|I miss my sea lion pals at La Jolla Cove (9.14.2020)|
Today I awoke to New York Times alerts that the president had declined to declare additional counties of California as major disaster areas, and then shortly thereafter he reversed course, but not quick enough for the rage to be felt. I stayed off the news for awhile until things calmed down. I spent some time hanging out listening to new music with my dog while the plumber finished his work and it looks pretty good except that he only painted half the bathroom. Seriously? You couldn't just paint the whole thing so it's one color?? It's also a little bummer that he didn't cover the toilet while he was doing all of his work because now it has spatters of spackle dried on in random places.
Darren and I decided that we could break quarantine since we've all been cooped up for 5 days, have had no symptoms, had no known exposure, and are pretty sure Nova's fever was because of the bee sting on Sunday. We loaded up on stuff at Costco and will still be laying low, which has pretty much been our MO since March anyway. I also did the curbside pickup thing at Petsmart, except they don't actually do curbside after 7 so I had to go in anyway. And they didn't have all the items I ordered, so they refunded me instead of offering me substitute items, so next time I'll over-order and make sure I do it earlier in the day.
I watched a movie called The Last Word (Hulu) from 2017 that I thoroughly enjoyed, and it's super late but I'm still going through email.
Today the County of San Diego had to hold an unscheduled media briefing because our case rate is rising and we could 'tip back into purple'. On Thursday, we were at 7.7 (cases per 100k) and Friday was at 7.8 (cases per 100k) and have been over 7 for 6 consecutive days. This is happening globally. You should really take a look at how Italy, France, the UK and other places are reinstating strict protocols. It seems so obvious, but Dr. Wooten had to say, "if you're sick, you shouldn't go to work, you should go get tested." It's insane that people aren't doing this and if employers are allowing it, maybe they should be shut down.
Magic 8 Balls says, "outlook not good."
As a reminder, here's where you can see the activity limitations by tier.
- California COVID-19 Stats:
- 3,075 New Cases/861,476 Total Cases (0.4% increase)
- 73 New Deaths/16,830 Total Deaths (0.4% increase)
- 2.5% 14-day test positivity rate
- San Diego County Stats
- State Data:
- 143 New Cases/51,472 Total Cases
- Deaths/847 Total Deaths
- 7.2 cases/100k population (Based on week ending 10/3, Assessed on 10/13. Unadjusted Case Rate Using Linear Adjustment)
- 3.5% Test Positivity (Based on week ending 10/3, Assessed on 10/13)
- 5.7% Health Equity Positivity (Based on week ending 10/3, Assessed on 10/13)
- County Data:
- County in Danger of Falling into Purple Tier - County News Center (10.16.2020)
The local COVID-19 adjusted case rate has steadily increased and has reached 7.0 cases per every 100,000 residents, placing the County in danger of being moved into the state’s more restrictive Purple Tier or Tier 1.
- 311 New Cases/51,781 Total Cases
- 3 New Daily Deaths/850 Total Deaths
- 5% Daily Test Positivity/3.1% (7-day avg after 7-day lag)/3% Test Positivity (14-day average)
- 6.8 cases/100k population (Based on week ending 10/3, Assessed on 10/13. County is reporting unadjusted case rate per 100,000 excluding prisons)
- Case Investigation is 96%
- 1 New/40 Community Outbreaks (7-day)
- 40 Community Outbreaks in past 7-days:
- restaurant/bar 13
- business 16
- restaurant 3
- grocery 1
- private residences 2
- food processing 1
- hair salon/barber 0
- k-12 school 1
- faith-based agency 3
- SDSU COVID-19:
- 417 on campus | 794 non-residential (14 faculty, 13 visitors) | 1,211 Total
- Please note: Of the 9 confirmed cases added to the total case count on Oct. 15, 5 are new cases. The remaining 4 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.
- Check other stats: UCSD COVID-19, USD COVID-19, CSU San Marcos, PLNU
- People with blood type O may have lower risk of Covid-19 infection and severe illness, two new studies suggest - CNN (10.16.2020)
- Thousands of scientists respond to "herd immunity" nonsense with the John Snow Memorandum which is kind of hilarious. ("You know nothing, John Snow")
- The Preexisting Conditions of the Coronavirus Pandemic- An enormous new data set peers into the health of the world’s population before 2020—and how the coronavirus turned that into a global disaster. - Wired (10.14.2020)
- Fauci warns that Covid-19 infection rates are too high heading into winter - CNN (10.16.2020)
- Other Reading/News
- California Secures Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to Support State’s Response to Wildfires 10.16.20 - Office of Governor Newsom
- Oct. 19 is Deadline to Register to Vote - County News Center (10.16.2020)