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California sets June 15 goal for full reopening

Original post made on Apr 6, 2021

California's plan to fully reopen on June 15 will largely depend on two criteria: Vaccine supply must be sufficient for anyone 16 and older who wants a shot and hospitalization rates must remain low and stable.

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Posted by The Voice of Palo Alto
a resident of Crescent Park
on Apr 6, 2021 at 4:23 pm

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I am torn by this announcement. On one hand I feel for the small businesses and restaurants that need to reopen after this year of hardship. People are also really tired of restrictions. Everyone wants the old normal back. On the other hand Newsom is so worried about the economy and his recall I feel they aren’t telling the public the complete truth.

Yes. It will be “safer” to go out by June 15th with likely a majority of Californians and possibly the majority of the United States vaccinated. But we are in a global pandemic. New variants may arrive at any time with everyone’s great love of travel. Also, children make up about 22% of the U.S. population and a vaccine won’t be available for them until the fall. The vaccines should cut down transmission but will the virus circulate among the people refusing to get vaccinated and among the unvaccinated children? It’s also possible the virus may burn itself out a bit once the majority of adults are vaccinated. It remains to be seen. I personally think even with vaccines we will likely need to wear masks into 2022. Public health/Government officials just no longer want the pressure and responsibility of mandating these restrictions.

I think Newsom saying, “ I want kids back in school safely, and on June 15 we anticipate there will be no barriers to getting kids back in person, not just K-12 … (also) including institutions of higher education” and Ghaly saying “he feels comfortable allowing businesses to operate at full capacity in mid-June because the state will continue to track local conditions” is conflicting. If it’s safe why the need to track local conditions? It’s just a rush to get children in school so parents can go back to work. They know there will likely continue to be localized outbreaks at least until the end of 2021. Just know that both Parties care more about profits than lives, so stay vigilant everyone. Spanish Flu lasted around 2 years in 3 waves. Covid will be about 2 years in 4 waves.

Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 6, 2021 at 4:34 pm

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Of course we in Santa Clara County will be treated very differently from the rest of the State.

Posted by What Will They Do Next
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Apr 7, 2021 at 11:16 am

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Newsom really sweating the recall. All of a sudden the state is going to fully reopen. Hopefully, people will see right through this charade and vote en masse to recall him. California can do much better.

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