Thursday, June 10, 2021

CoViD-19: More Transmissible Variants Create Vaccine Urgency | In Impassioned Speech, Governor Newsom Calls Out Activist Judge, Outlines AR-15 Appeal | FIDO Wins Fiesta Island Option B |


Nova and Ficus at Fiesta Island Dog Park (Taken 7.14.2020)

It was quite a newsy day, so if you only pay attention to one thing, it should be my Governor Newsom giving an impassioned speech about the State of California appealing the decision that came down last week where an activist judge said the state's 32 year ban on AR-15s was unconstitutional. I've embedded the video below and while the Governor is not perfect and has had some serious missteps, this is why I've been a fan since I first met him while he was campaigning for Lieutenant Governor and why I'll continue to fight the stupid recall. 

In other stuff, COVID-19 is still out there but *surprise* cases and hospitalizations and deaths continue to nosedive among vaccinated populations while cases and outbreaks are still high and dangerous among the unvaxxed. There was some attempt by Cal/OSHA to clarify last night's late repeal of changes to mask guidance, but it didn't actually clarify anything so all you need to know is that if you're vaccinated, you pretty much don't have to wear a mask as a patron of most businesses, but you still gotta mask up for pretty much all work regardless of vax status or what specifically you do for work. 

We went to the San Diego Zoo today and I was having massive baby fever with the babirusa piglets getting so big, the tapir baby was taking a nap, Amahle the hippo said hi in her way, the red river hog had some sweet little piggies, the swamp monkey baby is super quick and never sits still, and the takin baby is adventuring out on her own by climbing the rock walls of her enclosure. Maybe I'll share pics later but I'm' having a problem with my SD card formatting to write-protected that won't let me turn it off. It's very annoying and I can't figure it out. 

Besides all that, a really amazing thing happened today when the California Coastal Commission approved Option B for the Fiesta Island Dog Park!! This means they won't be building a road extension through it and they won't be building boat storage facilities on it. This is super great news and I can't wait to get in the water again, especially next week when we're supposed to have a record-breaking heat wave. 

Stay safe out there. 

    • San Diego to Expand Safe Place Program to Businesses Serving Asian Americans. The Safe Place Program is an initiative intended to help San Diegans clearly identify businesses that are safe places for victims of a hate crime - NBC San Diego/City News Service (6.10.21)
    • FIDO WINS with pivotal California Coastal Commission decision!! - FIDO Facebook Page: 
      There were 43 public speakers.
      Four spoke only to environmental and didn’t address A or B.
      Thirteen speakers supported Option A, some of them eloquently.
      The rest (25) were Team FIDO!
      The Item was called at 9:24am and the motions to adopt as amended with Option B passed at  1:33pm
      SO CLOSE! The amendment to adopt B over A only won by a 6-5 vote.
      The final vote do adopt as amended with Option and other changes to the Northern Area and week control was: 7-3 and not without it’s drama. Initially the vote was called at 6-3 because one of the Commissioners had left. But he was still available and they him back to make the 7th vote to complete the Item and We Win!
      And the official FIDO announcement here. California Coastal Commission's site hasn't yet been updated. 
  • Global COVID-19 Stats (JHU 6.10.21 8:23):
    • 174,771,133 Known Cases
    • 3,769,494 Known Deaths
  • US COVID-19 Stats 
    • CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Data Tracker
    • JHU
      • 33,428,412 Cases
      • 598,744 Deaths
    • CDC Data Tracker:
      • +14,283 New Cases/33,246,578 Known Cases 
      • +398 New Deaths/596,059 Known Deaths
      • 372,830,865 Doses Delivered
      • 305,687,618 Doses Administered
      • 172,423,605 Partially Vaccinated
      • 141,583,252 Fully Vaccinated
  • California COVID-19 Stats:
    • State of California Safe Schools For All Hub
    • Vaccination progress dashboard
    • R-effective: 0.74
    • 47,014,660 Doses Delivered/39,140,150 Doses Administered
    • 3,881,948 Partially Vaccinated/18,431,265 Fully Vaccinated
    • 856 New Cases/3,693,362 Total Cases (1.8 new cases/100k)
    • 39 New Deaths/62,538 Total Deaths (0.04 new deaths/100k)
    • 0.8% 7-day test positivity rate
    • 1,279 COVID-19 Hospitalizations (-25 patients, -1.9% from prior day)
    • 261 COVID-19 ICU hospitalized in CA (-9 patients, -3.3% from prior day)
    • 2,262 ICU beds available (-128 from prior day)
  • San Diego County 

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