Coronavirus Continues to Dominate Headlines, as New California Cases Soar

If you’re confused by changing Covid rules, you’re not alone.

As we approach the third year of the pandemic, the coronavirus continues to make life difficult — and confusing. Official guidance on masks, testing and isolation change as new variants emerge, and a stream of case numbers turns us into armchair epidemiologists, trying to figure out how risky it is to attend a New Year’s Eve party.

If the past few weeks have left you dizzy, you’re not alone. Here are the latest developments as we head into 2022.

What are the latest case counts in California?

Cases statewide are up 263% over thepast 14 days, with a total of 5.4 million reported cases since February 2020.

Hospitalizations, however, are up just 17% and deaths are down 10%, suggesting the Omicron variant may not be as lethal as its predecessors and reflecting the impact of high vaccination rates. In California, COVID-19 had claimed 76, 548 live as of Dec. 29.

New isolation rules

The C.D.C. this week shortened its recommended isolation period, saying that people who are infected can re-enter society after five days if they don’t have symptoms or if their symptoms are resolving. The guidance adds that people should wear a mask for five days after that.

The change came about, officials said, because studies have found that a majority of transmission happens in the first five days of an infection. It also allows companies to bring back workers in half the time.

Delta Air Lines, which had urged the C.D.C. to adopt the change, welcomed the news, as did officials in the food and retail industries. In New York City, a vital subway line shut down yesterday because so many workers were out sick. Shops and restaurants have temporarily closed across Europe

Dr. Ashish Jha called the new guidance “reasonable,” as long as people follow the rule that they leave isolation only if they are asymptomatic. But Jha added that he would have required a negative rapid test before leaving isolation.

Many public health experts had a harsher reaction to the new rules, particularly the decision to omit testing.

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the C.D.C. director, told CNN that the guidance “had a lot to do with what we thought people would be able to tolerate.” She estimated that less than a third of people who should have isolated in the past had done so; the new rules, she said, were meant to encourage people to stay in when they were “maximally infectious.”

Experts also noted that the guidelines make no distinction between vaccinated and unvaccinated people who test positive, despite the unvaccinated facing far greater risks.

“The C.D.C. should develop further guidelines, right now, that allow for those who are vaccinated and boostered to leave isolation as soon as possible after they have gotten negative results repeatedly with antigen tests,” Dr. Aaron E. Carroll, the chief health officer for Indiana University, wrote in The Times. And, he added, the Biden administration should do “everything possible to make such antigen tests freely and easily available.”

Severe cases

It’s too early to be sure of Omicron’s effect on hospitalizations and deaths. But health officials say the early data offer some cautiously positive signs.

Walensky said yesterday that cases had increased by around 60 percent over the past week and hospitalizations had risen by 14 percent. While hospitalizations tend to lag cases, she noted, the pattern is similar to countries that have had the variant for longer, like South Africa and Britain.

“The pattern and disparity between cases and hospitalizations strongly suggest that there will be a lower hospitalization-to-case ratio when the situation becomes more clear,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said yesterday.

It’s not clear that Omicron’s severity is the main cause of the split between cases and hospitalizations, though, as a year’s worth of vaccinations and infections have strengthened the country’s resistance to the virus.

Omicron and Delta

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been talking a lot about Omicron, which is the dominant variant in the U.S. and many other countries. But Delta, the variant that came to prominence in the summer, is still here.

South African scientists are hoping that there’s some good news: People who have recovered from an infection with Omicron may be able to fend off Delta, according to a small early study. (The reverse is most likely not true: Delta antibodies seem to offer little protection against Omicron.)

If the theory holds, Omicron may eventually overwhelm Delta, Carl Zimmer explained in The Times. And if Omicron is indeed less severe, its takeover could mean that fewer people get seriously ill or die.

But that doesn’t mean that Omicron will be the only variant for years to come, Carl wrote: “Once people gain immunity to Omicron, natural selection may favor mutations that produce a new variant that can evade that immunity.”

Something else to know about Omicron versus earlier variants: The incubation period seems to be shorter. It may take three days for people to develop symptoms, become contagious and test positive, compared with four to six days with Delta.

New Year’s Eve

All of this could have you asking whether to gather with friends or family members for New Year’s Eve tomorrow. Many public health experts agree that you can celebrate with your favorite people as long as you’re taking precautions.

To help you make a decision and gauge the level of risk, take this quiz.

Tom Wright-Piersanti and Claire Moses are reporters with The New York Times. Story, copyright, The New York Times.

46 Comments

  1. Sara Cody is keeping the fear porn frenzy going by scaring everybody about the alleged dangers of the “Omicron variant.” How much longer must we endure this nonsense? If vaccines, social distancing and masks work, then why are they not working? It is past time to wake up and realize that COVID-19 is not going away and that we need to learn to live with it.

  2. The only good news is relative, that while Omicron is much more contagious, and we’re seeing the results throughout the country (and the rest of the world), it’s less virulent. It also isn’t the flu, though.

    And the spread is once again aided and abetted unsurpringly by the childish and irresponsible who reject or resist obviously-needed health and safety measures.

  3. Speaking of fear, I’m more afraid Commander Cody will make it impossible to go out for a beer, a burrito, or a cheeseburger than I am of getting sick and/or dying. And afraid that the effects will be long-lasting, as all the bars, taquerias, and burger joints continue to go out of business one by one from all the hassle.

    It’s been two years and I don’t know any more than at the beginning: Do I already have covid-19? Am I shedding virus right now? Or have I already had it, but didn’t notice because it was such a mild case? And did I also get a mild case of myocarditis from the first vaccination? Do I have antibodies? On a scale from 0 to 100, do I have antibodies?

    “people who are infected can re-enter society after five days… The change came about, officials said, because studies have found that a majority of transmission happens in the first five days of an infection.” A majority? So it’s what, 60-40 that viral shedding happens in the first five days, and if 40% happens later, that’s casual? Of course this makes zero sense.

    Last week, the CDC said 73.2% of all new cases in the U.S. were omicron. This week, they said no, last week was actually 23.7%, oopsy daisy. But trust us, by next week the real number will be 73.2% for sure!

  4. Quebec Canada is going back to curfew and lockdown on New Years Eve. This is likely going to be the entire country of Canada in the next few days. The U.S. is next. Don’t blame the government or the doctors, blame the anti maskers, the anti vaxxers, and the people who do not know how to live responsibly. These people are the benedict arnolds of World War COVID.

  5. With the elections coming up, I’m seeing more and more national news stories talking about the pandemic becoming an endemic. We’re probably 2 months away from the world outside of Santa Clara County completely forgetting what covid even means. It’s over guys. Time to move on. Sorry about that to all the catastrophizers, fearmongers and people who have made so much money posting covid videos on YouTube. Everyone is going to need to find a new topic to discuss.

  6. As of 12/28/2021 there was 4,559 cases total NEW CASES for the week all variants in Santa Clara County AND there are only 50 ICU beds out of 3800. There appears to be a lag regarding deaths, because they need to do an autopsy to prove the death, the latest records show 6 deaths in the week of Dec 11 to 16 in Santa Clara County, before the current surge.

    With regards to the state the 7 day average of new cases is 22,000 and the state 7 day average is 53 deaths per day

    As of 12/29/2021 there was 6,058 cases total NEW CASES for the week all variants in Santa Clara County and increase of 1,500 cases AND there are only 51 ICU beds out of 3800. There appears to be a lag regarding deaths, because they need to do an autopsy to prove the death, the latest records show 6 deaths in the week of Dec 11 to 16 in Santa Clara County, before the current surge.

    If say only 5% of these cases end up needing ICU beds, that would come to a new need of 325 ICU beds, but since there are only 51 available you would have 274 people die due to no place to go.

    With regards to the state the 7 day average of new cases is 22,486 (and increase of nearly 500) and the state 7 day average is 57 (4 more people dying a day) deaths per day.

  7. Sorry I made an error in above:

    As of 12/28/2021 there was 4,559 cases total NEW CASES for the week all variants in Santa Clara County AND there are only 50 ICU beds out of 3800. There appears to be a lag regarding deaths, because they need to do an autopsy to prove the death, the latest records show 6 deaths in the week of Dec 11 to 16 in Santa Clara County, before the current surge.

    With regards to the state the 7 day average of new cases is 22,000 and the state 7 day average is 53 deaths per day

    As of 12/29/2021 there was 6,508 (correction from 6,058) cases total NEW CASES for the week all variants in Santa Clara County and increase of 1,950 cases AND there are only 51 ICU beds out of 3800. There appears to be a lag regarding deaths, because they need to do an autopsy to prove the death, the latest records show 6 deaths in the week of Dec 11 to 16 in Santa Clara County, before the current surge. The increased rate of positives after one day is 6,508/4,558 or 42% increase in cases

    If say only 5% of these cases end up needing ICU beds, that would come to a new need of 325 ICU beds, but since there are only 51 available you would have 274 people die due to no place to go.

    With regards to the state the 7 day average of new cases is 22,486 (and increase of nearly 500) and the state 7 day average is 57 (4 more people dying a day) deaths per day.

  8. at the end of the day, it is clear who is the man of the house. the man who writes the checks

    as of 12/31/2021, it is time for the man of the house to write dat rents chex

    no more Rona, no more Newsom skirts, no more fictional law suit, cough dem dollars

  9. Not him,

    Simp,y put, you are a broken record and not on topic.

    Far just reported more airline worker infections, looks like more flight cancellations. And you are just throwing up insults?

    And who are you behind the curtain?

  10. Dr. Harvey Risch, Yale School of Medicine professor and Epidemiologist:
    “Well, to be frank, we ain’t seen nothing yet (of) this Omicron virus, we’re likely to see
    …next week or by Tuesday or Wednesday (Jan 5th), a million cases per day in the US.

    This is where it’s going. This is NOT Frightening.
    This is good news because it’s generating a lot of population immunity.

    We should NOT be looking at the Cases.
    And unfortunately, the Health Commissioner(s)… are still mired in the Past looking at CASE Numbers.
    (They)..should be looking at Hospitalizations and Mortality from Omicron.
    That’s what tells you on what to do about Policy Moving Forward and (They Are) NOT doing it.”

  11. “we’re seeing so many people get COVID at this point.
    Do you think the Government will be Forced to Recognize Natural Immunity?”

    Dr. Marty Makary, M.D., M.P.H.,Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    “There (are over) 141 studies.
    At this point, any more research is not going to convince them.
    They clearly have an Entrenched Political Interest and to them it
    threatens (the) ‘Vaccinate Everybody’ message and that’s the bottom line.

    And, I think that’s eventually where there is going to be so much pushback.
    They’re going to have to at some point just recognize that
    People are NOT Going to Tolerate Dishonesty in Science.”

  12. I am 100% on topic.

    No more hiding behind Newsom’s skirt…

    No more double-degreed single white males using the justifiable public sympathy for single mothers of three who can’t earn money due to a Coronatarian lockdown and skipping out on your responsibilities and these feeble attempts to drum up fear and hope for more shutdowns and more time to skip rent…

    How much is your landlords $100,000 unit worth now? Still laughing at him?

    I always did wonder why your lawyer would take on the “crumbling deck” case on contingency. What is your rent that you won’t pay like $1000/month? 20% of that over what 2 years is like $5000? I don’t know a lawyer that would pick their nose for the juice on $5000, what is that like $1750? Their secretary wouldn’t pick their nose for that much. You musta been paying them hourly up front, and that musta cost way more than $5000 in fees. So maybe you made that up, just maybe, right?

  13. Well, it looks like not him is really TRYING to distract from the topic.

    What is your solution regarding Covid? Do you have one?

    Newsome extendeded his emergency powers till the end of March. That means in my city there will be no evictions at least until then. By then the new waves of Covid will be in full power. And unfortunately there will have to be lockdowns again, because of the overwhelming situation for the medical shortages.

    Boneheaded people just keep fueling the Covid fire and don’t expect to be burned!

  14. “Newsome (sic) extendeded (sic) his emergency powers till the end of March. That means in my city there will be no evictions at least until then. By then the new waves of Covid will be in full power”

    haha!

    Sooooo that’s what brought you back to the troll section (assuming this Newsome (sic) loophole is true, seems a lot of activists are whining about evictions though…)

    March is round dat corner and you are hoping and (not really) praying, [worshiping at the fattened cow idol of evil government more likely], that more people are dying so you can extend your freeloading a few more months. CNN is a proper adoration for such things. What is life or two vs your $1000/month rental discount in the grand scheme of things?

    Got it, well at least you are consistent!

  15. Again, What do you have to contribute regarding Covid? Your constant attempt to avoid the topic is amazing. The cruise industry is almost locked down because the CDC just ADVISED no.one go on a cruise in any situation. The is what is called a SOFT lockdown. If infections are continuing to drain the hospitals, the a HARD one is inevitable!

  16. so I’m right again

    thought so

    I always wondered how someone can convince a judge they are a hard case when they have two degrees and world class Level 20 Tech certifications, I mean it seems someone with those bona fides can get remote work with a snap of the fingers, and of course it would have to be 100% true because they would have to do it under oath

    those peoples amaze me

  17. My expertise is in business risk analysis. And my colleagues all understand what is going to happen AGAIN. A biological danger like an air borne virus is a factor, WE understand, and you do not take seriously. But all I can do is point out the reality. Another reality, all tech companies have an indefinite work from home, they are planning on only 3 day work weeks on site, WHEN Covid is NOT a danger. The facts are tech workers WILL permanently leave, and the small businesses in this area are NEVER going to be the same. In fact the workers will just travel here stay at a hotel and go back home. As a clear statement, the decline in business in this area will increase not decrease over time. Thus many speculators trying to take advantage of a recovery are going to be VERY disappointed!

  18. oh, I stand corrected, you’re not a double-degreed highly certified super-tech security analyst, you’re a double-degreed highly certified risk analyst…

    impressive

    your masterful risk analysis led you to conclude that 20 years in Mountain View was better spent renting than speculating on Googletown real estate, or was that under counsel from your colleagues?

    hmmmm maybe a refund is in order…

    all that money you saved on capital gains taxes must have gone somewhere, so certainly you can afford the trifle of dat rents, with bidenflation at Carter levels, what good is cash stuffed in the holes in your mattress?

  19. Not Him,

    WOW such personal attacks, again not on topic. This is getting very comedic. In the end COVID kicks ALL of our BUTTS. And yes, if my predictions are correct, the eviction moratoria will continue, and the poor eviction attorneys will be stuck with nothing to do. The most scary thing again is that any Government scientist using the words, HOPE, or LIKELY, or PROBABLY are not being honest with the people regarding SCIENCE, even FAUCI has not been up front.

    HERE IS AN UPDATE:

    As of 12/31/2021 there was 7,784 cases total NEW CASES for the week all variants in Santa Clara County another increase of 1,200 cases in 2 days AND there are only 46 ICU beds out of 3800. There appears to be a lag regarding deaths, because they need to do an autopsy to prove the death, the latest records show 6 deaths in the week of Dec 11 to 16 in Santa Clara County, before the current surge. The increased rate of positives after one day is 7,784/6,508 or 20% increase in cases.

    If say only 5% of these cases end up needing ICU beds, that would come to a new need of 388 ICU beds, but since there are only 51 available you would have 337 people die due to no place to go.

    With regards to the state the 7 day average of new cases is 26,671 (and increase of nearly 3,800, or 18% increase over one day) and the state 7 day average is 56 deaths per day.

    DO YOU REALLY THINK IT IS SAFE YET?

  20. Do you know what isn’t soaring? Deaths or hospitalizations. Combined – San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland and Santa Clara County have a 7-day average of 4-deaths out of millions of people. The surge in cases is largely due to vaccinated and asymptomatic people getting tested, which is a waste of resources. People went to get tested because, as you can see with Steven, the have PTSD from being scared for two-years.

    Steven, it is safe. This County is super vaccinated.

    In South Africa and the UK, where again, cases rose due to Omicron – they saw deaths plunge. Oddly enough, South Africa has very low deaths with a 26% fully vaccinated rate – meaning, natural immunity matters because they did have big waves, too. Since South Africa and the UK are two weeks or so ahead of us with variants/COVID – they have NOT seen an increase in deaths, and we should expect the same here.

    Trust the science, Steven.

  21. AS I said earlier, if you look at the SCC website, the information regarding deaths are NOT UP TO DATE. I pointed out that autopsys need to be performed to establish cause of death. And also that most scientists have said the deahs are actually UNDER REPORTED. In any case, what scientific evidence do you have to prove that it is safe, given that one person recently observed that when COVID spread on cruise ships in the last month, those peope WERE FULLY VACCINATED AND TESTED PRIOR TO LEAVING PORT? The fact is if you are getting COVID on an isalated platform where you are srrounded by freash air, how are you getting it?

    And i also point out no SCIENTIST has yert said they have proof that Omicron is less dangerous. They are always prefacing their word with they THINK, they HOP , they BELEIVE. But what actual science is there? Just counting cases and deaths are not CAUSE AND EFFECT, it is JUST a correlation. And TRUE scientists understand it. In any case there4 have been 45 deaths in CA on as a DAILY average and we have a 15% positivity rate.

    So please DR. TIME TO BE HONEST, show us your medical degree, show us you research, or anything else that is considered valid evidence to establish your expertise?

  22. It’s over Steven. You’ll get your new direction on how to respond to posts tomorrow. Take heed to their advice or you are risking whatever it is that you are trying to accomplish. Don’t forget we have an election coming up.

  23. Joe Smith, please understand that these are the policies for the comments:

    “Comments Policy

    This is a moderated forum, meaning comments are reviewed before they are posted. As a result there will be a delay before your posts appear on the site. It can be within an hour or take several hours, depending on what time of day you post your comment.

    We will not publish comments that incorporate the full text of articles from other sources. For articles, provide a maximum of 3-4 paragraphs and a URL.”

    So far I have not violated this rule

    “We will not post racist, sexist or sexually explicit comments, obvious commercial promotion, off-topic comments or comments that constitute a slur against a person or group.”

    Again I have not violated this rule, in fact it appears the opposite, one can say that NOT HIM has violated this rule repetitively specifically off-topic comments, RIGHT?

    “We will not publish personal attacks or comments that deride a person or group of people for their physical characteristics, and we will not post comments from “cyberbullies.””

    Again, what comments hae I made that violate this rule, in fact I am targets for attacks by many people on this forum over and over again.

    “We encourage commenters to use their real name or social media profiles to create a healthy and accountable debate.”

    But I appear to be the only one following this rule too? So maybe you better read the rules more carefully?

  24. ‘We encourage commenters to use their real name or social media profiles to create a healthy and accountable debate.’

    The hypocrisy of this policy from a ‘news’ outlet that regularly posts mudslinging from ‘newsroom staff’ and “The Fly’ is entertaining.

    Hey, McFly, two questions for ya;

    Remember how you support and endorsed Sheriff Smith. Any comments or news regarding her that you wish to share? SMIRK.

    And, any word regarding that handsome hero(Gavin Newsom to us peons) and his latest philandering with subordinates? The funny thing is, this bubbled up during his recall campaign and his good friends in the media refused to cover it. No doubt, it help keep him in office. What’s in it for you?

    Google Lindsey Cobia.

    Again, your commenters do the job YOU, McFly, refuse to do.

  25. Coronatarians are so consistent, they want to censor, lockdown, and moratorium their responsibilies away. But alas it’s the first of month and it’s time for men to do their jobs and write the checks that make the world go round, and the rest can be known by the skirt they cower behind.

  26. It is time to admit that masks, vaccines and social distancing are not doing squat to stop COVID. This virus has been political since last year. Remember when then-Sen. Kamala Harris said she would not take a Covid-19 vaccine if Donald Trump said to take it?
    https://youtu.be/-dAjCeMuXR0

    So why listen to the politicians now?

  27. Bill Hough,
    Politicians are not doctors – might as well listen to your local barber/ hairdresser for health advice (Nancy Pelosi does – sometimes…).
    and
    Doctors in the Employment & Control of Government are like Politicians, not free to speak of methods, policies or practices that do not fit the ruling party narrative.
    and
    Medical procedures and health maintenance are the primary responsibility of the individual with consultation, questioning, and advisement of their doctor or medical service provider.

    Luckily we live in a time when information is readily available (censored sometimes…)
    to inform the individual so that they can be prepared to discuss options and concerns with their doctor before deciding on treatments and care.

    What will 2022 Bring?
    Biden’s Strategy on COVID for the past year was:
    1. Yell ‘Get Off My Lawn’ to Vaccine Hesitant and the Unvaccinated.
    2. Ignore all the Science and World-Wide studies on Natural Immunity.
    3. Ignore Therapeutics & Treatments that prevent hospitalization & death.
    4. And start to roll out an Anemic Testing Plan.

    ————“Most say Biden failing COVID fight… (08Dec2021 PBbedard) —————–

    “Do you approve or disapprove of President Biden’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic?”
    Some 55% said “Disapprove,”
    with most of those, 44%, choosing “Strongly Disapprove.”
    Some 43% approve of his efforts.”

    “On the question of fighting COVID-19,
    likely voters said Biden has done a “Worse” job than Trump by a 49%-39% margin.
    Some 10% said both have done the same job,
    and 20% of DEMs chose “worse.””
    (Rasmussen Reports)

  28. They are not working Bill because of science denying people like you. All you have to do is nask up, vaxx and hunker down indefinitely. Why is that so hard for you selfish people?

  29. I am very confused, and i hate to say I agree with Not Him on this one.

    The mRNA vaccine is like a computer antivirus program. It was ENGINEERED to treat the ALPHA varaint. All other versions or variants of COVID have increasing failure rates regarding the proof of vaccination efficacy. I again point out that most scientists are not using data but expressing only opinons and correlations.

    The fact is we do NOT have any vaccines that target any other version other than the ALPHA one. WHY? Because operation warp speed did not establish that process. In effect it was a gamble that IF the vaccine was produced quickly, AND IF it worked, AND IF it was safe, AND IF everyone got it within the first year or so, the variants would have been avoided. The BET lost, and the doctors still will not tell the truth. Because of the FEAR of panic and outrage.

  30. TO: Steven Goldstein

    Hello. It would appear that “Not Him” has made some fairly opaque references to some litigation (possibly an eviction) that you are involved with. You have made what, in my view, seem to be some obtuse responses. As a reader, I cannot tell exactly what you two are discussing. Are you suing your landlord? Is your landlord moving an Unlawful Detainer action against you.

    Perhaps it would be helpful for others who may be going through similar issues if you would lay out some facts about the case (just what is in the pleadings — causes of action, cross-complaints, defenses, affirmative defenses, etc.) and some information about how some or any of the moratoria have affected the case. What status is the case in? Has any of the moratoria helped you — if yes, how? Are you expecting additional moratoria that would change the timing or outcome of the case? Have there been any motions that paired-down the case? Has there been any rulings made yet? Are you on appeal?

    To: Not Him: Same questions to you — what are the facts?

  31. HB, didn’t you read the TERMS OF COMMENTARY?

    You just went off topic so far it is in another plane of existance.

    And in fact you are one of the Qanon group that has targeted me for years on this and SJS for abuse.
    Stick to the subject. Which is not good. Doctors are starting to indicate that lockdowns are in order again. Marketwatch just last week indicated that either it will be by the government of “self” done, the lockdowns are inevitable. There is another good article on Yahoo finance.

    The WHO indicates there WILL be variants that are TOTALLY unaffected by the vaccines, it is NOT IF, it is WHEN!

  32. Goldstein:

    My comments are on topic. The pandemic (according to you) will get much worse. What will governments do with “pandemic related moratoria?” How the pandemic impacts rents and housing fits into the headline; “Coronavirus Continues to Dominate Headlines, as New California Cases Soar”.

    As to the rest of your babblings about MarketWatch, Qanon, SJS, etc, I have no idea what you are talking about.

    My question was about rent moratoria and what you know about it. You seems to be in the middle of this issue. Are your seemingly giddy prognostications about the prospect of more moratoria and lockdowns due to some person benefit that you might derive from them?

  33. Sorry to do this but LOL. You and your circle of friends are constantly trying to avoid the topic.

    More and more the evidence is there. Recent reports of 5he increased hospitalization in the state. Your constant attempts of personal attacks will not erase this reality.

    I found it interesting to see the coordinate commentary on the article in the fly.

    I am waiting for the updated data from SCC and the state database.

  34. HB:

    The only facts I have are the ones pushed in our collective faces by Mr. Goldstein in the past, who gleefully brags about how stupid his landlord is and how he overpaid for his Mountain View property within walking distance to Castro that Mr. Goldstein has been freeloading in (Mr. Goldstein can PROVE that those units are only worth $100,000 a door), what an open and shut case he has against him in some case which has dubious details around it and relatively pennies in remedy, how long he has been gaming the eviction moratorium, and most repetitively, how smart, credentialed, degreed, and irresistibly employable he is. My questions are strictly to better understand his motivations to endlessly post his Coronatarian Propaganda, which seems to be motivated recently around the morbid gleefulness of proximate lockdowns and moratorium extensions that may result from massive impending death.

    And my posts are, as always, 100% on topic.

  35. Personal attacks are not knowledge or wisdom, it is complaining and whining and serves no purpose.

    Just understand that the current surge is greatly endangering the economy because of Small business owners had until Friday to apply for the regular Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and the Targeted EIDL Advance program. However, the Small Business Association (SBA) didn’t clarify how much remains in those funds. The fact that these programs ended today means these businesses are now without a net. The fact that real employment has not increased based on the monthly job hire reports and the weekly unemployment records. The fact is that even after September the rate of job losses (NEW JOBLESS COUNTS) has not reduced enough to become less than the job rehires (DEPARTNEMET OF LABOR HIRING) . In fact quite the opposite. This is why we had the inflation surge, these buisnesses KNOW they are running out of road on a dead end street as long as COVID keeps kicking ALL of us around.

  36. Just understand these numbers from the Department of Labor. We lost 4,901,000 jobs since September 2021, but hired no more than 935,000. We have a rehire rate compared to job losses of 20%. This on top of the fact that many unemployed are not counted anymore under the STANDARD unemployment rates, means that we have a lot more work to do to fix the economy. By the way one update we now have only 37 ICU beds open as of today, the county is late at posting December 21 and Jan 1 cases at this time. Statewide the 7 day averege jumped to 32,000, when i started looking less than a week ago it was only 22,500 ish. The simple facts are we are eventually going to be out of ICU beds again. And this situation simply is going to cause LESS THAN VOLUNTARY infection controls again.

  37. As of 01/02/2022 there was 12,377 cases total NEW CASES for the week starting 12/25/2021 all variants in Santa Clara County AND there are only 49 ICU beds out of 3800. There appears to be a lag regarding deaths, because they need to do an autopsy to prove the death, the latest records show 6 deaths in the week of Dec 11 to 16 in Santa Clara County, before the current surge.

    With regards to the state the 7 day average of new cases is 32,000 and the state 7 day average is 56 deaths per day

    If say only 5% of these cases end up needing ICU beds, that would come to a new need of 618 ICU beds, but since there are only 49 available you would have 569 people die due to no place to go.

    AGAIN ARE WE SAFE?

  38. As of 01/03/2022 there was 13,328 cases total NEW CASES for the week starting 12/27/2021 all variants in Santa Clara County AND there are only 64 ICU beds out of 3800. There appears to be a lag regarding deaths, because they need to do an autopsy to prove the death, the latest records show 6 deaths in the week of Dec 11 to 16 in Santa Clara County, before the current surge.

    If say only 5% of these cases end up needing ICU beds, that would come to a new need of 661 ICU beds, but since there are only 64 available you would have 597 people die due to no place to go.

    With regards to the state the 7 day average of new cases is 35,418 from yesterdays 32,001 (and increase of nearly 3417) and the state 7 day average is 54 deaths per day.

    Just understand this fact if it stays the same for 30 days here is the real problem, the new cases in Santa Clara county will be 30 times (13,328/7) or 56,734 cases. If you calculate the state figures if we stay the same it is 30 times 35,418 which comes to 1,062,540 and given that there is only 39,510,000 that means 1 out of 40 will be infected in 30 days. Now given that there are 1,928,000 people in Santa Clara County some would argue that 56,734 is nothing to be concerned about. Except for the fact that the ICU beds will be long gone. But if these people can be PREVENTED from being infected, WHY NOT?

    AGAIN ARE WE SAFE?

  39. As of 01/04/2022 there was 13,322 cases total NEW CASES for the week starting 12/28/2021 all variants in Santa Clara County AND there are only 64 ICU beds out of 3800. There appears to be a lag regarding deaths, because they need to do an autopsy to prove the death, the latest records show 6 deaths in the week of Dec 11 to 16 in Santa Clara County, before the current surge.

    If say only 5% of these cases end up needing ICU beds, that would come to a new need of 666 ICU beds, but since there are only 68 available you would have 598 people die due to no place to go.

    With regards to the state the 7 day average of new cases is 39,660 from yesterday’s 35,418 (an increase of nearly 4,200) and the state 7 day average is 54 deaths per day.

    Just understand this fact if it stays the same for 30 days here is the real problem, the new cases in Santa Clara county will be 30 times (13,322/7) or 57,095 cases. If you calculate the state figures if we stay the same it is 30 times 35,418 which comes to 1,188,000 and given that there is only 39,510,000 that means 1 out of 40 will be infected in 30 days. Now given that there are 1,928,000 people in Santa Clara County some would argue that 57,095 is nothing to be concerned about. Except for the fact that the ICU beds will be long gone. But if these people can be PREVENTED from being infected, WHY NOT?

    AGAIN ARE WE SAFE?

  40. STICK TO THE SUBJECT:

    As of 01/06/2022 there was 13,823 cases total NEW CASES for the week starting 12/30/2021 all variants in Santa Clara County AND there are only 34 ICU beds out of 3800. There appears to be a lag regarding deaths, because they need to do an autopsy to prove the death, the latest records show 6 deaths in the week of Dec 11 to 16 in Santa Clara County, before the current surge.

    If say only 5% of these cases end up needing ICU beds, that would come to a new need of 691 ICU beds, but since there are only 34 available you would have 660 people die due to no place to go.

    With regards to the state the 7 day average of new cases is 57,019 from yesterday’s 53,472 (an increase of nearly 3,540) and the state 7 day average is 60 deaths per day (it increased 7 today) which means if stays that way 1,800 people WILL DIE!.

    Just understand this fact if it stays the same for 30 days here is the real problem, the new cases in Santa Clara county will be 59,241 NEW CASES ( 5,770 more than it was yesterday which was 53,472). If you calculate the state figures if we stay the same it is 30 times 52,855 which comes to 1,710,570 and given that there is only 39,510,000 that means 1 out of 23 will be infected in 30 days. Now given that there are 1,928,000 people in Santa Clara County some would argue that 59,241 is nothing to be concerned about. Except for the fact that the ICU beds will be long gone. But if these people can be PREVENTED from being infected, WHY NOT?

    AGAIN, ARE WE SAFE?

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