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It was a late night of work for me and I don't know how motivated my Friday will be, so I thought I'd get out a bonus post of Thursday stuff so I have a clean slate when I do a new post. I also wanted to post because I was SHOCKED by the revelation that Singapore's cases are 75% among partially and fully vaccinated people. They're using Pfizer there, so that is especially alarming and goes to show just how transmissible the Delta variant is -- even among vaccinated people -- in case you didn't already believe that from what happened in the UK and Israel, and low-vax countries like India and Australia. Be diligent and if you're putting yourself in high-risk situations, even if you're vaccinated you should consider masking up and testing regularly. I think we'll go for swabs this afternoon as Nova completes her first week of Girls Inc camp.
Stay safe out there.
- Public Health Experts Call On CDC To Change Its Mask Guidance - NPR Music (7.22.21)
- Vaccinated people in Singapore make up three-quarters of recent COVID-19 cases - Reuters (7.23.21)
- Effectiveness of Covid-19 Vaccines against the B.1.617.2 (Delta) Variant - NEJM (7.21.21)
Only modest differences in vaccine effectiveness were noted with the delta variant as compared with the alpha variant after the receipt of two vaccine doses. Absolute differences in vaccine effectiveness were more marked after the receipt of the first dose. This finding would support efforts to maximize vaccine uptake with two doses among vulnerable populations.
- Public health officials have tools to beat back Covid again. Does anyone want to use them? - STAT News (7.22.21)
- Bicyclist killed in Balboa Park crash was a prominent architect, planner - San Diego Union-Tribune (7.21.21)
- This story is especially galling because bike advocates have been trying to get protected bike lanes on Pershing for YEARS and because the news, instead of having bike advocates explaining why painted lanes are not enough and Pershing, with a high rate of speed, should have concrete separation, chose to interview a woman fighting against 30th Street bike lanes who basically said, see? Bike lanes aren't safe so we shouldn't lose parking for them, they should just ride in safer places. Someday San Diego media will realize that there are not always two reasonable sides to every story.
- Max Lenail's family receives $1.5M grant from the State of California to build pedestrian bridge in Mission Trails. Max's parents, Ben Lenail and Laurie Yoler, said this is how their son would want to be memorialized. - CBS8 (7.22.21)