|Nova at open skate at Derby United (7.28.2020)|
Well, I told you on Monday that I was feeling revitalized and rejuvenated after a weekend (mostly) without my laptop working. I'm so happy with all the changes we've made on our deck and our studio and the backyard, and we (finally) sucked it up and bought a weed whacker so Darren went to town on the yard and it looks fantastic. It would be awesome if we had a lush green lawn, but I think it's impossible in Normal Heights. We had a fun night in the speakeasy and after a disagreement about the necessity of holding onto CDs, I dove into some of my 90s and early 2000s CDs and rocked out to make my point. I spent the majority of Tuesday sitting on our balcony, enjoying the sun and so glad we're finally taking advantage of this underutilized space instead of just storage and one singular chair. I was definitely having one of those days where every time I tried to start working or check Facebook or get through email, I would last about 3 minutes before I'd have to shut it down. So it pretty much took all day and night to get through all the things. We did get to take Nova to Derby United, the new name for the new facility and organization fka Derby Dolls San Diego and she had a blast on skates. The facility is completely outdoors and everyone has to wear masks the entire time they're on grounds with no more than 15 people allowed per session, so it felt really, really safe. I wish I could say the same about her soccer, which seems to be dropping their standards pretty quickly. , so the Today's news (and catching up with the weekend), after the jump.
- San Diego County
- New CDC guidelines were issued that allow employees to return to work after quarantining and demonstrating no temperature for 24 hours after their final (if any) symptoms dissipate. As I said yesterday, obviously I'm no expert, but just based on the fact that we can't even get people to put a stupid piece of cloth on their faces, and wear it the correct way, I don't know how the CDC thinks humans can self regulate adequately to determine they are disease free. Think of all the dick parents who send their snotty dirty germy kids to school when they should've stayed home, and now we're talking a disease that is a global PANDEMIC. This is especially concerning for the most vulnerable populations like the farm, factory, and meat packing workers who have notoriously shameful work environments so we can have 99cent celery and a juicy cheeseburger. If we're really trying to beat this thing, this is a stupid and irresponsible move, but clearly the CDC is caving to the Covidiot-in-chief.
No COVID-19 Testing Required Before Employees Can Go Back to Work - County News Service (7.28.2020)
- San Diego County Reaches High For COVID-19 Related Hospitalization In July - City News Service/KPBS (7.28.2020)
- STATS & Triggers
- Case rate 134/100k of population (must be under 100 for 14 days to get off state monitoring list)
- Case rate of 20-29 years olds is almost 1200/100k of population
- 20 Community Outbreaks in last 7 days/235 total
- Case Investigation 11% (must be 70% or higher)
- San Diego Workforce Partnership Digital Workforce Resources and Training Made Available to Support Unemployed
- City Of San Diego
- Dave Rolland is doing an amazing job keeping us posted on City Council and the many committees. You should definitely subscribe to his newsletter. Here's what's going on Wednesday: The People's Business
- A City Council majority voted to extend the rent payment period for residents and small businesses struggling due to COVID-19.
- NIVA & Music News
- Worth the longread, though I resent that San Diego was left off the map in the article, being that we're the 8th largest city in the country. Typical L.A.
“This is where the opposition will come from. The right wing traditionally operates from a place of fear or greed. If they can profit from it, they help. If not, fuck you, little club, little band. Fortunately, we have artists like Roger Waters and Taylor Swift on our side, calling out the filth and corruption of the soulless fascists currently at the helm.”
Clubs in Crisis: Artists and Indie Venues on the Future of Live Music Post-COVID - Flood Magazine (7.28.2020)
- Troubadour, Zebulon, other music venues could permanently close if there’s no financial relief - KCRW (7.27.2020)
- There will be a Lollapalooza of sorts after all, a virtual event on YouTube, with old and new content, even a social justice bent - Chicago Tribune (7.27.2020)
- KAABOO 2020 has officially been postponed to 2021
- I inserted myself in a Facebook discussion about the safety of restaurants which always leads to some dumbfuck 'whatabouter' saying "What about the protests?" which generally, across the board of the reopen protests and the Black Lives Matter protests, didn't result in community outbreaks so I thought I would share this old article again which explains why. Simply, Successful Infection = Exposure to Virus x Time
The Risks - Know Them - Avoid Them - Erin Bromage (5.20.2020)
- High-Profile people continue to get the disease.
- Mexican state health minister dies after being hospitalized for COVID-19 - Reuters (7.26.2020)
- Belarus president who suggested vodka cured COVID-19 says he tested positive - The Hill (7.28.2020)
- A look at five years of journalists and commentators talking about imminent pivots by Trump, praising him for always-temporary changes in his tone - Mediagazer (7.27.2020)
And if all the news isn't upsetting enough, we get this thought leader: