San Diego County reported almost 1400 new covid cases and no new deaths as of yesterday.
Additionally, another four people were hospitalized and one put in ICU. Meanwhile, more than 2 million residents are fully vaccinated — bringing us closer to our goal of 75% vaccination rate.
Canada has opened its border, allowing vaccinated US citizens to visit again.
The border has been closed to nonessential travel since March 2020 to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus. If you’re traveling into Canada, you must provide proof of vaccination and provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of your arrival. Unvaccinated children younger than 12 can enter the country with their fully vaccinated parent or guardian. However, those children are asked to avoid "group settings," like camps or day care, for 14 days upon their arrival. The US is keeping its borders closed to non-essential travel until at least August 21st.
The Summer Olympics in Tokyo are officially over! The US came away with the most gold medals winning 39, and we got the most medals overall with 113.
China came in second. And San Diego cyclist Jennifer Valente just became the first US woman to win a track cycling Olympic Gold Medal! Jennifer who is 26 years old grew up in San Diego riding mountain and BMX bicycles around her neighborhood with her brothers. When she was 14 she attended youth classes at the San Diego Velodrome. The Winter Olympics in Beijing goes down in just six months.
Dr. Fauci says that he is hopefully that the FDA will give full approval of the covid vaccines by the end of the month.
Currently, the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are being given out under emergency-use approval.Dr. Fauci, says once it’s approved it will lead to a wave of vaccine mandates in the private sector, as well in schools and universities.
Music Artists Can now Require Proof of Vaccination or Negative Covid Test at Live Nation Venues.
As of now, it is up to each individual artist whether or not this will be required at their shows.
Do you want to live on Mars? If so, NASA is looking for people to be ready to live on Mars when that time comes.
NASA is now taking applications for four people to live for a year in Mars Dune Alpha -- a 1,700-square-foot Martian habitat, created by a 3D-printer that happens to be inside a building at Johnson Space Center in Houston.
The paid volunteers will pretend to be on a Martian exploration mission, complete with spacewalks, limited communications back home, restricted food and resources and equipment failures.So if you think it might be fun to pretend you’re isolated on Mars, this might be the job for you.