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Coronavirus weekend update: cases jump in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties

Original post made on Mar 15, 2020

A round-up of news about the coronavirus in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. As of March 15, the number of cases in Santa Clara County was 91, with two deaths, while in San Mateo County, officials reported 32 cases and one death.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, March 14, 2020, 10:35 AM

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6 people like this
Posted by Menlo Park pd nonsense
a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Mar 15, 2020 at 9:34 am

This is all fine and good. The Menlo Park PD has taken a non effective approach to dealing with this emergency and are not adequately protecting their officers. Nor are they canceling training that can be continued to a later date. Do you want to roll around with other people in defensive tactics. I would think not. Nor would I want to go to a facility like a gym to do it. You police command staff is deaf and affects your safety


6 people like this
Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Mar 15, 2020 at 9:54 am

nonsense:

You think they will be any more exposed than what they are working day to day on the streets? They are constantly in contact with people. They have much higher risk of exposure simply by working. Duh.


15 people like this
Posted by Trump fired the national pandemic team
a resident of another community
on Mar 15, 2020 at 9:59 am

> March 14, the number of cases in Santa Clara County was 91, while in San Mateo, officials reported 32 cases

Let's chart these numbers and look at the Italian Curve, which the US seems to be following closely. For weeks, little ol' South Korea has been testing tens of thousands per week and is now up to 10,000 tests a day.

That's the first step in containment.

Here? Despite promises of millions of tests, what is our current count? Have we even had a WEEK where we hit 10,000? Answer: Web Link

But it's not Trump's fault, he says it YOU that is at fault, YOU should have been able to find a test, somehow - Trump, speaking of airports: "If you go to the right agents, if you go to the right area, you get the test."

So there you are: it's your fault you couldn't find a test,. After all Trump was able to get a test.


7 people like this
Posted by Menlo Park pd nonsense
a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Mar 15, 2020 at 11:53 am

Duh.? Of course that is taken into account. Unnecessary close contact is the issue especially considering how it’s transmitted. Seems to be at odds with county protocol. Try not being so dismissive. Or have you turned into a shill now that your glory days are over. Assuming you were ever a real police officer that did anything of importance


4 people like this
Posted by Trump fired the national pandemic team
a resident of another community
on Mar 15, 2020 at 12:29 pm

> Assuming you were ever a real police officer that did anything of importance

Okay, she went there, didn't she? MV, I'll defer to you....


9 people like this
Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Mar 15, 2020 at 2:11 pm

nonsense:

Sigh. Yes, I was a police officer. For a very large municipal department. I left with 20 letters of commendation in my jacket. So, I guess I did something of significance while I was there.

Shill? For Captain Heal Spur? You've got to be kidding.

Officers on the street are at far higher risk of exposure than in any training scenario you can imagine. In fact, I would be shocked if every single one of MP's officers haven't been exposed to Covid-19 at some point in the last two weeks. MPPD should be testing their personnel.

Stopping training is stupid. Rather than keeping officers safe it has the opposite effect. Continuing and on-going training, especially in defensive tactics, is extremely important in maintaining "muscle memory". Muscle memory in a life threatening fight is important as it makes responses automatic. Hesitation in those situations is often deadly.

So, yes, duh.


9 people like this
Posted by Hmmmm
a resident of another community
on Mar 15, 2020 at 2:26 pm

I can't help but feeling that the police officer commenting as "Menlo Park pd nonsense" exhibits the worst Menlo Park police has to offer.

Part of a union that routinely wants top pay for hazard, but now is complaining about that hazard.

Besmirching the record of a fellow cop who served honorably, just because he disagrees with him.

Grow up.

And I shouldn't really say the worst MPPD has to offer. Close. The worst was when the officer who was busted for visiting a prostitute while ON DUTY got his job reinstated by the same union.


7 people like this
Posted by George Fisher
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Mar 15, 2020 at 2:58 pm

Thanks Almanac got current local information. Well done. Please keep us posted.


5 people like this
Posted by Menlo Park Pd nonsense
a resident of Atherton: West of Alameda
on Mar 15, 2020 at 6:31 pm

Hmmmm please there is no hazard pay. Nor should people take foolish actions to in direct contradiction to county health protocol if one does not have too. Waiting a month affects nothing. I’ve grown up along time ago.


2 people like this
Posted by Jack Hickey
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Mar 17, 2020 at 5:34 am

They closed BelMateo bowl, so I thought I would go play golf. I checked on Crystal Springs and they have been shut down til April 7th. No word on EH Golf Course website. I'll give that a try.


12 people like this
Posted by Trump fired the national pandemic team
a resident of another community
on Mar 17, 2020 at 6:58 am

Jack: just stay home like the rest of us and support our community and first-responders by not spreading the virus.

Your libertarian shtick sounds even more absurd in times of crisis.

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Folks: Note that Trump is CURRENTLY in court with a case to throw out ObamaCare. How's that for timing?

- Trump fired the National Pandemic Team in 2018.

- Trump/Pence both turned down millions of tests offered by the WHO in January.

- 30 members of the Trump admin were part of the hand-over exercise from the Obama team, who did several simulations to train for a pandemic and other disasters, in January 2017. 20 of those 30 Trumpettes are now out of government.

Trump's Executive Malfeasance is all over this pandemic.


1 person likes this
Posted by West Menlo
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Mar 19, 2020 at 9:13 pm

@trump fired the....
Check this article out, which shows that your very name is, indeed, fake news. Never happened. Trump did no such thing. This article is from the Washington Post, certainly not a bastion of pro-Trump opinion, and it describes who ran the “pandemic office” under Trump.

Web Link

A simple apology for your proliferation of fake news will be acceptable.

[Editor's note: In the interest of accuracy in this overheated political arena we find ourselves in, the Washington Post link in this post is to an opinion piece, making the poster's characterization of it as a Post "article" inaccurate.]


28 people like this
Posted by Trump fired the national pandemic team
a resident of another community
on Mar 20, 2020 at 10:30 am

> This article is from the Washington Post, certainly not a bastion of pro-Trump opinion,

Beautiful. Assigning an op-ed from a trumper as an article from WaPo.

It wasn't an "article", it was an OP-ED by a former Trumper. It was PLACED in WaPO, not "from" WaPo. Therefore, just adjust your sentence to fact, not your OPINION:

>>> This TRUMP OPINION PIECE (not 'article') is IN (not 'from') the Washington Post, certainly not a bastion of pro-Trump ARTICLES (see the difference accuracy makes?)


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Now the facts that your op-ed hides/lies about: (here's an article from WaPo since you now believe them Web Link )

Other sources: Rear Adm. Timothy Ziemer abruptly departed from his post leading the global health security team on the National Security Council in May 2018 amid a reorganization of the council by then-National Security Advisor John Bolton, and Ziemer’s team was disbanded. Tom Bossert, whom the Washington Post reported “had called for a comprehensive biodefense strategy against pandemics and biological attacks,” had been fired one month prior.

It’s thus true that the Trump administration axed the executive branch team responsible for coordinating a response to a pandemic and did not replace it, eliminating Ziemer’s position and reassigning others, although Bolton was the executive at the top of the National Security Council chain of command at the time.


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So: are you drinking Koolaid and unable to see truth? Or are you unable to read through trumpian propaganda, and use other sources to seek truth?

In your own words, let's close:

"A simple apology for your proliferation of fake news (ie. Trumpian smoke and mirrors in an op-ed) will be acceptable."

We can then move on to discussions of Trump failures despite multiple exercises to address pandemics in 2017 (with the Obama team with 30 Trump staff, 20 of whom left the administration,) 2018 and 2019.

Also: the disastrous Trump mistakes about test kits in January, or the lies Trump has told in the last couple months (the 'simple flu' comments, the "it'll go away" comments, etc..)

Did you listen to him bloviate and obfuscate his way through today's presser? We're in big trouble. He has made it worse.

Executive Malfeasance.

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Like many of us, you value local journalism. Now: your penance - say three prayers to the God of your choice and donate/subscribe to Embarcadero Media in order to support one of the few local outlets we have left. Go in peace, brother.


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