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Santa Clara County braces as first omicron COVID case detected in California

Original post made on Dec 2, 2021

Local health officials are racing to get ahead of a newly discovered COVID-19 variant, worried about a potential increase in transmissibility and vaccine evasion.

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Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 2, 2021 at 9:04 am

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This new varient shows only mild symptoms. We should be encouraged by this news as it appears that Covid is weakening. It may be more easily transmissable but the fact that it is getting weaker shows that we are coming to light at the end of the tunnel. It doesn't mean of course that we should be getting complacent and loosening restrictions, but it does mean that the fears many have had over the past 2 years should be lessening and we can continue to live our lives without scares.

Posted by Janice Selznick
a resident of College Terrace
on Dec 2, 2021 at 9:34 am

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Agree with Mrs. Bystander: Too early to say for certain, but Omicron appears to be mild and easily spread. Maybe it’ll be that variant that “VACCINATES” everybody! That would be a blessing.

Enough with the mass psychosis!

Posted by Just Sayin'
a resident of another community
on Dec 2, 2021 at 10:44 am

Just Sayin' is a registered user.

This headline belies the facts in the article. The only fruitful purpose of presenting it like this would be to scare people into getting vaccinated, which is fine by me!

Posted by ProfvilleResident
a resident of Professorville
on Dec 3, 2021 at 1:11 pm

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@bystander, except for the data out today indicating a near vertical hospitalization spike in South Africa, including disproportionately high hospitalizations of kids under five.

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