Friday, June 04, 2021

CoViD-19: California Governor Newsom Pulls First Lottery Winners: 3 From San Diego County; Slams Governors Playing "Politics, Not Economics" | Nova Gets 2nd Dose of Pfizer |

Wearing Our Orange for Gun Violence Awareness Day (Taken 6.4.21)

It was a lovely day. After Darren got Nova from school, they went to San Diego High for her second shot but they'd missed the clinic, which was actually yesterday. I kinda knew that was gonna happen but he seemed pretty sure about today being her appointment. Instead, they came home, we looked up where we could get a Friday walk-in appointment on this handy dandy website and set off to SDSU. 

The SDSU vaccine site is super easy and convenient for people with access to a vehicle. We were coming from Fairmont to Montezuma. You make a left at 55th, pass the front of Viejas Arena, then make a right on Canyon Crest. Parking in Structure 12 Level 2 is free and doesn't require any sort of pass or validation. Just across the street is Site 13 where they're giving Pfizer vaccines with appointments or a walk-up basis, and it's inside the backstage and main floor of Viejas Arena, which is kinda cool to see when it's not outfitted for sports or some major concert. There is a little bit of a wait because they try to vaccinate groups of six, so as not to waste doses in vials, or 'overdraw' as they said, but we were still in and out pretty quickly and so far, nearly 8 hours later, Nova is feeling fine with just a little arm soreness. It is a little more complicated if you take the trolley, but you could still make a day of it and enjoy a nice walk or bike across campus to the walk-in vaccination site. I also have to say the man who gave Nova her shot was so sweet and kind and reassuring and asked her questions instead of asking us the questions about her in front of her. When if he asked if she was anxious, she said, "no, I'm just really excited to get vaccinated!" and we all kinda beamed. 

After we went shopping at my favorite Ross and Big Lots to get some dumb stuff we needed...a new lawn hose, some storage bins, things of that sort. But Nova's also been looking for a graduation outfit and chose some really cute dresses on her own accord, so she's feeling herself in a big way and of course we all found bargains to treat ourselves. After all that, we indulged and got take-out from Yak n Yeti and ate on a new foldable table I bought for our catio. 

All of that ended up being a pretty full day, so besides watching Governor Newsom's lottery and media briefing, I have tons of email and news to get to in a later post, but I will say that he took the media questions like a champ today. I still think he needs to go Psaki a little and just shorten his answers with "I'm not going to negotiate that from here" or straight up say that "YOU were the ones who reported there would be no regulations after June 15. I always said there would still be mask requirements and distancing in certain situations and others would require testing or proof of vax. Just because YOU reported it would be a free-for-all doesn't make it so." But maybe that's just me?

It appears it was a newsy day so I'll get to it later tonight or this weekend but wanna just get our stats out first. And one thing to note on San Diego's "fully vaccinated" number...I don't think that number truly jumped 80k in one day, so there must've been some sort of batch reporting or backlog that was resolved to jump our numbers so much. 

Stay safe out there. (As I was about to publish, I got a breaking news alert that a federal judge overturned California's assault weapons ban and I'm FUMING. I'll have to get to that later.)

  • Global COVID-19 Stats (JHU 6.4.21 8:28pm):
    • 172,456,062 Known Cases
    • 3,708,626 Known Deaths
  • US COVID-19 Stats 
    • CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Data Tracker
    • JHU
      • 33,342,991 Cases
      • 597,330 Deaths (6.5.21 3:23pm)
    • CDC Data Tracker:
      • +16,201 New Cases/33,148,701 Known Cases 
      • +538 New Deaths/593,377 Known Deaths
      • 369,159,075 Doses Delivered
      • 299,120,522 Doses Administered
      • 169,735,441 Partially Vaccinated
      • 137,455,367 Fully Vaccinated
  • California Governor Gavin Newsom Briefing and Lottery:
    • CA has administered over 38M doses, equalling over 70% of 18+ with at least 1 shot
    • 13 states have reached this milestone; California is only slightly smaller in population than the other 11 states combined. 
    • 15 Numbers were drawn for 450 with 3 winners from San Diego 
    • Media Questions:
      • First Partner's non-profit has full disclosure and doesn't believe that there is a conflict between lobbyists and donations to her non-profit
      • Cal-OSHA will have a subcommittee and continue deliberations of the independent board. Will work with labor, employer groups, employee groups and others to see where mask and distancing requirements will remain beyond June 15
      • Beyond the Blueprint never implied complete removal of masks
      • Guidelines have always been evolving and guidance will remain by sector and industry. 
      • State of Emergency will remain in effect.
      • Focused on a health-first approach. There will still be modifications based on the continuing heath emergency. 
      • Governor doesn't like to be challenged that the state isn't doing enough to get the word out about vaccinations and will list every single thing the state has been doing.
      • "Some states that are eliminating unemployment insurance, I think that's politics, not economics. And I don't say that lightly, I say that on the basis of deep analytics...California will stay the course with those supplemental unemployment insurance benefits."
      • Still in engagement with CAL/OSHA and guidance will be modified when June 15 comes. 
  • California COVID-19 Stats:
    • State of California Safe Schools For All Hub
    • Vaccination progress dashboard
    • Aggregate California ICU Bed Availability: 34.5%
    • R-effective: 0.81
    • 46,557,380 Doses Delivered/38,026,292 Doses Administered
    • 4,265,183 Partially Vaccinated/17,662,712 Fully Vaccinated
    • 1,047 New Cases/3,687,736 Total Cases (2.1 new cases/100k)
    • 87 New Deaths/62,179 Total Deaths (0.05 new deaths/100k)
    • 0.9% 7-day test positivity rate
    • 1,337 COVID-19 Hospitalizations (-25 patients, -1.8 from prior day)
    • 296 COVID-19 ICU hospitalized in CA (-7 patients, -2.3 from prior day)
    • 2,314 ICU beds available (-51 from prior day)
  • San Diego County 

  • State Data:
    • Southern California ICU Bed Availability: 36.8%
    • R-effective: 0.77
    • 83 New Cases/280,430 Total Cases
    • 1 Deaths/3,761 Total Deaths
    • 2.5 cases/100k population (Assessed on 6/1. Unadjusted Case Rate)
    • 1.3% Test Positivity (Assessed on 6/1)
    • 1.5% Health Equity Positivity (Assessed on 6/1)
    • 99 COVID-19 hospitalized patients (-3 patients, -2.9% from prior day)
    • 35 COVID-19 ICU hospitalized patients (-1 patients, -2.8% from prior day)
    • 267 ICU beds available (+3 from prior day)
  • County Data:
    • San Diego County COVID-19 Update – 6-4-2021 - County News Center 
    • 126 New Cases/280,555 Total Cases 
    • 2 New Daily Deaths/3,763 Total Deaths
    • 4,173,735 Doses Received/3,734,848 Doses Administered
    • 2,045,746 Partially Vaccinated/1,633,271 Fully Vaccinated (58.3% of 12+ Pop.)
    • +71,142 Fully Vaccinated Since Yesterday 
    • 0.7% Daily Test Positivity/1.1% (7-day avg after 7-day lag)/0.7% Test Positivity (14-day average)
    • 1.7 cases/100k population (Assessed on 6/1. Adjusted case rate per 100,000 excluding prisons.) 
    • 99.8% Case Investigation 
    • -6.7% Day Over Day COVID-19 Hospitalizations (90 patients. -34% over 30 days)
    • 37% ICU Capacity (31 patients. -11% over 30 days)
    • 52 Staffed ICU Beds Available
    • 1 New/9 Community Outbreaks (7-day)
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