Sunday, March 28, 2021

CoViD-19: Still Not Safe; 62K Daily US Cases | Camping & The Psychology of Safety | Chill Out About Comic-Con |


Camping at Sweetwater Campground (6.10.2020)

By last summer, we started to know more about Coronavirus and how it spreads and that things were safer outside than inside. We went camping at a campground with amenities that was local enough to run home to check on the pets (or in my case, take a nap) while also enjoying outdoor time without screens. That ended up being the last time I used a public bathroom. I've gotten both my shots but still need time for them to kick in. I'll still be masking up. We're planning on doing the same trip this week and no joke, I bought a toilet seat that fits on top of a 5-gallon bucket and a privacy tent to be used as a loo.  I still think people are gross and those stainless steel no-cover toilets at County facilities are nasty and I'd rather not use them if I can help it. All that to say no promises on data for the next few days. 

In the meantime, it was a quiet day. I got my second Pfizer shot yesterday at 5pm, then was up with anxiety until 5am because everyone told me to expect to feel like I was hit by a bus about 8 hours later. That never came, but I definitely slept in and Darren says I've been more subdued than usual, though I think that's just the microchip getting to work reprogramming my brain. Just kidding. I feel good, I just maybe would've rethought getting my vaccine at the same time as PMS and a ding-dang heat wave. I will survive. Camping though...let's just say we're taking both cars in case I need to come home for a nap and a real toilet. 

There's a lot of news across the country and world that are all tied to political unrest and/or climate change, so I'll spare you, but I did feel like I had to share the announcement from Comic-Con after people were complaining that it is going to fall on Thanksgiving weekend (and of course the news LOVES to air such complaints.) We know from Wonderfront that San Diego Tourism considers November and December dry spells for tourism, and offers tremendous discount on facilities and permits to maintain some revenue stream. With Comic-Con, anyone who couldn't tell they were trying to have a smaller, pandemic-cautious event specifically during a holiday weekend is just being crazy or willfully ignorant. Tickets and guidance haven't been announced, and I imagine nothing will be set in stone until much closer to the event, when we have a better idea of local pandemic conditions, vaccinations, community spread, especially once summer happens and schools reopen, if people will need 'vaccine  passports' and whether or not any of it can really happen inside. But of course, let's interview some dude in Iowa who is so mad he won't be able to come to San Diego for Comic-Con. Seriously. Seriously?

Stay safe out there. 

  • COVID-19:
  • Politics:
  • News:
    • Updated Statement Regarding Comic-Con Special Edition -
      ...Of the dates presented with the fewest restrictions, Friday through Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend seemed to be the best balance of available space and our envisioned event...
      ...Comic-Con Special Edition was never intended to be the large gathering reflective of the summer event. As a shorter event, it was our attempt to start slowly and cautiously while at the same time addressing the desire from fans to have an in-person show. There are still many factors that are unknown to us at this time, including space accommodations, travel restrictions, capacity restrictions, and required safety protocols. While open to all and with the hope that we will be able to accommodate fans from all over, we understand that due to potential travel-based restrictions and challenges, Comic-Con Special Edition may be an event attended mostly by fans more easily able to travel to San Diego. 
  • Global COVID-19 Stats (JHU 3.28.21 8:26pm):
    • 127,116,835 Known Cases
    • 2,783,509 Known Deaths
  • US COVID-19 Stats 
    • CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Data Tracker
    • JHU
      • 30,262,122 Cases
      • 549,335 Deaths
    • CDC Data Tracker:
      • 62,184 Daily Cases/30,083,363 Known Cases 
      • 871 New Deaths/ 546,144 Known Deaths
      • 180,646,465 Doses Delivered/143,462,691 Doses Administered
        • Moderna 85,398,200 delivered/67,249,447 administered
        • Pfizer 90,301,965 delivered/72,981,111 administered
        • Janssen 4,946,300 delivered/3,090,712 administered
  • California COVID-19 Stats:
    • State of California Safe Schools For All Hub
    • Vaccination progress dashboard
    • Aggregate California ICU Bed Availability: 30.0%
    • R-effective: 0.83
    • 21,147,010 Doses Delivered/17,136,841 Doses Administered
    • 2,998 New Cases/3,562,191 Total Cases (4.7 new cases/100k)
    • 195 New Deaths/57,746 Total Deaths (0.03 new deaths/100k)
    • 1.7% 7-day test positivity rate
    • 2,650 COVID-19 Hospitalizations (-54 patients, -2.0% from prior day)
    • 631 COVID-19 ICU hospitalized in CA (-4 patients, -0.6% from prior day)
    • 2,222 ICU beds available (+82 from prior day)
  • San Diego County 
    • Free Testing Sites and Schedule in San Diego
    • VaccinationSuperstationSD
    • Vaccination Dashboard
    • San Diego County Of Education School Reopening Dashboard
    • State Data:
      • Southern California ICU Bed Availability: 31.8%
      • R-effective: 0.85
      • 226 New Cases/269,271 Total Cases
      • 15 Deaths/3,540 Total Deaths
      • 5.5 cases/100k population (Assessed on 3/23. Unadjusted Case Rate)
      • 7-Day Positivity
      • 2.4% Test Positivity (Assessed on 3/23)
      • 3.4% Health Equity Positivity (Assessed on 3/23)
      • 208 COVID-19 hospitalized patients (-11 patients, -5.0% from prior day)
      • 68 COVID-19 ICU hospitalized patients (-7 patients, -9.3% from prior day)
      • 250 ICU beds available (-12 from prior day)
    • County Data:
      • 205 New Cases/269,480 Total Cases 
      • 7 New Daily Deaths/3,547 Total Deaths
      • 1,658,305 Doses Received/1,627,828 Doses Administered
      • 2% Daily Test Positivity/2.1% (7-day avg after 7-day lag)/2.4% Test Positivity (14-day average)
      • 5.5 cases/100k population (Assessed on 3/23. Adjusted case rate per 100,000 excluding prisons.) 
      • 98% Case Investigation 
      • -9.3% Day Over Day COVID-19 Hospitalizations (177 patients. -65% over 30 days)
      • 33% ICU Capacity (67 patients. -60% over 30 days)
      • 46 Staffed ICU Beds Available (Current Capacity 675)
      • 2 New/14 Community Outbreaks (7-day)
    • Universities:

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