More than 2 million San Diegans are now fully vaccinated, bringing the region closer to its vaccination goal.
71 percent of residents 12 and older have been fully vaccinated. The goal is to have 75% of people vaccinated. Yesterday there were another 908 new covid cases reported. San Diego County’s case rate is 20.4 cases per 100,000 residents as of Tuesday.
Southwestern College is requiring vaccination for students and staff in order to be on campus this fall.
They made the announcement yesterday, saying masks will also be required in all indoor buildings and facilities. Students must have at least one vaccine dose before classes start on Aug. 23 and employees must have at least one dose before Aug. 16 return. They will also offer vaccine clinics for the first two weeks of the fall semester.
Gastroenterologists are warning that a new tiktok trend will likely result in a lot of diarrhea!
A new trend on tik tok called the iced honey challenge encourages people to eat gobs of frozen honey! In the videos, tiktok users pour honey into a water bottle, freeze it, then squeeze a tube of it into their mouths. But eating honey in such large quantities has the potential to cause major gastrointestinal distress. One gastroenterologist says ‘That is a lot of sugar, that is a lot of honey, and that is a lot of diarrhea. He went on to say, “We’re not made like Pooh Bear.”
Scorching heat continues today in San Diego County!
An excessive heat warning is in effect right now until 8pm in the deserts. It’s going to reach up to 120 in the deserts! It’s going to reach the 90’s in east county and upper 70’s throughout the rest of San Diego. They are asking residents to “drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air- conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors.” The county has opened “Cool Zone” locations to help the public beat the heat.
Do you enjoy working from home?
It looks like most people do. A new survey asked people what they'd trade for the chance to work from home permanently.
65% said they'd be willing to take a 5% pay cut -- but when asked to cut their pay by 25% only 15% said they'd go for it.
15% of people said they'd give back all their time off if asked.
More than half said they’d give up Netflix, social media or Amazon for a year to keep being able to work from home. Also one in three people would give up their right to vote to continue working from home.
Speaking of working from home, 2 out of 3 remote workers have suffered physical pain from working from home – including back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches, and eye strain.
Because we don’t have designated offices at home employees are working in places that aren’t the best for their muscles and joints. And many people working from home are putting in longer hours – which is causing eye pain and headaches from long hours staring at screens.