Blog Post Date: Aug 9th, 2020
Blog Post Last Update: Sep 2nd, 2020
Missouri is a state in the Midwestern United States.
Capital is Jefferson City. Population is 6.14 million. Governor is Mike Parson (Republican).
Just some thoughts on what we can expect to see happen in Missouri in the next few weeks.
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!
WH Task force urged Missouri to require masks statewide. Gov Parsons refused and is causing the virus to spread out of control
The consensus is clear: Things are much worse in Missouri because of @GovParsonMO’s failure to take action. It’s costing our economy. It’s costing lives. And it should cost him his job.
The consensus is clear: Things are much worse in Missouri because of @GovParsonMO’s failure to take action. It’s costing our economy. It’s costing lives. And it should cost him his job. https://t.co/P3IrPkBnCa— Nicole Galloway (@nicolergalloway) September 1, 2020
The University of Missouri has at least 424 active student Covid-19 cases, according to the school's coronavirus dashboard
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
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
300 University of Missouri students infected with the coronavirus and cases also rising among permanent residents of Columbia
The city is limiting crowd sizes and requiring bars to close early.
Deja Vu!— Cleavon MD (@Cleavon_MD) August 29, 2020
With 300 University of Missouri students infected with the coronavirus and cases also rising among permanent residents of Columbia, the city is limiting crowd sizes and requiring bars to close early. https://t.co/n0I1M56soV
Missouri State University reported 141 positive cases of COVID-19 last week and only 27 of those students live on campus
The quarantine dorm MSU has is almost full. Find out what the school is doing to add more quarantine housing
Missouri State University reported 141 positive cases of COVID-19 last week and only 27 of those students live on campus but the quarantine dorm MSU has is almost full. Find out what the school is doing to add more quarantine housing: https://t.co/hRy8rwaPO2— KY3 News (@kytv) August 26, 2020
More than 150 University of Missouri students are positive for COVID-19, the school announced Monday, which was the first day of classes
On first day of classes, more than 150 Mizzou students have COVID-19, university says
"More than 150 University of Missouri students are positive for COVID-19, the school announced Monday, which was the first day of classes."— Richard H. Ebright (@R_H_Ebright) August 25, 2020
On first day of classes, more than 150 Mizzou students have COVID-19, university says https://t.co/saP9rLzSSu
Jackson County, Missouri is in a COVID red zone, per @JacksonCountyHD officials. The community spread of the disease is high.
Why are @LSR7 school board officials considering reopening buildings for K-3 students?
Jackson County, Missouri is in a COVID red zone, per @JacksonCountyHD officials. The community spread of the disease is high. Why are @LSR7 school board officials considering reopening buildings for K-3 students?https://t.co/wkENdyvDYg— Toriano Porter (@torianoporter) August 25, 2020
Missouri Gov. On Reopening Schools: "Kids Have Got To Get Back To School...And If They Do Get COVID-19, Which They Will....They're Going To Get Over It"
Sociopath Republican Governors think nothing of sacrificing kids and the faculty and family members to reopen schools in an unsafe and deadly environment.
It is what it is! The new Republican mantra!
Missouri Gov. On Reopening Schools: "Kids Have Got To Get Back To School...And If They Do Get COVID-19, Which They Will....They're Going To Get Over It"https://t.co/NjcKP8dVW1 pic.twitter.com/1doe0chB40— Political Tribune (@PoliTribune) August 20, 2020
More dastardly acts by Republicans to endanger and then bankrupt kids / parents who fall sick in Missouri schools (waivers to protect schools)
Congressional Republicans want to deliver more COVID-19 aid to schools, the U.S. House delegate for northern Missouri said on Monday, but only if pandemic liability for those same schools is curtailed. https://t.co/iMnTdSP2Jb— News-Press NOW (@newspressnow) August 17, 2020
75% of MO students live in counties with the highest COVID risk levels, and only 1% in counties deemed safe!!!
Missouri schools are set to be back soon. We cross referenced school district plans with COVID-19 risk levels to see where and how many Missouri students are in places where the virus is not contained. Read more at https://t.co/lR74l8t2Ag— SLU PRiME Center (@SLU_PRIME) August 12, 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
Missouri Republicans risk lives to score political points with push to reopen schools
This administration’s disregard for the health and safety of Missouri families is alarming. Our kids need to go back to school, but first we must take serious steps to control the spread of COVID-19. https://t.co/IExdpwVkfV— Nicole Galloway (@nicolergalloway) August 10, 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
Missouri Budget Slashed Due To COVID-19, Education Hit The Hardest
Not only is @GovParsonMO trying to send your kids back to in-person schooling with insufficient safety measures, he’s doing it while cutting the budget for schools to keep your kids safe. https://t.co/DEFVbqYITC— Nicole Galloway (@nicolergalloway) August 9, 2020
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
Sec of State Ashcroft said he didn’t know a father who “wouldn’t risk getting COVID — even risk dying” in order to send children back to school
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