Saturday, June 19, 2021

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Kristian with Ziggy, Ozzy, and Jonzi at Balboa Park (Taken 6.19.21)

I'll be spending Father's Day with my dad and the family on Sunday, but today we celebrated Papapalooza at Balboa Park with a gaggle of friends and kids and you wouldn't have known a pandemic was still blasting across the world because everyone was talking and laughing and being close and loving a beautiful day in San Diego. While I didn't specifically ask anyone, I know the vast majority of us got vaccinated as soon as we were eligible, which hopefully means we're carrying some sort of immunity for the kids who cannot yet be. Still, we were all outside and it was a beautiful day. 

I feel like I should say something profound about Juneteenth, but after the barrage of emails I got today about the day, I'm just glad it is being recognized, I'm honestly shocked it passed Congress, but we have a long way to go beyond tokening a day for all the systemic problems that are finally being recognized in our history as things to acknowledge, to work through, and figure out the remedies moving forward that would bring more equity into our society. Least of all things, those of us able and capable need to put pressure on our electeds and vote en masse every election and not just the big ones and support the long-shot candidates that represent our values. 

But honestly, today for me was more about Father's Day. I'll honor my dad who was always an amazing dad who worked and provided for us, took us on trips and vacations that are cemented in happy days of youth. But he'll get the love tomorrow. 

Today, at Papapalooza, I got a little bit misty about so many friends who are dads now. Who grew up with mean dads or shitty dads or abusive dads or absent dads who decided the cycle would not continue on with them. So maybe they're married dads or divorced dads or never had kids of their own but love their wife's children as step-dads, it is so beautiful to see this real generational shift in what dadhood or daddiness means. I'm so proud of the men in my orbit who have stepped up to be amazing dads in all forms, even if some of them didn't have the role models to get them there. 

Also, thanks to my sister for taking Nova for a sleepover. We've got a full Luigi's pizza and a fridge full of beer to get us through the night with the new kittens all to ourselves. We'll probably be asleep by midnight. 

Happy Papapalooza, Happy Juneteenth, and today I'm just gonna stick to the data where it's available. 

Stay safe out there. 

  • COVID-19:
  • Global COVID-19 Stats (JHU 6.19.21 8:22pm):
    • 178,127,821 Known Cases
    • 3,857,954 Known Deaths
  • US COVID-19 Stats 
    • CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Data Tracker
    • JHU
      • 33,537,971 Cases
      • 601,740 Deaths
    • CDC Data Tracker:
      • +12,824 New Cases/33,341,986 Known Cases 
      • +379 New Deaths/598,713 Known Deaths
      • 379,003,410 Doses Delivered
      • 317,117,797 Doses Administered
      • 176,737,141 Partially Vaccinated
      • 149,125,164 Fully Vaccinated
  • California COVID-19 Stats:
    • State of California Safe Schools For All Hub
    • Vaccination progress dashboard
    • R-effective: 0.88
    • 47,532,595 Doses Delivered/40,370,558 Doses Administered
    • 3,543,084 Partially Vaccinated/19,244,864 Fully Vaccinated
    • 1,176 New Cases/3,701,926 Total Cases (1.9 new cases/100k)
    • 32 New Deaths/62,654 Total Deaths (0.04 new deaths/100k)
    • 1.0% 7-day test positivity rate
    • 1,214 COVID-19 Hospitalizations (+18 patients, +1.5% from prior day)
    • 264 COVID-19 ICU hospitalized in CA (+8 patients, +3.1 from prior day)
    • 2,266 ICU beds available (+11 from prior day)
  • San Diego County 

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