|Greg Laswell at Belly Up (Taken 9.11.2019)|
I'm sorry about how many people are struggling during this pandemic, but I have to say, I am naturally a homebody. We *almost* went to the Safari Park today, but by the time we ate a late lunch, double checked the weather, and I realized how much email I had to get through, it was a no-go. Darren and Nova went and played tennis again while I had an hour of quiet at home.
I watched a local news clip where the reporter was trying to explain the tier system and the current San Diego numbers and he kept saying that our cases per 100k were "6.9 percent" which is not accurate. He also said we're being adjusted for not enough testing whereas I understood the opposite. But either way, the point is that the County is basically objecting to the current numbers because of data reporting issues from some of the testing centers back to the state. So I'm not the only one who is confused, but I think I have it all somewhat sorted in my brain now.
Since we've been home a lot, we've been watching a lot. We're watching Away on Netflix but it's super dramatic, so we're sticking to one episode a night. I also watched Krystal on Netflix which, despite being directed by William H Macy, I don't really recommend, unless you can sit through a couple hours of literally the worst acted southern accents you can imagine. Does this ever appeal to anyone from the actual south or midwest? And then the background music is always some slow strum banjo or some bullshit. I watched the whole thing (because I can't start something without finishing) but you've been warned.I also watch Chemical Hearts on Amazon Prime. It's about a high-school kid who lives a very normal, uneventful life until he meets the new girl at school, who is sorta the opposite of the manic-pixie, but no less a trope: dark, mysterious, walks with a cane from a traumatic injury, and has a very bipolar vibe as she works through her shit. Still, I enjoyed it enough that I checked out the book it's based on from the San Diego Public Library app immediately after I watched it. Anyway, lots of news and stuff, but you won't find any links about Fury or any of the outcry by the tapes here. We already know where I stand on this, I've already blocked family from Facebook, and I'm gonna try to temper the rage until the election is over.
- California COVID-19 Stats:
- 3,338 New Cases/742,865 Total Cases (0.5% increase)
- 137 New Deaths/13,978 Total Deaths (1.0% increase)
- 4.0% 14-day test positivity rate
- San Diego County COVID-19 Stats:
- State Data:
- 247 New Cases/41,326 Total Cases
- 0 Deaths/709 Total Deaths
- 6.9 cases/100k population (7 days before 7-day lag, Reassessed on Tuesdays)
- 4.3% Test Positivity (7 days before 7-day lag, Reassessed on Tuesdays)
- County Data:
- 284 New Cases/41,608 Total Cases
- 4 New Daily Deaths/725 Total Deaths
- 3% Daily Test Positivity/4.4% Test Positivity (14-day average)
- Case Investigation is 93%
- 3 New/23 Community Outbreaks (7-day)/ Active Outbreaks
- More Evacuation Orders Lifted, El Capital High Evacuation Location Closed - County Emergency Alerts (9.10.2020 6:46pm)
The Valley Fire is now 35% contained and remains at 17,665 acres.
- San Diego Humane Society Fire Updates
- What Scientists Have—and Haven’t—Learned About the Coronavirus So Far From whether dogs can get it to how it spreads to that ridiculous “study” on runners spewing plumes of virus, we’ve won some and lost some, which is to be expected. - Slate (9.10.2020)
- Life on the COVID-19 Beat Three star science writers discuss how pandemic journalism has changed, what they’ve learned so far, and how they imagine the media will cover a vaccine. - Slate (9.10.2020)
- Americans Stayed Inside Even as Cities and States Reopened - Bloomberg (9.10.2020)
- Parents: There’s No Such Thing As ‘Just A Sniffle’ This School Year - Scary Mommy (9.4.2020)
- Come gather round people: why we risk death to join the crowd As covid-19 has ripped through the world, people have congregated in defiance and protest. Is this madness or is there more to it? - Economist (9.9.2020)
- Other News/Longreads
- San Diego: What's Open? Planning Your Next Museum Visit (openings are conditional on San Diego staying in the red tier, reassessed every Tuesday)
- A Deep Dive Into the 'Gentrification Font': According to a popular Twitter meme, sleek sans serif numbers are now the official look of neighborhood change. - Vice (9.9.2020)