Sunday, April 11, 2021

CoViD-19: Pfizer Requests EUA For Teens; Less Effective On SA Variant | Another Cop Kills Another Black Man | San Diego Restaurant Week Kicks Off | Photos: San Diego Zoo |

Shaba The Good Elephant at San Diego Zoo (Taken 4.11.21)

People were already reeling from the insane video of the cops pepper spraying Lt. Caron Nazario in the face in Virginia, and today another Minnesota cop killed another black man who was pulled over for having a dangling air freshener from his rear view mirror. It's hardly news anymore when these things happen because they happen so frequently. If you didn't read this article the last time I posted it, I highly recommend the read from GQ from December: "Visible Men: Black Fathers Talk About Losing Sons to Police Brutality" Police reform cannot come soon enough. These men, because it's almost always men though in this case it was a woman, should have their badges taken, should be unable to join any other law enforcement agency, and should lose all benefits. I've included a petition to sign below that addresses racism and extremism in law enforcement. Also, the cops are now claiming that they pulled Daunte Wright over because of his outstanding warrant, but they initially called it in as a traffic stop as confirmed by Wright's mom who was on the phone with him during the police encounter.

We had a really quiet weekend around here. Darren and I tied one on in the speakeasy and we went to the last day of the San Diego Zoo's extended hours. Nova goes back to in-person school Tuesday for two days a week. Her best pal isn't going back, so her excitement is somewhat muted, though I know she's really looking forward to high school in the fall. She's been reading Hoover's website extensively and decided she wants to try lacrosse, so this weekend she and Darren picked up some sticks and have been playing catch in the yard. My guess is this is her way of differentiating from me and Darren, playing a sport neither of us have played. Probably helps that we went to a handful of Seals games in the before-times. 

I'm watching the news but it is so annoying. The chyron says, "will vaccine supply meet new demand?" NO. No it won't. If it did, we would already be done vaccinating all Americans. Stop it with the ridiculousness already. 187k+ doses have been administered nationwide. On Saturday alone, 4.63 doses were administered. Everybody will get a turn. And then we'll all be ready for boosters if they're necessary. But is it going to all happen at once? No. The news needs to stop playing to the lowest common denominator and be better. Last week, the state of California got nearly 4 million shots. We'll get there, slowly but surely. 

Stay safe out there. 

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Posted by County of San Diego - Government on Sunday, April 11, 2021
  • 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: 32.1%
      • R-effective: 0.87
      • 202 New Cases/272,697 Total Cases
      • 8 Deaths/3,600 Total Deaths
      • 5.8 cases/100k population (Assessed on 4/6. Unadjusted Case Rate)
      • 2.3% Test Positivity (Assessed on 4/6)
      • 2.6% Health Equity Positivity (Assessed on 4/6)
      • 173 COVID-19 hospitalized patients (-3 patients, -1.7% from prior day)
      • 51 COVID-19 ICU hospitalized patients (-7 patients, -12.1% from prior day)
      • 274 ICU beds available (+7 from prior day)
    • County Data:
      • 229 New Cases/273,286 Total Cases 
      • 8 New Daily Deaths/3,621 Total Deaths
      • 2,183,475 Doses Received/2,049,356 Doses Administered
      • 2% Daily Test Positivity/2.5% (7-day avg after 7-day lag)/2.1% Test Positivity (14-day average)
      • 5.8 cases/100k population (Assessed on 4/6. Adjusted case rate per 100,000 excluding prisons.) 
      • 99% Case Investigation 
      • -10.1% Day Over Day COVID-19 Hospitalizations (145 patients. -46% over 30 days)
      • 32% ICU Capacity (53 patients. -42% over 30 days)
      • 54 Staffed ICU Beds Available
      • 1 New/16 Community Outbreaks (7-day)
    • Universities:

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