted to the Federal, State and Local Governments. In the case of public health, responsibilities have always been confused and overlapping.

Amercian democracy is seldom crystal clear. Covid confusion has been distributed equitably to millions of willing and unwilling citizens.

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Posted by Barron Parker Too
a resident of Barron Park
on Jan 14, 2021 at 12:50 pm

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This is amazingly good news! Somehow, reason has prevailed over the foolish and deadly CDC recommendation that young grocery clerks get vaccinated before 74-year-olds.

The fact is that someone who gets covid19 at age 74 is about 100 times more likely than a 20-year old to require hospitalization, end up in the ICU, and die. 100 times!!! With the death rate spiking and our hospitals overfilled, federal, state and county mandates are now -- at last -- aligned to save lives.

The state of California has accepted the new federal guidelines permitting vaccination for anyone 65 and above. Santa Clara County has taken the wise step of making sure that the 75+ cohort is vaccinated first, and then will follow the new federal recommendation to drop the minimum age to 65+.

This is a welcome surprise -- we now, for the first time, appear to have adults in charge of these decisions!

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