COVID-19 in Alabama

A detailed look at the spread of the Corona Virus in the state of Alabama

Blog Post Date: Aug 22nd, 2020

Blog Post Last Update: Aug 31st, 2020

Alabama is a southeastern U.S. state that’s home to significant landmarks from the American Civil Rights Movement.

Capital is Montgomery. Population is 4.90 million. Governor is Kay Ivey (Republican).

Just some thoughts on what we can expect to see happen in Alabama in the next few months.

Relevant links to COVID Data Analytics site

Case and Death Patterns by State

Red States v/s Blue States

States, counties setting cases and deaths records each day

Cases and deaths records for each state

Details of Cases and deaths by state / county

School and College Reopenings

A national database that tracks coronavirus-related school closings, quarantines, cases and deaths.

Covid-19 Is Creating a Wave of Heart Disease -daily reminder that there is so much more to #COVID19 than death

New CDC guidance says COVID rates in children is steadily increasing. (not ideal for schools reopening)

LONG TERM BURDEN after COVID hospitalization — “Anybody who needed to be hospitalized or needed ICU support will suffer disability afterwards.”

This is why it is so dangerous to send kids off to school in the Republican states where Case Positivity ratio is 10-20%. Millions of Americans will now have a lifelong pre-existing condition and if the Republicans win the 2020 election through voter suppression, shutting down USPS and colluding with Russia and China and Ukraine, these Millions of Americans are looking at bankruptcy. Vote Blue, as your life depends on it!

Aug 31st

With a population of 328 million in the United States, it may require 2.13 million deaths to reach a 65 percent threshold of herd immunity, assuming the virus has a 1% fatality rate.

Let’s not try out this strategy. What if the virus has a 2% fatality rate? 4.26 million deaths is acceptable?

AuburnFootball is down 16 players in practice this week due to #COVID19.

When players are tackled they breathe the virus onto everyone!!!

Aug 30th

More than 1,000 students and staff at the University of Alabama’s three campuses have contracted COVID-19 since classes resumed August 19

Aug 29th

Univ of Alabama threatening faculty if they reveal / share info about COVID outbreaks

This is downright criminal. Even third world countries do better than this. Trump and the GOP is making the US worse than a 3rd world country.

This is one of the threatening messages sent to University of Alabama faculty, claiming that sharing any information about COVID-positive students in class is a HIPPA [sic] violation. It is not a HIPPA violation, and saying so is designed to silence.

Aug 28th

On Friday, newly released figures showed the university recorded 481 new cases of COVID-19 on its campus in the previous three days alone.

University of Alabama now has more than 1,000 COVID-19 cases -- with nearly 500 in the past three days

Aug 27th

Deadly deception practiced by Republicans that will needlessly infect / kill more Americans

More than 500 students have tested positive @UofAlabama, but teachers were told to keep a tight lid on it. “Do not tell the rest of the class,” the email reads, with the word “not” underlined.

Aug 25th

Auburn University’s COVID-19 cases multiply by five (208 cases now)

EPIDEMIC WILDFIRE: University of Alabama reports 531 newly confirmed #COVID19 cases since classes resumed.

This even EXCLUDES the 311 cases identified at re-entry testing of 29,000 students/staff. These 531 are NEW cases after campus opened!

The city of Tuscaloosa (home of the University of Alabama) has closed bars and suspended bar service at restaurants for two weeks.

There are currently 531 cumulative cases of COVID-19 (students, faculty, and staff) as reported by the institution.

A typical brain-dead response from a Republican Governed state, shut down bars instead of shutting down schools

The University of Alabama has reported more than 560 coronavirus cases since classes restarted last week.

Aug 24th

University of Alabama reports more than 500 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Aug 23rd

Alabama! 29% on-campus positivity rate of #COVID at @UofAlabama and now this.

Where are the masks and social distancing at this high school football game between Fairhope and Spanish Fort in Baldwin County.

College and High School Football events are all going to be super spreader events! (Much like the Sturgis rally)

Aug 21st

Vanderbilt first SEC program to suspend football action this preseason

29% positive COVID test results among student body

University of Alabama COVID-19 outbreak not great news for college football season

#Alabama High school football is officially back, but on the Eastern Shore not all COVID-19 prevention procedures were followed.

For the most part – particularly in the student section – people were right next to each other with no face coverings at all.

Aug 20th

More deception by Republican Governors -- this time by Kav Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health

The Alabama Department of Public Health is tracking cases of COVID-19 in schools, but is not making the information public.

Aug 16th

Cases popping up in School districts in Alabama

Aug 10th:

40+ schools have already closed nationwide after reopening last week

Aug 9th

How widespread is COVID-19 in children? (9%) A look at the latest data as schools reopen

COVID-19 can spread in air if schools don't have proper AC, report says

Aug 7th

Australia follows Israel's disasterous model; School reopening results in explosion of cases; 100s of schools now closing again

Dozens of teachers, students get COVID in 1st wk

7 year old dead in GA (Kids are not immune)

Aug 6th

Schools that open in the fall will close by October

Some teachers are retiring rather than go back to school

CDC abdicates responsibility; will let kids get sick

German schools test students twice a week

Aug 5th

Trump learns nothing from 160,000 dead and wants to reopen Schools

Covid-19 may spread more easily in schools than thought, report warns.

Aug 4th

Trump administration sticks to plan to reopen schools (and infect millions?)

When Covid Subsided, Israel Reopened Its Schools. It Didn’t Go Well.

Aug 3rd

Trump criticizes Birx after she warns U.S. it is unsafe to reopen schools as coronavirus outbreaks are extraordinarily widespread

As the Coronavirus Comes to School, a Tough Choice: When to Close

Ex FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb on MLB and Schools Reopening

July 13th

Teachers are writing their wills

Super spreader events that will lead to explosion of cases and shutdowns

Auburn (Aug 22nd)