Editor,

I’m responding to Tatiana Lyulkin’s Aug. 20 letter in which the author expressed a perceived lack of access to the COVID-19 vaccines in San Mateo County for the members of our community who may not be able to drive themselves to a hospital or health clinic.

Fortunately for Miss Lyulkin and for the members of our community who have not been vaccinated, San Mateo County Health provides in-home COVID-19 vaccinations to residents of the county who are unable to leave home due to age, disability or any medical reason, regardless of immigration status. County residents who meet one of these criteria and who want to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their caregivers from the disease can call (510) 363-0051 to schedule an in-home appointment today.

There are real costs to people choosing to believe information from unvetted Facebook posts over the advice of their personal physicians and experts in the field of epidemiology regarding COVID-19 — put simply, endangering the health of our neighbors is the most important one. A quick reminder to the 10% of eligible San Mateo County residents who have not been vaccinated: The COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, free of charge, and thanks to the San Mateo County Health Department, more accessible now than ever before.

Thank you to Sue Lempert for her original column about vaccinations and to Miss Lyulkin for helping to illustrate the convenience of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine in San Mateo County.

Jay Ford

San Mateo

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(9) comments

Terence Y

Mr. Ford – thank you for your letter regarding in-home vaccinations for those residents who would like to be vaccinated. However, not all physicians or experts promote the vaccine. As for COVID vaccines being safe, tell that to the people who have experienced over 500,000 adverse events due to the jab, including almost 7000 deaths, almost 8500 life threatening side effects, over 7500 permanent disabilities and over 30,000 hospitalizations. And let’s not forget Facebook censorship of treatments that supposedly weren’t effective, yet have been proven to be effective in treating COVID (such as hydroxychloroquine with zinc, Ivermectin, Remdesivir). How many deaths were caused due to this information being censored? Your body, your choice.

Tafhdyd

Terence,

Would you rather have a side effect or a burial service? As for COVID vaccines being safe, why don't you ask the over half million people that have died from the virus? As long as you like to spread your anti-vax talking points, I will add some of your golden idol's talking points as he lied his way through the pandemic.

May 2018, The Trump Administration disbands the White House pandemic response team.

Jan 22, 2020 “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. It’s going to be just fine.”

Jan 24, 2020 Trump praises China’s handling of the coronavirus: “China has been working very hard to contain the Coronavirus. The United States greatly appreciates their efforts and transparency. It will all work out well. In particular, on behalf of the American People, I want to thank President Xi!”

Feb. 2, 2020 “We pretty much shut it down coming in from China.”

Feb. 7, 2020 “It’s also more deadly than even your strenuous flu... This is deadly stuff” [Trump in a private interview with Bob Woodward from The Washington Post made public on Sept. 9, 2020]

Feb 10, 2020 “I think the virus is going to be—it’s going to be fine.” “Looks like by April, you know in theory when it gets a little warmer, it miraculously goes away.”

Feb. 26, 2020 “The 15 (cases in the US) within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero.”

Feb 27, 2020 “It’s going to disappear. One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”

Mar. 6, 2020 “The United States… has, as of now, only 129 cases… and 11 deaths. We are working very hard to keep these numbers as low as possible!”

Mar. 7, 2020 “No, I’m not concerned at all.

Mar. 10, 2020 “Just stay calm. It will go away.”

Mar. 30, 2020 "Stay calm, it will go away. You know it -- you know it is going away, and it will go away, and we're going to have a great victory.”

Apr.6, 2020 U.S. death toll passes 10,000 Apr. 11, U.S. death toll passes 20,000 Apr. 15, U.S. death toll passes 30,000 Apr. 20, U.S. death toll passes 40,000 Apr. 24, U.S. death toll passes 50,000 May 27, U.S. death toll passes 100,000 Sept 19, 2020 U.S. death toll passes 200,000

Oct. 10, 2020 "But it’s going to disappear; it is disappearing.”

Dec. 14, 2020 U.S. death toll passes 300,000

Jan. 20, 2021 Trump's term in office saw over 25 million confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States, over 400,000 of which resulted in death.

BTW, how are you doing with your bamboo fibers?

Terence Y

Taffy, my friend - glad to see you’re not flustered enough yet to resort to your usual “fantasy world” shtick but I do see your usual TDS-screed against our great President Trump.

Ignoring those faults, what I would rather have is an accurate count of COVID deaths, which is impossible since some PCR tests cannot discern the difference between COVID and the flu. What I would rather have is Democrat governors NOT stuffing COVID-infected seniors back into nursing homes to infect and kill tens of thousands of other seniors, inflating the death toll. What I would rather have is that instead of Democrats hypocritically imposing mask mandates, they actually set a good example by following their own mandates. What I would rather have is that the use of HCQ and other treatments previously listed to treat patients with COVID was promoted, preventing further deaths. What I would prefer is that south-of-the-border folks are prevented from coming into the country and for those here, that they not be released into the American wild without screening for COVID. What I would prefer is that COVID deaths weren’t being paid a premium reimbursement, padding non-COVID deaths to the death count.

Your body, your choice. Of course, if the bribe is increased substantially, along with a pre-paid life insurance policy, there may be more people willing to take the jab. Meanwhile, we’re still waiting on your Biden accomplishment. Let me give you another lead… Since coward-in-chief Biden is impotent, Japan is now sending a plan to Afghanistan to rescue citizens from Uncle Joe’s abandonment. And it appears buffoon Biden is now taking orders from the Taliban regarding withdrawal. As our great President Trump would say about stone cold loser Biden, “Sad.”

Tafhdyd

Terence,

It wouldn't matter if I listed 1 or 100 of our great President Biden's accomplishments because you would say they are fake news and go on one of your fantasy world rants. You didn't answer a week or two ago so I will ask again, I thought you were anti-abortion, when did you become pro-abortion? BTW, how are you doing with your bamboo fibers?

Terence Y

Taffy, my friend, it might matter if you had at least one Biden accomplishment, but to date, you haven’t had any, much less fantasizing that Biden has 100 accomplishments. However, I have to ask if your defeatist attitude is inherent, or whether you’re just channeling surrender-in-chief Biden, who is admitting defeat in Afghanistan, abandoning thousands of Americans. Meanwhile, let me help you out with another accomplishment… We now know coward-in-chief Biden has evacuated up to 100 Afghan evacuees on the US terror watch list. Sounds like aiding and abetting the enemy – treason. BTW, why would you think I was anti-abortion? Unlike many Democrats with no free will, I make educated choices based upon whether my life will be better in the future than it is now. And although life is good now in highlighting Biden or King Newsom “accomplishments” life will definitely be better without them. Remember, stolen elections have consequences.

HFAB

Please cite your sources for these numbers. Otherwise, it is irresponsible misinformation.

Tafhdyd

HFAB,

I am not sure that you will get a meaningful response from Terence about his sources. Most of the time he will tell you a simple search on sites other than main stream media (which he says is fake news) will find the info. I wouldn't bet your house payment on it though, maybe your parking meter change, but not your house payment.

John Baker

This is DANGEROUS misinformation on Terrance's account. He's picking numbers from a CDC page that notes about 6,800 people have died after FROM ANY CAUSE after a vaccination.

Per the page, “Reports of adverse events to VAERS following vaccination, including deaths, do not necessarily mean that a vaccine caused a health problem.” The government and medical associations, which to be clear have a vested interest in keeping people alive, report that the vaccines are safe – and in the case of the Pfizer shot, clear for routine use.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/adverse-events.html

Terence Y

This is DANGEROUS misinformation on Mr. Baker’s part. I’m reporting information from the CDC VAERS site for adverse effects related to the COVID vaccine, not ANY OTHER VACCINE.

If you’re taking the approach that reported deaths do not necessarily mean the COVID vaccine caused a health problem, I’ll use the same argument that deaths with the presence of COVID DO NOT necessarily mean that COVID caused the death. After all, we KNOW some PCR tests can’t tell the difference between the flu and COVID. We also know reimbursement for COVID cases are HIGHER than for non-COVID cases. For those interested, the link is as follows:

https://wonder.cdc.gov/controller/saved/D8/D172F503

Feel free to save the link and also create additional searches for information specific to CA, or various age ranges, or a multitude of other options, including any other vaccine. Do the research and make an informed decision - don't let anyone else tell you what to do. Remember, your body, your choice.

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