CORONAVIRUS: Friday 5/14/2021 roundup

Tonight’s pandemic headlines:

VACCINATION EVENTS TOMORROW: Saturday brings the city’s Mobile Vaccination Team to The Junction, 10 am-1 pm in the 42nd SW parking lot (just south of SW Oregon), with all three vaccines available so it’s open to 12+, no appointments needed, first 100 people to get vaccinated will snag coupons for free Husky Deli ice-cream cones. … There’s also a mobile team from Pliable in High Point, 8 am-11:15 am Saturday – you can make an appointment by going here.

KING COUNTY NUMBERS: On to the daily stats from the Public Health daily-summary page, cumulative totals:

*102,526 people have tested positive, 645 more than yesterday’s total (SKCPH says that includes 406 “delayed PCR positive cases” added to the state database now, from 4/26-5/6)

*1,554 people have died, 2 more than yesterday’s total

*6,006 people have been hospitalized, 2 more than yesterday’s total

*1,064,605 people have been tested, 962 more than yesterday’s total

Now our weekly check of key numbers on the COVID Vaccination Among King County Residents dashboard:

*1,316,460 people have received one dose (71.1% of everyone 16+)

*988,215 people have received both doses (53.4% of everyone 16+)

*2,025,315 doses have been allocated to King County (not counting pharmacy programs)

One week ago, the first four totals were 100,485/1,536/5,926/1,053,287, and the vaccination totals were 1,248,950/853,646/1,888,395.


WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 161.9 million cases, 3,357,000+ deaths – see the nation-by-nation numbers here.

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16 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Friday 5/14/2021 roundup"

  • Vaccinated and masked May 15, 2021 (7:05 am)

    I continue to wear a mask because I’m immune compromised. Don’t assume that I haven’t heard the recent news about face masks.

    • Pessoa May 15, 2021 (12:30 pm)

      You’re right, and thanks for the reminder.  Cancer patients, or those with organ transplants, have a weaker response to the vaccine.     

    • Smittytheclown May 15, 2021 (1:50 pm)

      I can’t imagine people would say anything,  I sure hope not.  I think masks will be around forever so people better get used to them. 

      • Ultimate Clown May 15, 2021 (2:57 pm)

        Why get used to them if people are vaccinated? 

        • Scubafrog May 15, 2021 (5:32 pm)

          Pandemics becoming more common due to mass-deforestation, glacier-melt and extinctions in the food chain.  Sadly this pandemic was politicised, and even after ~600k+ deaths (the CDC says that number’s grossly underestimated), it would appear no systemic, long-term changes will be made in regards to sociology.

          • Wut? May 15, 2021 (8:49 pm)

            That escalated quickly!

  • S. May 15, 2021 (7:57 am)

    Do you know why the number of people who have received one dose is out of a percentage of people 16+? There have been a lot of first doses for ages 12-15 since Wednesday and it seems odd to leave them out of that number. (Or count them in the number of first doses, but not have then as part of the whole.)

  • Wsres May 15, 2021 (8:41 am)

    645 more new cases? Maybe the no mask thing is nota good idea right now?

    • WSB May 15, 2021 (9:36 am)

      As noted next to that number, the county says the number includes 406 positives from 4/26-5/6.

  • Mj May 15, 2021 (9:55 am)

    Per the Governor’s matrix of 70% or more of people 16 and above being jabbed at least once King County should be fully open now!  In WS is 80+%

    • Local May 15, 2021 (12:48 pm)

      MJ Per the governor it is statewide numbers that matter not county wide. “ That’s the day Gov. Inslee saysbusinesses can fully reopen – or sooner if 70 percent of everyone 16+ in our state gets at least one dose of vaccine before then.

  • Mj May 15, 2021 (2:48 pm)

    Local yes I am aware of that, but a lot of comments are looking backwards, versus forward of getting back to seeing each other again.  King County and WS are already meeting the criterion of 70%!

    • Auntie May 15, 2021 (6:22 pm)

      But maybe not looking forward to seeing our cuzzins from, let’s say, Eastern Washington who are COVID-deniers and anti-vaxxers. They are why the whole state needs to have higher percentage of vaccinations.

  • Mj May 16, 2021 (8:52 am)

    Auntie – I have a response to anti vaxxers it’s your choice and if you catch Covid it’s your responsibility to pay for any and all medical costs associated with your choice!

    • AMD May 16, 2021 (9:53 am)

      Dude, you KNOW there is no legal means to hold an anti-vaxxer responsible for medical and other expenses associated with COVID if they give it to someone who can’t be vaccinated for medical reasons.  That person is going to have their life altered forever because of someone else’s choices, not their own.  You’re welcome to make your own choice and “fully open” your own home to whomever you want, but the government is charged with protecting all of its citizens, and in this case they need to protect them from each other, since a big chunk aren’t really interested in anyone but themselves.

  • Pessoa May 16, 2021 (2:04 pm)

    No, this is not the function of the government.  A government’s function is to provide the information and resources for each citizen to protect oneself; it’s job is not to forcibly shut down the lives of those who are acting responsibly simply because others may not be acting responsibly.  This not just a case of changing a speed limit for all because a few are not obeying and creating a hazard for all.  This is causing devastation in lives and livelihoods.  It is not exaggeration to say the lock downs have been a “nuclear bomb” going off in the lives of tens of thousands in the performing arts, including many in the Seattle area.    What the CDC is telling us, is that the pandemic is moving into the stage of a “managed” disease.  There will be sporadic outbreaks here and there, but for our sanity we have to return to normal. 

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