Thursday, April 16, 2020

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Shelter in Place Log: Week 4

Day 22- Monday, 4/6/20: The US death toll will pass 10,000 today. The news in other countries is a bit more optimistic-- it seems like other countries have been able to start flattening the curve. The pace of fatalities may be slowing in Italy; the cumulative death toll there is now15,887. Spain announced only a 3% increase. California's backlog of tests has been reduced from 60,000 to 13,000 but the testing is still not adequate. California has 12,026 positive cases as of Saturday (a 12.4% increase in 24 hours). Coronavirus appears to be more deadly for men than women.

  • Breakfast- oatmeal with all the normal fixings +  coffee
  • Lunch- spinach mushroom scramble with cheddar
  • Snack- toast w/ butter & jam
  • Dinner- chicken sandwich on potato bun with grilled onions
  • Visit from friends to exchange books (from a safe distance, of course). Disinfecting books feels weird.

  • Day 23- Tuesday, 4/7/20: Second day of good news numbers in a row-- most widely used model forecasting in the US has revised downward numbers regarding expected need for ventilators. Peak is expected to come in late June/early July. China announced no new deaths, and only 32 new infections that are all imported. NY reported deaths is under 600 for the second day in a row.  

    • Breakfast- spinach mushroom scramble
    • Snack- toast with butter and jam
    • Lunch- grilled cheese and tomato soup
    • Dinner- lamb/beef burgers with bacon & grilled onions

    Day 24- Wednesday, 4/8/20: Yesterday in the US, 30,000 additional people were confirmed infected and more than 1800 people died (the highest death toll so far). 731 people died in NY yesterday. in NYC the total number of deaths surpassed 4,000, claiming more lives than the terrorist attacks of 9/11. China has reported small uptick of new cases, almost all imported. Ecuador is building more cemeteries. Boris Johnson remains in intensive care. Families with relatives in nursing homes are advised to consider bringing them home.

    Day 25- Thursday, 4/9/20: More signs that numbers are peaking and hot spots are arising. The US now has more cases than Italy, Spain and Germany combined. Death tolls in US will pass 15,000 today. NY state alone has more people testing positive than the entire countries of Spain or Italy. Global cases are nearing 1.5 million. New hotspot in the US is the Navajo nation-- has killed more people in the reservation than in the whole of New Mexico. Spain is approaching a decline in deaths & downward trend in number of confirmed cases. Fast food workers are striking today to organize for better PPE and paid sick leave.

    • Breakfast- toast with butter and jam + coffee
    • Lunch- tri tip sandwich
    • Yoga with Adriene | Home, Day 11
    • Second lunch- instant noodles topped with fried egg
    • Skipped dinner

    Day 26- Friday, 4/10/20: Confirmed infections globally have passed 1.5 million people. We will pass 100,000 fatality mark today or this weekend. Cases confirmed in 177 countries. Government of Tokyo has asked businesses to close. For the first time in history, all the pubs in Great Britain are closed. NY state reported 799 more deaths yesterday, another daily record. Both Italy and Spain seem to have flattened their curves, but they are still reporting thousands of new infections each day. Some concerns in South Korea that the virus has been reactivated in 51 patients that were released from quarantine.

    • Yoga with Adriene | Home, Day 12
    • Breakfast- migas & coffee
    • Lunch- almond butter & raspberry jam sandwich, a cup of milk, sour cream & onion lays
    • Snack- .. more sour cream & onion lays
    • Snack- tri tip, egg, salsa
    • Dinner- beef lamb tikka masala w/ okra and cauliflower rice
    • Desert- ice cream (milk chocolate cookie)

    Day 27- Saturday, 4/11/20: News break over the weekend.

    • Breakfast- scramble with onion pepper bacon broccoli
    • Therapy
    • Lunch- bbq chicken sandwich
    • Snack- short bread cookies
    • Dinner- chicken black beans enchiladas

    Day 28- Sunday, 4/12/20: Did a whole lot of nothing this weekend. My aunt and uncle dropped of a homemade Easter dinner for me today. My mom sent cloth face masks that I found in the mailbox today.

    • Skipped breakfast
    • 2 mile walk/run
    • Lunch- chilaquiles
    • Dinner- salad, potato salad, ham, sweet potato, cookies
    • Happy hour hangout w friends
    • Dessert- ice cream, shortbread, chips


    Tuesday, April 7, 2020

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    Shelter in Place Log: Week 3

    Day 15- Monday, 3/30/20: Bay Area to extend coronavirus shelter-in-place order through at least May 1. Deaths in the US will pass 2,500 nationwide at some point today with more than 1,000 deaths reported in NY state alone. Globally more than 30,000 people have been killed by Coronavirus. The number of US citizens that have died is larger than the number of US service members that died in the war in Afghanistan which was at 2,448. Italy now has reported over 10,000 deaths. In Spain, about 35 people have died every hour over the weekend. There are concerns that these numbers are actually low, as they don't count people who have died at home in Spain, Italy, and France.

    • Breakfast- oat milk smoothie with banana, dates, almond butter, cinnamon
    • Lunch- breakfast sandwich made out of sliced challah, bacon, eggs, salsa, avocado, cheddar
    • Dinner- turkey with sweet potatoes, sticky rice & gravy
    • Workout- 2 mile walk + Yoga with Adriene | Home, Day 5
    Today is my 31st birthday.

    Day 16- Tuesday, 3/31/20: Death toll surpasses 3,000 in the US. More people have died from this in the US than have died in the terrorist attacks on 9/11/01. GE workers who normally make jet engines have walked off the job demanding that their factories are converted to make ventilators instead. The US reported 500 deaths in 25 hours for the first time yesterday. France has surged past 3,000 deaths. Spain has a new record on 849 new deaths. Death toll in NY state has passed 1,200. More than 250 people died in NY in the last 24 hours. The first US service member has passed from coronavirus.

    • Breakfast- toasted slice of challah with butter and jam, orange, + coffee
    • Lunch- instant noodles, smoothie made out of vanilla protein powder, banana, cherries, date, chia seed, almond milk
    • Dinner- beer & cheddar sausage with leftover mac n cheese, with this mushroom.. gravy(?) that I made. This was honestly a weird dinner but whatever.

    Stress is starting to hit me in a different way this week. Spending more time working, but I’m not being as productive despite my efforts. My peers seem to be handling things ok. Maybe I appear to be handling things ok too.

    Day 17- Wednesday, 4/1/20: Trump and officials are expecting the death toll to possibly reach 100,000-240,000 people before this is all said and done. US fatalities topped 800 in the 24 hour period yesterday. "We are facing a global health crisis unlike any in the 75 year history of the UN-- one that is killing people, spreading human suffering, and upending human lives" - UN Report. At the beginning of March, there was 1 detected case in NYC; there are now more than 40,000 along with 1096 deaths.

    • Breakfast- oatmeal made w/dates, banana, chia & flax seed, strawberry, blueberry + coffee
    • Lunch- toasted slice of ciabatta with brie and salami
    • Dinner- spinach salad topped with roasted chicken, yellow bell pepper, avocado, boiled egg, creamy cilantro dressing
    • Workout- Yoga with Adriene | Home, Day 6

    Day 18- Thursday, 4/2/20:
     The federal government's stockpile of PPE is pretty much gone. FEMA has delivered more than 11.6 million N95 masks, 5.2 million face shields, 22 million gloves, and 741 ventilators.. that's it. The Pentagon may provide as many as 100,000 body bags for civilian authorities. CDC says that as many as 25% of coronavirus cases are asymptomatic. Spain reported 950 new deaths, passing 10,00 for the first time. A count inside Hunan province has been placed on a new lockdown, showing that an aftershock of the disease can happen. US and Turkey are on the fastest trajectory in terms of new case counts. In Ecuador, the dead bodies have been piling up everywhere; they've been abandoned in busy hospitals, even wrapped in plastic and put out on streets as families struggle to find space in cemeteries. Rapa Nui (Easter Island) has reported its first two cases. The mayor of LA has asked people to wear face coverings in public.

    • Breakfast- toasted slice of challah with almond butter and strawberry jam
    • Lunch- spinach salad with grilled chicken, yellow peppers, mushrooms, cilantro, radishes + cilantro cream dressing
    • Snack- half cup of beef bone broth
    • Dinner- sesame ginger chicken soup w /rice noodles, soft boiled egg + chili crisp
    • Dessert- ab&j sammie

    Day 19- Friday, 4/3/20: More than 1 million cases worldwide. It took four months for the world to hit 500,000 cases; it took 1 week to go from 500,00 to 1 million. 25% of all cases are in the US. We will pass 250,000 cases sometime today. China is telling its diplomats not to return to safeguard against bringing in new cases. There is a rolling concern of numbers reported given that testing is still at capacity. There is a testing backlog of 59,000 cases in California alone, meaning that people have tested but have not received their results yet. Only 4 other states report their backlogs.

    • Skipped breakfast
    • Lunch- tuna sandwich
    • Snack- tuna on toast
    • Workout- 2 mile run
    • Dinner- taco bowl

    Day 20- Saturday, 4/4/20:
    News break today.

    • Breakfast- corned beef hash w/egg
    • Therapy
    • Workout- 4.5 mile run
    • Lunch- protein smoothie, all the usual stuff
    • Dinner- pork chops w/apple pear sauce, roasted broccoli, sour cream and onion mashed potatoes
    • Workout- Yoga with Adriene | Home, Day 7

    Day 21- Sunday, 4/5/20: Global confirmed cases at 1,213,927; total deaths at 65,652. US confirmed cases 312,245; total US deaths at 8,503 (total recovered at 15,021). Trump warns of devastating week ahead, saying "there will be a lot of death." Numerous law enforcement agencies report a rise in domestic violence calls following stay-at-home orders.

    • Breakfast- scrambled eggs with bacon and potatoes
    • Snack- biscoff cookies and coffee
    • Workout- Yoga with Adriene | Home, Day 8
    • Lunch- almond butter & jam sandwich w/milk
    • Dinner- fried salami sandwich
    • Dessert- mango


    Monday, March 30, 2020

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    Shelter in Place Log: Week 2

    Day 8 - Monday, 3/23/20: Italy reports nearly 4,000 new cases overnight and the total caseload approaches 60,000. 651 new deaths in Italy, bringing total death toll to 5476. Social distancing is starting to work there. Ohio and Louisiana is the latest to implement stay at home. 3M says 500,000 masks are headed to Seattle and NY. Senator Ramp Paul tested positive. 60 deaths in NY so far. Death toll in NY is 114, with 15,000 total cases. NY cases 5% of COVID cases worldwide.
    • Breakfast- oatmeal with blueberries, cherries, almond butter
    • Lunch- Japanese curry with rice
    • Dinner- ramen topped with curry
    • Dessert- chocolate, ice cream, vanilla greek yogurt + cashews
    Today is my sister's birthday. She and my niece are visiting from Hong Kong. It's unclear when they can go home to Hong Kong. When they do return, they'll need to be quarantined in a separate location from her husband for two weeks.

    Day 9 - Tuesday, 3/24/20: More than 100 people in the US have died from COVID-19 in a single 24-hour period for the first time. NY sees majority of cases under the age of 50 (46% are 18-44). More than 43,000 cases have been reported in the US, though experts say true number is much higher. NY saw a one day increase of nearly 5,000 cases (bringing total to 21,689 cases in the state). In Spain, soldiers found residents of nursing homes abandoned in several locations-- emergency military units found some residents absolutely abandoned if not dead in their bed. Britain is going into a virtual lockdown. Olympics were postponed until at least 2021. California is short of hospital beds by ~17,000.
    • Breakfast- oatmeal with dates, vanilla, blueberries, almond butter
    • Lunch- Japanese curry, rice + fried egg
    • Snack- salami, vanilla greek yogurt w/cashews
    • Dinner- lamb & bacon burgers with fries
    • Call with Merin
    • FaceTime with Mom and Kristen
    Now that I'm working from home, it's nice to see what Kai does during the day. Turns out he pretty much sleeps in the same spot all day long and only activates leading up to meal times. 

    Day 10 - Wednesday, 3/25/20: Prince Charles has tested positive. India has initiated largest lockdown in human history, nearly 1/5 of world's population (1.3 billion people). People had less than 4 hours notice. "If you can't handle these 21 days, this country and your family will go back 21 years"- prime minister, Narendra Modi. 400,000 cases in the world. Spain has passed 47,000. Italy is approaching 7,000 deaths. France is 5th country to pass 1000 fatalities. In Britain when the national health service called for volunteers to support medical workers on front line, 170,000 people volunteered overnight. The US emergency ventilator stock pile is danerously low. There are only 16,600 in the US national emergency stockpile, and we could have as many as 742k people that need them. 
    • Breakfast- leftover soup (mostly potatoes) topped with a fried egg
    • Lunch- Japanese curry over rice with a fried egg 
    • Snack- orange
    • Snack- yogurt + cashews
    • FaceTime with Jess
    • FaceTime with Kunal
    • Dinner- toasted ciabatta with sliced cheddar + salami
    • Workout- Yoga with Adriene | Home, Day 3
    • Dessert- part of a snickers bar
    3rd panel is Kai playing; 4th panel is Jess' cat Obi <3
    When I was making lunch, I flipped an egg in a pan without a spatula for the first time ever and it's the most exciting thing that's happened all week.

    Day 11- Thursday, 3/26/20: Louisiana is becoming a new global hotspot for the disease- fastest growth of new cases in the world, similar to those in Spain and Italy. The worldwide total is approaching half a million. Spain continues to surge with 600+ deaths yesterday, but the rate of fatalities has slowed. The US confirmed over 13,000 cases yesterday. We are at ~70k cases here and should hit 6 figures by/over the weekend. Yesterday was the first day the US reported over 200 deaths, and more than 900people in the US have died in total. That number might pass 1000 as soon as today. Dyson is developing a new ventilator in record time. It turns out that a large soccer game in late February (2/19 Champions League match in Bergamot) may have been the catalyst for Italy's large numbers.
    • Grocery run at Farmer Joe's ($71.32)- still couldn’t find rice
    • Breakfast- thick slice of toasted challah with butter and jam, coffee
    • Lunch- tomato curry lentils topped with fried egg & chili crisp
    • Second lunch- oatmeal cooked with half of a mashed banana, date, vanilla + topped with flax seeds, other half of banana + strawberries 
    • Workout- 2.25 mile run (rolled my ankle, ugh)
    • Dinner- pan fried chicken thighs, baked beans, artichoke with lemon dill yogurt dip

    There's an orange tree downstairs, and I'm pretty sure that no one in this complex ever eats the oranges. I've tried them in past years and they were really sour. But this year they are so sweet, like actually very good. When I bring them back up and wash them, I let them dry on the window sill and they are just everywhere. Also realized that eating lunch outside on the deck is pretty nice. Oatmeal isn't something I've eaten very regularly until now, but now I find it to be a filling comfort food that's easy to dress up. I love cooking it with mashed banana and dates-- it kind of caramelizes it. I left a thick slice of challah out overnight so that I can make french toast for breakfast tomorrow.

    Day 12- Friday, 3/27/20: Prime Minister of Britain, Boris Johnson, has tested positive. US is #1 with 85,000 cases-- we have more cases than Italy or China (which has over 3x the population). NY saw the number of hospitalized cases increase by 40% in a single day yesterday. 385 people have died in NY so far. On Tuesday night, NY had the highest number of 911 alls ever recorded (over 6000). Los Angeles and Louisiana are on the same track as NY. In Spain, 10% cases are healthcare workers. In Italy the number of casualties/day since 3/11 has been 463 people (during WWII it was 338/day). Australia is enacting its military to enforce isolation orders. Singapore has criminalized the act of intentionally standing or sitting close to someone punishable by 6 months in jail or $7k fine. Minnesota's youngest COVID patient is a 5 month old. There is a shortage of eggs-- sales up 44%, prices up 180%. NYU is offering field promotions-- allowing students from any field of medicine to graduate early and start working in April. Other medical schools in the nation are considering following in their footsteps. USPS is the only gov agency is that is capable of knocking on every door in the US in a given day-- they may be a major part of our disaster plan, delivering tests or medicine to people at home.
    • Breakfast- French toast with caramelized bananas with orange juice, sausage, orange slices + coffee
    • Lunch- Japanese curry over rice with egg
    • Dylan and I started Tiger King
    • Dinner- turkey loaf, refried beans, roasted okra
    • Dessert- marionberry milkshake, half of a Milky Way bar

    A CSA box was delivered today, and in it was some Cara Cara oranges that are some of the best oranges we've ever had. They looked like grapefruit when I first cut into them. Sliced up one from our tree to compare, too. It was so perfect slicing into them and they were really a treat. My french toast this morning was pretty amazing, too.

    Day 13- Saturday, 3/28/20: Taking a break from the news over the weekend.

    • Breakfast- avocado on toasted slice of challah + coffee
    • Therapy
    • Workout- 4.25 mile run (snapped these pics)
    • Lunch (at 6pm??)- leftover turkey loaf, refried beans, carrots + dill yogurt dip
    • Dinner- Kraft Mac and cheese
    • Dessert- green grapes

    Day 14- Sunday, 3/29/20:
    • Breakfast- corned beef hash with eggs
    • Workout- Yoga with Adriene | Home, Day 4
    • Lunch- turkey loaf, refried beans, mango
    • Dinner- lamb taco bowl (beans, cheese, sour cream, salsa, cilantro)

    It's starting to set in that this isn't a thing that's only going to last a few weeks. This is going to be the new normal for a little while, and realizing that has me a little bummed out. Holding onto being grateful that I get to stay home. 

    Saturday, March 28, 2020

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