|Nova on her 15th Birthday (Taken 5.1.22)|
I started this post last week and then, as expected, I got busy and didn't do much laptopping. Still, there were some news items I wanted to share from last week and then I can kick off the week with a fresh post at a later time. The County of San Diego has aligned with State reporting, so there are only 2 COVID updates a week now, which is a good way to lose track when surges or upticks or increases happening; looking at hospital data is just too late, so maybe just keep an eye on the poop.
I had a pretty awesome week. My visits to the San Diego Zoo have become a weekday habit, except for Wednesday when I went to work with Darren and spent the day hanging around the Safari Park. I don't see him much on those days, but my camera has been working overtime and the park has craft beer spots all over, so for me it was like a midweek vacation day before the big weekend.
On Thursday I worked for Quasi & Jon Spencer and the HITmakers at the Casbah. Though I'd informed the Snail Mail publicist I would no longer be attending the show, they still gave Darren my photo pass, so Nova got to take advantage, although not knowing in advance that would happen, she only had Darren's mobile to shoot with. I'll make her share those photos in a separate post.
On Friday, I did my usual afternoon Zoo time, then met my sister at my house for some drinks before we caught the bus to Interpol at OAT. She won our tickets and they were in the 2nd to last row, but we had a blast anyway. It's not often my sister and I hang out without the kids or my parents or me going to one of the kids' games just to hang out. We took full advantage and had a blast, Interpol is always great live, and she crashed on my couch for the first time ever.
On Saturday, Darren was working so Nova did derby in the daytime, then we rode bikes to Adams Avenue Unplugged for a bit before she had a piano lesson, during which I ate and got ready for work, dropped her at the Center, then sold merch for Sleaford Mods. It was a great night and everyone was so nice and enthusiastic and diehard fans.
By Sunday I was pooped, but we had to help my dad in the afternoon, and it was Nova's 15th birthday. So after my parents', we stopped for ice cream in Barrio Logan and got caught up in their weekend walkabout, then went to Sea World briefly before deciding it was too crowded, then went shopping to get Nova some new clothes, and then closed the night with takeout from Himalayan Yak and Yeti, one of our favorite splurges.
So it was all good and fun and exhausting and my posts may be infrequent and for this one I'll skip all the government briefings and COVID data because from here, I can only look forward.
Stay safe out there.
|Me & Christy After Interpol at OAT (Taken 4.29.22)|
|Interpol at OAT (Taken 4.29.22)|
|Gorilla Paul-Donn at San Diego Zoo (Taken 4.29.22)|
|Snail Mail Marquee at Observatory (Taken 4.28.22)|
|My favorite Mandrill. (Taken 4.29.22)|
- Biden administration starts Covid treatment push, focusing on Pfizer’s Paxlovid - STAT News (4.26.22)
- County Switches COVID-19 Immunization Registry, Changes Data Reporting Frequency - County News Center (4.27.22)
- Covid deaths no longer overwhelmingly among the unvaccinated as toll on elderly grows. Experts say numbers show importance of boosters — and the risks the most vulnerable still face. - The Washington Post (4.29.22)
- Nearly two-thirds of the people who died during the omicron surge were 75 and older
- Vaccinated seniors are making up a greater share of the dead, even as vaccine holdouts died far more often than the vaccinated during the omicron surge, according to the CDC
- Three-quarters of the vaccinated senior citizens who died in January and February did not have booster doses.
- COVID-19 mortality in the United States: It’s been two Americas from the start - PLOS One (4.28.22)
- Reality Check: Seven Times Texas Leaders Misled the Public About Operation Lone Star. As they investigated Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s border initiative, reporters repeatedly found situations where Abbott and DPS officials cited accomplishments that lacked crucial context or did not match reality - ProPublica/The Marshall Project/The Texas Tribune (4.27.22)
- Shanghai Ship Jam Spells Supply Chain Trouble - Statista (4.28.22)
- Indonesia stuns markets as it widens ban to include CPO, refined palm oil - reuters (4.27.22)
- Community advocates applaud long-awaited free youth public transportation - kpbs (4.26.2022)
- To access FREE youth fares, students must download PRONTO app and call in the help line to have their cards converted to a youth pass. They must verify in-person at the Transit Stores within 6 months. If students do not have a mobile device, a physical card can be obtained at Transit Stores.
- 6 million Southern California residents face unprecedented water restrictions - Accuweather (4.28.22)
- L.A.’s Historic Water Shortage Won’t Affect San Diegans. San Diego is spared from mandatory cuts or changes to its water use, because San Diego doesn’t currently take any water from northern California through the State Water Project. - Voice of San Diego (4.27.22)
- County Affordable Housing Efforts Putting 3,400 Units in San Diego - County News Center(4.27.22)
- WHO reveals shocking extent of exploitative formula milk marketing - WHO (4.28.22)
- UC announces Native American Opportunity Plan - UC Newsroom (4.29.22)
- County Provides Legal Defense for Immigrants - County News Center (4.29.22)
- Gloria says he's committed to bike lanes, even when residents object - kpbs (4.29.22)
- Countywide Effort Aims to Eliminate DUI Fatalities, Injuries - County News Center (4.29.22)
- San Diego County
- Free Testing Sites and Schedule in San Diego
- Vaccination Locations San Diego
- Vaccination Dashboard
- COVID ActNow Daily Updates for San Diego Metro
- San Diego Unified School District COVID Dashboard
- County Data (Data from 4.28.22):
- Influenza Watch:
- 207 New Cases/2,553 Total Cases
- 1 New Death/5 Total Deaths
- Fifth Flu Death Reported in Region - County News Center (4.27.22)
- 409 New Cases/758,715 Total Cases
- 2,911 Cases (4.20-4.26)
- Case rate: per 100,000 residents overall
- 5.17 for fully vaccinated people
- 8.44 for fully vaccinated and boosted
- 13.03 for not fully vaccinated San Diegans.
- 4 New Deaths Through 4.20/5,237 Total Deaths
- 4.2% Daily Test Positivity/% 7-day average/% 7-day average after 7-day lag/3.0% Test Positivity (14-day average)