|I miss Amahle and I miss swimming (Outtake at San Diego Zoo 6.16.2020)|
When my niece was born, it was around time for the German American Societies Oktoberfest. After my sister had Nadia, it was only about a week later that we were at the celebration, and at one point I had her in a Baby Bjorn while carrying a couple beers back to our table and getting some funny looks. "She's not mine," I'd say. The German American Societies Oktoberfest has been a family tradition for many years, and in lieu of the party this year, I found this amazing Pretzel company in National City that makes New York, Philly, and the giant Bavarian ones. I got 3 boxes of 6 individually wrapped Bavarian pretzels, which come frozen and can remain so up to 6 months, and come out to just under $3/pretzel, which may seem like a lot, but compared to the $10 they cost at that spot in North Park, it's a great deal. Also, they're huge and maybe I overbought since me, Darren and Nova tested it out and could barely get through one.
So Nadia will get her Oktoberfest birthday party after all. If you want to get your hands on your own pretzels, you have to call or shoot an email for for pricing and so they can have your order ready when you pickup. San Diego Pretzel Company is the wholesale factory and open Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm. Or you could probably hit me up since I doubt we'll go through 18 of them anytime soon.
I have been attempting to post these updates daily for some time now, but it should be noted that these days, many of the articles I'm sharing are opinion pieces...so you have to discern between my opinion by choosing to share the piece in the first place and then the opinion of the respective authors for each piece. It's just the way things are gonna go the next month, it seems. Info, stats, and articles after the jump.
- California COVID-19 Stats:
- 3,062 New Cases/813,687 Total Cases (0.4% increase)
- 96 New Deaths/15,888 Total Deaths (0.6% increase)
- 2.8% 14-day test positivity rate
- San Diego County Stats
- State Data:
- 195 New Cases/47,182 Total Cases
- 2 Deaths/783 Total Deaths
- 7.2 cases/100k population (Based on week ending 9/19, Assessed on 9/29. Unadjusted Case Rate Using Linear Adjustment)
- 3.5% Test Positivity (Based on week ending 9/19, Assessed on 9/29)
- County Data:
- San Diego County COVID-19 Update – 10-1-2020 - County News Center
- How to Fight the Two: COVID-19 and Influenza - County News Center (10.1.2020)
- Last flu season, San Diego reported 20,711 lab-confirmed cases with 108 deaths.
- Comparatively, San Diego has reported 47,180 lab-confirmed cases with 783 deaths
- 305 New Cases/47,485 Total Cases
- 9 New Daily Deaths/792 Total Deaths
- 3% Daily Test Positivity/3.5% (7-day avg after 7-day lag)/3.1% Test Positivity (14-day average)
- 6.7 cases/100k population (Based on week ending 9/19, As assessed on 9/29. County is reporting unadjusted case rate per 100,000 excluding prisons)
- Case Investigation is 97%
- 2 New/29 Community Outbreaks (7-day)
- SDSU COVID-19:
- 403 On-Campus/685 Off-Campus = 1088 total cases
- Of the 25 confirmed cases added to the total case count today, Oct. 1, only 11 are new cases. The remaining 14 cases were previously reported to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), but only recently identified, through continued cross-referencing between San Diego State University and HHSA, as having an SDSU-affiliation. Additionally, as already indicated, of the 109 confirmed cases added to the total case count on Sept. 25 and Sept. 26, only 25 were new cases. The remaining 84 cases were previously reported to the HHSA.
- Check other stats: UCSD COVID-19, USD COVID-19, CSU San Marcos, PLNU
- Study shows Trump is a super-spreader — of coronavirus misinformation: Cornell University finds 38 percent of media stories including misinformation referenced the president in that context - The Washington Post (10.1.2020)
- Coronavirus: infection rate in US and Wuhan higher than previously thought: Modelling by Chinese data scientists finds the basic reproduction number around 8 for earliest outbreak in China and in recent months in America. Team suggests transmission in hospitals is different from those in the community - South China Morning Post (9.30.2020)
- The U.S. Needs a National Covid-19 Testing Strategy, Not a State-by-state Patchwork - STAT (10.1.2020)
- Other News/What I'm Reading:
- How To Cope When A Family Member Says They’re Voting For Trump - Scary Mommy (9.29.2020)
- The President's Debate Performance Was Pure Fascism: Donald Trump wants his own private Belarus, with his own private militias at polling places, and in the streets if he loses. And he's fixing things to get it, too. - Esquire (9.30.2020)
- Excessive Heat Warning Extended through Friday 10/2 at 8:00PM - County News Center (10.1.2020)
- Grocery App Workers' Rights Are Under Siege: Californians will soon be voting on Prop 22—an initiative that would remove protections for gig workers and could drive them into financial hardship. - Wired (10.1.2020)
- Road Fatality Rates Reach Highest Level in 15 Years: And the fact that it happened during a time of historically low driving signals it's time to redesign our roads. - Streetsblog (10.1.2020)
- FREE ADMISSION OCTOBER
- Kids Are Free at the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park Throughout October: Throughout the entire month of October, all children 11 years old and younger are invited to visit the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park for free! As part of Kids Free presented by Mission Fed, Zoo and Safari Park guests will get the chance to observe amazing creatures, experience a safe, fun day with family and learn how everyone can help animals through conservation. For more details about Kids Free, visit SanDiegoZoo.org or SDZSafariPark.org
Throughout the month of October, regular operating hours at the Zoo and the Safari Park are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. All guests younger than 15 must be accompanied by a paid adult during their visits to the Zoo and the Safari Park.
- Kids Free is back in San Diego this October! - San Diego Museum Council
- Sea World: Kids Play Free In October: Purchase an Adult ticket and receive a child admission (ages 3-9) FREE! Buy Tickets