This is a late COVID update! I’ll also offer a correction on my April 20th post regarding vaccination numbers in San Diego County.
New case numbers continue to trend downward in the US, California and San Diego County. A few hot-spots persist in the Northwest, Colorado, and parts of the Rust Belt, but the situation in Michigan is improving.
I was overly optimistic in my April 20th report of vaccination in San Diego County, because I didn’t read the fine print! On their press briefing slide deck, they report the percentage of people with either 1 or both doses of vaccine. As it turns out, however, this is not of the total County population, but only of their target of 75% of residents over 16! Yesterday, they reported that 83.9% of the target population has received 1 dose, and 59.2% has been fully vaccinated. This actually corresponds to roughly 50% and 35% respectively of the estimated 3.3 million SD County residents.
All SD County residents over 16 can now get the vaccine if they so choose. My guess is that in the next few weeks, more restrictions will continue to drop. California has stated a goal to fully reopen on June 15th.
Don’t fear, but be smart!