Monday, May 17, 2021

CoViD-19: California Reiterates Mask Mandate Through (At Least) June 15 | Biden Commits More Vax To Global Efforts | 2021 Bike Anywhere Week | SDUSD Offers More Walk-In Vax Clinics | Photos: San Diego Zoo |

Malayan Tapir Calf Came Out To Play Today (Taken 5.17.21)

I sometimes try a Sunday reset by intentionally going to bed around midnight with some melatonin so I was feeling great when I woke up this morning. But instead of springing into email and whatnot, I read. I'm in the middle of two books at the moment, but I am loving Crying In H Mart so much. I was crying through like half the book, but it is definitely worth a read. I should be done with it in the next day or two but there are a handful of people on the library waitlist behind me. 

I did do some morning social media reading and noticed that Troy Johnson was asking for opinions about the outdoor structures that restaurants have been able to build during the pandemic. A lot of people had a lot to say for or against...restaurants vs parking...spaces that pay for outdoor space vs restaurants getting parklet space and code and on and on, but at the point when I was looking at least, nobody seemed to care about biking anymore. So many of the very same restaurants who were crying that they would die without their parking if it was taken by bike lanes suddenly had no problem losing parking for their outdoor seating. Just like the businesses who got PPP and grants are now calling people lazy for not racing back to work their shitty jobs. I know that the City is going to extend the outdoor seating/parklets/patios regardless of what I have to say about it, but I hope that they demand structures be fire, ADA, and COVID-19 compliant, that they do better inspections with regard to blocking the public right of way, and that the bike lanes we've been promised for years still get completed in a timely manner.

When I was ready to emerge from my reading bubble, Darren made breakfast for lunch, I caught up on some email and briefings, had an afternoon call, and then Darren and I went to the San Diego Zoo while Nova was doing her piano class. He's in the middle of a book that is now overdue, so he mostly sat and read while I was entranced by a couple peacocks peacocking each other, the always cute baby babirusa, and once the crowds passed, mama tapir showed off her baby some more. We hit the leopards and takins, then elevatored up to the elephants before heading to the mountain lions to take the Skyfari back over, but the staffmember told us it was too late, even though there were still at least three families waiting in line (which means 6 gondolas). So we lollygagged toward the entrance and actually got some time with the Maned "Wolf". He's maybe the most elusive animal at the Zoo, so I took my time with him before we carried on.

I think I may be out of shows to watch so maybe I'll go finish my book now. Stay safe out there. 

  • State Data:
    • Southern California ICU Bed Availability: 36.2%
    • R-effective: 0.86
    • 108 New Cases/279,099 Total Cases
    • 5 Deaths/3,742 Total Deaths
    • 4.1 cases/100k population (Assessed on 5/11. Unadjusted Case Rate)
    • 1.7% Test Positivity (Assessed on 5/11)
    • 2.0% Health Equity Positivity (Assessed on 5/11)
    • 132 COVID-19 hospitalized patients (-8 patients, -5.7% from prior day)
    • 43 COVID-19 ICU hospitalized patients (0 patients, 0% from prior day)
    • 246 ICU beds available (+27 from prior day)
  • County Data:
    • Current Facial Covering Guidance Remains in Effect - County News Center 
      The County of San Diego will follow state guidance regarding facial coverings until the expected full reopening of the California economy on June 15.
    • 47 New Cases/279,145 Total Cases 
    • 0 New Daily Deaths/3,742 Total Deaths
    • 3,843,005 Doses Received/3,340,095 Doses Administered
    • 1,798,866 Partially Vaccinated/1,353,783 Fully Vaccinated (48.3% of 12+ population)
    • 1% Daily Test Positivity (Actually .7%)/1.4% (7-day avg after 7-day lag)/1.5% Test Positivity (14-day average)
    • 3.7 cases/100k population (Assessed on 5/11. Adjusted case rate per 100,000 excluding prisons.) 
    • 98.6% Case Investigation 
    • -5.3% Day Over Day COVID-19 Hospitalizations (108 patients. -31% over 30 days)
    • 31% ICU Capacity (37 patients. -31% over 30 days)
    • 45 Staffed ICU Beds Available
    • 1 New/9 Community Outbreaks (7-day)
  • Universities:

San Diego Zoo Photos (Taken 5.17.21)

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