I think I'm making a Labor Day Weekend mistake by binging all the newish Netflix movies. At this rate, I won't have anything to watch while we're sheltering-in-place this weekend during the impending heat wave. So far, I watched Freak Show, about a queer high school kid who overcomes unspeakable school bullying, and really liked it. I finished Strange But True about a girl who think s she's pregnant with her dead boyfriend's baby which was pretty terrible. Then I watched Love, Guaranteed which is a pretty cheesy and predictable rom-com, but I liked it anyway, and now I'm watching The Lost Husband, which already feels like a Lifetime movie and therefore I am all in.
It took me awhile to get through all of Thursday's email and news, but we did some shopping while Nova skated. We didn't realize it was just a one hour class, so we felt terrible when we got a text from Derby United that she was waiting for us, but she seemed to be okay and obviously we'll check next time we register. I think the decision has been made that we're pulling her from soccer so we'll probably be back at Derby United a whole lot more in the near future.
- California COVID-19 Stats:
- 5,125 New Cases/717,177 Total Cases (.7% increase)
- 164 New Deaths/13,327 Total Deaths (1.2% increase)
- 5% 14-day test positivity rate
- San Diego County Stats
- State Data:
- 250 New Cases (Last 14 Days)/39,123 Total Cases
- 7 Deaths (Last 14 Days)/695 Total Deaths
- 5.8 cases/100k population
- 3.7% Test Positivity (8/12-8/18)
- County Data:
- 325 New Cases/39,446 Total Cases
- 5 New Daily Deaths/700 Total Deaths
- 5.8 cases/100k population
- 4% Daily Test Positivity/3.9% Test Positivity (14-day average)
- Case Investigation is 95%
- 2 New/17 Community Outbreaks (7-day)
- Statement from Nancy Maldonado, chief executive officer of Chicano Federation, in response to the COVID-19 clinical trial coming to South Bay communities.
“Once again the burden of COVID-19 is falling on communities of color. It is unfair that underserved communities who have the least access to information are now being targeted to participate in an experimental vaccine.
This tactic, unfortunately, does not come as a surprise given that this country has a history of using people of color for experimental medical treatments. There is still much work to do in terms of educating our community and we will continue to lead the effort of ensuring that black and brown communities are able to make an informed decision about their participation in this trial.”
- Study: Asymptomatic Kids Carry Higher COVID Viral Load Than Adults In ICU - Scary Mommy (8.25.2020)
- Sociopathic Traits Linked to Not Wearing a Mask or Social Distancing During Pandemic: Study (9.2.2020)
- Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order in Response to COVID-19 (9.3.2020)
- Home Deaths Climb As Some COVID-19 Victims Die Without Medical Care - KPBS (9.3.2020)Covid-19 research shows downsides of face shields and valve masks: US study finds the more comfortable alternatives give less protection than cloth and surgical coverings. - South China Morning Post (9.3.2020)
- Coronavirus death rate may be as bad – or worse – than for Spanish flu pandemic: Chinese and US researchers have come up with an estimate of 4.54 per cent using new data and modelling based on the initial outbreak in Wuhan. That compares to estimates ranging from 1.61 to 1.98 per cent for the influenza virus over a century ago. - South China Morning Post (9.3.2020)
- Pet Safety Tips From San Diego Humane Society
With temperatures soaring this weekend, the San Diego Humane Society shared some important tips to keep your pets safe when it is hot outside:
- 🐶 Always provide plenty of cool, clean water for your animal. When away from home, carry a thermos with fresh water.
- 🐕 Leave your pets at home as much as possible. While you may think that they will be lonely, they will be much more comfortable in your cool home than riding in a hot car.
- 🐶 If you must take your pet along for the ride, don’t leave your pet alone in a parked vehicle. Even with the windows open, a parked car can quickly become a furnace. If the temperature outside is 80 degrees, the temperature inside your car can quickly climb to 120 degrees.
- 🐕 In extremely hot weather, don’t leave your dog standing on the street, and keep walks to a minimum. Be sure to allow for plenty of breaks and find shady spots to cool off.
- 🐶 Don’t force your animal to exercise in hot, humid weather. Exercise your pet in the cool of the early morning or evening. In addition to the hot air, the hot pavement increases the risk for heat stroke.
- 🐕 Always provide plenty of shade for an animal staying outside the house. Bring your pet inside during the heat of the day and let them rest in a cool part of your house. If you take your dog to the beach or park, make sure you can provide a shaded spot for resting.
- 🐶 Be alert for the signs of heat stress: heavy panting, glazed eyes, a rapid pulse, unsteadiness, a staggering gait, vomiting, or a deep red tongue. If you believe your pet is suffering from heat exhaustion, contact your veterinarian right away — it could save your pet's life.
- Social Justice, Policing and Other News
- What Can Mayors Do When the Police Stop Doing Their Jobs? In cities across the country, leaders face a phenomenon encountered in Baltimore and Chicago: officers slowing their work in the wake of high-profile episodes of police violence. Reporter Alec MacGillis asks: Will the result be different this time? - ProPublica (9.3.2020)
- Facebook's New Political Ad Policy May Not Be Enough To Stave Off Election Chaos: Mark Zuckerberg took action Thursday to help safeguard the 2020 election—and yet misleading ads and misinformation could still spread in November. READ MORE - Vanity Fair (9.2.2020)
The Coronavirus is Almost Everywhere - Statista (9.2.2020)