Friday, November 27, 2020

CoViD-19 Headlines Suck | San Diego Sets New Daily Case Record, 82 Community Outbreaks | LA Drops New Restrictions | #DiaperDon Gives Twitter Life


Hamadryas baboon chillin on his bum (Taken 11.23.2020 at San Diego Zoo)

I did my best to avoid being online today. I slept in today, as one should on the day after Thanksgiving, and then I went back and forth on whether we should head to Safari Park or not, but ultimately decided I didn't want to mask up today, which means we were limited to hanging in the backyard, which was just fine by me. Now we're forcing Darren to watch Jingle Jangle and he's almost submitting, though I think we've paused the movie for longer than we've actually watched it at this point. Wish me luck with Senor Scrooge. 
As for COVID-19 news, I don't need to tell you it is bad out there. San Diego set a new case record even as testing was decreased due to the Thanksgiving holiday, and is at a staggering 82 outbreaks in the last week. Nationwide we cleared 13 million cases. LA dropped even more restrictions as their cases averaged 4700 per day. I keep reading stories about people who were "doing everything right" and following protocols but then there's a subtext that they're a teacher in a school district that remained open or a "pandemic butterfly" who masked up but still coached little league, ate at restaurants, visited extended family, and worked in a distribution center. I guess I've never been so grateful to be unemployed and will ride it out as long as I can. Be safe out there. Today's data and news after the jump. 

  • World COVID-19 Stats (JHU 11.27.2020 5:27):
    • 61,549,531 Known Cases
    • 1,441,335 Known Deaths
  • US COVID-19 Stats (JHU 11.27.2020 5:27):
    • 13,086,268 Known Cases
    • 264,838 Known Deaths
  • California COVID-19 Stats:
    • 12,635 New Cases/1,171,324 Total Cases (1.1% increase)
    • 54 New Deaths/19,033 Total Deaths (0.3% increase)
    • 6.1% 14-day test positivity rate
  • San Diego County Stats
    • State Data:
      • 1,052 New Cases/76,359 Total Cases
      • 8 Deaths/996 Total Deaths
      • 21.5 cases/100k population (Based on week ending 11/16, Assessed on 11/24. Unadjusted Case Rate)
      • 3.1% Test Positivity (Based on week ending 11/16, Assessed on 11/24)
      • N/A Health Equity Positivity (Based on week ending 11/16)
    • County Data:
      • San Diego County COVID Update - County News Center
      • 1,802 New Cases/78,159 Total Cases 
      • 0 New Daily Deaths/996 Total Deaths
      • 8% Daily Test Positivity/6.6% (7-day avg after 7-day lag)/5.5% Test Positivity (14-day average)
      • 13.1 cases/100k population (Based on week ending 11/16, Assessed on 11/24. Unadjusted case rate per 100,000 excluding prisons.) 
      • Case Investigation is 81%
      • 19.4% Hospitalizations (Trigger is >10%)
      • 12 New (11/25) 10 New (11/26)/82 Community Outbreaks (7-day)
  • Universities:
  • COVID-19:
    • I have been writing for weeks (months?) about the horrible messaging about SARS-CoV-2. And I understand that it is the media's job to report the "news" but just look at this email from The Washington Post and their Coronavirus headlines. Don't travel, but here's how the travel industry is looking during the pandemic. Stay home as much as you can but go get a job, you unemployed loser. COVID-19 positive and hospitalization numbers are outrageously high, but let's get those kids back in school. The US is at record high deaths per day but let's lament canceled sports. 
      It is gross and not hard to understand how this country has completely failed in anything close to controlling this pandemic, revealing that even more of our systems are failing than we ever imagined.  

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