Monday, September 14, 2020

CoViD-19 Stats | National Forests in CA CLOSED Through September 21 | GPMB Releases A World In Disorder | True COVID Mortality Exceeds Current Numbers | La Jolla Cove Photos

This Sea Lion didn't appreciate that the dolphins were getting all the attention (Taken 9.14.200)

I had a bad dream and woke myself up when I was kicking the bed full force correlating to me kicking some rando in the balls who was attacking my friends in the dream. I didn't hurt my foot, thankfully, but it sorta set this icky feeling for the rest of the day. 
I was irritated when news channels were covering the arrival of Air Force One and the "hundreds of supporters" but not one showing what they did to anyone who might've been there in opposition. They certainly weren't allowed anywhere near the tarmac, making it just like a really dumb taxpayer paid photo-op campaign rally.
I was irritated when I saw that the "fire briefing" with the president wasn't open to the media, but then it was, but I couldn't find the stream anywhere. I did, however, see the clip where he says "it'll get cooler, trust me" and not one person in the room said "WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT WEATHER, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT CLIMATE YOU DUMBFUCK!!"
I was irritated when I saw a News 8 clip, "Will San Diego County slide into state's most restrictive tier?" and they interviewed Supervisor Desmond, who has, for months, been parroting the "pure COVID death" bullshit, and they didn't even try to do the math of the data, which is available to EVERYONE. As I stated yesterday, tomorrow's unadjusted cases per 100k, which will reflect the week ending September 5th, will be 9.96 based on the County's numbers. But we already know there were "data issues" and this will further be adjusted. But don't mislead people and act like it is all arbitrary. It's not. 
It was one news thing after another that got me more and more irritated. 
I proceeded to try to do my usual bloggy and email stuff but I just realized it was pointless to do in the morning. 
Instead I cleaned the house and caught up with Reality Checked. Darren did all of our laundry. Nova did online school. After we all had a nice lunch and folded and put away all the laundry, then went to La Jolla Cove. It's something they promised me would still happen even though Nova has quit soccer and that's when I'd usually go. 
It was more poopy than usual but not quite so crowded now that we're past Labor Day. It was pretty cool, too, because a pod of dolphins swam by while we were watching the pups.
After all that, we hit Costco and loaded up on speakeasy supplies and now we're reaping the rewards, so I guess I'll sleep in on Tuesday and watch any of the press conference streams later instead of wasting my day watching news in real-time. 

  • California COVID-19 Stats:
    • 2,855 New Cases/757,778 Total Cases (0.4% increase)
    • 56 New Deaths/14,385 Total Deaths (0.4% increase)
    • 3.7% 14-day test positivity rate
  • San Diego County Stats
    • State Data:
      • 265 New Cases/42,681 Total Cases
      • 0 Deaths/734 Total Deaths
      • 6.9 cases/100k population (7 days before 7-day lag, Reassessed on Tuesdays, Data for week ending 8.29.2020)
      • 4.3% Test Positivity (7 days before 7-day lag, Reassessed on Tuesdays, Data for week ending 8.29.2020)
    • County Data:
      • 208 New Cases/42,887 Total Cases 
      • 0 New Daily Deaths/734 Total Deaths
      • 4% Daily Test Positivity/4.3% Test Positivity (14-day average)
      • Case Investigation is 98%
      • 0 New/14 Community Outbreaks (7-day)
  • San Diego State University COVID-19 Update
    • As of Sept. 13 at 6 p.m., 644 confirmed cases and four (4) probable cases have been reported for a total of 648 cases.
  • COVID-19:
    • A World in Disorder - Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (9.14.2020)
      In this report, the GPMB provides a harsh assessment of the global COVID-19 response, warning that the world cannot afford to be unprepared again when the next pandemic hits. The Board called for five urgent actions to be taken to bring order out of the catastrophe and chaos currently facing the world: responsible leadership; engaged citizenship; strong and agile systems for health security; sustained investment; and robust global governance of preparedness.
    • Every Body Counts: Measuring Mortality From the COVID-19 Pandemic - Annals of Internal Medicine (9.11.2020)
      (More than 190,000 US residents) have died of COVID-19, however, the true number of deaths resulting from COVID-19, both directly and indirectly, is likely to be much higher. The proper attribution of deaths to this pandemic has a range of societal, legal, mortuary, and public health consequences. 
  • Wildfire Update - CalFire
    • No updates to Valley Fire as jurisdiction is no longer with CalFire. Last CalFire update was Sunday, 9/13, with 87% containment with 17,665 acres 
    • "On Monday, September 14th, 2020 at 7:00 AM, the fire will transition from California Interagency Incident Management Team 15 and CAL FIRE back to a Cleveland National Forest Type 3 Team." - CalFire
    • "The @USDA @forestservice Pacific Southwest Region Orders for closing National Forests in California have been extended to Sept. 21, 2020. The decision will be reviewed daily." Regional Order No. 20-12: Emergency Forest Closure - Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region @usfs_r5
      • From September 15-21, Going into or being upon National Forest Lands, Being on a National Forest System road, and Being on a National Forest System trail are all forbidden for Inyo National Forest, Sierra National Forest, Sequoia National Forest, Stanislaus National Forest, Los Padres National Forest, Angeles National Forest, San Bernardino National Forest, and Cleveland National Forest.  
    • 35 Dead In WildFires; President: 'It'll Start Getting Cooler' - Patch (9.14.2020)
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