Saturday, June 05, 2021

CoViD-19: Increase In Severity Among Teens | California To Appeal Outrageous Ruling On Assault Weapons | Stop Justifying Eating At Chick-Fil-A | To Nobody's Surprise, Traffic Fatalities Rose During Pandemic | Venues Still Waiting For Money |

A Hummingbird in the Wild at San Diego Zoo (Taken 10.7.2020)

I should change my website to be called "Yesterday's News" because the majority of my links today are from the past two days, but I only just got caught up with reading today and I prefer not to share links unless I've read them first with a few exceptions like the 94-page judgment on assault weapons. I dare you to try to get past the first three ridiculous pages where the piece of shit Bush appointed judge compares them to Swiss Army knives. It's horrifying and enraging and it completely makes me sick. The fact that it was announced yesterday, on Gun Violence Awareness Day was an extra kick in the teeth and the judge cruelly sending the signal that he's an activist judge and proud of it. Despicable. 

It was a lovely day around Casa sd:dialed in. I mostly just sat in the backyard reading and watching the birds and butterflies coming through the yard and the flowers. I finally caught a hummingbird enjoying the new solar fountain, too. Darren used the newly acquired hoses to wash the car and van which were a mess after parking under what I think is called a tipuana tipu tree. He also weed-whacked the yard which made it look so much nicer.

Later in the evening, after Darren indulged us with what we call "white taco night" (where he makes ground beef tacos with store-bought boxed Taco Bell branded taco shells), we went on a late adventure to Ikea and Lowe's. I've been trying to get all of our plants and cuttings into pretty pots and so on top of buying a bunch of cute small pots, we also bought a drill bit that will hopefully work to make holes in the bottoms of some of the pots. I'm sure everyone is totally jealous of the rager Saturday nights we have around here these days.

Last thing I'll say tonight is that I saw a local business owner on the news again, once again complaining that nobody wants to work because unemployment benefits are too high, and all I could think was that maybe nobody wants to work for you, the same business owner who was defying and complaining on the news about COVID protocols at every turn. I certainly wouldn't wanna work for you, nor will I ever set foot in your business.

Stay safe out there. 


  • State Data:
    • Southern California ICU Bed Availability: 36.8%
    • R-effective: 0.77
    • 126 New Cases/280,556 Total Cases
    • 2 Deaths/3,763 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)
    • 94 COVID-19 hospitalized patients (5 patients, -5.1% from prior day)
    • 35 COVID-19 ICU hospitalized patients (0 patients, 0% from prior day)
    • 260 ICU beds available (-7 from prior day)
  • County Data:
    • 120 New Cases/280,675 Total Cases 
    • 1 New Daily Deaths/3,764 Total Deaths
    • 4,173,735 Doses Received/3,754,781 Doses Administered
    • 2,051,508 Partially Vaccinated/1,645,056 Fully Vaccinated 58.7%
    • +11,785 New Fully Vaccinated Since Yesterday 
    • 1.1% Daily Test Positivity/1.1% (7-day avg after 7-day lag)/% 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 
    • -12.9% Day Over Day COVID-19 Hospitalizations (78 patients. -42% over 30 days)
    • 37% ICU Capacity (29 patients. -15% over 30 days)
    • 40 Staffed ICU Beds Available
    • 0 New/7 Community Outbreaks (7-day)
  • Universities:

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