Saturday, March 05, 2022

CoViD-19: SDUSD Drops Mask Requirement After Spring Break | Russian Censoring Of Socials Has Also Reduced Bots | Another Positive Jobs Report |


Henry The Black Rhino at San Diego Zoo (Taken 3.4.22)

I half expected to skip a Friday post, but Darren has a cold and went to bed early (tested negative on a COVID test, just in case) and so I figured I might as well get it out of the way and then put my laptop away for the weekend as much as possible. I don't particularly have anything on my mind to talk about. The rain this morning was pretty insane, right as Nova was about to walk to her bus, it started coming down in sheets, so Darren drove her and of course the downpour only lasted a few minutes before a more normal, constant rain. I went to the San Diego Zoo alone this afternoon while Darren ran some errands for his new job, and I caught the bus home. Nova and I started watching "Worst Roommate Ever" on Netflix and the two episodes we watched so far were so crazy that if they were scripted, you'd say how dumb the writers were. Perhaps it's just the way the murders are so obvious in the presentation and exposition of the episodes. Of course, I'm also watching "The Dropout" on Hulu, because I was all about the podcast and the book about Elizabeth Holmes and the Theranos scandal.

We have no real plans this weekend at all. With Darren getting mildly sick, we'll keep testing him daily, but assuming he's clear, he'll be working at the Casbah on Sunday and I'll probably spend the whole weekend trying to find things to do besides putting away laundry, because that's how I roll.  

I'm finding that I really have to compartmentalize a lot; finding joy in my own personal life while also being horrified by the savage news in Ukraine and elsewhere. At least COVID-19 news seems to be mildly optimistic, though I am surprised SDUSD has decided to remove mandatory masking immediately after spring break instead of waiting a couple weeks, especially with TK-6 and their very low vaccination status, but I suppose it was to be expected that our transmission would dramatically drop to low with the new metrics. I think they're not saying the quiet part out loud that so long as you're not in a prison or in senior care, you're probably gonna be okay. I can tell you, you still won't see me eating in a restaurant or pulling my mask off in Costco. I hope Nova continues masking, but I guess we'll get there when we get there. Anything can happen in a month.   

Stay safe out there. 

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