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Two fully vaxxed who attended C.B. 2 meeting catch COVID

BY THE VILLAGE SUN | Updated Mon., Aug. 2, 1 p.m.: Amid heightened concern over the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant, Community Board 2 reported that two vaccinated people who were at its recent full-board meeting have tested positive.

Sunday evening, Jeannine Kiely and Bob Gormley, the board’s respective chairperson and district manager, sent out an e-mail announcing the breakthrough infections and also that C.B. 2 will be postponing all its committee meetings this week.

Community Board 2 includes Greenwich Village, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Hudson Square, Chinatown and the Meatpacking District.

“Community Board 2 learned today that two fully vaccinated individuals who attended our full-board meeting on Monday, July 26, have tested positive for COVID-19,” they said. “We encourage everyone to follow C.D.C. guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“To ensure the health and safety of our C.B. 2 members, constituents and the applicants, we have decided to postpone the three C.B. 2 meetings scheduled for the coming week (S.L.A. Licensing 1, Quality of Life and S.L.A. Licensing 2). As soon as we confirm new meeting dates and protocols, we will post these on the C.B. 2 Web site calendar.”

The e-mail did not say if the two individuals were board members or members of the public or describe the severity of their symptoms.

In response to questions from The Village Sun, Kiely said the board could not provide more information on the condition of the two individuals, that the meeting setup took into account social distancing and that the space itself was quite large.

“C.B. 2 cannot comment on an individual’s personal health,” she said. “Both individuals wore masks during the entire meeting. C.B. 2 also set up chairs to allow for social distancing. The room’s capacity is well over 700.”

She did not immediately say if the two persons were board members or not.

The July 26 meeting was held in the basement hall of St. Anthony’s Church, at Sullivan and Houston Sts. There was a crowd, at least initially, as members of the public came to testify on the Soho/Noho rezoning plan, which the board later voted overwhelmingly to reject.

C.B. 2 covers the area bounded by 14th and Canal Sts., Bowery/Fourth Ave. and the Hudson River.

5 Comments

  1. Debbie Carter Debbie Carter August 2, 2021

    Did they check the air filters? George Webb reports that graphene oxide on air filters, which attracts Covid, can spread the virus even to the vaccinated. Excellent video from August 1, 2021 of how the virus spread from a nursing home and hospital in Virginia through air filters. Fast-forward past the overlong intro to 1:42. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ-4m_ZkVAU

  2. Suzan Mazur Suzan Mazur August 2, 2021

    Prestigious science journal, THE LANCET reports C-19 vaccine science wrong (https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01642-1/fulltext)  (https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-07-vaccine-antibody-wane-months.html):

    “Total antibody levels appear to start declining from as early as six weeks after complete vaccination and can reduce by more than 50% over 10 weeks, according to new data from UCL’s Virus Watch study.”

    C-19 vaccine science based on passé Darwinian science, per my interview at Oscillations with virologist Luis Villarreal  (https://oscillations.net/2020/11/24/covid-19-vaccine-and-neo-darwinism-virologist-luis-villarreal-weighs-in/):

    “Suzan Mazur:  You are a critic of neo-Darwinian science.  You told me in a previous interview that with respect to RNA, which operates as a collective—a consortium—that such ‘an individual entity has multiple activities’ and said further:

    ‘[Y]ou now have to start thinking in terms of how the population works and not just by these linear nodes that represent the end reactions.  Because they have a conditionality associated with them.’

    Are the mRNA Covid-19 vaccines being developed according to neo-Darwinian logic?  And if so, how much confidence do you have in a successful vaccine?

    Luis Villarreal:  All of these RNA viruses exist as quasispecies. . .”

  3. C.J. Scheiner, M.D., Ph.D. C.J. Scheiner, M.D., Ph.D. August 2, 2021

    Did the two affected people have effective levels of anti-COVID antibodies post-vaccination? Are they sick with COVID-19 symptoms? Are they shedding infective virus particles?

    These are important general questions if we are to understand the current status of the disease. What exactly is a “new” or “breakthrough” case of COVID-19? If tested, most adult New Yorkers who were born in the USA will test positive for measles and chickenpox viruses, although they are not sick and won’t become sick, because they have effective levels of the necessary antibodies from past naturally acquired or vaccine-induced immunity, and constant exposure to these ubiquitous viruses year after year keeps the body’s defenses against them strong.

    There are a lot of questions the public needs to have answered to prevent another devastating shutdown of the City and Country. Is it true that a person’s immune response will decrease faster if you wear a mask and keep social distancing? The data for this probably exists already. People have to ask these questions and demand honest answers because we know that COVID-19 is real and it can be deadly to a portion of the population.

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