Good Morning, Mission! Welcome to Virus Village, your daily Covid-19 data dump.
SFDPH has now updated its data. See below. The biggest change is an additional 5 hospitalizations for a second straight day. Though still low by historical standards, today’s figure represents a 50 percent rise in the past two days and comes during low and stable new case numbers.
Meanwhile . . .
Though the pandemic crashed the economy, a lot of (rich) people did very well. One was SFGiants owner Charles Johnson. Now It seems he wants to keep a good thing going. Not only have the Giants and MLB declined to require tests or provide protections for food workers inside the stadium, they are requiring all workers to sign a release of liability for the team and league should a worker contract Covid. No one expects any better from Johnson or his team, but that DPH would acquiesce is surprising and disappointing. Don’t expect any data on workplace outbreaks at Mission Creek baseball park.
Fortunately, you don’t have to pay Charles Johnson for a mighty meaty burger. (Unfortuntely I can’t vouch for the safety of burger joint workers, though I assume it’s not super duper).
Remember when Big Tech was going to solve problems and change the world for the better? Contact tracing was never going to be easy in the U.S. and Silicon Valley has offered little or nothing to improve the program.
Although the Anti-Recall Campaign relies on dates not data to fully reopen the state’s economy, UCSF’s Dr. Monica Gandhi and others provide metrics that make more sense than political calculation for lifting restrictions.
With the trial of George Floyd’s killers now taking center stage, what better time to check out Lessons of the Hour in Dogpatch.
While waiting for The Vaccination, scroll down for today’s Covid numbers.
As noted over and over again earlier, case numbers in San Francisco would not come down meaningfully until the situation among the hardest hit Latinx community was addressed. We can see some data recently to augment that argument. In March there were 2324 fewer Latinx cases than in Janurary, 1378 fewer Asian cases, 1357 fewer White cases, 365 fewer Black cases, 167 fewer Pacific Islander cases, 68 fewer Multi-racial cases and 14 fewer Native American cases in March than January .
The health pandemic in the U.S. is not limited to the virus. A new study from the Naional Institutes of Health reports nearly two-thirds of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. could be attributed to obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and heart failure.
Based on 488 deaths (reported by the Washington Post), San Francisco has had 56.1 deaths per 100,000 residents. In comparison, Sacramento has 101.5, San Diego 108.5, Los Angeles 230.8, Portland 70.6, Seattle 68.3, Santa Fe 96.7, Austin 79.7, Dallas 150.6, New Orleans 201.5, Atlanta 127, and Miami 220 deaths per 100,000 residents.