The Evil Stupid Team Lockdown Report
When people get snide and sarcastic about "Team Lockdown" and how foolhardy it is not to follow the lead of "two Brits with a blog" who happen are THE people who can tell you what is happening in Europe, odds are they are in part targeting california. We have long been identified as being over-the-top and extreme is our "Lockdown" policy. Admittedly, various businesses have been shut down at various times during various periods, and travel and gatherings have been variously limited ot various degrees at various times. And look - we're at it again, because we're having an upsurge in spite of our silly lockdowns.
Today my in box contained the following: https://patch.com/california/castrovalley/castro-valley-stay-home-order-... which informed me that
Castro Valley Stay-At-Home Order Extended As Bay Area's ICUs Fill.
The long and short of it is:
CASTRO VALLEY, CA — The availability of intensive care unit beds in the Bay Area fell below 15-percent on Wednesday, triggering a mandatory 3-week stay-at-home order. ICU capacity fell today to 12.9 percent, according to the state's COVID-19 data dashboard.
So, how bad is it, I thought: Here's Alameda County info
38971 cases (2.3%)
558 deaths (0.033%)
that doesn't seem too desperate to me, but I'll go along, I have reason to be extra careful.
For grins, since I had the data, I decided to compare it to the ideal state as per the two Brits with a blog, but not a European version (Sweden, which is having second thoughts), because Europe isn't the US, different culture, habits, diet, the existence of actual medical care systems, etc. etc
A US variant of that wide open ideal, from the US heartland, is South Dakota.
93772 cases = 10.6 percent
1329 deaths 0.15 %
Hmmm, dunno what to say, it seems that SD is also now having second thoughts and asking all its citizens to take precautions, but it is looking like an uphill battle.
By the way, the theory that PCR testing causes "case-demics" because it is 50% false positives and all but a tiny fraction of the rest are also errors equivalent to false positives has absolutely no support in any literature that I've seen, including the ludicrous false positive rate.
be well and have a good one