Saturday, May 29, 2021

Memorial Day Weekend: Sun, Fun, and Faux Outrage | IATSE Speaks Against States Cutting PUA & PUEC | Uber Still Sucks | San Diego Music & Arts Upcoming Openings |


It was such a nice day which involved sleeping in, hanging around and eating Tacos El Panson in the backyard, and then we decided to go to my niece's soccer tournament at Hickman Fields. It was pretty fun to watch but also made me so glad Nova called it quits on soccer. I can't handle the anxiety, especially when the games get super physical. A girl basically body-slammed my niece and I don't know what I would've done if she actually got hurt. Apparently in the first minute of the game, someone left in an ambulance. 

After the game, we stopped by Book Off which was stimulation overload and then got ice creams at Mitsuwa before calling it a day. As we were driving home, I was perusing my phone and saw an article on -guess which network's website- that was freaking out because Kamala Harris unbelievably tweeted for everyone to enjoy the long weekend. They're so used to Tweedle Dee that they can read beyond anything written or unwritten by a tweet. I would suspect the president and vice-president already have commitments for honoring Memorial Day on Monday but these dipshit racists have to seize every moment for their faux outrage. Funny you don't see them picketing Ford and Chevy for all their Memorial Day sales. Fucking idiots.

Clearly it was a slow news day besides every network talking about the beach crowds, gas prices, and industries that are rebounding and busier than they were pre-pandemic. I did include some extra reading, in case you're interested in IATSE's statement against states that are pulling the extended benefit from unemployment, Uber fucking over their drivers even after they got what they wanted in Prop 22, some event updates, and some COVID stuff, too. 

Stay safe out there. 

  • COVID-19:
    • A ton of my subscribed newsletters shared this Spanish study about the return of concerts, so I'm going to post it but also want to say that it is almost completely irrelevant to the United States. For one, our reopenings are more dependent on vaccinations rather than mitigation compliance, because Americans have proven they can't be trusted to self-regulate. Second, not only were the people required to wear a mask, but to wear an N-95! Can you imagine being at the Observatory (more than twice the size of this study) with an N95 for 3 hours and also requiring a test before and after the event? Plus, what venue can survive on attendance alone without alcohol sales? None here, obviously. And this happened in December, when the outlook on vaccines was much more dire. So here's a basic summary but again, it doesn't mean shit here. Study Shows How to Safely Hold an Indoor Mass Gathering— Testing, N95 masks allowed a 500-person indoor concert to go infection-free - MedPage Today (5.27.21)
    • Covid-19 cases and deaths in the US will fall over the next four weeks, forecast predicts - CNN (5.28.21)
    • The US has distributed 361 million doses of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and administered 291 million. After a brief increase, the daily doses administered* is once again decreasing, down to 1.5 million doses per day, the lowest average since February 23. Approximately 843,000 people are achieving fully vaccinated status per day, down from a high of 1.8 million per day on April 12.

      A total of 166 million individuals in the US have received at least 1 dose of  SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, equivalent to 50% of the entire US population. Among adults, 62% have received at least 1 dose, and 5.8 million adolescents aged 12-17 years have received at least 1 dose. A total of 133 million people are fully vaccinated, which corresponds to 40% of the total population. Among adults, 51% are fully vaccinated, and 2.1 million adolescents aged 12-17 years are fully vaccinated. Progress has largely stalled among adults aged 65 years and older: 86% with at least 1 dose and 74% fully vaccinated. In terms of full vaccination, 68 million individuals have received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, 54 million have received the Moderna vaccine, and 10.4 million have received the J&J-Janssen vaccine.
      - Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security (5.28.21)
    • Covid vaccine honor systems are as ridiculous as they sound If the pandemic has taught us anything, it's that we can’t rely on the decency of those around us. A willingness to blindly trust simply doesn’t compute. - NBC News (5.29.21)
  • Politics: 
  • News:
  • Other Reading:
    • Things are opening up! San Diego Symphony has announced their lineup at the Shell. I'm hearing Humphrey's is announcing their lineup on Sunday at 6am, probably so that our pal George Varga can go in depth in the U-T with a full rundown.  Soda Bar has announced their first show will be July 16 with Mrs. Magician, Blacks Beach Boys, and Oh! Spirit. Other places, ahem, I'm not allowed to say yet but are planning full capacity openings mid-July. The Old Globe has announced their reopening plans. I even saw that the Carousel at Balboa Park is open again. And as far as SD:Dialed In goes, I'm going to keep providing COVID-19 data as long as it is available and relevant, but will also pivot back to event listings for events after the June 15th reopening "Beyond The Blueprint". I know there are some great events already happening, but just like with businesses reopening and the adjustment it will take to my schedule to start those up again, it just makes sense for me to give myself the time to ramp that back up. I also have some decisions about whether to list everything like I always have or cut out some of the places (and bands) who were just disgusting and willfully violated COVID protocols. My blog, my rules, you know? 
    • Hulu's Plan B Is an Imperfect Buddy Comedy With Its Heart in the Right Place - Time (5.28.21)
  • Global COVID-19 Stats (JHU 5.29.21 8:20pm):
    • 169,781,239 Known Cases
    • 3,529,742 Known Deaths
  • US COVID-19 Stats 
    • CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Data Tracker
    • JHU
      • 33,251,717 Cases
      • 594,304 Deaths
    • CDC Data Tracker:
      • +21,314 New Cases/33,066,772 Known Cases 
      • +573 New Deaths/590,959 Known Deaths
      • 366,314,625 Doses Delivered
      • 293,705,050 Doses Administered
      • 167,157,043 Partially Vaccinated
      • 134,418,748 Fully Vaccinated
  • California COVID-19 Stats:
    • State of California Safe Schools For All Hub
    • Vaccination progress dashboard
    • Aggregate California ICU Bed Availability: 33.3%
    • R-effective: 0.76
    • 46,298,020 Doses Delivered/37,296,257 Doses Administered
    • 4,345,265 Partially Vaccinated/17,238,882 Fully Vaccinated
    • 1,210 New Cases/3,683,999 Total Cases (2.3 new cases/100k)
    • -26* New Deaths/61,999 Total Deaths (0.04 new deaths/100k)
    • *Today’s death number reflects updates or corrections to records that may have reclassified some reported deaths as non-COVID related, and therefore resulted in a negative number.
    • 0.9% 7-day test positivity rate
    • 1,357 COVID-19 Hospitalizations (-50 patients, -3.6% from prior day)
    • 286 COVID-19 ICU hospitalized in CA (-9 patients, -3.1% from prior day)
    • 2,315 ICU beds available (+86 from prior day)
  • San Diego County 

    • State Data:
      • Southern California ICU Bed Availability: 34.6%
      • R-effective: 0.70
      • 83 New Cases/280,043 Total Cases
      • 0 Deaths/3,756 Total Deaths
      • 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)
      • 119 COVID-19 hospitalized patients (-14 patients, -10.5% from prior day)
      • 42 COVID-19 ICU hospitalized patients (-4 patients, -8.7% from prior day)
      • 268 ICU beds available (+28 from prior day)
    • County Data:
      • 108 New Cases/280,150 Total Cases 
      • 0 New Daily Deaths/3,756 Total Deaths
      • 4,092,045 Doses Received/3,654,012 Doses Administered
      • 1,936,254 Partially Vaccinated/1,520,120 Fully Vaccinated
      • 1.1% Daily Test Positivity/1.2% (7-day avg after 7-day lag)/0.8% Test Positivity (14-day average)
      • 2.4 cases/100k population (Assessed on 5/25. Adjusted case rate per 100,000 excluding prisons.) 
      • 99.5% Case Investigation 
      • 3.7% Day Over Day COVID-19 Hospitalizations (101 patients. -27% over 30 days)
      • 37% ICU Capacity (38 patients. -12% over 30 days)
      • 40 Staffed ICU Beds Available
      • 2 New/8 Community Outbreaks (7-day)
    • Universities:

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