Sunday, October 25, 2020

CoViD-19 US Surpasses 225,000 Known COVID-19 Deaths | California Fracking | Voter Guide

Mandrills (Taken 3.9.2020)
Today was a day where I went from pajamas I slept in, to showering, and putting back on new pajama lounger pants. It's so nice to experience feeling chilly and cozy after our aggressively hot summer. We're finally going through our ballots and stumbled upon this discussion about the School Board District A which is interesting but makes Sabrina Bazzo the far superior candidate in my book. 
Besides that, it was a low key day. We watched some baseball, watched some football. Last night I stayed up and binged The Queen's Gambit on Netflix which I thoroughly enjoyed, even though I'm not really a chess player at all. It's very watchable even if you know nothing about the game; it's more about an eccentric orphan's journey through excellence and addiction. 
The news cycle is going to be insane for the next couple weeks and there's a lot of big stuff happening, but you know where to find all of that and I'm just gonna keep it to the stuff I find relevant and doesn't mention those people by name as much as possible. 

  • California COVID-19 Stats:
    • 5,219 New Cases/898,029 Total Cases (0.6% increase)
    • 34 New Deaths/17,345 Total Deaths (0.2% increase)
    • 3% 14-day test positivity rate
  • San Diego County Stats
    • State Data:
      • 386 New Cases/54,330 Total Cases
      • 1 Deaths/868 Total Deaths
      • 7.8 cases/100k population (Based on week ending 10/10, Assessed on 10/20. Unadjusted Case Rate Using Linear Adjustment)
      • 3.3% Test Positivity (Based on week ending 10/10, Assessed on 10/20)
      • 5.5% Health Equity Positivity (Based on week ending 10/10, Assessed on 10/20)
    • County Data:
      • San Diego County COVID-19 Update – 10-25-2020 - County News Center
      • 269 New Cases/54,583 Total Cases 
      • 2 New Daily Deaths/870 Total Deaths
      • 2% Daily Test Positivity/3.1% (7-day avg after 7-day lag)/2.7% Test Positivity (14-day average)
      • 7.0 cases/100k population (Based on week ending 10/10, Assessed on 10/20. County is reporting unadjusted case rate per 100,000 excluding prisons. 
      • Case Investigation is 96%
      • 2 New/26 Community Outbreaks (7-day)
        • restaurant/bar 5
        • business 8
        • restaurant 4
        • grocery 1
        • private residences 0
        • food processing 0
        • hair salon/barber 1
        • k-12 school 1
        • faith-based agency 1
        • gym 1
        • daycare 1
        • healthcare 3
  • Universities:
  • COVID-19:
  • News/Other Reading:
    • It's no secret that I kinda fangirl over Newsom, ever since he campaigned here for Lieutenant Governor and I got to meet him. But don't confuse that with 100% support. During this pandemic, I've been grateful that we are Californians. But I don't think he gets it right on everything and recognize he is still a politician and isn't slime-free. One major way I disagree with the state is when it comes to fracking. I'm unfamiliar with this source so I can't speak to the accuracy of the information, but I feel like I have to share this article anyway. 
    • The Election Will Bring a Hurricane of Misinformation - Wired (10.19.2020)
    • I highly respect Mikey Knab of Ponce's/High Road Restaurants. We didn't match on all of our candidates, but we are in lockstep for all of the propositions and measures and he has good explainers for all of them. I'm a yes on 14-19, 21,23, and 25. I'm a hard no on 20, 22, and 24. I'm also yes on A,B,D,E, with a no on C. Check out his Voter Guide. As for my candidates, obviously I'm Biden/Harris. For the 53rd I'm sticking with Georgette Gomez, Toni Atkins for Senator, Tim Nader for Judge, and for SDUSD Board of Education: Bazzo, Berrera, Richmond. And my mayoral choice is Todd Gloria. For Council I'm voting Toni Duran for my district. I'm still considering other candidates. Like the San Diego Progressive Dems endorsed Sarah Davis over Chris Ward for Assembly so I'm reading into that, and people really hate Cory Briggs for all of his "frivolous" lawsuits, but he's won a ton of them, when our City tried to ram through "assessments" or taxes or bullshit deals that required community oversight. So I have to ponder that one a bit longer, too.  

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