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Saturday, July 11, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Saturday, July 11, 2020
Includes Latest Numbers from Macon County Public Health









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 2nd and graph by Macon Media of data from May 30th to July 7th [LINK]




325 Detected Cases (unchanged)
113 Active Positive (unchanged)
211 Recovered (unchanged)
1 Death (unchanged)

Testing Data for Macon County

3403 MCPH Tests (unchanged)
951 Tests by Others (unchanged)
4354 Total Tests unchanged)
413 Tests Pending Results (unchanged)







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 74,529 people in North Carolina are infected, 1,396 have died, and infections are widespread, the NCDHHS website [LINK] reports 75,875 confirmed cases from 1,071,290 targeted tests, and 989 hospitalized and 1,420 deaths in the state. The Johns Hopkins Dashboard [LINK] reports 75,457 people infected and 1,436 deaths.

North Carolina Coronavirus Map and Case Count [LINK] https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/north-carolina-coronavirus-cases.html

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



Videos

Dr John Campbell

Increased blood clotting



What Does an Asymptomatic COVID-19 Infection Look Like?



SciShow News COVID-19 News & Updates Video Playlist [LINK]

What if a COVID-19 Vaccine Is Never Developed?




Medcram Video

Coronavirus Pandemic Update 94: Inhaled Steroids COVID-19 Treatment; New Pneumonia in Kazakhstan?


Inhaled corticosteroids for the treatment of COVID-19 is a topic that has generated significant interest during this pandemic, especially after dexamethasone was shown to reduce mortality in the RECOVERY randomized controlled trials. Dr. Seheult of https://www.medcram.com discusses what we know about inhaled steroids for the treatment of coronavirus, data on patients with asthma, and controversy about a new possible strain of pneumonia in Kazakhstan. (This video was recorded July 10, 2020).


Research Papers, Clinical Trials and News About Such

The COVID-19 Vaccine Race: Status update as of July 5 2020 [LINK]

44% of COVID-19 cases are the result of transmission during the pre-symptomatic phase. Median time of symptom onset is 5 days. Infectiousness begins at 2 days [LINK]

COVID-19 in Children and the Dynamics of Infection in Families [LINK]

An adult with Kawasaki-like multisystem inflammatory syndrome associated with COVID-19 [LINK]

Why COVID-19 Silent Hypoxemia is Baffling to Physicians [LINK]

A vaccine that contains a self-amplifying version of the the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein RNA within a lipid nanoparticle elicits a robust antibody and immune cell response in mice without antibody dependent enhancement (ADE) [LINK]

ICU admissions and in-hospital deaths linked to covid-19 in the Paris region are correlated with previously observed ambient temperature [LINK]

Incidence of Stress Cardiomyopathy During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic [LINK]

Obesity, walking pace and risk of severe COVID-19: Analysis of UK Biobank [LINK]

In Search of Preventative Strategies: Novel Anti-Inflammatory High-CBD Cannabis Sativa Extracts Modulate ACE2 Expression in COVID-19 Gateway Tissues [LINK]

Global COVID-19 registry finds strokes associated with COVID-19 are more severe, have worse outcomes and higher mortality [LINK]

Working memory capacity predicts individual differences in social-distancing compliance during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States [LINK]

Inflammatory olfactory neuropathy in two patients with COVID-19 [LINK]

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic Measures Reports From a National Survey of 9,120 ICU Clinicians [LINK]

Tissue-specific tolerance in fatal Covid-19 [LINK]

Clinical characteristics of 82 cases of death from COVID-19 [LINK]




News Outlets

Shelter-In-Place Orders Reduced COVID-19 Mortality And Reduced The Rate Of Growth In Hospitalizations [LINK]

Despite hopes that it would, summer weather has not stopped virus’s spread in the U.S. [LINK]

U.S. sets record for new COVID cases third day in a row at over 69,000 [LINK]

28 percent of all deaths in the United states are due to Covid19, Pneumonia, and Influenza [LINK]

If everyone wears a mask, 58% of Covid-19 deaths could be prevented by fall, study says [LINK]

Syracuse, NY: Asymptomatic Child Spread Disease to At least 16 After Being Sent to In-Home Daycare by a Mom Who Didn’t Report Symptoms. Daycare Owner Did Temperature Checks And Sanitized Objects, but Couldn’t Detect or Prevent Spread from Asymptomatic Child. [LINK]

37-year-old Port Clinton war vet dies from COVID-19 complications on Fourth of July Richard Rose in April posted on Facebook that he would not wear a mask. In an unlikely turn of events, he lost his battle with COVID-19 three months later. [LINK]

Dr. Anthony Fauci: Florida reopened too fast, jumping ‘over a couple of checkpoints' [LINK]

Florida County Commissioner Who Voted Against Masks In Hospital With COVID [LINK]

Tuscaloosa man dies of COVID-19, family says he refused to wear mask [LINK]

Bill Gates calls for COVID-19 meds to go to people who need them, not 'highest bidder' [LINK]

Disney World reopens as coronavirus cases surge in Florida [LINK]

Coronavirus rages in Orange County, but don't tell that to Disney fans [LINK]

More than 11,000 children test positive for coronavirus in Florida [LINK


Dozens of Florida hospitals max out of ICU capacity amid surge in COVID-19 cases [LINK]

Florida restaurant shuts down after cook calls to report COVID diagnosis but 'felt good' -- and dies hours later [LINK]

'I thought this was a hoax': Patient in their 30s dies after attending 'COVID party' [LINK]

Up to 4,000 coronavirus cases prevented by NYC contact tracers [LINK]

Elderly maskless man wields gun after getting kicked out of Arizona yogurt shop [LINK]

Las Vegas casinos hiding infections of employees [LINK]

Bases locked down as dozens of US Marines in Okinawa get Covid-19 [LINK]

Coronavirus: California reports record-high ICU usage and hospitalizations [LINK]

Richard Rose: Ohio Man Dies of COVID-19 After Saying Masks Were Hype [LINK]

As Texas morgues fill up, refrigerator trucks are on the way in several counties [LINK]

'In A Fight For Our Lives': Mississippi Issues New Mask Order Amid COVID-19 Spike - NPR - July 10th, 2020 [LINK]




COVID-19 Around the World

Merkel: You can't fight the pandemic with lies [LINK]

Thousands march for French bus driver who died after face mask attack by passengers [LINK

German club plans mass virus testing to fill stadium again [LINK]

Coronavirus Lies Backfire On Belarus Strongman Lukashenko [LINK

Coronavirus updates: outbreaks hit Catalonia’s second largest city [LINK]

Romania reports, once again, a record number of new cases: 698. [ROMAINIAN]

Woman says bartender used her coronavirus tracing information to message her on Facebook [LINK]

Low spread of infection among Stockholm's homeless (translation in comments) [SWEDISH]

Romania could reinstate state of emergency at 10,000 new COVID-19 cases in 3-4 days, health minister says [LINK]

China's CanSino in talks for COVID vaccine Phase III trial overseas [LINK]

Japanese governor demands U.S. military meeting after coronavirus outbreak in Okinawa bases [LINK]

Herd immunity against COVID-19 may be off the table [LINK

How Covid-19 can damage the brain [LINK

Virus Storm Threatens to Engulf South Africa’s Hospitals [LINK]

Oxygen already runs low as COVID-19 surges in South Africa [LINK]

COVID-19: Mass gravesites prepared in Gauteng [LINK]

COVID-19 pandemic in Africa is now reaching 'full speed' [LINK]

Congo virus funds embezzled by 'mafia network', says deputy minister [LINK]

More people have died in Africa from coronavirus than during worst Ebola outbreak [LINK]

Egypt's Social Media Discovered Its Coronavirus Crisis [LINK

Coronavirus: Kenyan schools to remain closed until 2021 [LINK]

African mistrust of Western vaccines threatens coronavirus fight [LINK]

Deciding who lives and dies in a Cape Town township [LINK]

'We are not guinea pigs,' say South African anti-vaccine protesters [LINK]

Africa's unsung army of women wage war on COVID-19 [LINK]





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Published at 5:05pm on Saturday, July 11, 2020



News and Weather Briefing for Saturday, July 11, 2020






OUTLOOK

Dry but hot high pressure over the area today moves east Sunday as a weak cold front approaches from the west. The front crosses the area Monday. A hot and increasingly humid air mass moves in for the rest of next week.




Most Recent Local Government Meetings

The Franklin Town Council met on July 6th. [LINK]

The Macon County Board of Commissioners met on June 2nd. [LINK]

The Franklin Town Council met on June 1st. Members of the public and local media outlets were allowed in the town hall. [LINK]



General Forecast Through Sunday Night


Today

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with highs ranging from the upper 70s in the higher elevations to the upper 80s in the lower elevations. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Clear, with lows ranging from the mid-to-upper 50s in the higher elevations to the lower 60s in the lower elevations. Light winds out of the north.

Sunday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with highs ranging from the upper 70s in the higher elevations to the upper 80s in the lower elevations. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with lows in the 60s. Light and variable winds. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with highs ranging from the mid-to-upper 70s in the higher elevations to the mid-to-upper 80s in the lower elevations. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows ranging from the upper 50s in the higher elevations to the lower 60s in the lower elevations.


Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today.

Scattered thunderstorms are expected Sunday afternoon and evening. A few of these storms, especially over the mountains, may become severe with damaging winds the main threat.


Air Quality



Air quality should be in the upper range of green today for the county.

The weak area of low pressure will finally depart to the north and east, leaving behind a light pressure gradient. This will result in mostly sunny skies, temperatures warming into the upper 70s and upper 80s and very light winds - all conditions conducive to ozone formation. As a result, expect ozone to respond into the low to possibly mid Code Yellow range across many of the metropolitan locations. Particle pollution levels may also begin to elevate with Code Yellow concentrations possible across the state.

GSP Radar Down for Scheduled Maintenence Until July 15th

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
101 PM EDT TUE JUL 7 2020

...GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG RADAR WILL BE DOWN UNTIL JULY 15...

BEGINNING TUESDAY, JULY 7, THE KGSP WSR-88D RADAR OPERATED BY THE NOAA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREER, SC, WILL BE DOWN FOR APPROXIMATELY SEVEN DAYS FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF THE GENERATOR, FUEL TANKS, AND ACCOMPANYING COMPONENTS. THIS ACTIVITY IS IMPORTANT TO SUPPORT THE RADAR'S OPERATION DURING PERIODS OF COMMERCIAL POWER OUTAGES, SPECIFICALLY WHEN HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS PRESENT.

DURING THE DOWNTIME, ADJACENT RADARS CAN BE USED FOR RADAR INFORMATION. FOR DIRECT ACCESS TO ANY OF THESE SURROUNDING RADARS, GO TO THE FOLLOWING WEB PAGE: HTTPS://RADAR.WEATHER.GOV/INDEX.HTM

THE RADAR IS SCHEDULED TO RETURN TO SERVICE ON JULY 15.





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Tropical Weather
(The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th)








Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Sat Jul 11 2020

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on recently downgraded Tropical Depression Fay, located inland over southeastern New York.

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next five days.


End Daily Weather Segment






Begin COVID-19 Update



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 has changed the way they present their data. They've taken the death toll away from their report and list the following categories: Confirmed Cases, Probable Cases, and Total Cases.

The CDC website [LINK] reports:

N/A Confirmed Cases
N/A Probable Cases
79,349 Total Cases

The NCDHHS website [LINK] reports:

81,331 Laboratory confirmed Cases
1,150,612 Total Tests
1,046 Hospitalized
1,479 Deaths

The Johns Hopkins Dashboard [LINK] reports:

82,032 Known Cases
1,479 Deaths

North Carolina Coronavirus Map and Case Count [LINK] https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/north-carolina-coronavirus-cases.html

Data from Macon County Public Health as of July 2nd and graph by Macon Media of data from May 30th to July 9th [LINK]





325 Detected Cases (+4 in one day)
113 Active Positive (unchanged)
211 Recovered (+4 in one day)
1 Death (unchanged)

Testing Data for Macon County

3403 MCPH Tests (+135 in one day)
951 Tests by Others (+15)
4354 Total Tests (+153 in one day)
433 Tests Pending Results (+121 in one day)




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



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Published at 6:30am Saturday, July 11, 2020




Friday, July 10, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Friday Afternoon, July 10, 2020



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. First Section is a repeat of the local and state numbers that were in this morning, briefing in the news and weather report on Macon Media.



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 74,529 people in North Carolina are infected, 1,396 have died, and infections are widespread, the NCDHHS website [LINK] reports 75,875 confirmed cases from 1,071,290 targeted tests, and 989 hospitalized and 1,420 deaths in the state. The Johns Hopkins Dashboard [LINK] reports 75,457 people infected and 1,436 deaths.

North Carolina Coronavirus Map and Case Count [LINK]

Data from Macon County Public Health as of July 2nd and graph by Macon Media of data from May 30th to July 7th [LINK]




325 Detected Cases (+4 in one day)
113 Active Positive (unchanged)
211 Recovered (+4 in one day)
1 Death (unchanged)

Testing Data for Macon County

3403 MCPH Tests (+135 in one day)
951 Tests by Others (+15)
4354 Total Tests (+153 in one day)
433 Tests Pending Results (+121 in one day)

---PRESS RELEASE---

Macon County Public Health
July 10, 2020

Macon County Public Health Identifies a Cluster in Farming Community

Macon County Public Health has identified a cluster of 9 people who have tested positive at Norton Creek Farms. Employees who have tested positive are isolated from others. All of the farm workers who have potentially been exposed to these individuals have been contacted and will be tested for COVID-19.

In addition to Norton Creek Farms employees, MCPH is working to identify any additional close contacts of these individuals. The CDC defines close contact as being within approximately 6 feet of a person with an infection with COVID-19 case for a prolonged period of time of 10 minutes or longer. Based on information provided by the individual, county health officials will assess risks of exposure, determine which if any additional measures are needed such as temperature and symptom checks, quarantine and/or testing.

MCPH’s Medical Director and Norton Creek Farms are working together to limit the spread of COVID-19 among farm workers and the community. Norton Creek Farm owner, Nathan Moss, has said of the farm’s precautions for COVID-19, “We have use the strongest precautions possible to keep our farm workers and community safe, and will continue to prioritize the health and safety of our workers and community.”

The entire state of North Carolina is under a “Safer at Home” executive order, currently under phase two with masks required to be worn when social distancing cannot be maintained. Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19; however, anyone of any age can become infected with this illness. Therefore, we ask that community members strictly follow the governor’s orders and continue to practice social distancing, as well as safe hygiene measures such as hand washing and frequently cleaning touched objects and surfaces. The public can monitor the different phases of re-opening and learn more about the restrictions at https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/guidance.

For more information, please visit the CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus and NCDHHS’ website at www.ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus, which also includes future positive COVID-19 test results in North Carolina.

Symptoms for COVID-19 are fever, cough, other lower respiratory illness (shortness of breath). If you believe that you may have COVID-19, please call the Health Department at 828-349-2517. The call center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm, until further notice.

---END OF PRESS RELEASE---

For more information about COVID-19 and the Agriculture Industry read these articles gathered by Macon Media.

For further information about CDC Guidelines for agricultural workers, visit the CDC website. [LINK]

NCSU || Farmworker Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic [LINK]

FRUIT GROWERS NEWS || Considerations for fruit, vegetable growers related to coronavirus [LINK]

FARM BUREAU || Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture [LINK]

Successful Farming || Six possible impacts of COVID-19 on Farming [LINK]

UC-Davis || COVID-19 Resources for Agriculture [LINK]

NDSU || COVID-19 in Agriculture Overview [LINK]



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



Coates' Canons: NC Local Government Law

How Does North Carolina Law Provide for Communicable Disease Control Measures for Emerging Diseases Like COVID-19? [LINK]

New Law Requires Electronic Publication of Local State of Emergency Declarations [LINK]


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Videos from Medical Professionals

Dr John Campbell

Flu Vaccination and COVID 19 risk



Global increases




Medcram Video

Coronavirus Pandemic Update 94: Inhaled Steroids COVID-19 Treatment; New Pneumonia in Kazakhstan?



Inhaled corticosteroids for the treatment of COVID-19 is a topic that has generated significant interest during this pandemic, especially after dexamethasone was shown to reduce mortality in the RECOVERY randomized controlled trials. Dr. Seheult of  https://www.medcram.com discusses what we know about inhaled steroids for the treatment of coronavirus, data on patients with asthma, and controversy about a new possible strain of pneumonia in Kazakhstan. (This video was recorded July 10, 2020).

Research Papers, Clinical Trials and News About Such

CT of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) versus CT of influenza virus pneumonia [LINK]

COVID-19: the worst may be yet to come [LINK]

The possible beneficial adjuvant effect of influenza vaccine to minimize the severity of COVID-19 [LINK]

The Dual Epidemics of COVID-19 and Influenza [LINK]

Rapid isolation and profiling of a diverse panel of human monoclonal antibodies targeting the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein [LINK]

Statewide Interventions and Covid-19 Mortality in the United States: An Observational Study [LINK]

Persistent Symptoms in Patients After Acute COVID-19 [LINK]

Rats and the COVID-19 pandemic: Early data on the global emergence of rats in response to social distancing [LINK]

COVID-19 can be transmitted in the womb, reports pediatric infectious disease journal [LINK]

Distinct patterns of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in two nearby communities in Wisconsin, USA [LINK]

Extra‐pulmonary complications of COVID‐19: a multi‐system disease? [LINK]

Convalescent plasma therapy in patients with COVID ‐19 [LINK]

Use of medication in persons in intensive care or who died as a result of covid-19 [LINK]




Government and Quasi-Government Agencies

who Media briefing on COVID-19



NC College Students Help Local Governments, Nonprofits with COVID-19 Response [LINK]




WHO weekly Member States information session on COVID-19



News Outlets

Study: Stay-at-home orders may have averted up to 370,000 coronavirus deaths [LINK]

More than 1 in 3 Americans say they know someone who has been sick from coronavirus, survey shows [LINK]

US Daily Coronavirus Cases Will Hit 240,000 By November If Masks Not Used, Restrictions Eased [LINK


Pathologist found blood clots in ‘almost every organ’ during autopsies on COVID-19 patients [LINK]

University of Houston scientists invent air filter that kills COVID-19. Production could begin as early as next month. [LINK]

Missouri Summer Camp Closes After 82 Kids and Staff Infected with Coronavirus [LINK]

Six Months That Shook the World A global pandemic, widespread unemployment, nationwide protests and a roller-coaster stock market have created the most tumultuous period in recent memory [LINK]

How ICE Helped Spread the Coronavirus | Coronavirus News



Colleges gear up for uncertain fall semester amid COVID-19



The coronavirus pandemic is forcing colleges and universities across the U.S. to make difficult decisions about how and when to reopen. WIRED journalist Pia Ceres joined CBSN to discuss how college campuses are planning to move forward with the fall semester.

Fauci: “I have a reputation, as you probably have figured out, of speaking the truth at all times and not sugar-coating things. And that may be one of the reasons why I haven’t been on television very much lately” [LINK]

Alabama man dies of COVID-19, family says he refused to wear mask [LINK]

Florida coronavirus: Percent of positive results in the state surpasses 20% [LINK]

Miami has a 33.5% positivity rate, or percentage of people tested who test positive [LINK]

Refrigerator trailers at Hillsborough County Medical Examiners Office: 43 Florida ICUs at Capacity [LINK

The curve is no longer flat': Nearly half of Florida's ICUs are at least 90% full [LINK

Disney World still plans to reopen this weekend, despite surge in coronavirus cases [LINK]

23-year-old COVID-19 survivor still can’t smell or taste 4 months later [LINK


Man hospitalized 99 days with COVID-19 wakes from coma to learn wife died of coronavirus [LINK]

Abbott Warns Texas’ COVID-19 Numbers Are ‘Going To Look Worse’ Next Week [LINK]

Texas border county had 'model' Covid-19 response – then the governor stepped in [LINK

"As many as 1 in 150 people in U.S. are infected with coronavirus" -Dr. Gottlieb [LINK

The Coronavirus Can Be Airborne Indoors, W.H.O. Says [LINK]

Mississippi’s five largest hospitals are out of ICU beds [LINK]

Fact check: Metal strip in medical masks is not a 5G antenna [LINK]

'Not enough teachers to reopen': School districts expect booming demand for substitutes [LINK]




COVID-19 Around the World

Demand for flu vaccine soars as countries plan for second Covid-19 wave [LINK]

Italian brides protest COVID rules quashing their wedding plans



A flashmob of 15 would-be brides protested, in their wedding gowns, at Rome's iconic Trevi Fountain this week against coronavirus restrictions that forced them to postpone their nuptials.

An Illegal House Party In Melbourne Was Busted After Someone Placed A 20-Meal KFC Order [LINK]

Lack of leadership, not COVID-19, is world’s biggest threat [LINK]

U.S.-Canada border could remain closed until next year unless 'something miraculous' happens: doctor [LINK]



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Published at 1:40pm on Friday, July 10,2020



News and Weather Briefing for Friday, July 10, 2020






OUTLOOK

Tropical Storm Fay will move north along the East Coast this weekend while a weak cold front moves into the area. A hot, humid air mass remains over the area through the week with only limited chances of afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms.


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Most Recent Local Government Meetings

The Franklin Town Council met on July 6th. [LINK] http://thunderpigblog.blogspot.com/2020/07/franklin-town-council-regular-july-2020.html

The Macon County Board of Commissioners met on June 2nd. [LINK]

The Franklin Town Council met on June 1st. Members of the public and local media outlets were allowed in the town hall. [LINK]



General Forecast Through Sunday Night


Today

Patchy fog in the morning. Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly in the mid-to-late afternoon. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs ranging from the upper 70s in the higher elevations to the upper 80s in the lower elevations. Light winds out of the west. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with lows in the 60s. Light winds out of the northwest. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday

Patchy fog in the morning. Otherwise, sunny, with highs ranging from the mid-to-upper 70s in the higher elevations to the mid-to-upper 80s in the lower elevations. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with lows ranging from the upper 50s in the higher elevations to the lower 60s in the lower elevations. Winds out of the northwest around 6 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Sunday

A slight chance of showers in the morning, then an increasing chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Mostly sunny, with highs ranging from the upper 70s in the higher elevations to the upper 80s in the lower elevations. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight, then a slight chance of thunderstorms after 5am. Partly cloudy, with lows in the 60s. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Hazards

Isolated strong to severe thunderstorms are possible today and early tonight with the primary hazard being damaging winds. Additionally, locally heavy rainfall will result in the potential for isolated flash flooding.

Scattered thunderstorms can be expected Sunday into Sunday night. A few of these storms may become strong to severe, with damaging winds and large hail the primary threats.


Air Quality



Air quality should be in the lower range of yellow today for the county.

Through Saturday, the weak area of low pressure will finally depart to the north and east, leaving behind a light pressure gradient. This will result in mostly sunny skies, temperatures warming into the lower 90s and very light winds - all conditions conducive to ozone formation. As a result, expect ozone to respond into the low to possibly mid Code Yellow range across many of the metropolitan locations. Particle pollution levels may also begin to elevate with Code Yellow concentrations possible across the state.

GSP Radar Down for Scheduled Maintenence Until July 15th

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
101 PM EDT TUE JUL 7 2020

...GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG RADAR WILL BE DOWN UNTIL JULY 15...

BEGINNING TUESDAY, JULY 7, THE KGSP WSR-88D RADAR OPERATED BY THE NOAA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREER, SC, WILL BE DOWN FOR APPROXIMATELY SEVEN DAYS FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF THE GENERATOR, FUEL TANKS, AND ACCOMPANYING COMPONENTS. THIS ACTIVITY IS IMPORTANT TO SUPPORT THE RADAR'S OPERATION DURING PERIODS OF COMMERCIAL POWER OUTAGES, SPECIFICALLY WHEN HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS PRESENT.

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Tropical Weather
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Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Fri Jul 10 2020

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Fay, located just offshore of the Virginia coast.

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next five


End Daily Weather Segment






Begin COVID-19 Update



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 77,310 people in North Carolina are infected, 1,420 have died, and infections are widespread, the NCDHHS website [LINK] reports 77,310 confirmed cases from 1,121,811 targeted tests, and 1,034 hospitalized and 1,461 deaths in the state. The Johns Hopkins Dashboard [LINK] reports 79,656 people infected and 1,477 deaths.

North Carolina Coronavirus Map and Case Count [LINK] https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/north-carolina-coronavirus-cases.html

Data from Macon County Public Health as of July 2nd and graph by Macon Media of data from May 30th to July 9th [LINK]





321 Detected Cases (+11 in one day)
113 Active Positive (+1 in one day)
207 Recovered (+10 in one day)
1 Death (unchanged)

Testing Data for Macon County

3268 MCPH Tests (+3 in one day)
936 Tests by Others (+ 3 in one day)
4201 Total Tests (+3 in one day)
312 Tests Pending Results (-27 in one day)




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



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Published at 5:00am Friday, July 10, 2020




Thursday, July 9, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Thursday Afternoon, July 8, 2020





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. First Section is a repeat of the local and state numbers that were in this morning, briefing in the news and weather report on Macon Media.



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 74,529 people in North Carolina are infected, 1,396 have died, and infections are widespread, the NCDHHS website [LINK] reports 75,875 confirmed cases from 1,071,290 targeted tests, and 989 hospitalized and 1,420 deaths in the state. The Johns Hopkins Dashboard [LINK] reports 75,457 people infected and 1,436 deaths.

North Carolina Coronavirus Map and Case Count [LINK]
Data from Macon County Public Health as of July 2nd and graph by Macon Media of data from May 30th to July 7th [LINK]




321 Detected Cases (+11 in one day)
113 Active Positive (+1 in one day)
207 Recovered (+10 in one day)
1 Death (unchanged)

Testing Data for Macon County

3268 MCPH Tests (+3 in one day)
936 Tests by Others (+ 3 in one day)
4201 Total Tests (+3 in one day)
312 Tests Pending Results (-27 in one day)




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


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Videos from Medical Professionals

Dr John Campbell

239 Scientists agree on Aerosolization transmission




Medcram Video

Coronavirus Pandemic Update 93: Antibodies, Immunity, & Prevalence of COVID-19 - New Data from Spain



Why Does COVID-19 Have So Many Symptoms?



Research Papers, Clinical Trials and News About Such

If someone asks: What's the evidence for mask wearing? Here is a list of *SEVENTY* papers, including reviews/meta-analysis and individual studies, in reverse chronological order. [LINK]

The best (and worst) materials for masks [LINK]

Your Mask Cuts Own Risk by 65 Percent [LINK]

SARS-CoV-2 virus culture from the upper respiratory tract: Correlation with viral load, subgenomic viral RNA and duration of illness [LINK]

Androgen Regulates SARS-CoV-2 Receptor Levels and Is Associated with Severe COVID-19 Symptoms in Men [LINK]

Hydroxychloroquine as an aerosol might markedly reduce and even prevent severe clinical symptoms after SARS-CoV-2 infection [LINK]

High levels of SARS-CoV-2 specific T-cells with restricted functionality in patients with severe course of COVID-19 [LINK]

Melatonin as adjuvant treatment for coronavirus disease 2019 pneumonia patients requiring hospitalization (MAC-19 PRO): a case series [LINK]

Air recirculation role in the infection with COVID-19, lessons learned from Diamond Princess cruise ship [LINK]



Press Releases

Moderna Completes Enrollment of Phase 2 Study of its mRNA Vaccine Against COVID-19 (mRNA-1273) [LINK]




Government and Quasi-Government Agencies

Coronavirus Briefing: NC Gov. Roy Cooper (07/09/20)





WHO weekly Member States information session on COVID-19




News Outlets

Coronavirus deaths are rising in hotspots [LINK]

Coronavirus expert says Americans will be wearing masks for ‘several years’ [LINK]

America is running short on masks, gowns and gloves. Again. [LINK]

This 60-Second Hack To Make Your Face Mask Fit Better [LINK]

10-year-old boy being treated for COVID-19; mom says 'it's not a joke' [LINK]

Covid-19: what will happen to the global economy? | The Economist



Job losses remain 'enormous': Coronavirus unemployment claims are worst in history [LINK]

COVID-19 Media Briefing: The pandemic’s impact on Black communities



Florida man, His 3 Sons Who Sold Toxic Bleach As COVID-19 Miracle Cure Charged [LINK]

Florida reports record 120 new coronavirus deaths (vs previous high of 83 in April [LINK]

CDC director says agency won't revise school reopening guidelines despite WH push [LINK]

Top Pediatrician Says States Shouldn't Force Schools To Reopen If Virus Is Surging [LINK]

With No End in Sight to the Coronavirus, Some Teachers Are Retiring Rather Than Go Back to School [LINK]

States with severe coronavirus outbreaks should 'seriously look at shutting down' - Dr. Fauci [LINK]

Florida Coronavirus Patient Dies After Two Hospitals Turn Her Away [LINK


Illinois Gov. Pritzker says states were forced to compete in 'sick Hunger Games' competition for PPE without national coronavirus plan: "the federal government needs to institute some national rules, including a mask mandate, as well as to provide more testing supplies" [LINK]

California governor says schools will reopen when the data shows it is safe to do so [LINK]

California records highest single-day coronavirus toll: 149 deaths [LINK]

Two arrested after coughing on Walmart employees, refusing to wear masks, AZ cops say [LINK]

Over 1,000 TSA agents have tested positive for COVID-19 [LINK]

U.S. coronavirus cases rise by over 60,000, setting single-day record [LINK]

Tulsa health official says Trump rally "likely contributed" to spike in coronavirus cases [LINK]

Texas parents face a frightening lack of information on coronavirus risks in child care centers [LINK]

ACC delaying start of fall sports until Sept. 1 [LINK]

Nashville pulls out of MLS Is Back Tournament [LINK]

Georgia sees dramatic rise in COVID-19 patients in hospitals [LINK]

Federal workers are returning to the office. Some members of Congress say they shouldn’t be. [LINK]

Harvard public health experts warn coronavirus is as ‘lethal as ever’ - “A false narrative is wrongly taking hold that COVID-19 has lost its teeth.” [LINK]



COVID-19 Around the World

Neo-Nazis telling followers to ‘deliberately infect’ Jews and Muslims with coronavirus, report warns [LINK]

Tearful WHO director calls for global unity to fight the virus following U.S. pullout [LINK]

Taiwan marks 91 days without new local coronavirus case [LINK]

WHO Africa Online Press Briefing on COVID-19 and vaccine development in Africa



Battling COVID-19: Government Press Briefing On The Current Situation Of Coronavirus In India



Ontario Premier Doug Ford provides update on COVID-19 response | LIVE



Thailand: Covid 19 Daily Briefing 9 July, 2020



S. KOREAN GOV'T BRIEFING ON COVID-19 | FORECAST OF KOREAN ECONOMY


There are only 12 people with confirmed cases of COVID 19 in Irish hospitals [LINK]

China warns of deadly ‘unknown pneumonia’ in Kazakhstan [LINK]

Bolsonaro to be sued for endangering journalists at test announcement [LINK]

The Intensive Care section of the hospital of Bergamo, Italy, which has been the most COVID-battered city in the world, is now COVID free. [LINK]

Spread through a market, coronavirus overwhelms Venezuelan oil hub [LINK]



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Published at 1:40pm on Thursday, July 09,2020



News and Weather Briefing for Thursday, July 8, 2020






OUTLOOK

A weak area of low pressure will continue to slowly drift along the North Carolina coast today, then track northeast along the East Coast through the weekend, possibly becoming a tropical storm. Typical midsummer weather can be expected across the region over the next week, with hot, humid conditions and isolated to scattered afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms each day.



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News Briefing

The Franklin Town Council held their monthly meeting for July 2020. Video and supporting documents are on the website. [LINK

Most Recent Local Government Meetings

The Macon County Board of Commissioners met on June 2nd. [LINK]

The Franklin Town Council met on June 1st. Members of the public and local media outlets were allowed in the town hall. [LINK]



General Forecast Through Saturday Night


Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid-70s in the nigher elevations and the mid-80s in the lower elevations. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely before midnight, then a slight chance of showers between midnight and 1am. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-60s. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the upper 70s to near 80 in the higher elevations and the upper 80s in the lower elevations. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Friday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 5am, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the 60s. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with highs ranging from the upper 70s in the higher elevations to the upper 80s in the lower elevations. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the 60s.

Hazards

Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop across the mountains this afternoon and into the evening. The main threats will be cloud-to-ground lightning, gusty winds, and heavy downpours. A storm or two may become strong enough to produce damaging winds. Also, slow-moving storms may cause localized flooding.

Air Quality



Air quality should be in the upper range of Green today for the county.

Friday and Saturday, the weak area of low pressure will finally depart to the north and east, leaving behind a light pressure gradient. This will result in mostly sunny skies, temperatures warming into the lower 90s and very light winds - all conditions conducive to ozone formation. As a result, expect ozone to respond into the low to possibly mid Code Yellow range across many of the metropolitan locations. Particle pollution levels may also begin to elevate with Code Yellow concentrations possible across the state on Friday.

GSP Radar Down for Scheduled Maintenence Until July 15th

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
101 PM EDT TUE JUL 7 2020

...GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG RADAR WILL BE DOWN UNTIL JULY 15...

BEGINNING TUESDAY, JULY 7, THE KGSP WSR-88D RADAR OPERATED BY THE NOAA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREER, SC, WILL BE DOWN FOR APPROXIMATELY SEVEN DAYS FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF THE GENERATOR, FUEL TANKS, AND ACCOMPANYING COMPONENTS. THIS ACTIVITY IS IMPORTANT TO SUPPORT THE RADAR'S OPERATION DURING PERIODS OF COMMERCIAL POWER OUTAGES, SPECIFICALLY WHEN HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS PRESENT.

DURING THE DOWNTIME, ADJACENT RADARS CAN BE USED FOR RADAR INFORMATION. FOR DIRECT ACCESS TO ANY OF THESE SURROUNDING RADARS, GO TO THE FOLLOWING WEB PAGE: HTTPS://RADAR.WEATHER.GOV/INDEX.HTM

THE RADAR IS SCHEDULED TO RETURN TO SERVICE ON JULY 15.





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Tropical Weather
(The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th)








Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Thu Jul 9 2020

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

1. Surface observations along with satellite and radar data indicate that an area of low pressure located about 50 miles east of Wilmington, North Carolina, is gradually becoming better defined. The associated showers and thunderstorms are still disorganized, however, and are mostly confined to the east of the center. The low is expected to move northeastward or north-northeastward near or just offshore of the North Carolina Outer Banks later today and then along the mid-Atlantic coast tonight and Friday. Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for development, and a tropical or subtropical cyclone will likely form later today or tonight.

Regardless of development, the system is expected to produce locally heavy rainfall that could cause some flash flooding across portions of eastern North Carolina, the coastal mid-Atlantic, and southern New England during the next few days. Gusty winds are also possible along the North Carolina Outer Banks today, and along the mid-Atlantic and southern New England coasts Friday and Saturday. Interests in these areas should monitor the progress of this system and refer to products from your local National Weather Service office. An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate this system later today, if necessary.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...80 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...80 percent.


End Daily Weather Segment






Begin COVID-19 Update



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 75,875 people in North Carolina are infected, 1,420 have died, and infections are widespread, the NCDHHS website [LINK] reports 77,310 confirmed cases from 1,096,682 targeted tests, and 994 hospitalized and 1,441 deaths in the state. The Johns Hopkins Dashboard [LINK] reports 77,687 people infected and 1,462 deaths.

North Carolina Coronavirus Map and Case Count [LINK]

Data from Macon County Public Health as of July 2nd and graph by Macon Media of data from May 30th to July 7th [LINK]




310 Detected Cases (+16 in one day)
112 Active Positive (-1 in one day)
197 Recovered (+15 in one day)
1 Death (unchanged)

Testing Data for Macon County

3265 MCPH Tests (+105 in one day)
933 Tests by Others (unchanged)
4198 Total Tests (+105 in one day)
339 Tests Pending Results (+22 in one day)




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



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Published at 7:00am Thursday, July 09, 2020