Blog Post Date: Aug 18th, 2020
Blog Post Last Update: Aug 31st, 2020
Mississippi is a southern U.S. state with the Mississippi River to its west, the state of Alabama to its east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south.
Capital is Jackson. Population is 2.98 million. Governor is Tate Reeves (Republican)
Just some thoughts on what we can expect to see happen in Mississippi 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!
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
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
Fraud in Mississippi -- Coroner Says State's Coronavirus Death Tally Is Misleading, Causing 'Unnecessary Fear In The Public'
Are we about to see a REVOLT BY CORONERS over COVID DEATH COUNT? Will Twitter allow me to ask this question?
During a news conference on Tuesday, State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said there were 31 COVID-19 outbreaks at Mississippi schools.
During a news conference on Tuesday, State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said there were 31 COVID-19 outbreaks at Mississippi schools. https://t.co/5CFVMvePdK— WJTV 12 News (@WJTV) August 25, 2020
All kindergarteners at Kossuth Elementary School have been ordered to quarantine immediately, parents learned via text message from the school
This is all kindergarten classes at Kossuth Elementary, not just one, which about ~100-120 students.
Bewildered parents who got the 9 p.m. text had no time to change plans, make arrangements for work, etc. The quarantine starts in the morning til 9/8.
This is *all kindergarten classes* at Kossuth Elementary, not just one, which about ~100-120 students.— Ashton Pittman (@ashtonpittman) August 27, 2020
Bewildered parents who got the 9 p.m. text had no time to change plans, make arrangements for work, etc. The quarantine starts in the morning til 9/8. https://t.co/YK6e92TV3f
State health officer: 720 schools in 74 Mississippi counties reporting coronavirus cases
Number quarantined in Mississippi schools grow to 8018
Mississippi has now quarantined at least 7,429 students and 589 teachers due to confirmed or potential #COVID19 infections. That's almost a four-fold increase in quarantines since last week.
NEW: At least 8,018 Mississippi students and teachers have been quarantined in the first few weeks of school openings.— Ashton Pittman (@ashtonpittman) August 26, 2020
That's a four-fold increase in quarantines since last week.
Confirmed school cases more than doubled in a week from 444 to 897.https://t.co/KDLDQjfsPa
Eighteen positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed across the largest school district in Mississippi after the first week of classes.
Eighteen positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed across the largest school district in Mississippi after the first week of classes.https://t.co/oj4R6QvU4k— The DeSoto Times-Tribune (@DeSotoTimes) August 24, 2020
Every 4th-grader in Mississippi school district must quarantine amid new COVID-19 cases
Every 4th-grader in Mississippi school district must quarantine amid new COVID-19 cases https://t.co/pFTpIK9lH4— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) August 24, 2020
After less than three weeks, Biloxi High School is suspending in-person classes and going all-virtual until Sept. 8.
This comes after #COVID19 outbreaks forced the school to quarantine at least 324 students—about ⅕ of the student body.
NEW: After less than three weeks, Biloxi High School is suspending in-person classes and going all-virtual until Sept. 8.— Ashton Pittman (@ashtonpittman) August 25, 2020
This comes after #COVID19 outbreaks forced the school to quarantine at least 324 students—about ⅕ of the student body.https://t.co/vL5sPqeeoz
Tupelo Public School District reported 18 positive COVID-19 cases among students during its first week back to school, resulting in 197 students being quarantined.
Tupelo Public School District reported 18 positive COVID-19 cases among students during its first week back to school, resulting in 197 students being quarantined. https://t.co/3EprTyu7A5— Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (@DJournalnow) August 21, 2020
Mississippi governor announces inadequate response to the increasing COVID-19 cases in schools
Mississippi governor announces inadequate response to the increasing COVID-19 cases in schools https://t.co/BgKZWL2I6F— Daily Kos (@dailykos) August 20, 2020
For the first time in years, Brenda Pittman didn't greet school kids on Monday as they arrived for their first day back at West Marion Elementary in Foxworth, Mississippi.
The 49-year-old teacher died of #COVID19 a week ago. Her husband died Sunday
NEW: For the first time in years, Brenda Pittman didn't greet school kids on Monday as they arrived for their first day back at West Marion Elementary in Foxworth, Mississippi. The 49-year-old teacher died of #COVID19 a week ago.— Ashton Pittman (@ashtonpittman) August 19, 2020
Her husband died Sunday.https://t.co/Kl4LRWZCzJ
MS state health director says there are now outbreaks in schools in 71 out of the state’s 82 counties.
Last week, Mississippi had COVID outbreaks in schools in roughly half the counties in the state.— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) August 18, 2020
This week, the state health director says there are now outbreaks in schools in 71 out of the state’s 82 counties.
This really isn’t working. https://t.co/6EqoULHAFV
Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs says 71 of 82 counties in the state have reported COVID-19 cases in schools. He notes that those cases were not necessarily transmitted in the schools, they could have come from the community. https://t.co/l7tEJkIg49— Reckon (@reckonsouth) August 18, 2020
71 of Mississippi's 82 counties are now reporting #COVID19 outbreaks in schools.
BREAKING: 71 of Mississippi's 82 counties are now reporting #COVID19 outbreaks in schools.— Ashton Pittman (@ashtonpittman) August 17, 2020
Quarantined (for 2 weeks):
And consider this: Dozens of schools just had their first day of class TODAY.
Mississippi has quarantined 2,035 students and teachers as 444 test positive for COVID-19.
NEW: Mississippi has quarantined 2,035 students and teachers as 444 test positive for COVID-19.— Ashton Pittman (@ashtonpittman) August 17, 2020
Gov. Reeves began a press conference today saying he's "very interested in college football happening" & told Mississippians to "keep doing what you're doing."https://t.co/133WxQlcBv
As Mississippi Schools Reopen, ‘Pediatric COVID Crisis’ Rapid rise.
As Mississippi Schools Reopen, ‘Pediatric COVID Crisis’ Rapid rise. - Mississippi Free Press— Fionna O'Leary, 🕯🇪🇺 (@fascinatorfun) August 18, 2020
Let this be a warning to us and the need to really get +ve cases right down
In the past week alone, confirmed cases in Alcorn County increased by a whopping 39%. https://t.co/dtIgMtBQqv
Reeves maintains state should not require school districts to publicly disclose COVID-19 outbreaks (More coverups by a Republican Gov)
Reeves maintains state should not require school districts to publicly disclose COVID-19 outbreaks https://t.co/qKWYzqtKYx— WLOX (@WLOX) August 15, 2020
Mississippi schools: 109 teachers & 69 students with COVID. In addition, there are 254 teachers/staff & 489 students in quarantine
Covid 19: Mississippi schools quarantine 750; counties report cases https://t.co/Zo13MNE0kq— Kimmy Blake Titus 🌊 (@PuraVidaDulce) August 16, 2020
Mississippi first wave could become a Tsunami with schools reopening
"As states around the country weigh the merits of in-person learning, Mississippi is becoming a lesson in how quickly reopening schools could turn a first wave into a tsunami."https://t.co/eugUyJV9wn— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) August 14, 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
Even Germany closes 2 schools
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