In San Joaquin County, which borders the Bay Area, the case rate is 308, and the county is reporting a positive test rate of 17.5%. Kern County farther south has a case rate of 429 and a positive test rate of 19.2%. By comparison, San Francisco’s case rate stands at 106, and it is posting a positive test rate of 3.9%. … [Read more...] about SF and San Mateo were last in Bay Area on the coronavirus watch list. What do numbers show now?
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A team of amateur scientists, led by founders of Instagram, developed a model for calculating the R0 for all U.S. states that shows the value dropping below 1 in most places after shelter-at-home orders were put in place, or after residents were at least advised to stay home as much as possible. Their R0 results are online at rt.live. … [Read more...] about A simple score shows how fast the coronavirus is spreading. Here’s what it is for the Bay Area
The coronavirus is hurting NBC's business. In its most recent quarter, revenue slid 25% to $6.1 billion as the coronavirus pandemic shut down Hollywood and live sports. Advertisers have pulled back from TV, movies are delayed as theaters are largely shut down and theme parks were closed for most of the quarter. NBC reopened two of its parks, Universal Studios Japan and its Universal park in Orlando, Florida, in early June. … [Read more...] about Giants host among NBC Sports Bay Area layoffs
“And I was like, ‘Hello?’ And they’re like, ‘Yeah, this is Stanford. Uh, we need about 300 face shields, we heard that you make them,'” remembered Pragasam. “I’m like, ‘Okay.’ So that’s when it all started.” … [Read more...] about Bay Area College Student Makes 3-D Face Shields For Kids With Special Needs, Frontline Workers
Gen Z: How to ensure Generation Z is engaged in civic life during political upheaval and the pandemic. Speakers include Sara Guillermo, chief program officer of IGNITE National; Amanda Little, executive director of Kidizenship; Generation Citizen CEO Scott Warren; and Amber Coleman-Mortley, social engagement director at iCivics. Hosted by the Commonwealth Club. 10 a.m. More information is here. … [Read more...] about Bay Area political events: Atomic bombings anniversary, Reps. Barbara Lee and Eric Swalwell