Tuesday, May 25, 2021

CoViD-19: San Diego Estimated R-Eff "Decreasing" For 1st Time Ever | US Surpasses 50% Adults Vaccinated | A Year After George Floyd's Murder, Has Anything Changed? | Tonight! Super Flower Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse |

Lioness Etosha at San Diego Zoo Safari Park (Taken 5.25.21)

 Having a 14 year old around is funny. For one, I'm constantly reminded how I was when I was that age, and even though this kid shares none of my DNA, I've been in her life for more than half of it and she's a totally sarcastic know-it-all just like me and Darren. She also seems constantly bored. She could be reading or watching TV or gardening or at the Zoo and she just looks totally bored. Maybe it's the pandemic, but maybe it's just being fourteen.

Which is why I was surprised when I asked what to do today, she chose the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. We had some magical moments, but naturally we got there late and stayed late and stopped at H Mart on the way home and then cooked the food we'd picked up at H Mart and so I still have an inbox bulging with emails, so I thought I'd get to today's basics and then since I'm gonna stay up for the Super Flower Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse I'll get another post in. Fingers crossed for clear skies. 

Stay safe out there. 

Credit: NASA

    • State Data:
      • Southern California ICU Bed Availability: 34.6%
      • R-effective: 0.68 (First Time In Green!!)
      • 25 New Cases/279,715 Total Cases
      • -2 Deaths/3,749 Total Deaths (Deaths Removed After Audit)
      • 3.2 cases/100k population (Assessed on 5/25. Unadjusted Case Rate)
      • 1.5% Test Positivity (Assessed on 5/25)
      • 1.8% Health Equity Positivity (Assessed on 5/25)
      • 127 COVID-19 hospitalized patients (-5 patients, -3.8% from prior day)
      • 38 COVID-19 ICU hospitalized patients (-6 patients, -13.6% from prior day)
      • 256 ICU beds available (+21 from prior day)

    • County Data:
      • San Diego County Update - County News Center 
      • COVID-19 Watch
        • 1,749 Cases in last 2 weeks
        • 127 Bars and Restaurants
        • 291 Workplaces
        • 282 Household Exposures
        • 128 Education-related Exposures
        • 154 Travel-related Exposures
      • 71 New Cases/279,785 Total Cases 
      • 3 New Daily Deaths/15,385 Total Deaths
      • 4,062,425 Doses Received/3,568,527 Doses Administered
      • 1,902,948 Partially Vaccinated/1,470,889 Fully Vaccinated
      • 0.9% Daily Test Positivity/1.3% (7-day avg after 7-day lag)/1.0% Test Positivity (14-day average)
      • 2.4 cases/100k population (Assessed on 5/25. Adjusted case rate per 100,000 excluding prisons.) 
      • 99.6% Case Investigation 
      • -10.3% Day Over Day COVID-19 Hospitalizations (90 patients. -39% over 30 days)
      • 41% ICU Capacity (32 patients. -27% over 30 days)
      • 55 Staffed ICU Beds Available
      • 0 New/14 Community Outbreaks (7-day)
    • Universities:
  • COVID-19 Pandemic Response update - WHO (5.25.21)
    • Relaxing measures prematurely has contributed to the surge we have seen through 2020 and the first quarter to 2021. Maintaining strong public health and social measures in every community and thoughtfully adjusting them based on local epidemiology and capacities is absolutely critical for epidemic and pandemic control of COVID-19 for the weeks and months ahead.
    • Ultimately, it is in communities, at the frontline, where epidemic and pandemic prevention and control begins and ends. Communities, health workers, facilities facing COVID-19 must be informed, engaged, trained, equipped, protected and supported.
    • Operationally, WHO works with a huge range of partners but is always ready to be the first mover, and the provider of last resort.
    • On critical supplies, I would like to recognize our partners in the UN supply chain taskforce. We collectively delivered an overwhelming $1.2 billion worth of supplies to 184 countries in 2020, representing over 50% of the stated demands of low and middle-income countries during that period. I am deeply  proud of the partners who work so hard to make sure we could fix the broken supply chain.
    • At present, a funding shortfall of more than 70% when only received funds are considered has left the Organization in real and imminent danger of being unable to sustain core functions for urgent priorities. The challenges faced by WHO in responding rapidly to acute events are exacerbated by the fact that over 90% of funds received so far are specified or earmarked.
    • We must move forward to improve preparedness, preventing emerging risks, increase readiness, be ready to detect and respond, be able to scale and contain small outbreaks quickly, and be in a position to bring pandemics under control earlier, not only to protect health and life but to protect our economies and our ways of life.

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