The other indicators are also good: testing is way up, hospitalizations and intubations are way down, and the fraction of tests that are positive is below 2%.
Our house has decided to step down our isolation somewhat, while still being pretty careful:
Somerville just introduced domestic partnerships:
Domestic partnership means the entity formed by people who meet the following criteria ...
Cambridge has a similar ordinance:
"Domestic partnership" means the entity formed by two persons who meet the following criteria ...
Like most, Cambridge's ordinance is limited to two people, but Somerville is novel in being open to more.
Both, however, recognize domestic partnerships from other jurisdictions. Here's Cambridge's:
"Domestic partner" means a person who meets the criteria set out in subsection D of this section or who is registered as such in another jurisdiction.
Since Somerville does not restrict domestic partnerships to residents, it looks to us like a group of Cambridge residents could register a Somerville domestic partnership, which Cambridge should then recognize.
I was curious what people were actually doing, so while Anna was playing in the "woods" along the edge of the bike path, I gathered some statistics. As each person passed along the path, I tracked mode of transportation (walk, run, bike, scooter/skateboard), apparent gender (female, male, child, unclear), and face covering status (covered, mouth only, removed, absent). Raw data is here.
In forty minutes on June 28th, from 9:41am to 10:21am I saw 179 people pass. Of these, 73% (131) were masked, 5% (9) had their nose exposed, 15% (27) had masks on their chin or otherwise removed, and 7% (12) had no mask at all:
Other sites with similar features include gwern.net:
In general, I like these features a lot. They dramatically lower the barrier the following internal links, letting you quickly figure out whether you're interested. On the other hand, they do get in the way. They pop up, overlapping the text you're reading, and mean you need to be paying more attention to where the mouse goes.
I decided I wanted to add a feature like this to my website, but without any overlap. The right margin seemed good, and if you're reading this on jefftk.com with a window at least 1000px wide then hovering over any link from one of my blog posts to another should show a preview:
I track Boston rental listings for my rent map, and you can see this reflected in the data. Here are new two-bedroom listings for the last three months, compared to the same three months last year:
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