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COVID-19 UPdate for Tuesday, August 25, 2020Latest Numbers from Macon County Public Health Added

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COVID-19 in the USA
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Sports, Entertainment, and Other Crowded Venues

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.

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Macon County COVID-19 News

Data from Macon County Public Health as of July 20th and graph by Macon Media of data from May 30th to July 20th [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.

530 Detected Cases (+6 in one day)
29 Active Positive (-14 in one day)
497 Recovered (+20 in one day)
4 Deaths (unchanged)

Testing Data for Macon County

4861 MCPH Tests (+23 in one day)
1728 Tests by Others (+48 in one day)
6589 Total Tests (+81 in one dayay)
243 Tests Pending Results (-1 in one day)



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Macon County Schools Update

Schools started back on Monday, August 17th with most children attending school twice a week for in-person instruction. High School students will attend one day a week, with an opportunity for extrs instruction on Fridays.

An update about Macon County School can be found in yesterday’s COVID-19 update. [LINK]

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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Dr John Campbell

ong COVID with Andrew

First reported reinfection

“Convalescent Plasma” Explained | [OFFICE HOURS] Podcast #019
(videowillpremiere at 6pm

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Pandemic Heroes

Lost on the Frontline [LINK]

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Research Papers, Clinical Trials, and News About Such

FDA commissioner says he overstated effects of virus therapy [LINK]

F.D.A. ‘Grossly Misrepresented’ Blood Plasma Data, Scientists Say [LINK]

Healthy 33-yr-old man first to have confirmed reinfection with SARS-CoV-2 [LINK]

Coronavirus re-infections raise concerns about immunity [LINK]

Exercise and COVID-19 Can Be a Dangerous Combination, Evidence Shows [LINK]

Hydroxychloroquine in the treatment of outpatients with mildly symptomatic COVID-19: A multi-center observational study [LINK]

Preparing For the Vaccine Results [LINK]

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

Starbucks Cafe’s Covid Outbreak Spared Employees Who Wore Masks [LINK]

COVID-19 Is Transmitted Through Aerosols. We Have Enough Evidence, Now It Is Time to Act [LINK]

Risk compensation during COVID-19: The impact of face mask usage on social distancing [LINK]

Masks: Physical and Mental Health Implications [LINK]

Mask anxiety, face coverings and mental health [LINK]

Antisocial Masking Disorder
It feels good to diagnose, but it’s better to understand. [LINK]

Why we hate being told what to do: Psychologists explain the battle over masks [LINK]

Anti-maskers explain themselves
“If I’m going to get Covid and die from it, then so be it.” [LINK]

Psychopathic traits linked to non-compliance with social distancing guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic [LINK]

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Back to School

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

Entire fourth grade class in Mississippi sent to quarantine [LINK]

UNC-Chapel Hill Reports 31.3% of Students Tested Have COVID [LINK]

South Korea closes all schools in capital [LINK]

University of Alabama reports more than 500 confirmed COVID-19 cases [LINK]

Judge strikes down Florida’s school reopening order, says unconstitutional to require ‘brick and mortar’ classes this month [LINK]

Quebec doctors urge re-think of province’s back-to-school plan in open letter [LINK]

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COVID-19 in the USA

Genetic data show how a single superspreading event sent coronavirus across Massachusetts – and the nation [LINK]

Man who believed virus was hoax loses wife to Covid-19 [LINK]

Almost 50 North Texans Drank Bleach This Month, Poison Center Warns ‘Stop, It Won’t Cure COVID’ [LINK]

As permanent economic damage piles up, the Covid Crisis is looking more like the Great Recession [LINK]

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COVID-19 Around the World

Thailand tops the list of the world’s safest place during COVID-19 [LINK]

‘Not young or old, irresponsible people driving Covid-19 pandemic in India’: ICMR [LINK]

WHO predicts 2 years before COVID is brought under control – Financial News [LINK]

Shanghai reports imported COVID-19 case from Taiwan [LINK]

Bali closed to foreign tourists until end of 2020 [LINK]

UN: Global tourism loses $320bn amid coronavirus pandemic [LINK]

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Sports, Entertainment, Public Transportation, and Other Crowded Venues

Health experts worry coronavirus could cause lasting heart complications for athletes [LINK]

95 positive for COVID-19 after visiting nudist beach resort in France [LINK]

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