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COVID-19 Update for Thursday, July 23, 2020

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Here is an update for this afternoon on how humanity is dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic that is caused by SARS CoV-2. The story is told through links to news outlets, research papers, and videos. They are presented without comment.

Data from Macon County Public Health as of July 23rd and graph by Macon Media of data from May 30th to July 23rd [LINK

Please note there is a gap for Saturdays and Sundays starting this past weekend since the health department will no longer be reporting numbers on those days.

415 Detected Cases (+8 in one day)
121 Active Positive (unchanged in one day)
292 Recovered (+8 in one day)
2 Deaths (unchanged in one day)

Testing Data for Macon County

3898 MCPH Tests (+84 in one day)
1006 Tests by Others (unchanged)
4904 Total Tests (+84 in one day)
351 Tests Pending Results (+11 in one day)

And here is the weekly demographic report from macon Public Health

Here are some numbers from the CDC, the NCDHHS, and the Johns Hopkins Dashboard. Macon Media prefers the Johns Hopkins Dashboard because the counts include those non-residents that are left out of the CDC and NCDHHS numbers.

The CDC website [LINK] reports 101,046 people in North Carolina are infected, 1,642 have died, and infections are widespread, the NCDHHS website [LINK] reports 102,861 confirmed cases from 1,458,997 targeted tests, and 1,179 hospitalized and 1,668 deaths in the state. The Johns Hopkins Dashboard [LINK] reports 103,216 people infected and 1,705 deaths.

North Carolina Coronavirus Map and Case Count [LINK]

Infographic from Johns Hopkins University [LINK]

Resources for Reliable Information about the Corona Virus (COVID-19) [LINK]


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Doctor Mike Hansen

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Mental Health

“Covid-19 has a psychological dimension that is difficult to see the end of.” [LINK]

Research Papers, Clinical Trials and News About Such

Risk-Based Tools to Limit the Spread of Coronavirus: Information on Activity Risks and Industry Standards [LINK]

Coronavirus and the brain: Diagnosing and treating COVID-19′s neurological effects [LINK]

Tracing the origins of SARS-COV-2 in coronavirus phylogenies [LINK]

Chloroquine does not inhibit infection of human lung cells with SARS-CoV-2 [LINK]

Researchers discover Corona’s “Achilles’ Heel” – A breakthrough? Several drugs could prevent reproduction – German article Translation in the comment [GERMAN]

Is telehealth as good as in-person care? A telehealth researcher explains how to get the most out of remote health care [LINK]

Investigation of a superspreading event preceding the largest meat processing plant-related SARS-Coronavirus 2 outbreak in Germany [LINK]

Masks, Masks, Masks
(Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!)

AP-NORC poll: 3 in 4 Americans back requiring wearing masks [LINK]

Back to School

Download a PDF of “LIGHTING OUR WAY FORWARD: North Carolina’s Guidebook for Re-opening Schools” [LINK]

A large COVID-19 outbreak in a high school 10 days after schools’ reopening, Israel, May 2020 [LINK]

Return to School During COVID-19 [LINK]

COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel [LINK]

[CDC] Childcare, Schools, and Youth Programs: Plan, Prepare, and Respond [LINK]

School openings across globe suggest ways to keep coronavirus at bay, despite outbreaks [LINK]

COVID-19 Planning Considerations: Guidance for School Re-entry [LINK]

COVID-19 in the USA

US Reports More COVID-19 Cases In The Last Two Weeks Than It Did For All Of June [LINK]

Florida Sets Record for Virus-Related Deaths With 173 Reported in One Day [LINK]

‘Mitch better have my money’: Covid Unemployment benefits protest held outside McConnell’s home [LINK]

White House drops payroll tax cut as GOP unveils virus aid [LINK]

9-year-old girl dies from coronavirus. She is the fifth, youngest child to die in Florida [LINK]

Governor candidate accuses North Dakota of skewing coronavirus infection rate [LINK]

You Can Now Sign Up For COVID-19 Vaccine Trials In South Florida [LINK]

‘It hit home’: Pastor at Biloxi church succumbs to COVID-19, several members test positive [LINK]

Dr. Birx says coronavirus test results take “too long” to process in the South [LINK]

COVID-19 Around the World

Germany’s coronavirus response is a master class in science communication [LINK]

Paris sewage reveals COVID still not flushed away [LINK]

Outdoor events in Barcelona avoid renewed ban [LINK]

Sweden’s Anders Tegnell: judge me in a year [LINK]

Ontario reports 103 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths [LINK]

Coronavirus outbreak hits two Swiss summer camps [LINK]

Iceland has one of the lowest infection rates in Europe [LINK]

French hospital tests new breathalyser machine to detect COVID-19 [LINK]

Pakistan reporter accidentally interacts with a COViD-19 patient without a mask, video goes viral [LINK]

Romania’s daily coronavirus cases hit new high [LINK]


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