SLO County COVID-19 cases continue to soar in the unvaccinated

August 14, 2021

During the past three days, 400 San Luis Obispo County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus and two have died as case rates continue to soar in the unvaccinated.

Since Jan. 2021, SLO County residents who are fully vaccinated made up only 1.5% of new cases, 2.5% of hospitalizations, and 0.8% of deaths. Currently, 33% of SLO County residents over 12 years old remain unvaccinated.

Of the 400 new cases, Paso Robles leads with 92 cases, followed by SLO with 77, Atascadero with 64 and Arroyo Grande with 35.

As of Friday afternoon, 23,359 people in SLO County have tested positive for the virus and 271 have died. There are 28 SLO County residents in the hospital receiving treatment for the virus, with eight in intensive care.

There have been 4,116,145 positive cases, and 64,605 deaths in California.

More than 37,364,889 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 637,161 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 207,045,889 cases with 4,359,708 dead.

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Dear Sir,

I am reading your comment. Your reasoning is surprisingly flawed.Wearing a mask is not protecting from cancer or Hiv. But wearing a mask will protect you from covid.GEt it?


I wish we had reports of the numbers of positive flu cases, aids cases and cancer cases! Would bring our attention back to the real killers in our midst. Of course, if those that die of cancer, aids or pneumonia are tested for COVID and are positive, they are Covid deaths. While society sleeps, no one notices what’s really going on. Shameful.


Let the unvaccinated adults face natural selection.

Shutting down over and over because of these anti-intellectual buffoons makes no sense.


One SLO resident who died recently was an ardent anti-vaxxer and in his obituary, a fellow anti-vaxxer said about his choice to not get vaccinated “he died with his dignity and not having his freedom of choice taken away”. Wow, really??? If he knew the fatal ramifications of his “freedom of choice”, I guarantee he would have chosen getting the shot and staying alive, as would his friends and family, so they could enjoy the “freedom” of having him still around.


Acting as a human vector for a deadly virus is not a freedom. It is a public health threat.


So why are so many venues waiving masks for the vaccinated when the CDC says (as of late July) they can contract and spread at the same viral load as the unvaxxed?

I don’t expect a poster here to really answer that, but the policy response has been schizophrenic.


On August 3rd, the CDC reversed course on its prior guidance and recommended fully vaccinated Americans, who live in areas with high Covid infection rates, resume wearing face masks indoors.

This is a result of a Covid outbreak with 469 cases of Covid associated with multiple summer events and large public gatherings held in July in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, which encompasses Cape Cod and is just outside Martha’s Vineyard. The events were held in Provincetown, according to NBC News. Approximately three-quarters, or 74%, of the cases occurred in fully vaccinated people who had completed a two-dose course of the mRNA vaccines or received a single shot of Johnson & Johnson’s.

Overall, 274 vaccinated patients with a breakthrough infection were symptomatic, according to the CDC. The most common side effects were cough, headache, sore throat, muscle pain and fever. Among five Covid patients who were hospitalized, four were fully vaccinated, according to the agency. No deaths were reported.

Testing identified the delta variant in 90% of specimens from 133 patients.


When restrictions come back and everything gets shut down again, we can lay the blame squarely at the feet of the unvaccinated who are almost exclusively driving the current surge of infections, hospitalizations, and deaths. Ironically, the unvaccinated are also often far more likely to refuse to take other precautions like social distancing and using a mask, essentially weaponizing their destructive super spreader negligence.

The real joke is that they are doing it all in the name of “freedom”. That makes as much sense as me downing 10 beers and driving drunk at 100 mph on the wrong side of the road because it is an infringement of my freedom for the government to tell me I can’t.


It’s time for people who been have sticking their heads in the sand, adhering to “talking points” and Illogical thinking ( seriously, this is a “liberal” vaccine developed under a deep Republican president’s administration?) and admit that they are harming society by contributing to the spread…and some people are dying or harmed. Stop it. I know you’re better than that.


Why would an anti-vax “conservative” (whatever that means*) suddenly become cognizant of the dangers of the virus? Their anti-vax belief system is part of the person’s self-identity, and their attitudes are ‘junkie like’ continually reinforced by their selected media feeds particularly OAN and Newsmax.

We’re now seeing the fusion of every element of the mishandling of this pandemic come home to roost. You have dismal vaccination rates concentrated primarily in deep red Republican states; coupled with this new more transmissible delta variant; coupled with schools starting; coupled with a GOP leadership which would rather pander to, and fund raise from, side shows and kooks than follow science.

* Note: I don’t understand what the terms liberal or progressive mean either, and there are kooks on the left also … lots.


Covid Dirty Harry Callahan to the unvaccinated, “You’ve got to ask yourself a question: ‘do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?” NO!! This punk got vaccinated.

U.S. mass death events: civil war 750,000; 1920 Spanish flu 675,000; Covid-19 637,161 and counting, and this doesn’t include those with long Covid.

Let THAT sink in.


And US population during the Civil War was?, or in 1920 as compared to today. Would think percentages would work better to prove your point?


If 2 of your friends die of Covid, I hardly think you are going to care what percentage of the population they amounted to.