Thursday, January 07, 2021

CoViD-19: US Records Record 4,033 Deaths | Congress Confirms Biden Will Be President | Fallout of Insurrection On The Capitol | Self-Quarantine 101 | Variant & Asymptomatic Spread Prevalent |

As if the current president isn't bad enough, he hates birds, too. (
A La Jolla Cormorant Taken 3.9.2020)

After seeing all the madness on Wednesday, it's easy to forget we're in the middle of a pandemic. Every day around 3 or 4, we try to sit in the backyard for Darren's "orange ball in the sky" time. (He calls blue purple, yellow is orange, and pink is he says, "who's to say?") So we're sitting in the backyard and the streets are busy like any 'before times' day, people are walking up and down the sidewalk, cars fill the gas station as gas prices creep up daily

Meanwhile, I live near a busy intersection. Ambulances and fire trucks blaze by multiple times all day long, the police chopper flies overhead every night, last night as female cop yelled into her speaker for a car to pull over in a low-speed pursuit on El Cajon Blvd., I could hear the woman, nearly as loud with no amplification, screaming back, "why don't you just stop fucking following me?!" She did pull over eventually. Guessing that was a DUI, multiple cruisers showed up but it seemed under control as backup quickly got called elsewhere. 

The world seems so crazy right now, but also on the brink of some sort of newness. I really don't want to hear more 'reach across the aisle' bullshit, I want the new administration and the congressional and senate majorities to come in with a vengeance...reversing policies they can, pushing a progressive agenda, ending or rewriting the rules of the filibuster, approving judges, and launching investigations into the post office, the EPA, the FDA, the CDC, ICE and all the other damage done by this administration that made the world a darker place over the course of the last 4 years (and let's face it, since McConnell has been majority leader and kept Obama's hands tied for 8 years.) I'd say I want them to come out guns blazing, but I hope to see a major shift with sensible gun policies, too. I know that I'm in a fantasyland, but for right now, I'm okay with that. Wednesday was bonkers. No reason why we can't be bonkers in our own way, too. I really overdid it with links today, but history was made this week and there were a lot of hot takes and news worth posting. Oh yeah, and we're still setting COVID death and case records.  

  • COVID-19:
  • Other Reading: 
  • Global COVID-19 Stats (JHU 1/7/2021 5:22pm):
    • 87,952,778 Known Cases
    • 1,895,925 Known Deaths
  • US COVID-19 Stats 
    • (JHU)
      • 21,543,310 Cases
      • 364,735 Deaths
    • (COVID Tracking Project):
      • 266,197 New Cases/21,340,773 Known Cases (+8% Change over 7 Days)
      • 4,033* New Deaths/356,229 Known Deaths (New Daily Death Record)
      • 132,370 Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations
      • 23,821 Currently COVID-19 patients in ICU
      • 7,900 COVID-19 patients currently on ventilator
  • California COVID-19 Stats:
    • Aggregate California ICU Bed Availability: 0%
    • 36,385 New Cases/2,518,611 Total Cases (1.5% increase)
    • 583 New Deaths/28,045 Total Deaths (2.1% increase)
    • 12.9% 14-day test positivity rate
    • 22,851 COVID-19 Hospitalizations (+31 patients, +0.1% from prior day)
    • 4,811 COVID-19 ICU hospitalized in CA (+80 patients, +1.7% from prior day)
    • 1,210 ICU beds available (-101 from prior day)
  • San Diego County 
    • Free Testing Sites and Schedule in San Diego
    • All People in Phase 1A Could Get COVID-19 Vaccine - County News Center (1.5.2021) 
      • Vaccine Phases and Eligibility
      • From a friend in healthcare: UCSDH is partnering with the County of San Diego and Petco Park to administer 2k-5k vaccinations a day out of Petco Park, STARTING MONDAY. (This will still be according to prescribed phases)
    • State Data:
      • Southern California ICU Bed Availability: 0%
      • 3,815 New Cases/176,660 Total Cases (+2.2%)
      • 37 Deaths/1,691 Total Deaths (2.2%)
      • 65.9 cases/100k population (Assessed on 1/5. Unadjusted Case Rate)
      • 13.3% Test Positivity (Assessed on 1/5)
      • 19.0% Health Equity Positivity (Assessed on 1/5)
      • 1,732 COVID-19 hospitalized patients (+86 patients, +5.2% from prior day)
      • 400 COVID-19 ICU hospitalized patients (+9 patients, +2.3% from prior day)
      • 169 ICU beds available (-49 from prior day)
    • County Data:
      • San Diego County COVID-19 Update – 1-7-2021 - County News Center 
      • 3,850 New Cases/180,512 Total Cases 
      • 47 New Daily Deaths/1,738 Total Deaths
      • 11% Daily Test Positivity/16.2% (7-day avg after 7-day lag)/13.8% Test Positivity (14-day average)
      • 53.4 cases/100k population (Assessed on 1/5. Adjusted case rate per 100,000 excluding prisons.) 
      • 37% Case Investigation (under 70% goal)
      • 6.5% Increasing Day Over Day COVID-19 Hospitalizations (1,674 patients. 91% increase over 30 days)
      • Hospitalizations: 1,734 COVID/2984 Non-COVID | 4,718 Total/4,768 Bed Capacity 
      • 16% ICU Capacity (384 patients. 71% increase over 30 days)
      • ICU: 395 COVID/255 Non-COVID | 650 Total/773 Bed Capacity 
      • 8 New/38 Community Outbreaks (7-day)
        • Retail 1
        • Grocery 2
        • Faith-based Setting 4
        • Government 2
        • Daycare/preschool 2
        • Healthcare 2
        • Emergency Services 3
        • Warehouse/Distribution 2
        • Hotel/Resort/Spa 2

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