Good Morning, Mission! Welcome to Virus Village, your daily Covid-19 data dump.
Props to Gaynor Siataga who reminds us of the power of the community in fighting the virus.
In another attempt to tamp down the disease, City officials have announced a 10-day quarantine for travellers coming to San Francisco. Good luck.
Yesterday’s UCSF Grand Rounds focused on the CDC, vaccine distribution and the interesting issue of “immunity passports.”
We may be getting tired of the virus, but the virus is far from getting tired of us. Scroll down for today’s Covid numbers.
Another hospitalization record but DPH reports that a couple days ago SF hospitals had 73 ICU beds and 303 Acute Care beds available. For the week ending December 16, the weekly rate of change in Covid positive patients rose 25 percent. During that week, the seven-day average availability of ICU beds was 29 percent and for Acute Care beds 21 percent. DPH continues to report 100 percent of required PPE on hand.
California’s current hospital crisis points to the danger of the virus, but also the intentional degradation of public health over the past few decades.
After months of ignoring communities of color, public health officials now scramble to convince them to get the vaccine.
Currently at approximately .87 percent, the local case fatality rate has actually fallen a bit.