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COVID-19 Update for Tuesday, September 1, 2020Includes Information on Phase 2.5 and the Latest Numbers from Macon County Public Health

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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.

Macon County COVID-19 News

Data from Macon County Public Health as of yesterday afternoon and graph by Macon Media of data from May 30th to August 31st [LINK]

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

551 Detected Cases (+4 since yesterday)
19 Active Positive (+4 since yesterday)
525 Recovered (unchanged since yesterday)
7 Deaths (unchanged since yesterday)

Testing Data for Macon County

5038 MCPH Tests (unchanged since yesterday)
1852 Tests by Others (+77 since yesterday)
6890 Total Tests (+77 since yesterday)
60 Tests Pending Results (-51 since yesterday)

Infographic from Johns Hopkins University [LINK]

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


Dr John Campbell

Wear a mask to protect yourself

Coronavirus Briefing: NC Gov. Roy Cooper (09/01/20)

Slides from the Safer at Home Phase 2.5 that will go into effect at 5pm on Friday, September 4th:
(a copy of the Executive Order is embedded below the slides and a download link for those wanting more information)

Executive Order #163 [PDF]

Research Papers, Clinical Trials, and News About Such

The magnitude of America’s contact tracing crisis is hard to overstate
These essential programs are getting creative to overcome funding shortages, testing delays, case surges, and public distrust. [LINK]

New Study Highlights New Evidence That Masks Prevent Coronavirus Spread [LINK]

A SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate would likely match all currently circulating variants [LINK]

Development of COVID-19 vaccine AZD1222 expands into US Phase III clinical trial across all adult age groups [LINK]

U-M to conduct clinical trial to test AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine [LINK]

Convalescent Plasma for COVID-19: A multicenter, randomized clinical trial [LINK]

Visualizing droplet dispersal for face shields and masks with exhalation valves [LINK]

Community Outbreak Investigation of SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Among Bus Riders in Eastern China [LINK]

Discussion Draft of the Preliminary Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine [LINK]

Probable Evidence of Fecal Aerosol Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in a High-Rise Building [LINK]

Study: For the first time a complete picture of all communication channels of a human cell infected by SARS-CoV-2 was recorded and observed [GERMAN]

Past vaccine disasters show why rushing a coronavirus vaccine now would be ‘colossally stupid’ [LINK]

COVID-19 News Reports

Fauci debunks theories of low CDC coronavirus death toll: ‘There are 180,000 plus deaths’ in U.S. [LINK]

Why the “6%” meme stating COVID-19 deaths are exaggerated is wrong [LINK]

CDC has not reduced the death count related to COVID-19 | Some widely shared social media posts suggest the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “backpedaled” on the number of deaths caused by COVID-19, but an AP Fact Check finds that’s not true [LINK]

Coronavirus may survive for longer on outdoor surfaces in fall, increasing infections [LINK]

Hunger after COVID-19 could kill more people in 2020 than the virus itself [LINK]


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Published at 6:00pm on Thursday, August 27, 2020


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