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Coronavirus weekend update: Portola Valley nursing facility with COVID-19 cases identified

Original post made on Apr 19, 2020

The Sequoias Portola Valley retirement center reported less than 11 staff members have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, April 18, 2020, 9:32 AM

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Posted by Lorraine
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Apr 19, 2020 at 10:32 am

Covid-19

I'm afraid the overgeneralization of these figures creates a false image. The Sequoias Portola Valley has had only ONE case--a staff member early on.


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Posted by Earle Jones
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Apr 19, 2020 at 4:37 pm

Sequoias residents were advised that there was one single case of coronavirus positive finding. This was one single staff member several weeks ago, who has now recovered. (I am a resident at The Sequoias.)


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Posted by awatkins
a resident of Woodside: Skywood/Skylonda
on Apr 20, 2020 at 3:01 pm

The Almanac owes us an explanation of how the headline for the article was determined. The pseudo-fact that it cites is a minor topic relative to the rest of the article, and the pseudo-fact was that the Sequoias had "less than eleven" cases. If they had zero would the Almanac have reported that as "less than eleven?"

This misleading headline calls for a retraction by the Almanac.


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Posted by categories
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Apr 20, 2020 at 5:31 pm

> This misleading headline calls for a retraction by the Almanac

Nah, b.

Did you follow the link? EM didn't create those categories. Yes, they could have led with:

The Sequoias Portola Valley retirement center was reported in a category of more than Zero, but LESS than 11 staff members have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Frankly, until the Feds provide the testing that they promised months ago, we don't really know how many cases are in ANY facility.


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