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San Mateo County raises concerns over COVID-19 Delta variant

Original post made on Jul 14, 2021

As the Delta strain jumps to the head of the line of COVID-19 variants, San Mateo County officials are urging unvaccinated residents to get their shots now if they have been delaying vaccinations.

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Posted by Robert D.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jul 14, 2021 at 12:24 pm

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Data being data, this article makes no sense. ok, we have doubled. Does that truly mean we have doubled or is that total number? 27 is what %? I am vaccinated so I do not believe in the anti vac. movement, but the data should be spelled out

Posted by Kevin
a resident of Menlo Park: South of Seminary/Vintage Oaks
on Jul 14, 2021 at 8:28 pm

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@robertd, the numbers are a little confusing unless you have been regularly watching the numbers. Health departments typically provide a 7 day rolling average of NEWLY DETECTED cases. So we’re seeing a 27/12, or 2.25x (225%) multiplicative growth in the number of new cases in 2 weeks. Or a more than doubling, as stated in the article.