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May 15, 2021

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Joe - Weekend Update on the Numbers

The word of the week this week was "booster". Several sources think the Sept/Oct timeframe will bring that recommendation, but again the numbers aren't much different than the last few weeks.....here is the weekend update

92.8% of the County over age 16 is vaccinated up another 0.7% from last week, about the same rise seven weeks in a row. Slow but sure.

Total Cases: 47,185 (+954 in the County for the week which is about the same as last week)

Positivity: 3.6% (up .1%)

Burlingame Cases: 1,452 (up 44 from last week--so a slight uptick. Cases in the last 30 days: 157)

Plenty of companies are delaying their back-to-the-office dates, but schools are opening so the dynamic may shift a bit soon.

Joe - Weekend Update on the Numbers

The word of the week this week was "plateau". Several sources think we have reached a plateau and the numbers suggest that as well.....here is the weekend update

92.1% of the County over age 16 is vaccinated. Apparently there is some new demographic data that is affecting the count since this rate is .7% LOWER than last week. No real explanation given.

Total Cases: 48,061 (+876 in the County for the week which is down a bit.)

Positivity: 2.9% (down .7%)

Burlingame Cases: 1,493 (up 41 from last week--so pretty flat. Cases in the last 30 days: 167)

There was not much new news about forthcoming boosters, but I did get a message from Walgreens that flu shots are here...jab away.

Joe - Weekend Update on the Numbers

The "plateau" tilted upwards a little this week in the County, but not that much compared to what we read in the headlines.....here is the weekend update

92.8% of the County over age 16 is vaccinated. Somehow we recaptured the .7% that we lost last week. Back to what it was two weeks ago!

Total Cases: 49,308 (+1,247 in the County for the week which is up 42% from last week's increase.)

Positivity: 2.9% (same as last week)

Burlingame Cases: 1,538 (up 45 from last week--so about the same rate. Curiously, cases in the last 30 days only went up by 10 to 177. There is something amiss with the data on this metric.)

As the B'game Air Quality Index has bounced around 100 the last few days it is hard to tell who is wearing their masks outdoors for Covid or for smoke.

Joe

The words for the week appear to be "mandate" which is quite a change from the "social agreement" noted in the original post and "booster". You can take the County's 2-minute survey on boosters here https://bit.ly/3E69thv .....here is the weekend update

93.2% of the County over age 16 is vaccinated. Up 0.4% for the week.

Total Cases: 49,921 (+613 in the County for the week which is half of last week's increase.)

Positivity: 2.9% (same as last week and the week before)

Burlingame Cases: 1,567 (up 29 from last week--also dropping. Cases in the last 30 days are 159.)

Joe

The words for the week are still "mandate" and "booster". Here is the weekend update showing lots of green indicators:

93.7% of the County over age 16 is vaccinated. Up 0.5% for the week.

Total Cases: 50,525 (+604 in the County for the week which is flat from last week.)

Positivity: 2.2% (way down by .7% - the largest drop in a long time.)

Burlingame Cases: 1,590 (up 23 from last week--dropping further. Cases in the last 30 days are 133 showing the downward trend.)

Between the 93.7% vax rate for age 16+ and the natural immunity of the 50,525 people who have had Covid, the various types of mandates are going to be a tougher sell than before.

Joe

I was bummed I missed the show at the Black Cat nightclub. I would have liked to say hi to London Breed. Here is the weekend update showing lots of green indicators:

94.6% of the County over age 16 is vaccinated. Noticeably up 0.9% for the week.

Total Cases: 51,046 (+521 in the County for the week which is down a little from last week.)

Positivity: 1.8% (way down again by .4% - down 1.1% in the last two weeks.)

Burlingame Cases: 1,606 (up 16 from last week--so still dropping week-to-week. Cases in the last 30 days are 115 showing the downward trend.)

Aside from booster news, the big question is when the County will start calling out breakthrough cases and give us some sense of how they happen.

Joe

This week brought the schoolkids mandate and a new treatment in pill form from Merk. Here is the weekend update showing lots of green indicators:

95.0% of the County over age 16 is vaccinated. Incremental improvements from here will be harder as we are only up 0.4% for the week.

Total Cases: 51,518 (+472 in the County for the week which is down a little more from last week.)

Positivity: 1.5% (way down again by .3% - down 1.4% in the last three weeks.)

Burlingame Cases: 1,622 (up 16 from last week--the same number as the prior week. Cases in the last 30 days number 85 showing the downward trend continues.)

There is still no County news about breakthrough cases, but I hear booster shots are available for scheduling from a variety of providers. The current recommendation is to stick with whatever flavor you got originally, so only Pfizer so far.

Joe

The word for the week is still "mask mandate" as the officials gyrate on whether or not to drop the indoor requirement. Here is the weekend update showing lots of green indicators yet again:

95.7% of the County over age 16 is vaccinated. That's a slight uptick to +0.7% verses last week. And not that many people play for the Warriors.

Total Cases: 51,847 (+329 in the County for the week which is down nicely from last week.)

Positivity: 1.3% (down again by .3% - down 1.6% in the last four weeks - cut by more than half.)

Burlingame Cases: 1,573 (the number MAGICALLY DECLINED by 49. Who knows why? Cases in the last 30 days number 52 showing the downward trend accelerates, but can we believe them?)

In order to drop the masks indoors we apparently need to have 80% of the county vaxxed. That is about 611K people which is higher than the number shown as complete, but the number shown as vaxxed is 637K. The DJ tried to make sense of it all here https://bit.ly/3oO3s3Y. 329 new cases in a population of 3/4 million people doesn't seem like a high transmission rate......

Joe

The word for the week is "booster" as the Moderna booster got the OK and the J&J OK is on the horizon. Also mixing them up may be OK'ed as well meaning a run on Moderna is likely. The Pfizer booster is now available at the SM Event Center.

From the County site: October 14, 2021: San Mateo County Health processed a correction to the vaccination data dashboards that has decreased the number of vaccinated county residents by about 5 percent.:

90.7% of the County over age 16 is vaccinated. Whatever increase happened this week is totally erased by the 5% slip-up.

Total Cases: 52,141 (+294 in the County for the week which is down slightly from last week.)

Positivity: 1.2% (down again by .1% - down 1.7% in the last five weeks)

Burlingame Cases: 1,589 (up by 16 from last week's questionable number. Cases in the last 30 days number 48 showing the downward trend continues.)

Joe

The word for the week is still "booster" as the Moderna and the J&J OK's arrived along with the mix-and-match OK. I talked to one person this week who was boosted. It will be the new badge of honor.

91% of the County over age 16 is vaccinated. Up 0.3%.

Total Cases: 52,466 (+325 in the County for the week which is up slightly from last week, but barely.)

Positivity: 1.0% (down again and dropping into the hard-to-decipher range)

Burlingame Cases: 1,602 (up by 13 from last week. Cases in the last 30 days dropped by 2 to 46.)

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