Good Morning, Mission! Welcome to Virus Village, your daily Covid-19 data dump.
If you’re feeling buoyant about declining cases and hospitalizations, see if you can find a dose of reality. Another big surge could be coming in two months. Dr. Michael Osterholm who usually traffics in baseball metaphors, resorted to a war metaphor (The Battle of the Bulge) when talking about the coming surge which he thinks will be worse than anything we’ve seen yet.
At yesterday’s UCSF Grand Rounds, lots of talk about variants and the potential threat they pose
Despite need and logic, the Biden Administration does not include mass production and promotion of effective high quality masks in its Pandemic Plan. New CDC director, Rochelle Walensky said N95 masks are uncomfortable to wear. An uncomfortable mask? Imagine that.
Here in San Francisco, we don’t worry about such trivialities. We have much more important things to do, like changing the names of schools.
Or opening up a secretive local media operation.
California’s eviction moratorium has been extended, and assistance for renters appears to be on the way.
A new flower shop has opened in the neighborhood and Beer Week should get here before the variants arrive.
Scroll down for today’s Covid numbers.
As of January 26, Latinx residents have tested postive 2291 times in January; Whites 1533, Asians 1360, Blacks 371, and Multi-racial 169.
Over the past two months, 34,777 tests have been collected among Mission residents for a rate of 583 per 1000 residents. The average Mission positivity rate is 5.13 percent.
As of January 26, Latinx residents who tested in January have a 12 percent positivity rate, while Multi-racial residents have 4.74 percent, Blacks 4.5 percent, Asians 3.6 percent and Whites have 2.94 percent positivity.