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Cody: Santa Clara County's huge rise in COVID cases may have peaked, but is still at record levels

Original post made on Jan 22, 2022

The omicron variant has caused an unprecedented rise in new cases, but more data is suggesting that Santa Clara County has already seen the worst of it and may be on a slow road to recovery.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, January 20, 2022, 11:23 AM

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Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 22, 2022 at 9:19 am

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The numbers may be high, but they are not serious cases. They are not causing long drawn out illnesses. They are not all needing hospitalization. They are causing more of an irritant cold type of symptoms and the majority of cases are recovering with chicken soup and time spent at home.

The headline is still trying to traumatize. The good news is that we are on the backside of the pandemic. Other countries are reducing their precautionary measures. They are understanding that Covid will remain with a few serious cases but the majority will be mild. They are learning to live with it. They are no longer living in fear.

Living in fear, finger pointing, blame and isolation are causing more anxiety than Covid. We must rise above the drama and start working out how to resume our way of life. Yes, resume our way of living with Covid as we do with cancer, with heart disease, and the common cold. Start actively thinking how to remain healthy and how to cut down our risks to any health issue. Lose weight, exercise, eat healthy, keep hygiene a priority, but we must not be made to fear living.


Posted by John B. Sails
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 23, 2022 at 7:06 am

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Thanks for good advice, Bystander.


Posted by PatrickBurt
a resident of Community Center
on Jan 23, 2022 at 11:11 am

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While medical experts agree that Omicron has less severe symptoms than previous variants, they do not consider it to be "mild" and it is much more infectious, Web Link Many of us have seen more friends and family infected during this wave than during all of the rest of the pandemic combined.
Local hospitalizations are remaining lower than areas like Los Angeles, Web Link in large part due to our higher vaccination and booster rates, along with better adherence to safety practices.
We also don't yet know how Omicron affects long haul cases nor do we yet fully understand the long-term health impacts of long haul COVID. Web Link
The good news is that it appears that we have begun the downslope of the Omicron wave, Web Link and we will likely see an easing of rules and best practice guidance in the next few weeks. In the meantime, let's be safe out there", especially in indoor group spaces.


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