Good Morning, Mission! Welcome to Virus Village, your daily Covid-19 data dump.
“Doom” cried this morning’s Chron quoting the CDC director’s fear for a 4th Great Surge. Receiving far less coverage, almost none, was the CDC report on viral transmission after vaccination. Not the stuff of screaming healines.
Lydia reports that as eligibility increases, the vaccination site at 24th and Capp will extend into May and a new vaccination site in the Mission is due to open next month.
RIP Carmen Vázquez, organizer, activist and founder of the Women’s Building.
Finally, if you missed it, here are photos from Saturday’s Tribute to Selena.
While waiting for The Vaccination, scroll down for today’s Covid numbers.
Vaccinations are ramping up, but not fast enough, especially among those most vulnerable.
According to most recent data from the Federal Department of Health and Human Services, last week SFGH had 9 Covid patients and 84 percent ICU occupancy. Across the Mission CPMC had 3 Covid patients and 46 percent ICU occupancy.
The Citywide average positivity rate has been very stable at a low rate this month. Between March 1 and March 26, Latinx residents had a 2.14 percent positivity rate, Pacific Islanders 1.99 percent, Blacks 1.17 percent, Multi-racials .83 percent, Whites .79 percent, Asians .69 percent and Native Americans 0.
Although death is the most serious result of the virus, and one of the main reasons given for restrictive social policy, reporting on Covid-related deaths has been confusing, contradictory, uncertain, and sketchy at best. But as media like the Chron tend to emphasize the scary, I will end this Tracker on an upbeat note. News out of Britain (where the B117 variant has been rampant) this morning is that yesterday 0 Covid-related deaths were recorded in London of patients within 28 days of a positive test. In January, London was recording over 200 deaths a day. While in Los Angeles, only 1 new death was reported. In San Francisco, though new deaths have been reported, 0 new Covid-related deaths have been recorded since March 14.