Blog Post Date: Aug 9th, 2020
Blog Post Last Update: Aug 31st, 2020
North Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States.
Capital is Raleigh. Population is 10.49 million. Governor is Roy Cooper (Democrat)
Just some thoughts on what we can expect to see happen in North Carolina 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!
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
At least four people who were at Monday’s Republican National Convention meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, tested positive for COVID-19
At least four people who were at Monday’s Republican National Convention meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, tested positive for COVID-19, according to county officials. https://t.co/Pm7tRbLPFN— ABC News (@ABC) August 28, 2020
NC State's football opener against Virginia Tech rescheduled due to increase in positive coronavirus tests
NC State's football opener against Virginia Tech rescheduled due to increase in positive coronavirus tests#COVID19— Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) August 27, 2020
North Carolina State University is telling a majority of students who live on campus to move out by September 6
-- Due to what the chancellor says is a "rapid spread" of coronavirus cases
North Carolina State University is telling a majority of students who live on campus to move out by September 6 due to what the chancellor says is a "rapid spread" of coronavirus cases https://t.co/027WyNbw5v pic.twitter.com/DVWPspE8Xk— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) August 27, 2020
Parents all over eastern North Carolina are dealing with the same thing. -- wondering why they are not notified when someone at their child's school tests positive for COVID-19.
Parents all over eastern North Carolina are dealing with the same thing. -- wondering why they are not notified when someone at their child's school tests positive for COVID-19. https://t.co/G9GK76uasT— NewsChannel 12 (@wcti12) August 26, 2020
Former CDC chair on the outbreak at UNC -- Extraordinarily high positivity ratio likely indicates large outbreak.
465 known positives in a week among students....will be the first wave of spread.
Extraordinarily high positivity ratio likely indicates large outbreak....465 known positives in a week among students....will be the first wave of spread. https://t.co/fmOdQWhQmp— Dr. Tom Frieden (@DrTomFrieden) August 25, 2020
Last week, the UNC, Chapel Hill carried out 1,528 covid tests and had 465 positive results — a 31.3% positivity rate.
Students had returned to college with in-person classes, but all undergrad courses went online on August 17
Last week, the University of North Carolina carried out 1,528 covid tests and had 465 positive results — a 31.3% positivity rate.— Colette Browne (@colettebrowne) August 24, 2020
Students had returned to college with in-person classes, but all undergrad courses went online on August 17.https://t.co/jgJpYr4Tmn
Third North Carolina college announces remote learning after COVID clusters from first two weeks of classes
Third North Carolina college announces remote learning after COVID clusters from first two weeks of classes https://t.co/y7dkfqBet6— Newsweek (@Newsweek) August 23, 2020
Officials at NC State on Thursday announced that classes would be moved online
Announced after an increase in COVID cases & the number of students sent to quarantine or isolation.
Officials at North Carolina State on Thursday announced that classes would be moved online after an increase in coronavirus cases and the number of students sent to quarantine or isolation.— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 21, 2020
Latest updates: https://t.co/icQ2BOeroz
Central Database for tracking infections in NC Colleges
Interactive table of infections caused by reopening @unc, @DukeU & other NC colleges & universities. Keep a track of the self-inflected wounds!— Prof. Gavin Yamey MD MPH (@GYamey) August 20, 2020
Here are COVID-19 cases at North Carolina colleges, universities | Raleigh News & Observer https://t.co/sWgpITTu1C
UNC Chapel Hill cancels all in-person classes
BREAKING: UNC Chapel Hill will pivot to all-remote instruction for undergraduates rapid spread of the novel coronavirus, just 1 week after classes began— 177 new cases confirmed among students. Welp—that in-campus experiment didn’t last long. #COVID19 https://t.co/6OIeBRFsCf— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) August 17, 2020
Wow! UNC Chapel Hill testing shows COVID positivity rate on campus rose from 2.8% to 13.6% in just first 7 days of in-campus classes.
Clusterfuck indeed! Can't keep doors open for active shooter security protocols. Can't keep doors closed as COVID spread becomes easier
This is a Republican utopia! Everybody living in fear and in danger. Just so Trump can get re-elected and the Billionaires are happy.
Who are the brain-dead non Billionaires that want Russia and Putin and Trump and the GOP to completely destroy our economy, our democracy and in the process kill hundreds of thousands of Americans by letting a Pandemic run completely out of control? #NeedlessDeaths
There are online reports that teachers being told they can't keep classroom doors open for air circulation to reduce #COVID19 aerosol risk.— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) August 18, 2020
➡️ Why? Because closed doors needed for school's automatic locking system.
➡️ Why? For active shooter security protocols. @MomsDemand 🤦🏻♂️
Aug 10th: Now some schools have been open for more than a week in North Carolina.
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
At least 97,000 children in US have tested positive for COVID in the last two weeks of July.
Worrisome—At least 97,000 children in US have tested positive for the coronavirus the last two weeks of July alone.— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) August 10, 2020
At least 338,000 children have been infected since the pandemic began ➡️ meaning more than a quarter have been infected in just 2 weeks. https://t.co/MpstGBocFM
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