Good Morning, Mission! Welcome to Virus Village, your daily Covid-19 data dump.
Note: No Covid Tracker on Sunday.
Although not showing up yet in San Francisco or the state yet, the widely expected “4th wave” based on the B117 variant is gaining strength around the country. Here is a thread from former CDC director Tom Frieden assessing the situation and the need for vaccine equity.
UCSF’s Dr. Monica Gandhi, a reliable optimist, explains why real world data is showing that the vaccines not only protect against severe illness but block transmission. It’s all about immunioglobulins and antibodies.
There’s no better walking city than San Francisco. In a fabulous essay I wish I had written, Aife Murray tells us why.
And then, there’s the Planning Commission, who despite logic, public opposition and their own misgivings, voted to bring in The Creamery Cafe. Just what we needed.
If you can break away from Dr. Gandhi’s tweets on immunoglobulins, check out Todd Berman’s sketches from Paseo Artistico and meet Dolores Park’s DJ Cheese who knows you can’t please all the people all the time.
And for those who may have missed it, Joe dug into a whole lot of DPW emails and discovered (are you sitting down?), DPW allowed Recology to rip us off for years.
While waiting for The Vaccination, scroll down for today’s Covid numbers.
As of March 26, Asians have received 32 percent of the total vaccine doses delivered, Whites 30.4 percent, Latinx 11.3 percent, Mult-racials 9.6 percent and Blacks 3.4 percent. Native Americans and Pacific Islanders have received approximately .5 percent of all doses delivered. Of the doses administered by SFDPH, Asians have received 38.8 percent, Latinx 25.3 percent, Multi-racials, 7.3 percent and Blacks 7.2 percent. Pacific Islanders and Native Americans have received less than ,5 percent of the doses administered by SFDPH.
According to most recent data from the Federal Department of Health and Human Services, last week SFGH had 5 Covid patients and 73 percent ICU occupancy. Across the Mission CPMC had 6 Covid patients and 76 percent ICU occupancy.
Since December Latinx positivity rates have fallen more than 80 percent while the testing rate for Latinx residents (per 1,000 residents) has dropped about 60 percent.
Based on 463 deaths, San Francisco’s case fatality rate (CFR) of 1.3 percent. With “true infections” (all infections not only those reported), the infection fatality rate (IFR) would be approximately .44 percent.