Last night I finished my post, said I was going to have cocktails, then laid down on my bed, and fell asleep. I woke up a couple hours later and finished the book I was reading. I hate the phrase "chick lit", but apparently I read a lot of it. This one's writing was so basic and playing into so many idiotic and cliched tropes, and I'm kinda bummed I read it, so I'll be steering clear of that author. Anyway, today wasn't much more productive than the rest of this week, just trying to stay cool. We watched The Tiger Hunter on Netflix which was a pretty great movie and made burgers at home. Then I watched Audrie & Daisy on Netflix, a documentary about two girls who were raped and bullied on social media after their assaults. Of course, the boys almost always get away with it. After hearing that Daisy committed suicide last week and man, it is an especially hard watch.
Tonight I'm definitely heading into the speakeasy, so I'll say goodnight now and catch ya again tomorrow.
- 100 Years of The 19th Amendment
- The State of Women’s Suffrage – 100 Years Later - SPLC
- (Some) Women Could Vote - Rebecca Solnit
- The problem with celebrating the 19th Amendment - CNN (8.18.2020)
- (Soapbox Warning) Today San Diego was taken off the State's Monitoring list. Now look at all of your media outlets. Anyone who posted this information as "Breaking News" is a piece of shit. There is nothing "Breaking" about it.
We were given metrics we had to meet.
We met them.
The County submitted data to the State.
The State verified and confirmed the data, including the backlogged cases that were distributed and reported last week, which were then further backlogged into the appropriate actual dates of reporting.
Yesterday the Governor told us we would come off the list if all data was correct.
And today we did.
"Breaking News" is clickbait and I resent the local website that posted it as such (on every group of which they're a member, I might add) and then sent out an email newsletter as if they had some privileged information. It's annoying and distracting and being off the monitoring list means almost nothing, except if we stay here for two weeks, school districts and schools may opt to open, under state guidelines, without a waiver.
Settle down, and let's save the "Breaking News" alerts for actual "Breaking News".
- Fed up with anti-maskers, mask advocates are demanding mandates, fines — and common courtesy. - The Washington Post (8.18.2020)
- The US FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization for a saliva-based diagnostic test developed by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health. When compared with other FDA-authorized diagnostic tests, the SalivaDirect protocol demonstrated an 83%-100% agreement. The best thing is the supplies to do the test only cost about $5 per test. - Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security (8.17.2020)
- FDA approves saliva-based coronavirus test - The Hill (8.16.2020)
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization to Yale School of Public Health for SalivaDirect, Which Uses a New Method of Saliva Sample Processing - FDA Press Release (8.15.2020)
- FDA releases first-ever list of medical supplies in shortage - Axios (8.15.2020)
- Here's the actual FDA list
- "Without centralized coordination at the national level to distribute limited resources, hospitals and health systems have been forced to compete against each other. Notably, some smaller hospitals do not have the resources to compete with larger and better-funded facilities, both for supplies and personnel, resulting in shortages of both." - Johns Hopkins Center For Health Update (8.17.2020)
- Updated Isolation Guidance Does Not Imply Immunity to COVID-19 - CDC (8.14.2020)
- ICU Capacity is More About the Clinicians than the Number of Beds - STAT (8.18.2020)
- California COVID-19 Stats:
- 4,636 New Cases/632,667 Total Cases (.7% increase)
- 100 New Deaths/11,342 Total Deaths (.9% increase)
- 6.5% 14-day test positivity rate
- San Diego County Stats
- County Off State Monitoring List, Businesses Still on Hold - County News Center (8.18.2020)
- COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO COVID-19 STATS:
- State Data:
- 4,734 New Cases (Last 14 Days)/34,962 Total Cases
- 61 Deaths (Last 14 Days)/626 Total Deaths
- 140.5 cases/100k population
- 7.3% Test Positivity (Last 14 Days)
- County Data:
- 202 New Cases/35,162 Total Cases
- 7 New Daily Deaths/633 Total Deaths
- 85.3 cases (88.4 State Reporting)/100k population
- 4% Daily Test Positivity/4.1% Test Positivity (14-day average)
- Case Investigation is 95%
- 0 New/15 Community Outbreaks (7-day)/ Active Outbreaks
- City Of San Diego New Executive Order to allow gym & religious services to apply for a permit to use City parks. (This was done by the County for parks in their jurisdiction a few weeks ago, so maybe save yourselves the pat on the back)
- Text: Effective Monday, August 24, 2020, the Director of the Parks and Recreation is authorized to issue permits to the following industries and activities to use CIty parks for religious worships services and physical fitness activities, provided businesses are otherwise in compliance with all social distancing and other COVID-19 related health orders and all other City, county, state, and federal laws, including Americans with Disabilities Act;
- Gyms, fitness facilities, and personal trainers; and
- Faith-based organizations.
- Permits must be applied for in advance via the Parks and Recreation Department.
All permit applications received will have its requested park location, proposed use, and dates of use reviewed by City staff for compliance with CIty rules and regulations, as well as availability. (Read the rest here.)