|A pic of the fam at San Diego Zoo Safari Park (Taken 8.2.2020)
I had the best. day. ever.
Wanna know why?
Because I SLEPT.
No bad dreams. No interruptions. And I guess I put a lot of artificial and arbitrary obligations that I create for myself and I has none today.
But yeah, me and Darren stayed up all night long in the speakeasy listening to music and hanging out and it was great. And I slept ALL DAY and it was glorious.
When I did finally wake from my serene slumber in my air conditioned room, it was already near sunset and I showered and dressed and my sweet friend Jeff brought us a spicy chicken dinner from Bonchon and Nothing But Bundt cakes for a socially distanced pre-birthday party. It was so nice sitting in the yard and being outside and then it occurred to me that I didn't open any socials or email all day. I can't do that often, but I super appreciated the day.
Now everyone in the house is fast asleep, I'm catching up on my Bravo shows, and I thought I should at least give you today's stats and a couple reads. After the jump.
I can't post today without a couple rants. First, can we rewind to March for one second and remember that we were asked to "flatten the curve" so our hospitals weren't overwhelmed, but we were also told that we shouldn't expect vaccines to be tested and widely available until mid-2021 on the early end. I know not everyone was fortunate in getting unemployment benefits and for those people I have nothing but sympathy, but there's a reason that my household has been saving every nickel we can, buying supplies and shelf-stable foods as best we can, and not out living like we're on a long-term vacation. The expectation that we'll 'get back to normal' is absurd and people who expect normalcy should stop burying their heads in the sand and realize that we're in this for a very, very long time.
Second, I saw a bunch of articles blaming SDSU for our latest uptick in COVID-19 numbers. While we've certainly seen students flouting the local and state health orders, the reality is that (a) 75% of their cases are off-campus and (b) their widespread testing is actually showing us that we should continue to ramp up testing of the general population. The messaging has never really emphasized that if you've been in contact with a COVID-19 positive person, that it is incumbent upon you to get tested and also quarantine for 14 days. The city, county, state, and feds have all failed us in not providing for people who lockdown. If they had, we could've been out of this mess in April or May instead of where we are, nearly 200k deaths later. Instead of paying additional money, FEMA could have supplied 2-week provision boxes for every person who has been tested and we would be as close to normalcy. Their failure to do the most basic things is a complete failure of this administration and further evidence why we cannot let the incumbent get another four years in the White House.
- California COVID-19 Stats:
- 3,238 New Cases/766,201 Total Cases (0.4% increase)
- 106 New Deaths/14,721 Total Deaths (0.7% increase)
- 3.5% 14-day test positivity rate
- San Diego County Stats
- State Data:
- 264 New Cases/43,447 Total Cases
- 6 Deaths/748 Total Deaths
- 8.1 cases/100k population (Based on week ending 9/5, Assessed on 9/15. State uses Adjusted Case Rate Using Linear Adjustment)
- 4.5% Test Positivity (Based on week ending 9/5, Assessed on 9/15)
- County Data:
- 174 New Cases/43,619 Total Cases
- 6 New Daily Deaths/754 Total Deaths
- 2% Daily Test Positivity/4.2% Test Positivity (14-day average)
- 7.9 cases/100k population (Based on week ending 9/5, As assessed on 9/15. County is reporting unadjusted case rate per 100,000 excluding prisons)
- Case Investigation is 98%
- 6 New/20 Community Outbreaks (7-day)
- SDSU COVID-19:
- As of Sept. 16 at 6 p.m., 721 confirmed cases and 28 probable cases have been reported for a total of 749 cases.
- COVID-19 Reading
- Viable SARS-CoV-2 in the Air of a Hospital Room with COVID-19 Patients - International Journal of Infectious Diseases (9.15.2020)
- No decision made on potential San Diego County coronavirus lawsuit against state: No decisions were reached to take legal action against the state in regards to the county's COVID-19 case rate but the board of supervisors will meet again Monday. - CBS8 (9.17.2020)
- Investigation starts into what went right and wrong in Covid-19 response: Leaders of panel of 13 say they will have access to WHO internal emails and documents throughout inquiry into how the world reacted to pandemic. - South China Morning Post (9.17.2020)
- SPJ passes resolution opposing restrictions on speech that could worsen a pandemic - Society of Professional Journalists (9.17.2020)
Supervisor Fletcher’s Reaction to COVID Closed Session Meeting:— Supervisor Nathan Fletcher (@SupFletcher) September 18, 2020
Our board took no action in the closed session tonight and it would be inappropriate to comment on the deliberation. pic.twitter.com/w26DndrxiC