Good Morning, Mission! Welcome to Virus Village, your daily Covid-19 data dump.
Annika and Lydia report that vaccine delivery at 24th and Capp has grown which UCSF Doctor Diane Havlir called “progress towards universal access to vaccination.”
A year later, Juan Carlos and Clara-Sophia revisit some of those Mission Local first talked with when the pandemic began.
Regular readers of Covid Tracker know I follow Dr. Michael Osterholm from U. of Minnesota. Citing data from Europe and Asia, none of it good, he continues to warn of a B117 hurricane bearing down on us. You can hear his latest podcast (or read the transcript) here.
Much of the heat generated around opening the schools tends to pit parents against teachers. As Justin Phillips writes in the Chron, it’s not that simple (especially in light of Osterholm’s reading of Europe).
While the big scandal stakes appear to be coming from the usual suspects (DBI, DPW and PUC), let’s not forget the scandal at the Department of Human Resources, which is not going to go away and could turn out to be the more significant. And the more personal.
Caution! If you egg-on Nancy Pelosi, you will face consequences.
While waiting for The Vaccination, scroll down for today’s Covid numbers.
Between February 12 and March 13, DPH added 154 new cases to the Mission or 25.8 new cases per 10,000 residents. During that time, two neighborhoods added 22 new positive tests: one bordered by South Van Ness, Hampshire, 17th and 21st (38.2 cases per 10,000 residents), the other bordered by South Van Ness, Harrison, 23rd and Cesar Chavez (42.5 cases per 10,000 residents)
According to the most recent data from the Federal Department of Health and Human Services, SFGH has 3 Covid patients and 68 percent ICU occupancy. Across the Mission, CPMC has 5 Covid patients and 66 percent ICU occupancy.
Those over 60 comprise 91 percent of San Francisco Covid-related deaths, 68 percent with underlying conditions (other than age), 2 percent without underlying conditions.