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While most coronaviruses cause common cold, three have become more dangerous, crossing species to people: the first was SARS CoV in 2003 and the latest to “make the jump” — SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes “Coronavirus Disease 2019” or COVID-19. According to former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb, there was a large, late-season spike in U.S. “flu-like” illness, raising the unsettling possibility that the novel corona virus may have been here earlier than initially thought.
Construction in Kellogg Park began Valentine’s Day morning on what has become a valentine to late Scripps Institution of Oceanography rock star Walter Munk from his widow. Workers from Shaw & Sons poured and paved thousands of pounds of concrete between the children’s playground and a comfort station adjacent to Walter Munk Way. Then, they placed pre-assembled portions of a 2,400-square-foot tile mosaic in place. “The Map of the Grand Canyons of La Jolla Educational Plaza” (aka “The Map”) displays some 119 different species of sea life found just offshore in La Jolla Canyon.
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The San Diego County-based Doris A. Howell Foundation for women’s health recently named Karen Wilson as its first executive director. Wilson said she is more than ready to use her skills, passion and knowledge “to take this organization to the next level.”
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