|Celebrating Nova on Only Child Day (Taken 4.9.21)|
The Michigan situation is really irritating to me. Yes, the UK variant is a problem, but if a state's legislature hamstrings their governor to shut things down when needed, why should other states have to lose their vaccine supply to compensate? And remember when the mayor of Detroit refused J&J vaccines? And why hasn't the CDC emphasized aerosolization as the main driver of infection? And why would they make a general statement about "youth sports" when evidence is showing that specifically hockey is a driver of this (look at Canada) and other indoor sports where a locker room is involved? I was so mad when California had our crazy December and January surge, and I don't really understand why this is still happening. What am I missing?
Then we've got Minnesota with yesterday's shooting of Daunte Wright and the protests, the continuing trial of Derek Chauvin and it should be noted that they've issued a curfew which is a problem for Muslims who have started celebrating Ramadan. And there was a school shooting in Knoxville, though it didn't qualify as a 'mass shooting' so news didn't necessarily break away to cover it. Ugh. It's all too much sometimes.
It's gonna be a little gloomy this week. It's too bad we're not expected to see more than a drizzle, but I kinda like it. I wanted to go to La Jolla Cove this afternoon but I got sleepy and kinda lost motivation and then Nova had piano and well...here I am parked in front of the TV. Stay safe out there.
**Note: As of 6:30pm, the County still hasn't updated all of today's case, vaccination, and death numbers. I will update these blanks as soon as they do.
- Fully vaccinated but COVID-19 positive? 5 notes on breakthrough case prevalence - Becker's Hospital Review (4.12.21)
- Rare but not unexpected
- Reporting at 0.01% incidence rate
- Most breakthrough cases are not severe
- Why they happen is unclear, but probably compromised immune results in lesser immune response from vaccines
- Experts are studying vaccines with variants
- US hits record COVID vaccine distribution pace - CIDRAP (4.12.21)
"Really what we need to do in those situations is to shut things down," Walensky said during a White House briefing. "If we tried to vaccinate our way out of what is happening in Michigan, we would be disappointed that it took so long for the vaccine to work to actually have the impact."
- Fauci says we can't end mitigation measures now even with impressive vaccine rollout - CNN (4.12.21)
- WHO Director-General's statement and COVID-19 media briefing on 12 April:
- We have now seen seven consecutive weeks of increasing cases, and four weeks of increasing deaths. Last week was the fourth-highest number of cases in a single week so far.
- This is despite the fact that more than 780 million doses of vaccine have now been administered globally. This disease is not flu. Young, healthy people have died. And we still don’t fully understand the long-term consequences of infection for those who survive.
- With a concerted effort to apply public health measures alongside equitable vaccination, we could bring this pandemic under control in a matter of months.
- Mayor Gloria Releases Empowerment Plan for San Diego’s Black Community to focus on black community who represent disproportionate numbers of unemployment, homeless, and more. New empowerment plan will address:
- Economic mobility
- Housing and homelessness
- Police Reform
- Educational barriers
- Health disparities
- White House:
- Remarks by President Biden before Meeting with Bipartisan Group of Members of Congress to Discuss the American Jobs Plan
- Readout of Oval Office Meeting with Bipartisan, Bicameral Members of Congress
- Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, April 12, 2021 Today's Psaki-Bombs:
- Q And then, Senator John Cornyn called Joe Biden’s tweets “unimaginably conventional” and said that his comments were “largely scripted,” and questioned whether he was really in charge. Does the White House have any reaction to that?
MS. PSAKI: Well, I can confirm that the President of the United States does not spend his time tweeting conspiracy theories. He spends his time working on behalf of the American people.
- MS. PSAKI: Well, again, we’ve seen the reports. We don’t have anything more to speak to as it relates to the causes or who is responsible. Our focus is, of course, on the diplomatic path forward. We have not been given any indication that attendance at the discussions and the — that will proceed on Wednesday has changed. So that’s where our focus is.
Q But is there concern that the actions of an ally are derailing the U.S. efforts?
MS. PSAKI: I think I’ve answered your question. Did you have another one?
Q I didn’t think it was an answer.
MS. PSAKI: Okay, I’m sorry to hear that. I’ve answered it a couple times.
- The CDC Officially Declared Racism a ‘Serious Public Health Threat’. COVID-19 illuminated another epidemic. - Self (4.9.21)
- Chair Fletcher’s policy secures fee waivers for the event industry - (4.6.21)
- Other Reading:
- California Reopens in June. When Can We See Live Music Again? - KQED (4.7.21)
- Discarded COVID-19 PPE such as masks can be deadly to wildlife. Animals around the world are eating or getting entangled in single-use masks and gloves - Science News (4.12.21)
- Global COVID-19 Stats (JHU 4.12.21 5:20pm):
- 136,472,909 Known Cases
- 2,943,511 Known Deaths
- US COVID-19 Stats
- CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Data Tracker
- 31,263,619 Cases
- 562,504 Deaths
- CDC Data Tracker:
- +49,409 New Cases/31,015,033 Known Cases
- +328 New Deaths/559,172 Known Deaths
- 237,796,305 Doses Delivered/189,692,045 Doses Administered
- Moderna 102,932,700 delivered/102,932,700 administered
- Pfizer 97,978,125 delivered/118,670,955 administered
- Janssen 6,859,877 delivered/16,192,650 administered
- California COVID-19 Stats:
- State of California Safe Schools For All Hub
- Vaccination progress dashboard
- Aggregate California ICU Bed Availability: 31%
- R-effective: 0.84
- 28,121700 Doses Delivered/22,974,654 Doses Administered
- 2,649 New Cases/3,602,827 Total Cases (4.7new cases/100k)
- 31 New Deaths/59,249 Total Deaths (0.1 new deaths/100k)
- 1.5% 7-day test positivity rate
- 2,113 COVID-19 Hospitalizations (-10 patients, -0.5% from prior day)
- 490 COVID-19 ICU hospitalized in CA (+21 patients, +4.3% from prior day)
- 2,453 ICU beds available (+96 from prior day)
- San Diego County
- Free Testing Sites and Schedule in San Diego
- Vaccination Dashboard
- San Diego County Of Education School Reopening Dashboard
- State Data:
- Southern California ICU Bed Availability: 32.1%
- R-effective: 0.88
- 229 New Cases/273,287 Total Cases
- 8 Deaths/3,621 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)
- 167 COVID-19 hospitalized patients (-11 patients, -6.2% from prior day)
- 50 COVID-19 ICU hospitalized patients (-3 patients, -5.7% from prior day)
- 293 ICU beds available (+17 from prior day)
- County Data:
- San Diego County COVID-19 Update – 4-12-2021 - County News Center
- 144 New Cases/273,430 Total Cases
- 0 New Daily Deaths/3,621 Total Deaths
- 2,227,955 Doses Received/2,091,072 Doses Administered
- 2% Daily Test Positivity/2.6% (7-day avg after 7-day lag)/2.0% 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
- -6.4% Day Over Day COVID-19 Hospitalizations (148 patients. -46% over 30 days)
- 41% ICU Capacity (47 patients. -48% over 30 days)
- 56 Staffed ICU Beds Available
- 1 New/17 Community Outbreaks (7-day)