Tuesday, August 17, 2021

CoViD-19: School Openings Not Doing So Great. Back To "Swiss Cheese" | Covidiots Maskhole Vocal Minority Flock To County Supervisors Meeting | Jake Sullivan Takes No Shit | Vote NO On The Recall |


Black Cat Appreciation Day (Taken 8.16.21)

I got up super early (for me) again today and I swear I was gonna do listings, but then there was a ton of updates I had to do for my actual job, then I got caught up in media briefings and the County Board of Supervisors meeting and just trying to put out email fires as they arose, then I tried to put the house back together after everything was everywhere for the electrician's work yesterday, and before I knew it, Nova was already back from school, I was sweaty from cleaning and needed a cold shower, and we decided to go to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. 

It was hot and muggy in Normal Heights, but by the time we got to the park a little before 5 it was actually really nice. Unfortunately we were walking toward the gorillas and discovered a ransacked backpack, and after reporting it to the security, it turns out someone stole the bag from a trainer, possibly ganked her wallet, and left the backpack strewn about. WHO DOES THAT?? People really suck sometimes. 

Besides that, it was nice to be there since we haven't been most of the summer because of the uncomfortable weather. We only did the lower half since I think Tiger Trail is still closed due to the tiger COVID breakout. Anyway, I'm gonna get to my listings as soon and as fast as I can, so stay tuned. 

I'm gonna steer clear from posting about Afghanistan but Jake Sullivan's comments today were interesting as he tried to navigate a very hostile media room. 

COVID-19 news is what you'd expect...schools are opening so outbreaks are happening all over with some schools scrambling to go back to virtual and others accepting mask mandates after all. You'll hear lots of references to "swiss cheese" which is the idea that layered mitigation works the best. Masks AND ventilation AND vaccination AND distance AND hygiene AND testing AND contact tracing AND isolation AND quarantine. The idea being that if you stack slices of swiss cheese, you can cover the holes the more slices you stack.  

Meanwhile, Governor Abbott has a breakthrough case, and if you can't say anything nice about a despicable piece of shit human being getting sick and then getting monoclonal antibodies while pumping Regeneron, then you shouldn't say anything at all. Good people don't wish ill on people. I'm not always a good person. 

Also, Darren and I both voted today and I love the vote tracker, which sent me an email and text that my ballot arrived, and will do the same when it gets back to the registrar. Lastly, I think it is insensitive to call people crazy or lunatics because they actually may suffer mental illness and most people who experience mental illness are not so outrageous, but the Board of Supervisors meeting was full of covidiot maskholes, and you should definitely watch the clips on the twitter feed of Phillip Molnar of the UT. I wish the posts were in one thread, but instead, watch some of them here, here, here, here, here, here, here, herehere, here, here, and here. I also posted some screen grabs of slides and data that were shared at the meeting. The patience of the supervisors deserves some mad respect.

Stay safe out there. 

STAT News (8.17.21)

  • Global COVID-19 Stats (JHU 8.17.21 8:21pm):
    • 208,556,549 Known Cases
    • 4,381,855 Known Deaths
  • US COVID-19 Stats 
    • CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Data Tracker
    • JHU
      • 37,017,741 Cases/2,756,881 28-Day Cases
      • 623,321 Deaths/13,275 28-Day Deaths 
    • CDC Data Tracker:
      • +113,993 New Cases/36,951,181 Known Cases 
      • +535 New Deaths/620,493 Known Deaths
      • 417,477,975 Doses Delivered
      • 357,894,995 Doses Administered
      • 198,929,642 Partially Vaccinated
      • 168,897,604 Fully Vaccinated 
        • 50.9% of Total Population
        • 59.5% of Population ≥ 12 Years of Age
        • 61.8% of Population ≥ 18 Years of Age
  • California COVID-19 Stats:
    • State of California Safe Schools For All Hub
    • Vaccination progress dashboard
    • Coronavirus: Resources for Californians
    • R-effective: 1.07
    • 51,598,015 Doses Delivered/45,454,770 Doses Administered
    • 3,475,826 Partially Vaccinated/21,908,346 Fully Vaccinated
    • 9,748 New Cases/4,043,407 Total Cases (25.8 new cases/100k)
    • 7 New Deaths/64,201 Total Deaths (0.06 new deaths/100k)
    • 5.8% 7-day test positivity rate
    • 7,837 COVID-19 Hospitalizations (+262 patients, +3.5% from prior day)
    • 1,746 COVID-19 ICU hospitalized in CA (+56 patients, +3.3% from prior day)
    • 1,861 ICU beds available (+34 from prior day)
  • San Diego County 
    • Free Testing Sites and Schedule in San Diego
    • Vaccination Locations San Diego
    • Vaccination Dashboard
    • San Diego County Of Education School Reopening Dashboard
    • COVID ActNow Daily Updates for San Diego Metro
    • CDC Data:
      • 1,508,995 Fully Vaccinated 
        • 45.2% of Total Population
        • 52.7% of Population ≥ 12 Years of Age
        • 53.5% of Population ≥ 18 Years of Age
    • State Data:
      • R-effective: 0.99
      • 1,101 New Cases/315,348 Total Cases
      • 8.4% (7-day avg after 7-day lag)
      • 0 Deaths/3,824 Total Deaths
      • 133 COVID-19 hospitalized patients ( patients, % from prior day)
      • 133 COVID-19 ICU hospitalized patients (+0 patients, 0% from prior day)
      • 203 ICU beds available (-17 from prior day)
    • County Data:
      • 1,738 New Cases/317,058 Total Cases 
      • 0 New Daily Deaths/3,824 Total Deaths
      • 13.1% Daily Test Positivity/8.6% (7-day avg after 7-day lag)
      • 4,628,655 Doses Received/4,435,811 Doses Administered
      • 2,349,924 Partially Vaccinated/2,055,358 Fully Vaccinated
      • 73.3% 12+ Population Fully Vaccinated/61.4% Total Population Fully Vaccinated
      • Fully Vaccinated Age 12-17: 63.2%; 18-29: 58.9% 
      • +11 Day Over Day COVID-19 Hospitalizations
      • +2 Day Over Day COVID-19 ICU Patients
      • Hospitalizations: 551 patients. 267% over 30 days
      • ICU: 129 patients. 279%  over 30 days)
Screenshot from County Board of Supervisors Meeting 8.17.21

Screenshot from County Board of Supervisors Meeting 8.17.21

Screenshot from County Board of Supervisors Meeting 8.17.21


Unknown said...

It is worth pointing out that unvaccinated children under the age of 12 are statistically less likely to die, be hospitalized, or be infected at all than anyone over 18 even if the over-18 person is fully vaccinated. Those under the age of 18 make up nearly a third of the population, but 99.85% of all COVID cases are people over the age 18. I invite you to double check my math. In a 2nd grade classroom full of unvaccinated 8-year old kids being taught by a fully vaccinated teacher, the individual statistically most likely to infect other people is the fully vaccinated teacher, and even that likelihood is tiny if the only other people in the room with the teacher are the 8-year old students.

Rosemary said...

Under 18 are 21% of San Diegans. They've made up about 17% of cases which could be an undercount as asymptomatic kids weren't being tested. Not gonna bother with the rest of the comment if the premise doesn't withstand a simple data check.