Friday, May 07, 2021

CoViD-19: Pfizer Applies For FDA Authorization | SD Businesses Can Host Vaccination Events | Psaki Destroys Newsmax "Reporter" | Officers Indicted For Floyd Murder |

Kiwi Turned 21 This Month (Taken 5.7.21)

Oh my god. I was watching the media ask questions to Secretary Yellen this morning and it was hilarious. "Um, we've created this narrative that people aren't going back to work because unemployment pay is too high, can you please tell us the data to confirm our non-stop reporting this for the past several weeks?" "Well, actually that is all bullshit because there are still many reasons people can't go back to work, particularly because kids still aren't back in school full time and we're still in a pandemic, but you know, people are being selective and turning down gig and part time work for better, full time jobs with better benefits. Pay more and they will come." And then Jen Psaki shut down the woman from Newsmax and it was amazing. The news has had no shortage of restauranteurs volunteering to share how lazy people are but haven't commented about how business has picked up because people finally have money in their pockets again. 

Meanwhile, I said I would get out of the house every day but today was not really very adventurous. We had some returns at Ross and I had a cost adjustment at Big Lots, so that was our big Friday night (because Ross is open until 11. Why?) The good part of that is we were able to get Nova some clothes that will fit her rapidly growing body. Then we had to get Filiberto's because that USAA commercial was stuck in my head. 

The news has been going crazy today about Fletcher's comments that he doesn't expect San Diego to get to the yellow tier before June 15, which is exactly what I told our SDIVA group back on April 22. Apparently people are super upset because LA got to yellow before us and Darren made an important point, which is that Los Angeles County called out businesses by name whenever there was an outbreak. In San Diego, they only revealed the type of businesses where outbreaks happened, not the specific restaurants or bars or gyms, which probably had an impact on cases there, besides the fact that they ramped up PCR testing. Anyway, that's neither here nor there. I've got more email to get through today, but seems like I've already shared enough reading for the night. Stay safe out there. 

  • State Data:
    • Southern California ICU Bed Availability: 34.4%
    • R-effective: 0.88
    • 226 New Cases/277,324 Total Cases
    • 0 Deaths/3,716 Total Deaths
    • 5.5 cases/100k population (Assessed on 5/4. Unadjusted Case Rate)
    • 2.2% Test Positivity (Assessed on 5/4)
    • 2.7% Health Equity Positivity (Assessed on 5/4)
    • 148 COVID-19 hospitalized patients (-18 patients, % from prior day)
    • 38 COVID-19 ICU hospitalized patients (-3 patients, -7.3% from prior day)
    • 217 ICU beds available (+10 from prior day)
  • County Data:
    • San Diego County Update - County News Center 
    • 210 New Cases/277,533 Total Cases 
    • 2 New Daily Deaths/3,718 Total Deaths
    • 3,546,365 Doses Received/3,096,059 Doses Administered
    • 1,702,257 Partially Vaccinated/1,208,307 Fully Vaccinated
    • 1% Daily Test Positivity/1.7% (7-day avg after 7-day lag)/1.3% Test Positivity (14-day average)
    • 5.0 cases/100k population (Assessed on 5/4. Adjusted case rate per 100,000 excluding prisons.) 
    • 96.9% Case Investigation 
    • 1.4% Day Over Day COVID-19 Hospitalizations (134 patients. -14% over 30 days)
    • 29% ICU Capacity (34 patients. -38% over 30 days)
    • 51 Staffed ICU Beds Available
    • 5 New/16 Community Outbreaks (7-day)
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