Saturday, August 08, 2020

CoViD-19 Life: San Diego Clamps Down On Beach Gatherings (But Should Be Actively Ticketing) | Get Off Your Phone | Pence "Said The Quiet Part Out Loud" | La Jolla Cove Photos

This is my favorite sea lion. I've named him Brutus and I love him. (Taken 8.7.2020)

I try to read or at least filter every email I get every day but it's now midnight and I am going to cut it short since we're in the speakeasy and trying to hang out and play music and shots are waiting. Today we did the Cove and Derby so I wrote about that below, plus I've got the usual stats below as well as some reading. I'll have more this weekend when I finally get through the other 66 tomorrow. And you guys seem to like when I post more photos, so I'm adding those at the end (untouched today). Hope you all have a great weekend. 

  • California COVID-19 Stats:
    • 8,436 New Cases/538,416 Total Cases (1.6% increase)
    • 142 New Deaths/10,011 Total Deaths (1.4% increase)
    • 6.1% 14-day test positivity rate
    • State Data:
      • 5,514 New Cases (Last 14 Days)/31,129 Total Cases
      • 71 Deaths (Last 14 Days)/583 Total Deaths
      • 163.6 cases/100k population 
      • 8.9% Test Positivity
    • County Data:
      • 652 New Cases/31,779 Total Cases
      • 3 New Daily Deaths/586 Total Deaths
      • 109.9 cases (110 State Reporting)/100k population 
      • 6% Daily Test Positivity/5.5% Test Positivity (14-day average)
      • Case Investigation is 84%
      • 2 New/20 Community Outbreaks (7-day)
  • COVID-19 Reading:
    • Tonight we went to La Jolla Cove where the actual Cove itself and Boomer Beach, and the surrounding lawn areas were packed with mostly non-masking wearing people. Luckily we were hidden on our favorite little spot that we had all to ourselves for the duration of the visit, so we could largely avoid the maskless masses.
      Later in the evening, we dropped Nova off to "open skate" (though a reservation is required) at Derby United and went shopping and cruised around Imperial Avenue and Market Street where we saw a massive gathering of a Biker Club and an outdoor church. While we couldn't see if the mass was masked, they were hardly social distanced and the bikers certainly were not doing either.
      On top of everything I read today, about how if we REALLY want schools to open, we have to shut down other sectors like bars and restaurants to get the virus anywhere close to under control, it's frustrating just seeing the defiance with your own eyes among the general public. I know I'm not the only one who's frustrated, but it just makes you feel utter sympathy for the frontline and essential workers who've worked through this whole time with all of the inconsiderate jerks of the public. 
    • Everyone is talking about Iceland and how they never shut down and how did they do it. The simple answer is they're not fucking idiots. But the longer answer is that they started preparing in JANUARY, and started testing vulnerable populations, people who traveled, and any of their contacts as early as FEBRUARY, so that when they got their first cases, they were able to isolate and quarantine them right away before any community spread could occur. 

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