Local Case count in 2021

Now that the stability of the Santa Clara County testing dashboards has improved, time to add an update for the end of March.

Comparing the test positivity rate to the last numbers in early December, things seem much improved. We shall see whether there have been enough vaccinations locally to maintain this improvement in the face of the new variants which are affecting other states. Los Altos cumulative case count 648, 94022 zip code 402.

Orange Tier risk reduction order effective 24 March 2021 https://www.sccgov.org/sites/covid19/Pages/order-health-officer-10-05-20.aspx

Tracking local case count

And on 8 Dec 2020 ” The high volume of newly reported cases has caused delays in processing new cases; as a result, the number of new cases and the number of cumulative cases is currently underreported.” San Mateo County Health Officer statement on the State Stay at Home order https://www.smchealth.org/health-officer-updates/december-7-2020-health-officer-statement

At 7 Dec 2020, Los Altos cumulative case count reported 234. 94022 zip code case rate 164 . The test positivity rate (7 day lagging average) is now 5.4% , from 1.6% on 22 October

At 5 Dec 2020, Los Altos cumulative case count reported 226. 94022 zip code case rate 158 . The test positivity rate (7 day lagging average) is now 4.7% , from 1.6% on 22 October

At 3 Dec 2020, Los Altos cumulative case count reported 221. 94022 zip code case rate 153 . The test positivity rate (7 day lagging average) is now 4.0% , from 1.6% on 22 October

At 2 Dec 2020, Los Altos cumulative case count reported 217. 94022 zip code case rate 151 . The test positivity rate (7 day lagging average) is now 3.7% , from 1.6% on 22 October

At 1 Dec 2020, Los Altos cumulative case count reported 212. 94022 zip code case rate 148 . The test positivity rate (7 day lagging average) is now 3.5% , from 1.6% on 22 October

At 29th Nov 2020, Los Altos cumulative case count reported 208. 94022 zip code case rate 147 . The test positivity rate (7 day lagging average) is now 3.4% , from 1.6% on 22 October

At 28th Nov 2020, Los Altos cumulative case count reported 198. 94022 zip code case rate 142 . The test positivity rate (7 day lagging average) is now 3.3% , from 1.6% on 22 October

At 25th Nov 2020, Los Altos cumulative case count reported 186. 94022 zip code case rate 131 . The test positivity rate (7 day lagging average) is now 3.4% , from 1.6% on 22 October.

At 24th Nov 2020, Los Altos cumulative case count reported 184. 94022 zip code case rate 130 . The test positivity rate (7 day lagging average) is now 3.4% , from 1.6% on 22 October.

At 23rd Nov 2020, Los Altos cumulative case count reported 181. 94022 zip code case rate 129 . The test positivity rate (7 day lagging average) is now 3.4% , from 1.6% on 22 October.

22 Nov 2020

At 22th Nov 2020, Los Altos cumulative case count reported 178. 94022 zip code case rate 127 . The test positivity rate (7 day lagging average) is now 3.3% , from 1.6% on 22 October.

At 20th Nov 2020, Los Altos cumulative case count reported 174. 94022 zip code case rate 123 . The test positivity rate (7 day lagging average) is now 3.2% , from 1.6% on 22 October.

At 19th Nov 2020, Los Altos cumulative case count reported 174. 94022 zip code case rate 123 . The test positivity rate (7 day lagging average) is now 3.0% , from 1.6% on 22 October.

At 18th Nov 2020, Los Altos cumulative case count reported 166. 94022 zip code case rate 118

At 17th Nov 2020, Los Altos cumulative case count reported 166. 94022 zip code case rate 115

At 16th Nov 2020, Los Altos cumulative case count reported 163. 94022 zip code case rate 118.

At 15th Nov 2020, Los Altos cumulative case count reported 163. 94022 zip code case rate 112.

Source https://www.sccgov.org/sites/covid19/Pages/dashboard-cases-by-zip-code-and-city.aspx

Not yet the new normal

Snapshot for Silicon Valley: updated to add the link to the recording.

Had been asked to do a status report on the Valley for compatriots in Scotland with Christine Esson for the Scottish Business Network insights series..

Here’s the recorded interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poXljpfVNFk

References

The California Consumer Privacy Act, discussed on the China Law blog.

A summary of a representative Venture Capital viewpoint from the point of view of the investors, rather than from founders looking for investment.

Elad Gil’s advice for founders.

Linley Spring Processor Conference Goes Virtual The Linley Group held their conference which gathers good quality marketing information about imminent AI hardware developments on Zoom, to excellent effect. They report 700 part-time attendees, compared to the usual 300 maximum in person for the event. Listening to it it seemed that the quality of technical information imparted was at least as good as it would have been at an in-person event.

Sherwood Partners doing two to five business windups per day. “This is the great unwinding,” Pichinson said. “We don’t know what’s happening, but we do know everything we believed in is changing. Everything we thought to be true may not be true.”

He expects the number of startup companies that he is ending from the coronavirus downturn to exceed the carnage left behind in the dot-com bust.

What I’m seeing isn’t layoffs – what I’m seeing is business continuing, though not business as usual. One company was acquired by a public company for cash, another couple of public companies are being acquired by much bigger companies, another needs advice about splitting off the original technology it started with, with the potential to re-capitalize and convert to a much more sustainable business model while compensating the original investors.

Delivery robots are out on the street in Mountain View

There have now been 100 reported deaths in Santa Clara County attributed to Covid-19 Vehicle traffic continues to be much lighter than before the lock-down; many more people are walking and cycling along the residential streets. We ride and walk for exercise, too.

Juiced E-bike, Trek road bike

Testing, tracing and tracking an outbreak in Seoul, South Korea. Paper It’s not clear when Santa Clara County is going to be able to implement this kind of tracing and follow up; without it removing the lockdown has a high likelihood of raising the case count and death rate again.

Call to action from Jim Yong Kim : social distancing, contact tracing, testing, isolation, and treatment are essential. Massachusetts is getting started on this.