COVID and the Bay Area
The country is on fire with the virus, but I’m curious what’s happening around my home.
Here’s some good news. Compared to the other major cities in the country, the Bay Area has a very low on case count.
The main reason for this is because so many of us in the area, like me, work from home. While it might seem like everyone is doing this across the country, this is not the case.
While this is great news, it is also interesting to see that Bay Area jobs have been hit much harder than the rest of the country.
So, while some of us are enduring the pandemic already, others are really struggling. Something to think about as Thanksgiving and Christmas come along
The two vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna seems to have super high effectiveness. Being close to 95% effective would put Pfizer and Moderna's vaccines in line with the highly effective vaccines against measles, mumps and rubella.
On top of that there’s a third candidate, AstraZeneca, who announced today that it also has a vaccine but it doesn’t need cold storage and only takes one dose. So, things are looking up!
And, sticking with our SF Area theme, it’s good to see that my neighbors will also be taking the vaccine:
This is how I feel exactly about the new Mac laptops:
Fun fact: There's a legit currency market for out-of-issue Chuck E. Cheese tokens
Finally, we’ll end with this (thx Lix):
Still on fire.
US is beating Europe:
The deaths just hit 250k. That’s 10x the number of American drivers and passengers who die in car crashes each year. It’s also more than 2x the number of American soldiers who died in World War I.
So, let’s keep it safe over this holiday week.
Only 64 more days to go