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Covid Tracker: 11,038 cases,99 deaths

Good Morning, Mission! Welcome to Virus Village, your daily Covid-19 data dump. After reports on inaction, calls for hearings with DPH and threatened City Hall protests, Mayor Breed found $28 million to address obvious disparities in the City’s approach to the Covid-19 crisis. How the money will be allocated and whether it represents an effective […]

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Covid Tracker: 10,640 cases, 96 deaths

Good Morning, Mission! Welcome to Virus Village, your daily Covid-19 data dump. What does it mean to “follow the data”? Lydia explores this question with respect to how DPH is addressing the virus in the Latinx population. Yesterday UCSF’s Grand Rounds discussed “The Vaccine”. Rather than the actual science or medical dimensions of a vaccine, […]

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Covid Tracker: 10,430 cases, 91 deaths

Good Morning, Mission! Welcome to Virus Village, your daily Covid-19 data dump. During last week’s UCSF Grand Rounds, Dr. George Rutherford refered to last month’s motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota saying “When you talk about super-spreader events, this is the classic of all time.”  He attributed 266,000 positive cases to the 10-day event. One […]

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Covid Tracker: 10,188 cases, 89 deaths

Good Morning, Mission! Welcome to Virus Village, your daily Covid-19 data dump. UCSF returned to Covid Grand Rounds yesterday with Drs. Rutherford and Gandhi leading the way. For those who count on vaccines to release us from the pandemic’s clutches, Dr. Rutherford offered some cautionary words. But good news! Dr. Gandhi, a well-known believer in […]

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Covid Tracker: 8053 cases, 69 deaths

Good morning Mission. And welcome to Virus Village, your daily data dump. During the UCSF Grand Rounds yesterday, there were discussions on “herd immunity,”cheap fast testing and healthcare worker stories.  “Herd immunity” is a term which has been thrown around without much care during the pandemic. In a nuanced and intelligent conversation, Dr. Trevor Bedford […]

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Covid Tracker: 7326 cases, 64 deaths

Good morning Mission. And welcome to Virus Village, your daily data dump. More on the fog of numbers. San Francisco’s Department of Public Health announced yesterday that due to the glitch in the state’s reporting system for test results, it would “pause” in reporting contact tracing metrics. Although delays and undereporting impact what contact tracing […]

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Covid Tracker: 6575 cases, 59 deaths

Good morning Mission. And welcome to Virus Village, your daily data dump. Last fall, the Global Health Index released a chart showing which countries were best and worst to respond to a pandemic outbreak. Coming in first place was the United States! (Whoo Hoo!!). Second was the United Kingdom. So much for modeling excercises. So […]

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Covid Tracker: 115 new cases, 1 new death.

Good morning Mission. And welcome to Virus Village, your daily data dump. If you haven’t already, I urge you to read Madison’s article on the UCSF Grand Rounds. Yesterday afternoon’s episode included conversations with docs from Miami, Atlanta and Houston. Yes, things are bad, and they aren’t getting much better. But the real import of […]

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Grupo de Trabajo Latino emerge para enfrentar al COVID-19

Traducción por: Neus Valencia En un vecindario que rápidamente cerró sus negocios y parecía abandonado para finales de marzo, resultaba difícil no preguntarse qué pasaría con la gran población de inmigrantes en el Distrito de la Misión. Niñeras, albañiles y pequeños empresarios que estaban desempleados o que se aventuraban a ir a trabajar a los […]

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The Latino Task Force emerges to take on COVID-19

At a time when gentrification seemed to blunt the power of Latino activists, the Latino Task Force is fighting back In a neighborhood that quickly boarded up and felt abandoned by the end of March, it was hard not to wonder what would happen to the Mission District’s large immigrant population. Nannies, construction workers, and […]