Blog Post Date: Aug 9th, 2020
Blog Post Last Update: Aug 31st, 2020
Tennessee is a landlocked state in the U.S. South.
Capital is Nashville. Population is 6.83 million. Governor is Bill Lee (Republican)
Just some thoughts on what we can expect to see happen in Tennessee 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
COVID-19 outbreaks close nine Tennessee schools as reopenings continue, state says
COVID-19 outbreaks close nine Tennessee schools as reopenings continue, state says https://t.co/e29pdZ9chO— Wallis Weaver (@wallisweaver) August 27, 2020
The number of school-aged Tennessee children testing positive for COVID-19 the last 14 days remains above 2,000.
Some counties reporting higher rates than others.
OVER 2,000: The number of school-aged Tennessee children testing positive for COVID-19 the last 14 days remains above 2,000 with some counties reporting higher rates than others. https://t.co/JYTdi4o2ra— FoxNashville (@FOXNashville) August 26, 2020
COVID-19 outbreaks close nine Tennessee schools, state says
COVID-19 outbreaks close nine Tennessee schools, state says https://t.co/PJdNtbvNFB— Phil Williams (@NC5PhilWilliams) August 25, 2020
Tennessee has removed liability for schools, etc. for covid.
More sinister actions by Republican Governors that will have deadly consequences for thousands of Tennesseans that fall sick. Now imagine if the Republicans are able to roll back pre-existing condition coverage and remove Social Security and Medicare.
Tennessee has removed liability for schools, etc. for covid.https://t.co/hY0G8leoVH— Larry Borsato (@lborsato) August 23, 2020
This guest column by three Vanderbilt University medical/health specialist declares that Tennessee’s refusal to disclose COVID-19 outbreaks in schools is “ethically and legally indefensible.”
More Republican deception that will lead to certain death for many!
This guest column by three Vanderbilt University medical/health specialist declares that Tennessee’s refusal to disclose COVID-19 outbreaks in schools is “ethically and legally indefensible.” https://t.co/nTxTXaBqw3 via @tennessean— Gene Bryant (@GeneBryant2) August 23, 2020
Rutherford County Schools said 250 students experiencing COVID-19 symptoms are quarantining
Another 1,250 students are quarantining for coming into contact with a possible, but not confirmed, case of the virus
Rutherford County Schools said 250 students experiencing COVID-19 symptoms are quarantining and another 1,250 students are quarantining for coming into contact with a possible, but not confirmed, case of the virus https://t.co/MRCScJh2og— FoxNashville (@FOXNashville) August 21, 2020
Something fishy is going on TN
Tennessee governor may change plans - for a fourth time - on how to keep parents informed about COVID-19 in schools; state previously claimed FERPA barred release of data, then found out that wasn't completely accurate
Tennessee governor may change plans - for a fourth time - on how to keep parents informed about COVID-19 in schools; state previously claimed FERPA barred release of data, then found out that wasn't completely accurate https://t.co/tk4BsstbcT— Brad Hughes (@GYMObrad) August 22, 2020
5 Middle Tennessee counties close classrooms, entire schools after COVID-19 cases
5 Middle Tennessee counties close classrooms, entire schools after COVID-19 cases https://t.co/z1dTK8Yjfd— Nikki Burdine (@NikkiBurdine) August 20, 2020
A woman who once served as TN's top school nurse warns the state is FAILING TO PROTECT TEACHERS who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic
“A woman who once served as Tennessee's top school nurse warns the state is FAILING TO PROTECT TEACHERS who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.”https://t.co/5myXCHvuw5— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) August 20, 2020
Over 2,000 Tennessee children test positive for COVID in 2 weeks as schools reopen in state
Over 2,000 Tennessee children test positive for COVID in 2 weeks as schools reopen in state https://t.co/9yim2yCszL— Newsweek (@Newsweek) August 20, 2020
Gov. Lee signs law to protect businesses and schools from 'frivolous' COVID lawsuits (Typical Republican move - endanger thousands & then bankrupt them)
Gov. Lee signs law to protect businesses and schools from 'frivolous' COVID lawsuits https://t.co/e0McZKFs0A— WBIR Channel 10 (@wbir) August 17, 2020
In Rutherford County, Smyrna Elementary School moves to distance learning after 53 students, 8 teachers go into COVID-19-related quarantine.
Aug. 18: In Rutherford County, Smyrna Elementary School moves to distance learning after 53 students, 8 teachers go into COVID-19-related quarantine. https://t.co/R9cPJ6AZCx— TN Senate Democrats (@TNSenateDems) August 18, 2020
Tennessee faces 1,200+ teaching vacancies as students return to school amid COVID-19
Tennessee faces 1,200+ teaching vacancies as students return to school amid COVID-19 https://t.co/ILtVBUsXHc— WKRN News 2 (@WKRN) August 17, 2020
Some TN districts allowing superintendents to designate teachers as "essential workers" to come to school even if they have been exposed to COVID-19
Now this is insane and jeopardizing the lives of thousands of kids, parents, teachers etc. Makes absolutely no sense and this is how the disease spreads.
Some Tennessee districts allowing superintendents to designate teachers as "essential workers" to come to school even if they have been exposed to COVID-19 https://t.co/qau9vWmqze— Brad Hughes (@GYMObrad) August 18, 2020
University of Tennessee-Knoxville has 28 positive cases
I admire the schools that are releasing their numbers. https://t.co/99OYZKioTu— Ann Bartow (@profabartow) August 16, 2020
More than 7,500 Tennessee school-age children have been diagnosed with COVID-19, newly released state data shows
113 COVID cases across various Tennessee Schools
With Putnam County Schools now reporting 34 confirmed COVID-19 cases linked to schools and Hamilton County Schools reporting 13 active cases as of Thursday night, Tennessee has passed the 100 case mark.— Meghan Mangrum (@memangrum) August 14, 2020
(Exact number I've confirmed is 113).https://t.co/xNJugYdc0K
2 employees at Christiana Middle School in Rutherford County test positive for COVID-19
2 employees at Christiana Middle School in Rutherford County test positive for COVID-19 https://t.co/ysG47siLk7— WKRN News 2 (@WKRN) August 10, 2020
#MiddleTennessee school districts are already readjusting their plans for semester because of positive COVID contacts
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
More than 80 students in Putnam County, TN have been quarantined
More than 80 students in a Tennessee school district have been quarantined during the first week of classes after a student tested positive for COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus, officials said. https://t.co/qU8jQuS68Y— WATE 6 On Your Side (@6News) August 9, 2020
With 65 of Tennessee's school districts reopened, at least 39 COVID-19 cases have been linked to schools.
With 65 of Tennessee's school districts reopened, (and more opening Monday), at least 39 COVID-19 cases have been linked to schools.— Meghan Mangrum (@memangrum) August 9, 2020
*These are cases The @Tennessean or other media outlets have confirmed. I'm sure there are dozens going unreported.https://t.co/xNJugYdc0K
COVID-19 can spread in air if schools don't have proper AC, report says
How widespread is COVID-19 in children? (9%) A look at the latest data as schools reopen
Bradley County, TN Schools confirms first COVID-19 case Saturday
BREAKING NOW: Bradley County Schools confirms first COVID-19 case Saturday. https://t.co/1OEaho3YOM— Jessica Acree (@taelor_produces) August 9, 2020
Covid confirmed in two Tullahoma, TN schools
COVID-19 has been confirmed inside both Robert E. Lee Elementary School and Tullahoma High School, according to Tullahoma City Schools officials.— Manchester Times (@ManchesterTimes) August 7, 2020
Story from our sister paper, The Tullahoma News: https://t.co/NFQHQeYg4K
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
These Tennessee school districts are already reporting COVID-19 cases after reopening.
These Tennessee school districts are already reporting COVID-19 cases after reopening https://t.co/Rs74IjxyeB— knoxnews (@knoxnews) August 5, 2020
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
Tennessee administration admits it will cover-up COVID infections at TN schools
A day after a top official in Gov. Bill Lee's administration said Tennessee plans to withhold the number of COVID-19 cases in schools from the public, a spokesperson said the information will not even be collected by the state. https://t.co/c7bXC2Agh5 via @tennessean— Jonathan Metzl | #WithBidenWeCan (@JonathanMetzl) August 1, 2020
Maryville City Schools (Tennessee) student tests positive for COVID-19
AND SO IT BEGINS..— Patrick Knighton, RN🏳️🌈🌊Mask-Up 😷 (@knighton_t) August 1, 2020
Maryville City TN School student tests positive for COVID-19https://t.co/8uVb3UbUhP
Alcoa city schools, Tennessee
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