Thursday, June 03, 2021

CoViD-19: US Lays Out Plan For Vax Surplus | CAL/OSHA: Vax Up or Mask Up | Newsom Extends Restaurant Regulatory Relief | Friday: Wear Orange For Gun Violence Awareness | Photos: San Diego Zoo |

Sometimes I don't know if I should lean positive or negative. Like, I'm in a great mood, we went back to the San Diego Zoo today and got to walk through the Hummingbird Habitat with no line this time, and it was just nice and sunny out and then I got home to a stack of packages which make it sometimes feel like Christmas when I forget what I've ordered. Today I got new waterproof/sand proof beach mats, some clothes for the kid who will not stop growing, and these cool little solar water fountains.

But I still feel like I have to go a little negative. While watching Jen Psaki today, there's this question of the 'pay-fors' for Biden's American Jobs Plan, and it keeps being suggested that  if only the government would enforce existing tax law they'd have the revenue needed. 

Then there was that report I posted last week, that we do actually have some pretty strong gun laws in certain places, but the ATF just looks away and doesn't enforce it's own rules.

We've seen the maskholes and businesses defying pandemic rules for over a year now. We've seeing all the Karen fights, the airplane incidents, the road rage, the shootings happening more frequently at workplaces and with specific targets for revenge. We've seen the nastiness in all levels of government and the Insurrection and the former guy continuously perpetuating the big lie and every talking head obsessing over whatever heinous thing that side is doing. 

And you start to see this pattern everywhere in places it really matters and places it doesn't at all...while driving it seems everyone is speeding and driving like fucking maniacs. Nobody is following rules and there's no enforcement. Today while watching the Mandrill brothers at the Zoo, someone was throwing popcorn into the habitat from the upstairs while we were downstairs, while another family kept crashing the bushes to intentionally rile them up. Do they really need to explicitly have signs NOT to feed the animals, not to tap the glass, not to scream like buffoons, especially around the shy animals? The answer is obviously YES because they had to put signs between the walkway railing and the enclosure fencing of the elephants after that dipshit jumped in for a selfie a couple months back. "Please Protect The Wildlife By Staying On The Designated Path." And then on our way out, I couldn't help but laugh that this sign was necessary, because obviously some idiot parent didn't control their monster child:

We've reentered the world (still masking up when around people). But it's hard. I would say that people have forgotten how to live in a civilized society around other people but maybe we never did? People were always getting too close to the sea lions, people were always violating personal space at concerts, people have always blasted their music as if everyone else around them wants to hear their horrible taste, people have always driven like assholes and now have bigger and faster and more dangerous vehicles with which to be so. Our American mentality is that rules apply to everyone else except me. I'm not immune. I've got my things, my rules I break or bend, too. But because of it, I applaud tonight's CAL/OSHA decision that employees must maintain mask wearing unless every employee is vaccinated and I hope it sticks. This will encourage vaccines, encourage business owners and corporations to not only encourage or supply vaccines but give the time off and pay necessary should someone experience side effects, and hopefully work as the best peer pressure for small businesses to vax up. There are no excuses anymore. Vaccines are free, widely available regardless of documentation, Uber and Lyft and Public Transportation all offer free rides, and pharmacies have committed to 24 hour vaccinations on Fridays on top of all the walk-in clinics, appointment based clinics, and workplace and school district offerings. We won't all be getting on the same team anytime soon, but at least I'm not on the team that needs a sign to not touch the fucking cactus. 

Friday we Wear Orange For Gun Violence Awareness Day. I hope you'll join me. 

Also, Friday is the last chance to comment on the Fiesta Island Dog Park (Thursday, June 10 Agenda) to the California Coastal Commission. Their popup is blocked on my computer, so if the same happens for you, email and copy and paste this entire subject line and support Option B:
Public Comment on June 2021 Agenda Item Thursday 9f - City of San Diego LCP Amendment No. LCP-6-SAN-19-0142-2 (Fiesta Island)
Stay safe out there. 

  • State Data:
    • Southern California ICU Bed Availability: 36.8%
    • R-effective: 0.73
    • 42 New Cases/280,247 Total Cases
    • 4 Deaths/3,760 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)
    • 102 COVID-19 hospitalized patients (-13 patients, -11.3% from prior day)
    • 36 COVID-19 ICU hospitalized patients (-9 patients, -20% from prior day)
    • 264 ICU beds available (-23 from prior day)
  • County Data:
    • San Diego County COVID-19 Update – 6-3-2021 - County News Center 
    • 83 New Cases/280,429 Total Cases 
    • 1 New Daily Deaths/3,761 Total Deaths
    • 4,148,595 Doses Received/3,714,324 Doses Administered
    • 1,992,035 Partially Vaccinated/1,562,129 Fully Vaccinated (55.7%)
    • +17,877 New Fully Vaccinated Since Yesterday
    • 0.6% 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.) 
    • 99.6% Case Investigation 
    • -4.1% Day Over Day COVID-19 Hospitalizations (94 patients. -32% over 30 days)
    • 36% ICU Capacity (34 patients. -15% over 30 days)
    • 56 Staffed ICU Beds Available
    • 0 New/10 Community Outbreaks (7-day)
  • Universities:

Photos: San Diego Zoo 


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