Friday, September 03, 2021

CoViD-19: US Poised To Exceed 40M Cases/650k Deaths In Coming Days | We Have To Do More To Protect Kids | Vote NO On California Recall | PBS: Music Venue Comeback | Destin & Joel Hit The Marvel Bigtime |


Elephants at San Diego Zoo Safari Park (Taken 8.31.21)

Sometimes its the little life things that are exhausting and can bring us down, but sometimes the whole giant big picture can just be too much. The Texas ruling has really freaked me out. I mean, I'm not of an age where I would need to worry about an abortion, but it's the reverberation of the sexual harasser, the rapist, and the lunatic religious zealot showing us that the SC really is out of touch with the majority of Americans. This has all been well funded, well planned, well organized, and I fear what else this means moving forward. We thought Citizens United was bad. A few years ago Darren and I were really invested in Man In The High Castle but had to stop watching because it was so intense while also watching The Handmaid's Tale. And here we are and it sucks and it makes me mad on so many levels, especially in the way I actually find myself thinking I hope this person or that person just dies. And then that is fucking horrible and it just becomes this anger shame cycle.

So I wish I was a little more optimistic, and I'm sure tomorrow I'll be fine but sometimes it's just a lot. Besides fires and floods and bloviating hypocrite politicians and asshole radio hosts trying to steal our state, our cases are crazy high nationally and on pace to hit 40,000,000 known cases this weekend, and likely hit 650,000 known deaths, which doesn't even count all the excess deaths that were misrepresented. Meanwhile the other party is penetrating school boards and redistricting committees and local politics because the majority who would normally counter them are scared to be in a room with them as they scream unmasked and unvaxxed and possible carrying weapons or looking to incite violence. 

Still, it's Labor Day Weekend and it's supposed to be perfect weather here in San Diego, so I'm gonna wrap it up, maybe have a cocktail or two, and try and get outta this funk and see the bright side of things and understand that while things are really really bad in a lot of places around me but I'm kind of exactly in a perfect place for me at the moment. If you wanna skip all the COVID and political stuff today, NBC did a story about Destin Daniel Cretton directing the latest Marvel flick. If you recall he filmed a lot of I Am Not A Hipster at the Casbah and had a couple more super acclaimed indie flicks since then. And that he was able to bring Joel P West (my birthday twin) on board to do the music is amazing. Also, PBS did a feature on the comeback of music, including a bit on The Shell. Links are below. 

Stay safe out there. 

  • Global COVID-19 Stats (JHU 9.3.21 7:21pm):
    • 219,748,585 Cases/18,138,911 28-Day New Cases
    • 4,552,549 Deaths/274,135 28-Day New Deaths
  • US COVID-19 Stats 
    • CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Data Tracker
    • JHU
      • 39,848,212 Known Cases/4,108,796 28-Day New Cases
      • 647,573 Known Deaths/28,224 28-Day New Deaths
    • CDC Data Tracker:
      • +161,387 New Cases/39,668,869 Known Cases 
      • +1,514 New Deaths/643,405 Known Deaths
      • 447,619,715 Doses Delivered
      • 373,516,809 Doses Administered
      • 206,461,869 Partially Vaccinated
      • 175,538,025 Fully Vaccinated 
        • 52.9% of Total Population
        • 61.9% of Population ≥ 12 Years of Age
        • 63.9% 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: 0.91
    • 54,610,055 Doses Delivered/47,188,403 Doses Administered
    • 3,467,645 Partially Vaccinated/22,719,095 Fully Vaccinated
    • 11,742 New Cases/4,267,986 Total Cases (27.9 new cases/100k)
    • 119 New Deaths/65,704 Total Deaths (0.1 new deaths/100k)
    • 4.9% 7-day test positivity rate
    • 8,630 COVID-19 Hospitalizations (-70 patients, -0.8% from prior day)
    • 2,131 COVID-19 ICU hospitalized in CA (+3 patients, +0.1% from prior day)
    • 1,533 ICU beds available (+13 from prior day)
  • San Diego County 

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