Good Morning, Mission! Welcome to Virus Village, your daily Covid-19 data dump.
Good news Giants fans! Word out of Mission Creek is that the team has decided to require either vaccination or a negative test for all workers at the ballpark. Reportedly the Giants will even provide free rapid testing.
As the variant spread provokes new case uprisings in certain states, UCSF Grand Rounds discusses the current challenges as well as safe activities for those vaccinated.
UCSF’s Dr. Monica Gandhi believes the vaccines are going to depress hospitalization numbers to a manageable state. In this thread she follows up with hospitalization figures from around the country.
Although the Anti-Recall campaign has decided June 15 would be a great date to get back to “business as usual” (Oh no!! Not that!) some experts would prefer to see the data first.
Part of the problem will be that not everyone wants to get vaccinated which could pose a problem for reopening and reaching the ever elusive “herd immunity”.
But for those who do want the vaccine, more local access is being provided.
Is anyone working on a vaccine to protect the City from the SFPD? From the bad joke desk comes this report that the San Francisco Police Department’s “Principled Policing Bureau” allegedly became a “reign of terror” under former San Francisco Police Department Deputy Chief Michael Connolly.
While waiting for The Vaccination, scroll down for today’s Covid numbers.
Between March 8 and April 10, DPH attributed 82 new positive tests to the Mission, or 13.8 new cases per 10,000 residents. As the City has reopened, new cases are popping up in different neighborhoods. Although the Mission had the highest number during that time frame, North Beach had the highest new case rate with 20.6 new cases per 10,000 residents,followed closely by the FiDi/South Beach. Thirteen neighborhood had so few cases, their rates were negligible.
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.
The last Covid-related death in San Francico was recorded on March 27. So far during the month of March there have been 17 recorded Covid-related deaths.