COVID-19: Part 17

April 6, 2020 6:09 pm
  • Quarantine Day 21
  • U.K. Prime Minister moved to ICU for COVID-19 symptoms.
  • New York prepares contingency plans for temporary, mass burials in city parks.
  • Alameda County cases: 557; deaths: 13
  • U.S. cases: 330,000+; deaths: 8,900+

Back to work again for me today. This begins my fifth week working from home. The last day I was in my office was March 6. This week is Spring Break so there will be even less structure for the girls since Heather doesn't have any school work to complete.

I had a mandatory, online, COVID-19 training to do for work today. It was mainly things like how the virus is transmitted and why social distancing can slow the spread. Also rules about being on site and who is allowed on site and where to get PPE if you are on site. Also who to contact if you or anyone in your household is diagnosed either presumptively or via testing.

I made bread yesterday and we delivered a loaf to the neighbors. Dinner was bread, apples, and cheese. It looks like we're doing that for dinner again tonight.

We played Castle Panic yesterday. The girls like it and it's still fun for adults too. It's really well balanced. I think every game we've played has always been down the wire as to whether we'll win or not. Jess set up a fort in the living room which is now the griffin cave (the girls have been on a griffin kick lately for whatever reason).

The modeling has been updated today. This week and next week are expected to be the peak throughout the Northeast. So it's going to be pretty bad out there. California is modeled to peak in 8-11 days as well. But it looks like the stay-at-home order has been working. The updated projections show a peak death rate of ~70/day with a total death count of less than 1,800; which is quite an accomplishment from the earlier modeling.

The modeling assumes existing isolation measures remain in effect throughout May and I don't believe it attempts to model what happens once those are relaxed.

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