Good Morning, Mission! Welcome to Virus Village, your daily Covid-19 data dump.
What does it mean to “follow the data”? Lydia explores this question with respect to how DPH is addressing the virus in the Latinx population.
Yesterday UCSF’s Grand Rounds discussed “The Vaccine”. Rather than the actual science or medical dimensions of a vaccine, most of the discussion focused on the social and political issues a vaccine will pose once approved.
Politics aside, the distribution of a vaccine, or vaccines, is “mind-bogglingly complex”.
Hopefully Mohammed Nuru won’t be in charge. Though he did “get things done.”
Elsewhere in the City, new D.A. Chesa Boudin has created an “Innocence Commission” the first of its kind in the country. The Police Officers Association probably hopes the new commission will exonerate the cops from all wrong doing. Though they really don’t need anything new.
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HiGeorge, a data visualization startup, developed some new visualizations for Mission Local, which we will be using and fine-tuning in the days to come.
After dropping for a few days, the seven-day average number of daily cases for the week ending September 11 ticked up to 55. Can’t seem to get out of the red zone.
After dropping to 71 patients on September 15, the next day hospitalizations rose back into the 80s. As of September 16, availability of ICU beds dropped to 98 while 367 Acute Care beds remained available.