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Did you know that the City of Long Beach plans to build a giant aquatics center on the beach in Belmont Shore?

The Belmont Beach Aquatics Center, with 2 Olympic-size pools and a platform diving pool, will cost $82 million and was approved in January 2020 by Long Beach City Council. The project must now get permits from the California Coastal Commission because the project site is in the coastal zone.

The Coastal Commission is concerned that Long Beach residents from under-served communities
were not adequately consulted and considered during the planning and approval of this pool project.

THEY WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

HOW: We urge you, and your friends and neighbors, to send your email comments to the California Coastal Commission by 02/04/21. Send it to:dani.ziff@coastal.ca.gov

Subject Line: Public Comment on 02/04/21 - Agenda Item Th14a - Application No. 5-18-0788

WHEN: Write to them by 2/4/21! The public hearing date is Thursday, February 11th (9am to 7pm) and will be conducted electronically via ZOOM.

WHAT: Please ask them to stop this project on the beach, and to consult Long Beach residents all over the city to build it in a neighborhood that needs a community, public pool.

Were a group of residents opposed to the project because of future sea-level rise (the beach site is expected to flood in 30-50 years), the cost ($82 million, from Tidelands Funds) and the fact that theres already an existing outdoor pool at this site installed 5 years ago when the old Belmont Pool was demolished in 2015.

But only you can tell the Coastal Commission that there are places in Long Beach with a greater need for recreation and sports facilities! The entire City of Long Beach has only 3 public pools Long Beach needs more community pools and this pool should be built in a neighborhood where more Long Beach residents can easily reach it to enjoy the benefits of swimming and recreation.

Please send your comments by 02/4/21 to the Coastal Commission at: dani.ziff@coastal.ca.gov

Subject Line: Public Comment on 2/4/21-Agenda Item Th14a - Application No. 5-18-0788

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City of Long Beach Says It May Delay Second Shots Of COVID-19 Vaccine For Up To Six Weeks/42 Days. Compare What City Media Release Says With What CDC Says



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(February 1, 2021, 9:10 p.m.) -- LBHREPORT.com has learned that the City of Long Beach has begun informing individuals who received their first of two COVID-19 shots through the City that their second shot, needed for full vaccine protection, may not come within two or three weeks as recommended but may be delayed for up to six weeka/42 days.

The six week interval is NOT recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) but the agency says it is acceptable if it isn't "feasible" to adhere to the recommended interval (3 weeks for Pfizer, 4 weeks for Moderna.).

LBREPORT.con has learned that an ELB medical professional is among those the City has informed they may not receive their second shot for up to six weeks (42 days). [If you're aware of individuals in the medical or any other fields who've received similar notifications from the City, kindly let us know via email to mail@LBReport.com]

On Jan 29, the City issued a media release indicating it will begin administering its second shots on Feb. 1. LBREPORT.com contrasts below what the City says in its Jan, 29 press release -- which doesn't actually say the City will delay second doses for up to 42 days -- with what the CDC > says on its website.

City of LB Jan,. 29 media release

...The COVID-19 vaccine is administered in two doses. The Health Department will be contacting people who received vaccination through the Health Department throughout February...to schedule an appointment for their second dose...While it is recommended for second doses to be administered within a 21- to 28- day period depending on the manufacturer, guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that the effectiveness is not reduced if the second dose is received within six weeks of the first dose, or up to 42 days. February clinic appointments will be dedicated first to allocation of second doses. The amount of vaccine the City receives varies week by week, and people are encouraged to get their second vaccine as soon as they are notified of availability. The City is prioritizing second doses and is requesting vaccine from the State to complete all second doses.

CDC website text (viewed Feb. 1, 2021)

These interim CDC clinical considerations are informed by data submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the vaccines, other data sources, general best practice guidelines for immunization, and expert opinion.

The mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series consist of two doses administered intramuscularly:

Pfizer-BioNTech (30 g, 0.3 ml each): 3 weeks (21 days) apart
Moderna (100 g, 0.5 ml): 1 month (28 days) apart

...The second dose should be administered as close to the recommended interval as possible. However, if it is not feasible to adhere to the recommended interval, the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may be scheduled for administration up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose. There are currently limited data on efficacy of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines administered beyond this window. If the second dose is administered beyond these intervals, there is no need to restart the series.

Administration Summary:

CDC continues to recommend that people get their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine as close to the recommended interval as possible?(3 weeks for Pfizer-BioNTech, and one month for Moderna). CDCs updated guidance was revised to allow for second dose administration up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first if it is not feasible to adhere to the recommended interval. CDC is not advocating for people to delay getting their second dose, but the data from clinical trials support this range

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