Tuesday, June 22, 2021

CoViD-19: Hygiene Theater | San Diego R-eff at 0.99 While Approaching 65% of 12+ Fully Vaccinated |

Casbah: Home Sweet Home (Taken 5.8.21)

Let's talk about hygiene theatre, shall we? In the early days of the pandemic we kinda did some recommended things and flat-out skipped others. I've always run hot, but it was also an excuse to be psychotic about windows open, fans on, ventilating spaces as best as possible or running the air so there's some chance of filtration. 

When packages would come or we'd shop, sometimes we'd leave them in the studio for 2-3 days when we could, but we never got down with wiping groceries. We were always pump soap people but became bar soap people for all the hand-washing we were doing. I've always carried some variation of baby-wipes or sanitizer, so there was nothing really new there except having to buy more when it was hard to find, but there was definitely some stockpiling of masks- disposable ones and we even had a separate mini-laundry basket for putting our cotton reusable ones each day after we used them.   

But there were some things...still are some things that are a bit ridiculous. When I saw restaurants spending hundreds or thousands on plexi partitions when the science was already suggesting airborne transmission, it was definitely facepalm for me, even if it was being suggested or required by different entities. We just continued to avoid indoor spaces as best we could. When restaurants built elaborate tents that were enclosed on all sides, well, I think they completely missed the point. 

But now Nova is in a music ensemble class for three weeks through the Level Up program. Everyone in the program is 14-18, so theoretically they could've just mandated all of them get vaccinated, but I understand it is a little premature for that. SDUSD hopefully spent all that CARES money on HEPA or MERV 13 air systems but it looks like they also got suckered into buying partitions. They could've bought some serious shade structures and durable seating for classes to be outside. Nah. Our poor kid now has three weeks of playing flute WITH A MASK ON. It would be maddening if it wasn't so hilarious and pointless and if Nova hadn't just spent the last 15 months we me being a COVID-crazy person. She'll get through it and I'll get over it but it still totally made me laugh. 

Today I had a busy day. I am officially rehired at the Casbah. I'm trying to learn a brand new ticketing system. I had lunch at Bali Hai...my first time eating out besides the Casbah for taco nights. I visited Miggs at Fathom Bistro which just reopened this week. And then I went to Sea World alone since I was in the area and because Darren and Nova went to the waterslides at Aquatica after her ensemble class. I'll definitely get another post in tonight when I catch up with all the news. 

Stay safe out there. 

  • Global COVID-19 Stats (JHU 6.22.21 8:21pm):
    • 179,105,648 Known Cases
    • 3,880,875 Known Deaths
  • US COVID-19 Stats 
    • CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Data Tracker
    • JHU
      • 33,564,757 Cases
      • 602,459 Deaths
    • CDC Data Tracker:
      • +7,319 New Cases/33,382,705 Known Cases 
      • +393 New Deaths/599,751 Known Deaths
      • 379,446,660 Doses Delivered
      • 319,223,844 Doses Administered
      • 177,635,067 Partially Vaccinated
      • 150,424,675 Fully Vaccinated
  • California COVID-19 Stats:
    • State of California Safe Schools For All Hub
    • Vaccination progress dashboard
    • R-effective: 0.9
    • 47,641,615 Doses Delivered/40622,774 Doses Administered
    • 3,499,587 Partially Vaccinated/19,398,536 Fully Vaccinated (57.2% of 12+)
    • 635 New Cases/3,704,640 Total Cases (1.8 new cases/100k)
    • 8 New Deaths/62,701 Total Deaths (0.04 new deaths/100k)
    • 1% 7-day test positivity rate
    • 1,223 COVID-19 Hospitalizations (0 patients, 0% from prior day)
    • 271 COVID-19 ICU hospitalized in CA (+2 patients, 0.7% from prior day)
    • 2,567 ICU beds available (+5.4% from prior day)
  • San Diego County 

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