COVID-19 in Mississippi

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

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.

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?

Aug 28th

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?

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?

Aug 26th

During a news conference on Tuesday, State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said there were 31 COVID-19 outbreaks at Mississippi schools.

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.

Aug 25th

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.

Aug 24th

Eighteen positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed across the largest school district in Mississippi after the first week of classes.

Every 4th-grader in Mississippi school district must quarantine amid new COVID-19 cases

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.

Aug 21st

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.

Aug 19th

Mississippi governor announces inadequate response to the increasing COVID-19 cases in schools

Aug 18th

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

MS state health director says there are now outbreaks in schools in 71 out of the state’s 82 counties.

Aug 17th

71 of Mississippi's 82 counties are now reporting #COVID19 outbreaks in schools.

Mississippi has quarantined 2,035 students and teachers as 444 test positive for COVID-19.

As Mississippi Schools Reopen, ‘Pediatric COVID Crisis’ Rapid rise.

Aug 15th

Reeves maintains state should not require school districts to publicly disclose COVID-19 outbreaks (More coverups by a Republican Gov)

Mississippi schools: 109 teachers & 69 students with COVID. In addition, there are 254 teachers/staff & 489 students in quarantine

Aug 14th

Mississippi first wave could become a Tsunami with schools reopening

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)

Even Germany closes 2 schools

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