Wednesday, September 16, 2020

COVID-19 Stats | San Diego Stays Red While Meeting Purple Metrics | SPLC Releases A Vision For A Just Future | Adoptable Animals Arrive From Louisiana

 lemur and rabbit at safari park

That time a rabbit decided to help itself to a lemur's food at San Diego Zoo Safari Park (Taken 6.27.2020)

In my new effort to get out of the house a little bit more, we spent this afternoon in Chula Vista. I had to get my hands on one of the free masks the city is giving out featuring the Chula Vista logo on it, available at the main library from 11am-6pm daily. They're super cool and certainly bring out my CV pride. 
We took our dog with us for the drive, so after we scored the masks, we went to the Bayfront and walked the bay and marina. I was super impressed with the mask and distancing compliance there, so we'll definitely mark this as a lower-risk space we can take advantage of to get sunshine, fresh air, and that lovely sea breeze. After all that, we popped by my parents' house to drop off some supplies and my poor mom is going stir crazy. She's been working on the backyard, but because of my dad's health, she really isn't getting out of the house at all and it really, really sucks for her. It doesn't help that my dad just watches news at triple volume all day long. I need to be a better daughter and visit more often. 
It's been a long day, so I'm gonna call it. Stats and info after the jump.
I know I've mentioned this more than once here that I was on my elementary school's safety patrol. Each school awarded one 'major' and that was me. I've always liked clear rules. And by that, I don't mean that I always agree with or follow rules, but I need to know clearly where the boundaries lie for pretty much everything. And if rules aren't clear, you know that I'm going to push the boundaries of what I think is allowed and isn't. But it also depends on the circumstances. Breaking rules designed for safety during a global pandemic is a whole lot different than, say, a venue telling me that photos aren't allowed, a rule I've obviously broken many, many times. 
For all of this, I find it so incredibly annoying that Dr. Ghaly, Secretary of California's Health and Human Services, went out of his way to say that they're working with San Diego to prevent us from moving to the Purple tier. 
I don't want businesses to close and I don't want cases to rise, but what I do want is when they say they're gonna do something to actually do it, so that all these assholes running around the city maskless and gathering and spreading this shit maybe start to take it seriously. But alas. Here we are. Last week we were technically purple with a 7.9. This week we're again, technically purple with 8.1. (Data from the "Blueprint Data Chart". The county is conveniently using the lower numbers of 6.9 and 7.9) You can see his response to a question about San Diego here. Then again here
"We don't know when, but certainly as we see the ups and downs of transmission, we should expect a county to potentially be moved to a more restrictive tier at some point in this entire experience. We're working hard with San Diego to figure out how we can support and look at the numbers so that we make that decision in the wisest way we possibly can with both the public health of the San Diego community in mind, but the broadest way, not just COVID health, but the broad economic health." 
I'm still trying to find Dr. Wooten's portion of the County Supervisors meeting today because no way I'm watching all 8 hours of it and I have a visceral response when I hear Jim Desmond speak. 

  • California COVID-19 Stats:
    • 2,235 New Cases/760,013 Total Cases (0.3% increase)
    • 66 New Deaths/14,451 Total Deaths (0.5% increase)
    • 3.6% 14-day test positivity rate
  • San Diego County Stats
    • State Data:
      • 208 New Cases/42,889 Total Cases
      • 0 Deaths/734 Total Deaths
      • 8.1 cases/100k population (Based on week ending 9/5, As assessed on 9/15. State uses Adjusted Case Rate Using Linear Adjustment)
      • 4.5% Test Positivity (Based on week ending 9/5, As assessed on 9/15)
    • County Data:
      • 294 New Cases/43,181 Total Cases 
      • 8 New Daily Deaths/742 Total Deaths
      • 5% Daily Test Positivity/4.4% 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%
      • 4 New/15 Community Outbreaks (7-day)
      • San Diego qualified for the Purple tier this week, however we have to maintain for two weeks to actually move tiers. State Health Officer, Dr. Ghaly says that the state wants to work with counties to prevent movement to more restrictive tiers.
  • SDSU COVID-19:
    • As of Sept. 14 at 6 p.m., 667 confirmed cases and nine (9) probable cases have been reported for a total of 676 cases.
    • The majority of these cases are among undergraduate students living in off-campus housing that SDSU does not manage.
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I wanted to post this because it's like the answer to my post from yesterday.

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