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COVID-19 Update for Tuesday, July 28, 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 28th and graph by Macon Media of data from May 30th to July 28th [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.

445 Detected Cases (+4 in one day)
71 Active Positive (-23 in one day)
371 Recovered (-26 in one day)
3 Death (+1 in one day)

Testing Data for Macon County

4072 MCPH Tests (unchanged in one day)
1335 Tests by Others (+320 in one day)
5407 Total Tests (+320 in one day)
267 Tests Pending Results (-24 in one day)

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 112,713 people in North Carolina are infected, 1,785 have died, and infections are widespread, the NCDHHS website [LINK] reports 114,338 confirmed cases from 1,635,476  targeted tests, and 1,169 hospitalized and 1,790 deaths in the state. The Johns Hopkins Dashboard [LINK] reports 114,916 people infected and 1,838 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]


The Logistics of Covid-19 Testing

The Spanish Flu & How The World Recovered (1918-1929) History Documentary

Pandemic Heroes

‘End of life as we know it’: EMS captain on pandemic’s horrors amid concerns of second wave [LINK]

As coronavirus threatened invasion, a new ‘Red Dawn’ team tried to save America [LINK]

Sports, Entertainment, and Other Crowded Venues

NFL officially cancels 2020 preseason amid coronavirus concerns [LINK]

MLB season could be in danger after Covid-19 outbreak [LINK]

CES 2021 in Las Vegas Canceled Over COVID-19, Consumer Electronics Show Moves to Online Format [LINK]

Eric Sugarman, VP Sports Medicine, Minnesota Vikings provides tour of their facilities and shares their method for combatting Covid. [LINK]

MLB rumors: Marlins chose to play Phillies on Sunday despite knowing about coronavirus outbreak [LINK]

Research Papers, Clinical Trials and News About Such

COVID-19 Vaccine Weekly Progress Report for July 28, 2020 [LINK]

Even with vaccine, ‘We will be dealing with this forever’: Virus experts Frieden, Osterholm [LINK]

In Big Win for COVID-19 Research, Neocortix Brings ARM Support to [email protected], [email protected] [LINK]

78% of COVID-19 patients show signs of heart damage after recovery [LINK]

Outcomes of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients Recently Recovered From Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) [LINK]

Coronavirus: antibody immunity could last ‘just months’ [LINK]

Vitamin D insufficiency as a potential culprit in critical COVID-19 patients [LINK]

Remdesivir authorized with conditions for the treatment of patients in Canada with severe COVID-19 symptoms [LINK]

SARS-CoV-2 viral load dynamics, duration of viral shedding and infectiousness: a living systematic review and meta-analysis [LINK]

Potential transmission of SARS-CoV-2 on a flight from Singapore to Hangzhou, China: An epidemiological investigation [LINK]

Hydroxychloroquine and Zinc With Either Azithromycin or Doxycycline for Treatment of COVID-19 in Outpatient Setting [LINK]

Evolutionary origins of the SARS-CoV-2 sarbecovirus lineage responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic [LINK]

Association of Cardiac Infection With SARS-CoV-2 in Confirmed COVID-19 Autopsy Cases [LINK]

Guillain–Barré Syndrome Associated with SARS-CoV-2 [LINK]

Newcastle disease virus (NDV) expressing the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 as vaccine candidate [LINK]

The Information Battlespace

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube remove viral video of doctors making false coronavirus claims [LINK]

Man claims hydroxychloroquine saved his life same week COVID-19 claimed his son [LINK]

How will the population accept COVID-19 tracing apps? [LINK]

American Catastrophe: How Did We Get Here? [LINK]

Why coronavirus contact-tracing apps aren’t yet the ‘game changer’ authorities hoped they’d be [LINK]

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

Delta airlines turns flight around because two passengers refuse to wear masks [LINK]

Demand Surges For See-Through Face Masks As Pandemic Swells [LINK]

State lawmaker from Broken Arrow starts petition against mandating masks [LINK]

Filtration performances of non-medical materials as candidates for manufacturing facemasks and respirators [LINK]

Preventing Transmission of COVID-19 || Airborne spread [LINK]

Woman accused of pepper spraying couple in San Diego park for not wearing masks [LINK]

The science is in: Masks save lives and can help us safely reopen our communities [LINK]

Back to School

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

CampusCovid University COVID-19 Tracker [LINK]

Schools Face Shortage Of Nurses As Districts Consider Reopening [LINK]

COVID-19 in the USA

Bill Gates Says Majority of U.S. Coronavirus Testing Is a ‘Complete Waste’ Because It Takes Too Long [LINK]

Miami has more COVID-19 cases than all of Australia, and thousands more are still being diagnosed every day [LINK]

Couple who insisted on 100 wedding guests are diagnosed with Covid-19 [LINK]

More Than 40% of U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Are Linked to Nursing Homes [LINK]

Florida Man Receives $3.9 Million in COVID-19 Relief Funds, Buys a Lamborghini and Gets Arrested for Fraud [LINK]

Mapping Covid-19 outbreaks in the food system [LINK]

Coronavirus Hot Spots: Could The Mid-Atlantic And Northeast See A COVID-19 Rebound? [LINK]

(NY) Tompkins County Health Department links recent COVID-19 spike to social gathering [LINK]

A California man spent over 2 months in a hospital with a coronavirus infection and returned home with most of his fingers gone [LINK]

Covid-19 cases appear to be slowing at meat plants. But companies aren’t releasing test results. [LINK]

More than a hundred coronavirus cases in Nevada linked to casino [LINK]

US could see ‘further suffering and further death’ if coronavirus isn’t controlled, Fauci says [LINK]

COVID-19 Around the World

Italy to extend state of emergency until end of October [LINK]

How have the remotest places on Earth fared during COVID-19? [LINK]

Coronavirus-linked hunger kills 10,000 children a month, says UN [LINK]

Swedish Covid Policy Slammed by CEO on Front Line of Crisis [LINK]

The First Ever Treatment For COVID-19 Was Just Approved In Canada [LINK]

Mumbai sero-survey: 57% respondents in slums exposed to coronavirus,16% in residential societies [LINK]

Anger in Italy after opera star Andrea Bocelli urges people to defy rules [LINK]

Is Sweden’s coronavirus strategy working after all? [LINK]

Sweden’s Coronavirus Approach Doesn’t Pay Off for the Economy [LINK]

Doctor urges activists not to attend Black Lives Matter Protest due to COVID risk [LINK]

German Chancellor-in-chief wants state act for the corona dead [LINK]

Hong Kong was a pandemic poster child. Now with cases rising it’s a cautionary tale. [LINK]


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