COVID-19 in North Carolina

A detailed look at the spread of the Corona Virus in the state of North Carolina

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.

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?

At least four people who were at Monday’s Republican National Convention meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, tested positive for COVID-19

Aug 27th

NC State's football opener against Virginia Tech rescheduled due to increase in positive coronavirus tests

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

Aug 26th

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.

Aug 25th

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.

Aug 24th

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

Aug 23rd

Third North Carolina college announces remote learning after COVID clusters from first two weeks of classes

Aug 21st

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.

Aug 20th

Central Database for tracking infections in NC Colleges

Aug 17th

UNC Chapel Hill cancels all in-person classes

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

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

Aug 9th

At least 97,000 children in US have tested positive for COVID in the last two weeks of July.

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