Saturday, August 15, 2020

CoViD-19 150 Days | SDGE Outages | California & San Diego County Stats | Mayor & Supe Whine About Reopenings

Strawberry loves her new catio redesign. (Taken 8.12.2020)

My heat strategy is to sleep as much of the day away as I can (it helped that Nova had her birthday gathering today), but now that the sun is set, I can go about my normal business. We picked Nova up from her friends' house and decided to tackle a couple errands along the way. We popped into Home Depot to finally get trash pickers to clean up our neighborhood a little, though I wish we could've just borrowed these from North Park Main Street or another organization that has an abundance of them because they're $20 each and not as good as the industrial ones we've used for San Diego River Cleanup and the like. We got takeout from El Panson (which is now our fifth takeout meal since March). It was delightful, but now I'm totally stuffed, enjoying the A/C in the speakeasy while Darren plays some music and I enjoy a cocktail or four. I didn't have much in the way of news today and what I did was just a regurgitation of every other thing: the US is failing in curbing COVID-19, our testing is pathetic, the USPS is being dismantled, our mayor and county supe sent a letter to Newsom whining for more reopening guidelines, and the CoVidiot-in-chief's bro died, to which everyone unanimously seemed to say, "it is what it is." Just another day. Stats and stuff after the jump. 

  • California COVID-19 Stats:
    • 12,614 New Cases/613,689 Total Cases (2.1% increase)
    • 151 New Deaths/11,147 Total Deaths (1.4% increase)
    • 6.3% 14-day test positivity rate
    • State Data:
      • 5,017 New Cases (Last 14 Days)/34,067 Total Cases
      • 61 Deaths (Last 14 Days)/622 Total Deaths
      • 148.9 cases/100k population 
      • 9.2% Test Positivity (Last 14 Days)
    • County Data:
      • 279 New Cases/34,344 Total Cases 
      • 4 New Daily Deaths/626 Total Deaths
      • 92.1 cases (94.7 State Reporting)/100k population 
      • 2% Daily Test Positivity/4.6% Test Positivity (14-day average)
      • Case Investigation is 96%
      • 2 New/25 Community Outbreaks (7-day)
  • Apparently SDGE sent out letters for planned system upgrades to several neighborhoods, including North Park/Normal Heights/University Heights and claimed affected users would have received a letter via mail if you are affected. The "Circuit affected" is 361 and there's a scheduled outage for 8am-1pm. You'd think they could reschedule when we have 100 degree temperatures, but what do I know? Like can't they send the announcements but make it trigger to postpone if we're over a certain temperature?? (We live in 368). Anyway, keep up to date on your neighborhood, check for planned and unplanned outages here: SDGE Outage Map
  • COVID-19 Reading:
    • One Hundred and Fifty Days: Thursday marks an absurd anniversary in the coronavirus crisis. The only difference between then and now is that it’s all so much worse. - Esquire (8.13.2020)
    • San Diego County Supervisor Cox and San Diego City Mayor Faulconer wrote a joint letter to Governor Newsom asking for accelerated guidelines now that the County should be off the State's monitoring list. I swear to God, they act like toddlers on a road trip, "are we there yet??" NO. We're not there. It's been FOUR days. Schools have to go two additional full weeks from now until districts can even consider opening. YOU are the reason we slid so far back. Stop it. Look at "The Gym" and their shitty outdoor operations and lack of compliance. It's absolutely ridiculous. The entire country of Canada had 15 deaths yesterday. San Diego had 4. We're not doing great or well or anything close to good. 
      So I wrote, "As Mayor, he could've pressed for County compliance of health orders with SDPD. He chose not to (not to mention completely disappear from doing briefings.) I want the Governor to respond...'We tried your way and failed. Now we're going in another direction.'" Another reason to look forward to November elections/January inaugurations: two new supervisors and a new mayor. VOTING MATTERS. (I'll say that I still hold Gloria responsible for poor choices with the numerous Balboa Park debacles, but I still think he's light years ahead of the current mayor.)

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