Blog Post Date: Aug 22nd, 2020
Blog Post Last Update: Spe 2nd, 2020
Iowa is a state in the Midwestern United States, bordered by the Mississippi River to the east and the Missouri River and Big Sioux River to the west. It is bordered by six states: Wisconsin to the northeast, Illinois to the east and southeast, Missouri to the south, Nebraska to the west, South Dakota to the northwest, and Minnesota to the north.
Capital is Des Moines. Population is 3.16 million. Governor is Kim Reynolds (Republican).
Just some thoughts on what we can expect to see happen in Iowa 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.
NATIONAL SCHOOL COVID database! A dedicated educator's local project, initiated out of anticipation of the upcoming academic year, has grown into a national database that tracks coronavirus-related school closings, quarantines, cases and deaths. #COVID19 https://t.co/XHgOKSIOQR— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) August 22, 2020
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)
Perhaps not the time to reopen schools? https://t.co/Mh0nYwXLms— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) August 16, 2020
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!
Iowa county that has Univ of Iowa: 8/23-8/29 (after school started): 1,390 new cases, 74%(!) were 19-24 year olds, overall positivity 29.7%
The numbers tell a COVID story. From the county that holds University of Iowa:— Omar Jimenez (@OmarJimenez) September 2, 2020
8/2-8/8 (before school): 712 new cases, 18.8% were 19-24 year olds, overall positivity 9.9%
8/23-8/29 (after school started): 1,390 new cases, 74%(!) were 19-24 year olds, overall positivity 29.7%
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?
“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 percent fatality rate.”— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 31, 2020
Let’s not try out this strategy. https://t.co/r27ynkJghl
Cases, hospitalizations and deaths from the coronavirus have increased at a faster rate in children and teenagers than among the general public, a new data set shows
It is insane and cruel that the 30 Republican states are opening up schools and colleges with R0 greater than 1, Positivity rates well north of 10% and cases rising in kids. This is straight up murder! They are endangering millions of kids, teachers, staff and parents
Cases, hospitalizations and deaths from the coronavirus have increased at a faster rate in children and teenagers than among the general public, a new data set shows https://t.co/Im85W9oWKR— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 31, 2020
Ames has 956 new cases in past 2 weeks, Iowa City has 1,489.
Holy smokes—So sad for my friends & colleagues in Iowa. #COVID19— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) August 31, 2020
“Ames has 956 new cases in past 2 weeks, Iowa City has 1,489. In past 7 days, Story Co rate is 797/100k, & Johnson Co at 787/100k—some of the worst, if not the worst, local spread in 🌎.” https://t.co/zfCsMeoCLI
Iowa Pauses Workouts for All Athletes After Latest COVID-19 Testing
Department receives 93 new positives following latest round
Iowa says it is pausing workouts in all sports until after Labor Day (Sept. 7).— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) August 31, 2020
"The department conducted 815 COVID-19 tests for the week of Aug. 24-30, 2020; 93 positive tests and 722 negative tests were received."
Republican Ernst is a crackpot who thought 2 Ebola deaths under Obama was 2 too many, while 185,000 on the way to 2 million deaths from #COVID is a tremedous Trump success!
#Iowa is a mess! @uiowa paused workouts for all SPORTS teams until after Labor Day following an increased number of #COVID19 cases— Cleavon MD (@Cleavon_MD) August 31, 2020
Recall - @SenJoniErnst says 130,000 COVID deaths under Trump is a success while 2 Ebola deaths under Obama is a failurepic.twitter.com/aNGpiJ5zs2
The fraud continues in Iowa
More on the COVID trouble in Iowa... "In places such as Polk, Story, Johnson and Linn counties, several officials complained they no longer trust state data or metrics because case numbers have been consistently under-reported"
More on the COVID trouble in Iowa...— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) August 31, 2020
"In places such as Polk, Story, Johnson and Linn counties, several officials complained they no longer trust state data or metrics because case numbers have been consistently under-reported"https://t.co/WMealAN4fk
Trump and the Republicans come up with a plan to kill 2.3 to 3 million Americans
They complained that 4 Benghazi deaths were too many. Now they are signing off on Putin paying Taliban to kill American Soldiers and the genocide of 2-3 million Americans.
Good thing that they are pro-life. Imagine if they were the pro-death party?
BREAKING NEWS: Senior White House Official Tells CNN That "Everybody" in America Will Get COVID-19; White House Statement Is Consistent With Trump's Reported Desire to Execute a "Herd Immunity" Pandemic Response; Experts Say Such a Plan Would Kill Millions pic.twitter.com/DFEJbbV5Qc— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) August 28, 2020
University of Iowa reports 500 more student COVID-19 cases
University of Iowa reports 500 more student COVID-19 caseshttps://t.co/yfUmBSQE1C— Wallis Weaver (@wallisweaver) August 29, 2020
Aug 27th 2016
The Republican Governor of Iowa, @IAGovernor Kim Reynolds, will NOT release public school Covid_19 outbreak information to the public.
The Republican Governor of Iowa, @IAGovernor Kim Reynolds, will NOT release public school Covid_19 outbreak information to the public.— Raymond Baker (@RayBake) August 27, 2020
That's not transparency, @PatJGarrett.
That's a cover-up.#iaedfuture #iaedchat #IAGov https://t.co/UQKzKHQEO9
New IOWA cases record today (2681); Shatters old record of 1201 set a day earlier
Iowa COVID-19 cases over 2,600 in past 24 hours https://t.co/LvPnYx5AQu— WIZM NEWS (@WIZM) August 28, 2020
Univ of Iowa student details horrible #COVID experience.
“The only way they found out they were exposed is b/c I told them. They are telling students and parents they are prepared for COVID, but they lied. They are not!
👏🏾Stop👏🏾in-person👏🏾classes— Cleavon MD (@Cleavon_MD) August 27, 2020
.@uiowa student details horrible #COVID experience. “The only way they found out they were exposed is b/c I told them. They are telling students and parents they are prepared for COVID, but they lied. They are not! The virus it's only a matter of time." pic.twitter.com/MHesOtieGu
COVID hospitalizations surging in Iowa as schools and universities reopen: 313 current patients statewide, highest level since June 2, according to state’s website. # in ICU surged to 102. 49 new patients in last 24 hours
Not the environment you want to be opening schools and colleges in. Iowa Gov Reynolds is endangering the lives of thousands of Iowans
COVID hospitalizations surging in Iowa as schools and universities reopen: 313 current patients statewide, highest level since June 2, according to state’s website. # in ICU surged to 102. 49 new patients in last 24 hours— Ryan J. Foley (@rjfoley) August 26, 2020
The coronavirus epidemic has already closed the Twin Cedars school district southeast of Knoxville in Marion County
Please use caution as schools start across Iowa. The coronavirus epidemic has already closed the Twin Cedars school district southeast of Knoxville in Marion County. Thanks to @IAStartingLine for bringing this to our attention. (1/2)https://t.co/25ubMSKIHd— Rob Hogg (@SenatorRobHogg) August 25, 2020
Creighton University disclosed Monday that it had 40 new coronavirus cases and the University of Iowa reported a whopping 111 as campuses opened throughout the region.
Creighton University disclosed Monday that it had 40 new coronavirus cases and the University of Iowa reported a whopping 111 as campuses opened throughout the region.— Omaha World-Herald (@OWHnews) August 24, 2020
more from @RickRuggles https://t.co/i0XNFKdqHz
Ohio State’s director of sports cardiology is publishing a study soon reporting that about 15% of college athletes who tested positive for COVID-19 show symptoms of myocarditis. Not much else is known about the study.
Kids who get infected are looking at a lifetime of heart and lung issues
Republicans are endangering millions to get Trump re-elected. He is hurting his ignorant base (and innocent democrats) who are willingly sacrificing their kids, their parents and themselves!
Interesting nugget: Ohio State’s director of sports cardiology is publishing a study soon reporting that about 15% of college athletes who tested positive for COVID-19 show symptoms of myocarditis. Not much else is known about the study. https://t.co/FFPc0huf5h— Jon Solomon (@JonSolomonAspen) August 23, 2020
Public health officials say a young child in Iowa died due to complications from coronavirus in June
Public health officials say a young child in Iowa died due to complications from coronavirus in June, the state’s first death of a minor during the pandemic. https://t.co/35KOi8HyQN— KCRG-TV9 (@KCRG) August 23, 2020
Super spreader events at Univ of Iowa
Epic showdown looming—Iowa state vs Des Moines Public Schools. Des Moines wants only online schooling. Iowa Department of Education denied they request.
Oy. Epic showdown looming—Iowa state vs Des Moines Public Schools. Des Moines wants only online schooling. Iowa Department of Education denied they request. Schools are now locked in a political #COVID19 battle. So unfortunate. We need national leadership. https://t.co/UK9WljTVXw— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) August 22, 2020
Widespread fraud in Iowa state COVID Cases and Death Numbers (as is true in every Republican Governed state -- suppress testing and show low fake numbers)
Iowa’s medical director says she was aware of widespread inaccuracies in the state’s coronavirus data when her agency used it to release flawed calculations that helped guide decisions on school openings and enrollment this month. https://t.co/To88BiM3bb— KCRG-TV9 (@KCRG) August 20, 2020
Iowa State finds a total 175 coronavirus cases during move-in
Drake University asks undergrad students to sign a compact in which they agree to social distance, self-monitor for symptoms & wear face coverings in campus buildings.
Drake University asks undergraduate students to sign a compact in which they agree to social distance, self-monitor for symptoms and wear face coverings in campus buildings. https://t.co/uuU1RIo86k— KWWL (@KWWL) August 19, 2020
Drake University sends 14 students home for violating COVID-19 guidelines
Drake University sends 14 students home for violating COVID-19 guidelines https://t.co/7868wtHDpN— KCCI News (@KCCINews) August 19, 2020
Recap of school opening failures during the pandemic this week.— Cleavon MD (@Cleavon_MD) August 22, 2020
40+ schools have already closed nationwide after reopening last week
Here Are the More Than 40 Schools That Have Already Closed for COVID | News Break https://t.co/qcOLPb1TFN— 💥😷Trevor Nelson😷💥 (@CTrevorNelson) August 11, 2020
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
Australia follows Israel's disasterous model; School reopening results in explosion of cases; 100s of schools now closing again
I live in Victoria in Australia, a state suffering a terrible COVID 2nd wave outbreak right now.— James Rooney (@Grungeholio) August 7, 2020
Schools opening were a key component in driving 2nd wave cases.
👇This👇 is what Wall St. servants like Schumer are condemning America to.
Dozens of teachers, students get COVID in 1st wk
Within 11 days of schools opening, dozens of students and teachers have gotten COVID-19: 'I truly wish we'd kept our children home' https://t.co/oRYAvcmVQF— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) August 7, 2020
7 year old dead in GA (Kids are not immune)
A 7-year-old has died of Covid-19 in Georgia, the youngest victim of the virus in the state, according to data compiled by the state health department.— CNN (@CNN) August 7, 2020
The boy was from Chatham County on Georgia's coast, and had no underlying health conditions. https://t.co/TF0tySH6B7
Schools that open in the fall will close by October
Some teachers are retiring rather than go back to school
With no end in sight to the coronavirus, some teachers are retiring rather than go back to school https://t.co/D1QBQk2EFI— TIME (@TIME) August 6, 2020
CDC abdicates responsibility; will let kids get sick
"One of the things we've missed this year has been a strong voice from the Centers for Disease Control … I think this message of just open the schools without a real plan to do it safely is potentially very dangerous," Dr. Paul Sax says.https://t.co/1GsKx22Ec1— MSNBC (@MSNBC) August 6, 2020
German schools test students twice a week
📍TESTED TWICE A WEEK—German school students get free #COVID19 saliva tests twice a week, with results emailed the very next day.— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) August 6, 2020
➡️ Oh, plus, this was back in May. Can we ask if we have truly done enough for our kids? https://t.co/027ciVpw61
Trump learns nothing from 160,000 dead and wants to reopen Schools
Nearly 160,000 Americans have died in the pandemic, yet Trump has learned nothing about the coronavirus. His latest Fox & Friends interview proved it. https://t.co/2LbAbUB5EL— Vox (@voxdotcom) August 5, 2020
Covid-19 may spread more easily in schools than thought, report warns.
Covid-19 may spread more easily in schools than thought, report warns https://t.co/aANx0S2UcS— Guardian news (@guardiannews) August 5, 2020
Trump administration sticks to plan to reopen schools (and infect millions?)
Trump administration sticks to schools plan as U.S. nears 5 million coronavirus cases https://t.co/avrK4upyQe— Post Politics (@postpolitics) August 4, 2020
When Covid Subsided, Israel Reopened Its Schools. It Didn’t Go Well.
The Israeli government, confident it had beaten the coronavirus, invited students back to school in May.— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 4, 2020
Within days, infections were reported at a Jerusalem high school. It became the largest outbreak in a single school in Israel, possibly the world. https://t.co/QYQKN3Vmu8
Trump criticizes Birx after she warns U.S. it is unsafe to reopen schools as coronavirus outbreaks are extraordinarily widespread
Live updates: Trump criticizes Birx after she warns U.S. coronavirus outbreaks are "extraordinarily widespread" https://t.co/7Z767wY8Ge— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 3, 2020
As the Coronavirus Comes to School, a Tough Choice: When to Close
Full story here by @smervosh and @ShawnHubler looking at when schools that open might have to shut down again. "As soon as you open classrooms, within two weeks, teachers and students will get sick," one expert told them. https://t.co/FhmNzx9rUh— Scott Dodd (@scottdodd) August 4, 2020
Ex FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb on MLB and Schools Reopening
"This is highly infections, and MLB didn't do what NBA did to put in place a really strict bubble," says @ScottGottliebMD. "It is a warning of what could potentially happen if we aren't very careful with the schools." pic.twitter.com/j1hKXQ1z7S— Squawk Box (@SquawkCNBC) August 3, 2020
Teachers are writing their wills
"Teachers are writing their wills."— CNN (@CNN) July 13, 2020
A Texas high school teacher describes the anxiety among teachers about having face-to-face instruction in the fall, noting that the state's current education plan is "ignoring all the facts about how the virus works." https://t.co/keK6J9NGWl pic.twitter.com/2qqzMXufc9
Super spreader events that will lead to explosion of cases and shutdowns
Hundreds of Iowa State students who ignored social distancing guidelines over the weekend jeopardized the university’s ability to complete the fall semester on campus, officials warned Monday.— Des Moines Register (@DMRegister) August 18, 2020