Sunday, January 17, 2021

CoViD-19: "Invisible Deaths" | Aussie Open Players Quarantined | Animal News: Andean Bears, Cocaine Hippos, Northern White Rhinos |


Agapito the Andean Bear Cub at San Diego Zoo (Taken 9.28.2020)

It's really hard to have this beautiful California weather and wish that people would stay home, but after looking at a graph from LA cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, and reading this horrible WaPo article on "Invisible Deaths," I was thinking that maybe to get to get the point across, they start breaking down hospitalizations and ICU numbers even more. Like in LA County there were X amounts of new admittance and Y amount of people released, making a net of + or - so many beds, but specifying that so many beds became available of the new people because those people died. It's implicit in the information: like hospitalizations in California dropped 436 patients but 432 died, so how many were released home, how many died, and how many new patients took their places? Maybe if people saw that tracking more specifically, they might give a shit? But probably not. I'm definitely interested to see what happens in court this week with the strip-club case (Superior Court 37-2020-00038194-CU-CR-CTL) though now looking at it, may be further postponed until June. 

In other news, we continued to stick around the house beside our (mostly) nightly dogwalk. We watched a lot of football, caught up on news and reading, and Darren has been tearing up the kitchen with his cooking lately so that has been amazing. This week is going to be historic and crazy so keep in mind that King is the reason for the weekend, continue the fight for social justice, and stay safe out there. 

  • COVID-19:
    • 400,000: The invisible deaths of covid-19 - The Washington Post (1.17.2021)
    • 72 Tennis Players in Lockdown After Virus Cases on Flights. Organizers had previously announced that 47 players had to quarantine after four COVID-19 cases - NBC San Diego (1.17.2021)
      But local government, tennis and health authorities have said all players were warned of the risks in advance.
      “There’s been a bit of chatter from a number of players about the rules - well, the rules apply to them as they apply to everybody else, and they were all briefed on that before they came and that was a condition on which they came,” Victoria state premier Daniel Andrews told a news conference Monday. "There’s no special treatment here ... because a virus doesn’t treat you specially.”
      Responding to reports that eight-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic had proposed a list of ideas to change the quarantine conditions for players, Andrews said: “People are free to provide lists of demands but the answer is no.”
  • Politics:
    • Ex-CISA Head Chris Krebs: ‘Impeachment Is the Right Mechanism’. In an interview with WIRED, the famously fired DHS official shared insights on election security, disinformation, SolarWinds—and what to do about Trump. - Wired (1.15.2021)
    • You’re hearing from a lot of Republicans that are not supporting impeachment that there needs to be a time of healing. That doesn't do the trick, that doesn't restore confidence. That doesn't stave off the next attempt in 2024, where a candidate tries to do the same thing.
  • News:
    • FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack - AP News (1.17.2021)
      “If there’s any indication that any of our soldiers or airmen are expressing things that are extremist views, it’s either handed over to law enforcement or dealt with the chain of command immediately,” he said.
  • Other Reading: 
  • Global COVID-19 Stats (JHU 1.17.2021 8:22pm):
    • 95,037,610 Known Cases
    • 2,030,561 Known Deaths
  • US COVID-19 Stats 
    • (JHU)
      • 23,952,551 Cases
      • 397,561 Deaths
    • (COVID Tracking Project):
      • 185,518 New Cases/23,627,890 Known Cases (6.8%+ Change over 7 Days)
      • 2,044 New Deaths/388,869 Known Deaths
      • 124,387 Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations
      • 23,432 Currently COVID-19 patients in ICU
      • 7,797 COVID-19 patients currently on ventilator
  • California COVID-19 Stats:
    • Aggregate California ICU Bed Availability: 0%
    • 42,229 New Cases/2,942,475 Total Cases (1.5% increase)
    • 432 New Deaths/33,392 Total Deaths (1.3% increase)
    • 12.5% 14-day test positivity rate
    • 21,143 COVID-19 Hospitalizations (-436 patients, -2.1% from prior day)
    • 4,820 COVID-19 ICU hospitalized in CA (-26 patients, -0.5% from prior day)
    • 1,070 ICU beds available (-58 from prior day)
  • San Diego County 
    • Free Testing Sites and Schedule in San Diego
    • State Data:
      • Southern California ICU Bed Availability: 0%
      • 3,027 New Cases/209,895 Total Cases
      • 28 Deaths/2,065 Total Deaths
      • 89.8 cases/100k population (Assessed on 1/12. Unadjusted Case Rate)
      • 16.4% Test Positivity (Assessed on 1/12)
      • 22.8% Health Equity Positivity (Assessed on 1/12)
      • 1,761 COVID-19 hospitalized patients (-24 patients, -1.3% from prior day)
      • 424 COVID-19 ICU hospitalized patients (-11 patients, -2.5% from prior day)
      • 147 ICU beds available (-1 from prior day)
    • County Data:
      • 1,880 New Cases/211,787 Total Cases 
      • 38 New Daily Deaths/2,103 Total Deaths
      • 8% Daily Test Positivity/14.8% (7-day avg after 7-day lag)/11.8% Test Positivity (14-day average)
      • 69.7 cases/100k population (Assessed on 1/12. Adjusted case rate per 100,000 excluding prisons.) 
      • 48% Case Investigation (under 70% goal)
      • 0.4% Increasing Day Over Day COVID-19 Hospitalizations (1,721 patients. 41% increase over 30 days)
      • 12% Available ICU Capacity (413 patients. 35% increase over 30 days)
      • 34 Staffed ICU Beds Available
      • 12 New/49 Community Outbreaks (7-day)

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