Blog Post Date: Aug 22nd, 2020
Blog Post Last Update: Sep 2nd, 2020
Kansas is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States.
Capital is Topeka. Population is 2.91 million. Governor is Laura Kelly (Democrat).
Just some thoughts on what we can expect to see happen in Kansas 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!
Kansas reports 12 more COVID deaths and 1,328 new cases, plus 5 new college clusters
Kansas reports 12 more COVID deaths and 1,328 new cases, plus 5 new college clusters https://t.co/OSW3FApyxT— kansasdotcom (@kansasdotcom) September 2, 2020
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
COVID-19 spread in Kansas, Missouri college counties outpaced state rates in August
COVID-19 spread in Kansas, Missouri college counties outpaced state rates in August https://t.co/vR5I2uWKTA— Timothy Post 🌹 (@t_post7) August 31, 2020
Several Kansas State University sororities have coronavirus outbreaks.
As of Friday, more than 8,700 cases were confirmed among American college students and staff.
Several Kansas State University sororities have coronavirus outbreaks.— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) August 29, 2020
As of Friday, more than 8,700 cases were confirmed among American college students and staff.https://t.co/6lA9f6tFTT
A Kansas teacher created a database after she couldn't find a cohesive picture of how COVID-19 was spreading in schools.
Now maintained by the National Education Association, it shares data that some schools prefer to keep quiet.
A Kansas teacher created a database after she couldn't find a cohesive picture of how COVID-19 was spreading in schools.— NPR (@NPR) August 29, 2020
Now maintained by the National Education Association, it shares data that some schools prefer to keep quiet.https://t.co/nrtpG6JnYP
U of Kansas said Friday in a news release that it has conducted 21,719 tests and 474 have been positive, for a positive rate of 2.18%.
The school said Friday in a news release that it has conducted 21,719 tests and 474 have been positive, for a positive rate of 2.18%. https://t.co/yYE7esJRsL— WOWT 6 News (@WOWT6News) August 30, 2020
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
The state is reporting 16 clusters at Kansas colleges and universities with 189 cases and one hospitalization.
With college football season closing in fast, seven K-State football players test positive for COVID-19
Deception and Fraud at Kansas University
Safety last. Dollars first: KU used ‘outright lie’ to bring students back amid COVID-19
Safety last. Dollars first: KU used ‘outright lie’ to bring students back amid COVID-19 https://t.co/D0ZOtVwJzx— The Kansas City Star (@KCStar) August 25, 2020
Entire Kansas high school football team in 14-day quarantine after three COVID-19 cases; as many as 100 involved
Entire Kansas high school football team in 14-day quarantine after three COVID-19 cases; as many as 100 involved https://t.co/QzbQBtRegv— Brad Hughes (@GYMObrad) August 21, 2020
Kansas reports 5 college COVID clusters as Wichita area positive rate drops below 10%
Kansas reports 5 college COVID clusters as Wichita area positive rate drops below 10% https://t.co/83teHlDKYe— Kris Langland (@crosscounties) August 20, 2020
The University of Kansas said Thursday morning that nearly 90 people have tested positive for COVID-19
Most of them students in the school’s fraternity and sorority communities
The University of Kansas said Thursday morning that nearly 90 people - most of them students in the school’s fraternity and sorority communities - have tested positive for COVID-19.https://t.co/hfhuh7oqbO— KPRS - Hot 103 Jamz (@Hot103Jamz) August 20, 2020
Kansas reports 5 COVID clusters at colleges, two more outbreaks at schools or daycares
Kansas reports 5 COVID clusters at colleges, two more outbreaks at schools or daycares https://t.co/Nx6iJOB0iT— kansasdotcom (@kansasdotcom) August 19, 2020
The Harvey County (Kansas) Health Department, in conjunction with Bethel College, has confirmed a cluster of COVID-19 cases on the Bethel campus
The Harvey County Health Department, in conjunction with Bethel College, has confirmed a cluster of COVID-19 cases on the Bethel campus.— HarveyCountyKS (@HarveyCountyKS) August 17, 2020
The cluster includes 46 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been 482 individuals tested. Some test results are pending. pic.twitter.com/Nqjd0G13CZ
Kansas schoolteacher created database of 700 schools reporting coronavirus
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
Sororities and Fraternities with infections from July / August
BREAKING NEWS: KU says 89 people have come back positive for COVID-19 after they sent more than 7,000 kits to be tested. Most of the positive cases coming from the fraternity and sorority houses.@41actionnews— Jordan Betts (@JordanBettsTV) August 20, 2020