COVID-19 in South Carolina

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

Blog Post Date: Aug 9th, 2020

Blog Post Last Update: Sep 2nd, 2020

South Carolina is a southeastern U.S. state known for its shoreline of subtropical beaches and marshlike sea islands.

Capital is Columbia. Population is 5.15 million. Governor is Henry McMaster (Republican)

Just some thoughts on what we can expect to see happen in South 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!

Sep 1st

In call with Govs, top WH officials conceded sending kids back to colleges had caused the potential for mass COVID spread.

They encouraged schools to NOT send the infected students back home, warning of another June-like outbreak.

At least 1,017 students at the University of South Carolina currently have Covid-19

That makes it one of the highest case counts recorded at a college so far

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?

University of South Carolina President Bob Caslen says he’s committed to keeping students in class in person as the school reports 557 active cases of COVID-19 on campus as of Friday, Aug. 28.

Aug 26th

Public health officials with DHEC say they'll begin tracking and reporting coronavirus cases in South Carolina schools starting next week.

Aug 18th: Now some schools have been open for more than 2 weeks in South Carolina.

South Carolina school asks staff to work from home after 3 staff members get COVID-19

More dastardly acts by Republicans to endanger and then bankrupt kids / parents who fall sick in South Carolina schools (waivers to protect schools)

Aug 11th

McMaster wants public reporting of virus cases in schools

Let us see if he follows through with this or hides the data just as Trump wants it.

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